Reviewed On: July 19, 2022, 9:44 am
This is my favorite of the Zeal house brands. I especially like the box pressed. They have big flavor and for me they are not too strong. I highly rcommend this cigar. I could chill all day with one.
Reviewed On: July 15, 2022, 8:39 am
'Spicecream' makes for a great 'Dessert' stick!
Spicecream is the second ZHB Connecticut offering that I have tried; I am happy to report that it's another tantalizing option for those who are searching for a cigar that is light in strength but also delivers more complexity than many other counterparts in the same category.
Here are the stats, according to my experience:
- Size: Toro
- Cold Draw: Light creamy sweetness
- 1st Third: Strong notes of Vanilla (i.e. French Vanilla)
- 2nd Third: Vanilla is present with an addition of Light Cinnamon & Sugar flavor
- Final Third: Slight transition with the Vanilla backing off but still lightly present; the cinnamon and sugar has been replaced with a light breadiness; my palette tastes something likened to a Cream Puff.
- Drink Pairing: No Beverage
Final Verdict: This was a great smoking experience! Although it didn't feel nearly as complex in flavor transitions as the Carolina, the Spicecream STILL DELIVERED a stick that was both dessert-like AND a palette pleaser!
Reviewed On: July 12, 2021, 5:31 pm
Review by Mars
Absolutely one of my favorite cigars I’ve smoked so far! I love the short gordo size also. Something about this size that’s just fun to smoke. Very creamy and tasty smoke. I’m going to have to order a box next time because I always want to make sure I have plenty of these in my humidor. Nice long ash on these babies as well.
Reviewed On: July 10, 2021, 4:38 pm
Review by NewPuffer
Been into cigars for only a few months now and I've been having bad luck. Can't seem to find anything I like. I was hoping that Zeal would be the cure.
The first short Gordo I got tunneled and went out after giving off a small flame on the first few puffs. The rest of the cigar tasted terrible after I relit it with a hard draw and wispy smoke. Contacted customer support about that. Didn't get a response back. Mentioned that I might have smoked it too early but it did spend a week in the tupperdore.
Hoped that this wouldn't be the case with the rest I got. The first few puffs were actually really good and had a creamy and almost sweet flavor before being overwhelmed by a strong bitterness.
A few weeks later I tried the second one.
Complete opposite experience. Easy light, open draw, good amount of smoke, and no bitter notes until the final third. Creamy and a little spicy all the way through. Perfect. First cigar I ever nubbed.
This is the Connecticut I've been looking for. Not bitter like others. Buttery smooth and creamy. I didn't get the ice cream notes but it's still a really enjoyable smoke with good flavors. And, for the first time, I didn't get that weird coating in my mouth like other Connecticuts.
I'd say this is a first smoke approved and a great choice at the price per stick. Sure there are probably other amazing sticks at a similar price point (insert the usual elitist complaint that forgets that everyone has a different palate and says something to the effect of how people who post cigar reviews are always hyping up mediocre and overpriced brands) but this one really suits me well.
Great job Zeal. Looking forward to trying the other house brands.
John Mockabee III
Reviewed On: June 4, 2021, 11:57 am
Review by John
New to the cigar game, have been ordering all kinds of samplers, and these have become one of my top 3 favorite cigars! Will definitely order more of these once the humidor gets low.
Reviewed On: May 16, 2021, 2:17 am
Review by wiskerchent
To start, I have never been a fan of Connecticuts. This was shipped to me in a mixed pack that had been ordered and ive put off smoking it honestly. HUGE mistake on my part! Absolutely delicious stick. As everyone else has mentioned, the burn is fantastic, great smoke, but the flavor though! MMM! Out golfing with my bro and i lost count of how many times i told him i loved this stick, and every time i got a flavor change or tasted a different note i pointed it out. Absolutely loved this stick and just before this review ive already put in an order for the box pressed. Cannot wait! This is my FIRST Connecticut stick ive not only liked but loved. Great job Zeal Team! Im impressed
Reviewed On: March 31, 2021, 5:03 am
Review by Tygro-Envy
It's amazing the flavor that actually comes out of this thing, vanilla and waffle cone, not overpowering the tobacco flavor but really accentuated it. The smoke output was impressive as well. Enjoyed this on a dead air night so the smoke lingered; dense with a surprisingly very smooth draw. 10/10 Can't wait to try the box pressed version.
Reviewed On: February 23, 2021, 12:39 pm
Review by Thomas
Smoked my first Spicecream stick yesterday and man was it good! Creamy and smooth all the way to the nub. Plan on buying more ASAP!
Reviewed On: January 25, 2021, 9:13 am
Review by Corey
Good cigar the vanilla notes are good and tastes really good when i pair it with blackberries.
Reviewed On: January 24, 2021, 3:17 am
Review by nicholas
These cigars are great! I cannot believe the price and I would put these against all the big names. The burn is even throughout, ash is perfect, and the taste is great. These are becoming my go to morning cigar with a cup of coffee and as my humidor starts to empty I find myself adding more of these. Definitely a must try!
Reviewed On: July 26, 2020, 9:02 am
Review by CB
I am a flavored/infused cigar guy, and for a non-flavored/infused cigar, I really like this one. I have been trying some non-flavored cigars lately, and this is by far my favorite, especially paired with an IBC Cream Soda.
Reviewed On: June 16, 2020, 3:07 am
Review by Chris
First order from Zeal and what Greta customer service!! Spoke with Kari and was awesome.
The Spice Cream is excellent!
Vanilla ice cream notes with just the right amount of spice. Great stick with morning coffee!
Reviewed On: June 11, 2020, 10:45 am
Review by Jim
I am smoking this stick right now, and I must say Bradley nailed it in his videos, vanilla ice cream with a bit of spice! One of my favorite sticks, must order again!
Reviewed On: May 31, 2020, 6:36 am
Review by Daniel
I usually dont enjoy the flavor notes found in most Connecticut wrappers but this cigar was excellent. Great flavors, perfect burn and plenty of smoke. Highly recommend this cigar.
Reviewed On: May 21, 2020, 6:20 pm
Review by Daniel
Exactly as advertised. A flavor profile like no other. Came packaged carefully with boveda pack. Possibly my favorite light wrapper cigar yet. Even burn and smooth aftertaste. Warning! Vanilla Ice Cream cone in disguise. I Can’t wait for them to restock so I can do the same.