Monday, March 12, 2012

Cigars and Chocolate

After a wonderful trip to The Netherlands, Belgium and France last week, I was lucky enough to pick up some regional exclusive Habanos cigars that I have read about as well as some good quality Belgium Chocolate to indulge in! I was so tempted to stack up on all the exclusive cigars that were there but my travel case couldn't take any more so I had to leave some behind for my next trip. Since I haven't posted anything on my blog for the past 10 days, I thought I would share with you some new additions to my cigar collection.

My first pick while I was on the trip was a couple of the Petite Robusto 2010 Edición Regional Benelux JUAN LOPEZ No. 3 which only put out 1,600 boxes of 25s.

The second pick was the Robusto Extra 2009 Edición Regional Benelux PUNCH ROYAL which only made 2,600 boxes of 25s.

Both Cigars are special sizes made exclusively for Benelux. If you are not familiar with Benelux, its an East European Union between three neighboring countries Belgium, Netherlands and Luxembourg (hence the name Be-ne-lux which is the first 2 letters of each country). These cigars were distributed by CubaCigars Co. and I will properly provide their features once I am ready to review them.

Finally, what would a trip to Belgium be without picking up some good ol' chocolate? Yes I am talking about almost 10lbs of chocolate! Truffles, Nuggest and 75% Blocks! Why? I have no idea yet...

Well, I am going to try to see if I can match some cigars with chocolate. I Have a feeling that some might actually work specially with some full bodied ones. The testing will soon begin. I appreciate your patience and if you think you can or actually have tried to pair cigars and chocolate before please share.


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