RoMa Craft Tobac always has a busy booth, and it was much of the same for IPCPR 2018. They didn’t have any new surprises this year other than some things that had been previously announced before the show.
If you’ve followed the company, you know about Weaselitos. They are the same CroMagnon, Aquataine, and Neanderthal blends in the Lancero format but cut in half after bunching. These short smokes aren’t on the market yet due to the outrageous FDA regulations we all think about every day, but hopefully, we’ll see them in the US someday. There are three different offerings being made, and they will be released each year in limited quantities much like other RoMa products.
Mexican San Andres
-Wrapper: Mexican San Andres
-Binder: Connecticut Broadleaf Maduro
-Filler: Dominican, Nicaraguan, & Pennsylvanian Double Ligero
Half Lancero (3 1/2 x 38) – $3.25 (Box of 100 – $325)
US Connecticut Broadleaf
-Wrapper: Connecticut Broadleaf
Half Lancero (3 1/2 x 38) – $2.75 (Box of 100 – $275)
Ecuador Habano Ligero
Wrapper: Ecuadorian Habano Ligero
Half Lancero (3 1/2 x 38) – $3 (Boxes of 100 – $300)
RoMa Craft Tobac XIKAR Accessories
RoMa Craft once again paired with XIKAR to create some new additions to their accessory line, and yes, they’re purdy! The first is the new Turismo Lighter. It comes in a matte black and has a slide ignition. Retail price is $69.99. The other new accessory is a brushed silver XO cutter with black blades. It’s the same as any other XO with a new color scheme. It retails for $129.99. Both new accessories have RoMa Craft branding on them, naturally.
RoMa Craft Wall
The company made some updates to their booth this year including this new wall of photos. It’s made up of photos from the factory, employees, retailers, and consumers that have helped form the company as it is today. It’s one of the coolest things we saw at IPCPR, although, we may have been biased as we did make it onto the wall!