Rojas and United Cigars Cook up a New Mexican Street Delicacy

United Cigars is once again adding to their holiday Firecracker collaborations with the addition of the Elote Firecracker with Rojas Cigars for Cinco De Mayo 2023. Elote (E-Lo-Tay) is a famous Mexican dish more commonly known in the United States as Street Corn. 

In 2007, the Firecracker line was born. The first cigar on the market with a long piece of tobacco at the head shaped like a ‘wick’ or ‘fuse’ to capture its name; Firecracker. After a few years on the market, the limited release Firecrackers came to life as United Cigars collaborated with a new manufacturer every year to create a celebration cigar for our nation’s Independence Day. Now, United Cigars extends their holiday collaborations with the Elote Firecracker. 

Noel Rojas known as “The King of the Small Gauge Cigars” was a perfect partner for a Firecracker collaboration. Using his highly rated Street Taco Barbacoa blend was the right fit for a Cinco De Mayo Firecracker.“Street Taco came about from my love for traditional Mexican street food and cigars,” said Noel Rojas, owner of Rojas Cigars. “The Elote Firecracker is a brilliant compliment to this blend.” 

Elote Firecracker
Factory: Tabacalera Flor de San Luis
Origin: Nicaraguan
Wrapper: Ecuadorian
Binder: Nicaraguan
Filler: Nicaraguan
Box Count: 16 Cigars
MSRP: $8.00 Single/ $128 Box 16
Production: 3,200 Cigars / 200 Boxes 

Director of Operations for United Cigars, Oliver Nivaud said,“Worlds collided when I first smoked the Street Taco from Rojas. My love of street tacos is well known, and the Elote Firecracker now completes my cravings as a smokable antojito.” 

The Elote Firecracker will begin shipping to retailers April 17th. With a production limited to 3,200 cigars, these 200 boxes will be allocated to United Firecracker Retailers. Retailers should contact their local United Cigars representative to learn how to become eligible for Firecracker collaborations and other limited edition releases. 


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