A new, smaller size of the Esteban Carreras Chupacabra Hellcat has begun arriving at retailers, fittingly named the Hellcatito.

The new size is a 4 1/2 x 44 petit corona that comes in 40-count boxes, with single cigars priced around $5 each. It retains the same blend as the Hellcat, with a Mexican San Andrés wrapper and Nicaraguan tobacco used for the binder and filler.

The Esteban Carreras Chupacabra line dates back to 2012, with the Hellcat offshoot added in 2016, debuting in three sizes:

  • Esteban Carreras Chupacabra Hellcat Robusto Grande (5 1/2 x 54) — $8 (Box of 20, $160)
  • Esteban Carreras Chupacabra Hellcat Sesenta (6 x 58) — $10 (Box of 20, $200)
  • Esteban Carreras Chupacabra Hellcat Toro Grande (6 1/2 x 54) — $9 (Box of 20, $180)

All of the sizes in the Chupacabra Hellcat line are also box-pressed.

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