So - you've checked the stores, then went online - and still can't seem to find your favorite cigars anywhere! We've seen this coming for a while now - and now that we're here - how do you get through without having your favorite wraps on hand when you need them??
If you read our last blog, you're aware that production in the Dominican Republic is at a halt on production of most major brands of cigars - leaving retailers with empty shelves and consumers scrambling to find their go-to's. If you thought it's been hard to find toilet paper lately - wait til you see how hard it will be to find your favorite cigars!
Most retail chains receive precedent from most manufacturers - and when they are out of stock, you'll find it difficult to find your favorites most everywhere.
Production is expected to pick up in four to six weeks, as quarantine restrictions are lifted - so don't fear! There is light at the end of the tunnel!!
But what do you do until then?? If you like most smokers, finding an alternative is a pain. We're here to take some of the guesswork out of your search and help you get through these "tough times"!
According to search data, three particular cigars on the market are out of stock in most places - Green Sweet, Pineapple and Palma. Read on for available alternatives on the market that will not only get you by until your favorites are back - but might also help you save on the wallet, at the same time.
If you are looking for Dutch Palma...
By far one of the most sought after products that we've seen is Dutch Palma - especially in the box. A classic in every way and one of the top selling cigars in the US, Dutch's Palma is hard to replace - but the following just might be what you are looking for in the meantime.
Here in Florida, Z Palma is everywhere. And rightfully so. Great palma cigar at a great price!
Show Blue Palma 5/$1.00
The most cost efficient palma out there, Show's Blue Palma is a great wrap to have on hand.
Good Times #HD Palma
Good Time's #HD line brings a bunch of great flavors - and their Palma happens to be one of them!
If you are looking for Game Green Sweet....
One of Game's top selling flavors, Green Sweet as a flavor can differ from company to company. Traditionally, Green Sweet is a mild flavor touched with a hint of sweet, and to change it up, some manufacturers add hints of vanilla or cream. Many produced today are made with a candela leaf wrapper. If you can't find Game in your local retail stores - the following may suit your needs until you do.
White Owl Green
We know we'll likely piss some of you off out there - but at the end of the day, White Owl's Green Sweet is very close to the Game version.
Dutch Master Sweet Green
Okay, not one of their best sellers, but Dutch's Sweet Green is at least worth a mention.
Jackpot Green Sweet
Swedish Match's Jackpot line has something for just about everybody, at a great price! Classic Green Sweet flavor.
Zig Zag Green Sweet
Green Sweet done only like Zig Zag can - these affordable wraps come in cigarillos and wraps, too.
4 Kings Green Sweet
Good Time's 4 Kings classic Green Sweet flavor rivals some of the higher priced alternatives on the market today.
Show Green Sweet
Show's Green Sweet - just like their blue palma's - great cigars at a great price.
Good Times Green Sweet
Good Times Green Sweet brings you classic green sweet flavor, but you won't find them everywhere!
Pom Pom Slow Glow
Okay, okay. Maybe it's not exactly green sweet, but it's in the ballpark. Pom Poms Slow Glow does just what it says - burns slow!
Swisher's Optimo Green is up there with Game and White Owl, in our opinion - slow burning and wrapped in a candela leaf wrapper.
Swisher Sweets Green Sweet
So maybe not their best seller, but Swisher's Green Sweet is still a contender in the green sweet market.
Good Times #HD Green Sweet
Good Times #HD line brings another hit with their version of green sweet!
Acid Green Candela
One of the newest to the market - Acid brings their classic premium flavor to their mass-market version.
And if you're looking for Game Pineapple...
Oddly enough - not usually one of the top sellers - but according to recent searches, it seems no one can find them anywhere! Pineapple is a great flavor to use as a wrap - it seems to pair well with whatever you put in them. If you can't find Game on the shelves, don't panic! The following are some great pineapple alternatives you might find to suit your needs for the time being.
Jackpot does it again with their version of tangy pineapple - and light on the wallet too!
Show Pineapple Buzz
Show's Pineapple Buzz with the tangy and sweet taste of ripe pineapple - all at a great price!
4 Kings Blueberry Pineapple
Okay - maybe it's a stretch, but if you like the taste of blueberries, too - 4 Kings Blueberry Pineapple gives you one of the best new flavors to hit the market in a while.
Good Times Pineapple
Good Times Pineapple - you won't find them everywhere - but one of the tastier pineapple cigars out today.
Zig Zag Pineapple
Classic Zig Zag flavor, Zig Zag Pineapple is sure to please like only Zig Zag can!
Whatever your flavor, we hope you find them easily over the next few months - but if you can't, checking out some alternatives ain't the end of the world. Even if you have to change up the flavor, there are a ton of great cigarillos on the market today for you to try!
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