Black & Mild
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Black & Mild is a machine-made, pipe tobacco cigar . They are produced by John Middleton Co., a tobacco company located in Limerick, Pennsylvania. As of November 2007, Altria, the parent company of Philip Morris purchased John Middleton, Inc.
Black & Milds have a wrapper made of homogenized pipe tobacco, and are sold with a plastic or wood tip, untipped, in a shorter version called Shorts—which are about half of the size of regular Black & Milds—and also in filtered little cigar versions.
Black & Milds are sold in numerous different varieties, all of which are listed below.
The company has recently come out with the slogan, "Tastes great! Smells great!" due to the sweet smell produced by the smoke.
Black & Mild cigars are available in single cigars, in packs of 5 or in boxes of 25 unless noted. The cigars are sold in the following varieties:
- Black & Mild (original)
- Cherry (Middleton's)
- Cherry Vanilla (Prince Albert)
- Filtered Tips (Black & Mild FT)
- Natural Wrap Wood Tip (available in select markets)
- Soft Vanilla (Prince Albert)
- Sweets (Launched nationally in May 2017)
- Wood Tip (Original)
- Wood Tip Jazz
- Wood Tip Royale
- Wood Tip Casino
- Wood Tip Wine
- Gold and Mild
Black & Mild cigarillos are available in single cigars, 2-packs, 3 packs, and packs of 5. Black & Mild cigarillos are untipped, unlike the other Black & Mild cigars. Flavors are:
- Fast Break: a shorter version of the original Black & Mild; available in packs of 6, 10, and boxes of 25; also available in Apple and Mild flavors. Fast Break was replaced with Shorts.
- Dark Blend
- Summer Blend
Black & Milds are often 'freaked', a process whereby the tobacco is removed, followed by a binding paper referred to colloquially as the 'cancer paper'; the tobacco is then repacked. There are many instructional videos on YouTube and adherents to this process believe it improves the smoking experience and some may believe there are health benefits.
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