Late last week, a few retailers announced that they had received seven different releases from Lost&Found.

The company takes cigars from various factories that were released or intended to be released for other clients and places them in new packaging. It is intentionally vague on at least some of the details about the cigars, usually declining to disclose the factory and at least some of the blend components.

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The new releases are:

  • Lost&Found Dunkin Hinds (6 x 52) — 250 Packs of 6 Cigars, packaging describes it as “Toro Sumatra.”
  • Lost&Found Forever Fresh (5 3/4 x 46) — Packs of 10 Cigars, packaging indicates “Indonesia.”
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  • Lost&Found International Dateline (6 x 52) — 400 Packs of 6 Cigars, described as “Habano Dominicano Toro”
  • Lost&Found Kettlecorn (5 x 50) — 150 Packs of 10 Cigars, packaging indicates “Sumatra blend.”
  • Lost&Found Panda Welfare (4 x 50) — Packs of 12 Cigars
  • Lost&Found Skinsuit (5 x 50) — 300 Packs of 8 Cigars, described as “Habano Dominicano.”

Lost&Found is comprised of Robert Caldwell, who is tasked with sourcing the cigars; Tony Bellatto, who handles the distribution; and Jaclyn Sears, who creates the artwork.

The company is noted for its bold packaging. Panda Welfare is shaped like a take-out rice container from a Chinese restaurant, while Forever Fresh features branding that is very similar to Krispy Kreme donuts.

Phone calls, texts and emails to Bellatto and Caldwell were not returned.

Charlie Minato

I am an editor and co-founder of halfwheel.com/Rueda Media, LLC. I previously co-founded and published TheCigarFeed, one of the two predecessors of halfwheel. I handle the editing of our written content, the majority of the technical aspects of the site and work with the rest of our staff on content management, business development and more. I’ve lived in most corners of the country and now entering my second stint in Dallas, Texas. I enjoy boxing, headphones, the Le Mans 24-hour, wearing sweatshirts year-round and gyros. echte liebe.