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A comparative tasting of Camel cigarettes.

Sadness, sadness and longing… But on the European market, once a reference brand, there is only one line of Filters and only two variants. But once it was great cigarettes. But why were they?

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You may be surprised, but the brand is still represented in the world in many varieties! Camel Wides, Camel 99, Turkish, Crush, Platinum, #9 are still available, and they still make the filterless version. And remember the limited edition Camel, in tin packs, 2010? It must be said – the limited edition cigarettes have been produced since 1990, and they often differ not only in the design of the pack. Say, that 2010 “limited edition” had delicious tobacco! It went so far that tobacco shops sold no more than two packs of them in one hand!

I underestimated the company’s 100th Anniversary Limited in 2013. Perhaps because it was presented only as a “light” version. By the way, since 2010 the Camel has been produced by the Japanese JT International. The American R.J. Reynolds releases the brand only for the domestic market.

Well, well… As they say, let’s get back to the camels)

Camel Filters. A.k.a. Camel Yellow. The pack is in the newfangled, no corners, “casket” style. Inside the pack are 20 king size cigarettes. The cigarette has a “cork” acetate filter, rimmed with a silver band and a silver logo and brand name. The specifications are not written on the package now, but previously they were as follows: nicotine 0.8 mg, 10 mg resin, how much CO I do not remember.

Inside the cigarette bag american blend – Burley, Virginia and judging by the softness of the smoke, Orientals. The tobacco fibers are light yellow to dark brown in color. The size of the fibers is consistent with a cigarette cut, no sticks or dust.

On the palate… well, there is no flavor per se, just a cigarette, no admiration. The 10 mg of tar, from the first puff, is felt by the density of the smoke. And the 0.8 nicotine is satiating. Yes, at least the Camel is satiating, unlike the Winston. If you strain your imagination hard, you can catch light nutty tones of Burley. Although, most likely, it’s still a fantasy) The flavor quickly gets bored and the cigarette becomes just a source of nicotine.

The next example is Camel Blue, aka Camel Blue. From the type of the pack to the appearance of the cigarette, it is completely identical to its “yellow” counterpart. Only the pack is in blue colors, but the specifications are different: nicotine 0.6 mg, resin 8 mg.

The color of the bag is much lighter inside. It is still an american blend, but the bag has less Burley and more non-strength and milder Orientals. The smoke of the cigarette is indeed lighter, more transparent. At the same time in the taste, from start to finish, there is a tobacco bitterness, probably just because of the greater amount of oriental tobacco. Also not a bad option in today’s market. Cigarettes without “zest”, just hearty and with good smoking properties.