Or you could smoke it like Mark Twain or Fidel Castro or any of those other famous cigar smokers. Whoever it’s for, these cigars are too good to be ignored.
They look like big Cohiba cigars, cylindrical objects reclining inside a faux felt-lined box. Their textured gold and silver wrapper is unfurled much the same way a suman is ”“ an over-under motion of one hand while the other holds the object aloft. As each paper layer falls away, the darkness of its chocolate cloak is revealed, a “cigar” whose size and heft bespeaks quality, long filler (continuous not ‘chopped leaves’) and rolled by hand.
In this case, these cigars’ “fillers” consist of gianduja, a hazelnut milk chocolate enmeshed with feuilletine (FOO-ye-teen; French feuille: leaves).Â Feuilletine are shards of crispy wonder reminiscent of shattered sugar cones but much more delicate and immensely more addictive. When combined with this that tastes like glorified Nutella presented in a compact hand-held sweet, the taste sensation is akin to that of nibbling on Ferrero Rocher or Kinder Bueno, but magnified 100 percent. Imagine that.
It’s the type of thing that I eat slowly, every bite, every crunch resounding in my ears, the reverberation somehow cascading to my tongue, exemplifying the experience. Sooner or later, I’m going to bring out the Cognac and call my dad to come over. I almost forget to give him his box of hand rolled, chocolate cigars.
Handmade Chocolate Cigars by Bizu
P1,025 per box, 5 cigars to a box.
Total weight: 767 grams (approx); measuring 7.5”x1.5”
Each cigar is 5” across, 1” in diameter.
See Bizu website for details and store information.