Box Pressed

The Money Saver

A typical alternative is the box-pressed cigar, which has a square-shaped finish. Although first frowned upon, box-pressed cigars have garnered quite the following.

Box-pressed cigars were originally introduced as a way of saving money. Instead of spacing out normal Parejo cigars in a box, they were pressed and crammed into a smaller one so more could be transported.

As a result, the cigars developed a square shape under the pressure. However, by being tightly packed, the cigars would actually burn longer and provide a consistent flavour.

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