The Gran Habano Corojo #5 Lunch Break by Guillermo Rico and his son George A. Rico is a petite corona coming in at 4.5×40 with a fuma cap; it possesses the same blend as the rest of the #5’s with a Nicaraguan Corojo wrapper, Nicaraguan binder, and a joint filler of Costa Rican and Nicaraguan tobaccos.

The milk chocolate brown Corojo wrapper smells of anise, black peppercorns, 65% cacao, cedar, leather, and mesquite; and it tastes of bell peppers, caramel, cracked black and white peppercorns, espresso, hickory, oak, and peat.

The toasted foot gives off hints of anise, butter cream, cedar, cocoa, ginger, and nutmeg.

Off of the palette this little corona is packed with flavor, yielding hints of bell peppers, cedar, chili peppers, Cuban coffee, dark chocolate, hickory, lambskin, mesquite, paprika, thyme, and tarragon. The ash on the foot is salt and pepper in complexion, and rings in one to two millimeter bands; the draw of the smoke is cool, effortless and tight with a 9mm punch to the head. The smoke is billowing with cloud white smoke, smelling of chestnuts, jalapeño peppers, and mocha.

Roughly three quarters of an inch and twenty minutes in. I feel it’s notable to mention that there is a significant amount of spiciness on the tongue when you go to your initial draw, though it does dissipate.

At the three inch mark, of remaining cigar, after getting some tar on the tongue I guillotined the head thirty minutes in. I’ve determined the body is full, and so too is the strength of this stick.

The flavor is consistent throughout the whole cigar, though I wouldn’t call it a one-dimensional cigar. The cigar and smoke really heat up around the one and three quarter inch mark, thirty-five minutes into the Lunch Break.

The Lunch Break is a tasty little cigar with a lot of punch to it, good for fifty minutes.

Purchased as part of a five pack from for 14.95$ before shipping, on July 14th, 2010.