An exotic form of Parejos is the Culebra. Meaning â€œsnakeâ€ in Spanish, these oddities have existed since the late 19th Century. They are achieved by effectively braiding three Panatela Purejos together.
Although something of a novelty, the manufacturing process isnâ€™t simple. In order to make a culebra, the roller must be sure that the tobacco is moistened more than usual to prevent them breaking under the pressure.
Once finished, a single band wrapped the three cigars as well as a ribbon on each end. Sometimes, the three cigars will share a single cap on both the head and the foot.
Rather than smoking all three at once, they can be separated and traditionally shared among friends. If youâ€™re part of a terrible trio of pals, theyâ€™re an ideal way to spend a moment together.