News: Viaje Shows Off Candy Cane


On Monday afternoon, Andre Farkas of Viaje showed off the new Candy Cane cigar that will be part of  the company’s 2012 Holiday Blend release.


 (Image via Facebook)

In the accompanying comments on the photo, Farkas said that he started working on the Candy Cane several years ago, and that “delay after delay killed the project last year. After numerous setbacks, Im happy to say it has finally arrived.(sic)” The Candy Cane was discussed at the 2011 IPCPR convention as a release for that year’s Holiday Blends, before it became apparent that the cigar would not be making an appearance at retail.

No specifics about the cigar were released, though it is clearly a dual-wrapper barber pole that comes wrapped in a candy cane striped foil wrapper, seemingly similar to the Honey & Hand Grenades. Also visible in the background is the 2012 Holiday Blend, again with no details on that cigar released at this point.

It is the second picture of the Candy Cane project to emerge in the past two weeks, with Farkas posting a picture of the Candy Cane box on November 15.

The Holiday Blend shipment will also include the Viaje Stuffed Turkey, which was slated to be released before Thanskgiving but was pushed back due to a shipping delay. The Stuffed Turkey also traces its roots to the 2011 IPCPR, when Farkas and talked about a project that would include both “light meat” and “dark meat” versions.

Patrick Lagreid
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