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ORIGIN: Dominican Republic/Honduras/Nicaragua
WRAPPER: Various BINDER: Various FILLER: Various

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Why would you buy some crappy seconds when, for a lot less money, you could buy J•R Alternatives instead? All of these cigars are long-filler, handmade firsts rolled at the best factories, sans the fancy boxes and bands. We have them made in humongous quantities and then pass along the savings to smokers. For over a quarter of a century, these have been the very best value in the whole cigar world!

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13 of 15 people found the following review helpful.
Submitted by TIM M.

Tim M.
These cigars are an absolute steal! Twenty well made smooth and flavorful cigars for under two bucks apiece! You cannot beat this deal! I order them on a regular basis and splurge once in a while by buying some J.R. Ultimate Bruto cigars. And they are a great value as well!

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Submitted by JAMES M.

A short smoke break.
I have been on this cigar for years. I cut them in half and smoke them that way. Its a short but very satisfying smoke break. Enjoy.

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Submitted by MITTS H.

Monte Cristo 2 it aint!
I enjoy the Monte Cristo, although I balk at paying the ridiculous prices, so...I tried the alternative. What a mistake! If you go to the drugstore, and buy a pack of el cheapos, you will get the same flavor. This cigar has no depth and instead of a spicy flavor, it rather burns the tongue. In other words, if you like the real thing, then save up, or buy something else. These are barely good enough to be lawn mowin cigars.

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Submitted by dond624

Ashton corona alternative - Terrible
Not one single stick in this bundle has burned evenly from start to finish - tunneling, hot spots. Not even close to the flavor or build of a real Ashton, which is one of my favorite cigars. Also, paid $15 extra for 2 day delivery, shipped Saturday, received Wednesday. Worst service ever from JR.

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Submitted by BENNY W.

I love a great Robusto size cigar and from what I was told, these are made in the same factory as the actual Punch cigars which happen to be one of my favorite smokes. Honestly, if you took the bands off of both them it would be very hard to tell the difference. Unless of course I looked at my receipt and noticed how much cash I saved. If you like fuller bodied Honduran cigars. Namely Punch, give these a shot. You wont be disappointed! and on a side note, if you let them age a few weeks in your humidor it will be like smoking a $12.00 stick!

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Submitted by ANDREW T J.

Great for the money!
I would not say I know to much about cigars, I smoke them in the summer while fishing or by the fire. But these are very good for the money! Not an exact alternative, but you are getting one heck of a good cigar and pretty close to the real thing. I have recommended these to friends and they are not disappointed, they enjoy them as much as I do.

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Submitted by publictakeover

Good Enough
Smoking the JR Alternative to Montecristo 2, and I have to say, Theyre ok. I like them. Not harsh or overpowering, but kind of cool and the flavor augments as you smoke it down. They hold up well and dont come apart, even if you chew on them for a long time. The smoke is a little more thin and less complex than the original, and sometimes theres a slightly sour note. But Ill buy them again when this bundle is smoked up. Cant beat the price!

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