Punch will kick off the holiday season next month with “Punch Bento Box,” a limited edition, brick and mortar exclusive containing all three “Year of the Zodiac” releases from 2019, 2020 and 2021. Shipping to cigar shops in October, Punch Bento Box contains a total of 42 cigars, including 20 of the “Egg Roll” blend launched in 2019, a dozen of the “Chop Suey” blend from 2020 and 10 “Kung Pow!” cigars released earlier this year. Each of the cigars is included in its original size.
Also included is a custom-made cigar rest, created exclusively for the Bento Box. This special holiday item will sell for a suggested retail price of $205.58.
Ed Lahmann, senior brand manager for Punch cigars said, “Just like a true Bento Box that hits all of the major food groups in one package, our version brings together all of our Zodiac releases in one creative and great looking box. Each of our Zodiac releases were fast sell-outs at retail, due to their fantastic blends and incredible value. Bento Box is being released in a very limited quantity, so they’re sure to be gone in a flash from cigar shops.”
Punch Egg Roll (4.5” x 50) A Colombian, Mexican, American and Dominican blend meet an Ecuadoran Sumatra binder and Connecticut Broadleaf wrapper to create a satisfying smoke that’s earthly and dimensional. Handcrafted at HATSA in Danli, Honduras, Punch Egg Roll has an SRP per cigar of $3.99. Punch Chop Suey Punch (7” x 37) Punch Chop Suey is made with a Nicaraguan and Dominican blend and has a Nicaraguan binder with an Ecuadoran Sumatra wrapper. The shaggy foot smoke has notes of leather, earth and earth and an SRP of $5.49 per cigar. Chop Suey is handmade at the HATSA cigar factory. Punch Kung Pow! (6” x 52) has a five-country blend and is also handmade at the HATSA cigar factory. The Connecticut Broadleaf wrapper sits over a Honduran Habano binder and the blend features long filler leaves from Brazil, Honduras, the Dominican Republic and Mexico. Kung Pow! is a vaguely sweet smoke with an undercurrent of spice. SRP per cigar $5.99. Punch Bento Box will be available at retail until the limited supply is depleted.