The CAO Vision, a cigar known for its extremely unique packaging—it lights up—is returning for 2022.

This year’s version comes in a box that uses orange LED lights and “holographic treatments” to create a unique-looking box. The box, which General Cigar Co. describes as a humidor, contains two drawers full of 15 cigars each.

As for the cigar, it’s a 6 x 52 toro that is made entirely of habano-seed tobaccos, including a wrapper from the Jamastran Valley in Honduras over a binder from Jalapa, Nicaragua and fillers from the Condega, Estelí and Jalapa regions of Nicaragua. It is produced at STG Estelí in Nicaragua.

The MSRP is set at $18.99 per cigar and is limited to 2,700 boxes. General Cigar Co. will release 1,700 boxes to U.S. stores on Nov. 1; an additional 1,000 boxes will be released to European stores in the first quarter of 2023.

The CAO Vision was originally released in 2007. That cigar was known for coming in unique, glossy white boxes that incorporated a blue LED light on the inside. The idea was that when the box was opened, the cigars would standout. In 2020, General Cigar Co. released an updated version of the CAO Vision with a different blend and different light-up boxes.

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