Cigar News: Jas Sum Kral Announces Next Installment of the Munchies – Banana Foster

What do fine restaurant dessert menus and JSK have in common?

The latest installment of the Munchies flavor-enhanced premium cigar line is based on the well known dessert…the Bananas Foster.

This idea began as another test blend concept that was sent out to many cigar smokers to test drive it. It was received with rave reviews, so much so that Fat Ash Cigar Lounge even requested it be added to their Munchies Breffus 5-pack. While the Breffus Bananas Foster was a Maduro blend, this offering is a Habano. 

Typical of the actual dessert, flavor notes picked up were bananas, brown sugar, cinnamon, vanilla bean. As previously stated, the Habano wrapper adds a hint of spice, which showcases on the back end of the flavor profile. The Habano spice on the finish was noted by many, and one person in particular.  

Someone provided a small rum distillery a Bananas Foster to sample, as they were looking for a quality flavor-enhanced cigar to pair with their rum. Based on that interaction, the distillery is now carrying the Bananas Foster Munchies, as it paired perfectly with rum. They went so far as to state that this cigar, hands down, was the best cigar they’ve ever smoked along side a glass of rum.

Munchies Bananas Foster cigar.  Grab yours while you can. The cigars, made at Tabacalera Aragon in Esteli, Nicaragua, are expressed in a single (5 x 50) robusto vitola. The wrapper is Habano while the binder and filler are undisclosed.

The company closes with:

“For a while, we thought about packaging the JSK Munchies Bananas Foster as a candy bars. I mean, that way we can display them at the PCA, right Jay Davies? But then we remembered, although the whole industry is kicking and screaming about the JSK Munchies packaging, the cigar smokers love it and we have the sales numbers to prove it.”