40 fresh and pressed all-natural filtered craft cigars.
Madeline (verified owner) – February 8, 2014:
Fantastic product and concept. The packaging and accompanying matchbox are aesthetically pleasing, distinctive, and definitely something of a conversation starter. Great flavor and scent – a lot of cedar coming through. Cigarette smokers will find these quite difficult to draw from (like an In-N-Out milkshake, for you Californians), but after trying one of these with an afternoon coffee it’s difficult to go back to… well, any cigarette, with prices comparable to American Spirits, a more leisurely and tasty smoke, and for me, the comforting memories associated with my father’s choice of occasional post-dinner indulgence. I did find them to have quite a nice buzz as well (for those who choose to inhale). Congratulations, Hestia, you have a new loyal customer.
Sydney (verified owner) – March 3, 2014:
I was really excited when I found out about Hestia Tobacco, I’m all for little companies going against the Big Companies. I loved the packaging for these cigarettes especially the quotes on each pack. I was amazed that they were fairly cheap so I decided to try them. I’m still a newbie smoker and I only smoke menthols so this was very different for me. You have to pull a little harder to get the smoke and it’s slow burning but I rather enjoyed it. It may take me awhile to get used to not smoking menthols but I have a feeling I’ll be buying more in the future. Keep up the good work Hestia. 🙂
Sean (verified owner) – March 29, 2014:
I normally smoke captain black little cigars so when the reviews talk about the difficult draw I thought it would be okay, but wow they are hard to smoke. However, they are well worth it. The smell of them reminds me of an actual cigar, they smell a lot like cafe creme cigarillos. The flavor is my favorite part of them (as it should be) they have a very mild tobacco flavor that as Madeline says, goes very well with coffee. What I have found out though is that one should light them in the way of a cigar because lighting them cigarette style causes them to burn hot and the flavor is ruined with a weird bite. Along the lines of burning, they burn so smooth, clean and long. I timed mine about 8 minutes and a near perfect circle the entire burn. All in all an excellent little cigar except for the draw which I really do need to get adjusted to. I would give it 4.5 stars if that was an option
aaron (verified owner) – May 20, 2014:
I don’t smoke, but I definitely enjoy the indulgence. Although I was at first a bit skeptical of a premium cigar/cigarette/ cigarillo they definitely stand up to the title. I personally don’t inhale, and the taste of the smoke was delightfully smooth and tasty making hestia’s cigars more than just what some would call a nicotine fix. The best part is, my friends that smoke cigarettes were taken aback by the quality taste, if not at first they sooner or later came around after they configured their hardwire nicotine craving and hestia’s slow draw).
Thank you Hestia you have won support and a devoted fan.
Emily (verified owner) – August 26, 2014:
Just purely amazing. I am so happy I found these cigars. I used to smoke ciggarettes and would get headaches from all the chemical cocktails they had in it. I now smoke these and i smoke less, it is more enjoyable and no more bad side effects. my 2 packs lasted me so much longer than normal cigs and my cravings are down. Please do yourself a favor and stop smoking chemical big tobacco crap ciggarettes and switch to hestia Cigars.
Christopher (verified owner) – September 18, 2014:
These are absolutely one of my favorite smokes. I’m a bit of a lightweight, and don’t smoke that often, so I like to smoke for flavor and experience rather than for a buzz. These are such a good bang for the buck, and I can get cigar-like flavors even if I don’t have an hour or two to smoke a real cigar. Highly recommended.
Claudia (verified owner) – April 21, 2015:
The smokes are actually really nice. Better than American Spirits, imo, with no nasty smell. The one critique I have is the packgaging is pretty flimsy. I have to use a rubberband to keep it closed. I’m otherwise happy with my purchase 🙂
Nicholas (verified owner) – February 24, 2016:
These cigars were shipped on time and arrived sooner than expected! That was a plus. However the product was mediocre in my opinion. It is better than most all cigarettes in my opinion but still lacked that natural tobacco taste I am so accustomed to through hand rolling with unbleached hemp paper. Good alternative to your daily chemical factory though!
Ashley (verified owner) – April 2, 2016:
This is my first time using Hestia Tobacco, and I absolutely LOVE it! It’s so much cleaner and tastes better, and doesn’t burn my throat like regular cigs did. I’m hooked and now a Hestia fan. Keep up the good work!
Omar (verified owner) – June 25, 2016:
These cigs are magnificent! The shipping was super fast and the cigs burned super slow, which I loved! Tasty, flavorful, and soothing. WAYY better than american spirits AND they’re a lot cheaper. I didn’t find it difficult to draw personally. I love that they add matches and a nice photo to compliment the cool packaging. I HIGHLY recommend them!
joshua (verified owner) – February 21, 2017:
So I had a chance to enjoy the Hestia smokes years ago when they first hit the market, and I’m glad I waited until now to submit my review. My first impressions were positive, liked the old school look, great tasting tobacco, and most of all I appreciated the bravery of the company founder to battle through the absurd government regulations, to finally deliver an honest cigar/cigarette to the people. This leads me to my recent experience with Hestia tobacco, I was very curious to see if anything changed/improved from a few years ago, and I’m please to say I was not disappointed. The old school look has been retained, however the packaging has been updated to a flip top box and attractive gold foil inside, which although I’ve always appreciated soft packs, the new packaging is more practical in my opinion. Finally, it seems that the blend of the tobacco has been further improved over the years to deliver bold, distinct taste, and yet the nicotine hit is not quite as hard hitting as I remember it originally. In other words, the blend seems more user friendly for those that choose to smoke the “cigar” like a cigarette, still full flavor but a more enjoyable experience, and I am a full flavor smoker. Overall, I applaud the company for providing a stick that the tobacco connoisseurs can truly appreciate for its purity, free of government tampering and a shout out to the tobacco farmers who sweat and toil to delivery quality leaf. I give this a solid 4 stars, and if at some point the filter can be improved to allow a little looser draw and fuller body smoke, I would give this 5 stars. Keep up the great work and keep improving an already fantastic product, thank you!
Nicholas (verified owner) – June 11, 2017:
the perfectly crafted cig: delicate, smooth, gentle, balanced, nuanced . . . the equisite smoke for any tobacco conossuier. the new packaging is a plus, shipping is great, and overall, this vice truly lives up too its virtue. well done mr sley. and big up to the farmers. respect!
and yes . . . these cigs are remarkably addicting. this is a win for conscious consumers and small business!
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