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Arrows
 
 FFLULMMLMUL
Filter 100
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I tried an Arrow king-size that a friend gave me. Good taste...I liked it. But, I will not change brands for it. I prefer mine.. Genevieve

Backard
 
 FFLULMMLMUL
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I have tried yet another brand of Menthol. You have to keep experimenting until you come with your final selection, especially when you WERE a regular Marlboro Mild Menthol smoker until prices skyrocketed! This time I tried Backard Menthol Lights 100. A website listed here had them at an incredible price per carton, so I said what the hey. They are actually pretty good. Not enough Menthol for me, but just the right 'umph' you'd expect from a Menthol light. These are pretty good and CLEARLY beat the taste of Sixty 1 and Way Menthol Lights. I think I will have to throw in the towel on value menthol taste testing and say that Homer Full Flavor Menthol and Infinity Menthol Lights 100 are by far, the better choice, but I know who comes in third. Backard Menthol Lights 100. Word to the wise. If you are a Menthol Light smoker of the famous brands, you almost every time will have to go with a Full Flavor Menthol on the value brands, but Backard and Infinity pack a pretty good bite at the Menthol Light!. PeaJay

Baileys
 
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I was at our local discount tobacco store, and a Baileys sales rep was there setting up a display. He offered me a pack to try, so I tried them. I smoked three and gave the rest to my brother. They tasted like they had perfume in them. I'll pay more for something else any day.. Daddy Joe
[Baileys are the] best cigarette for the price! Got a free pack in North Carolina and bought 10 cartons right there and then. [Also] tried Double Diamond and thought I was smoking a jar of Vicks Vaporub! Soooo glad I am able to get them online, and save money. Thanks from all of us 'menaces to society.' [I am not politically correct!!!!]. Donna F.

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Berkley
 
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Bonus Value
 
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I have been smoking Bonus Value lights for 5 to 10 years and I really like them. They're not too light, like some lights. Some of my friends think that they are strong but then when I smoke one of theirs, for me they are too light for my taste. Each to their own.. Sue K.

Bridgeport
 
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Well, I have to disagree with the Old Guy's review. I have always smoked Marlboro 100's and started looking around for a less expensive brand. Tried the Bridgeport FF a couple of months ago and liked them. They seem a bit 'skinnier' than the Marlboro, but not enough to matter. Suggested to my sister to switch from Basic Mentol to the Bridgeports. The Old Guy's review said they were made in Brazil. The ones I get are made in the Phillipines. Perhaps he should try a pack of mine?. Kathy M.

Bronco
 
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I smoked Marlboro Reds for 40 years. A year or so ago, I switched to Bronco regular, purchased over the internet--because of price. Recently, because of all the tax problems, I could not get Broncos from my regular supplier. I started smoking Marlboro again. Now that the problems seem to be partially solved, I am going back to Bronco. I like them as well as Marlboro, and they are half the price.. Jeanne E.
I used to smoke Benson & Hedges UltraLight 100s because I thought they were milder than most other brands. When I started ordering online and found cheaper cigarrettes I tried several brands and found one I liked but it got discontinued so I switched to Broncos. Lately we've been traveling while waiting for our new home to be built, I stopped ordering online [never knew where we'd be, lol], and just bought the cheapest I could find wherever we were. A few times I got single packs of Benson & Hedges again and was struck by how strong they tasted - I missed my Broncos!!! We're in our new house and I'm ordering my favorite brand again. Now I'm happy! I even have my Marlboro-smoking husband switched! If you think some brands taste too strong - try Broncos!. Sherry, NV

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Calon
 
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All I can say is YUCK! The menthol 100 is very dry and unpleasant. I couldn't even smoke a whole one! I gave the rest of the pack to a neighbor who's always bumming cigarettes, and he hasn't asked me for a cigarette since! My husband says the nonmenthol are bad, too. Tucsons remain our brand!. Debbie B.

Champion
 
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Checkers
 
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We tried numerous value brands with varying degrees of satisfaction and none compared to the consistant quality and excellent flavor of the Checkers Lt. Menthol 100s [box]. According to the manufacturer's website they are made with 100% American Blends and I reckon [according to the box] assembled in India. Whatever, they are reallly fine and the first single brand both my wife and myself can smoke exclusively. She was a Light Menthol smoker [Benson & Hedges] and I was a Full [Newport] Menthol smoker. I can only guess that the 'bad' reviews on this site had some stale smokes because FRESH Checkers are excellent. Note: This past weekend we were at 2 major amusement parks and I had 5 smokes grubbed by folks...I asked them to comment and all 5 really like them and one was a Marlboro Reg. Smoker! Checkers is now our brand, Give them a try! [Search this site for best price!]. Doug H.
I tried the Checkers and I hated them from the start. They were very dry tasting to me and I will never smoke them again. If I was to pick from these brands of cigs, I would go with the Baileys brand...they were a good tasting smoke.. Tom S.

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Cherokee
 
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These are pretty good! I've seen some comments mentioning a 'pipe tobacco' flavor, but I don't find that to be so. I think that comment may have been influenced by the picture of the 'peace pipe' on the back of the package. That's meant to honor this brand's Native American heritage, not to imply that these are made with pipe tobacco. My only gripe is that these have a longish filter, but they still draw very well. Very smooth with lots of flavor.. Jack A.
My wife and I have smoked Marlboro Menthol Lights for years. We decided to try the Cherokee Menthol King and the Cherokee Menthol Light. We couldn't distinguish much difference between the two but we certainly liked them. They are a quality, premium cigarette and they are much cheaper than Marlboro. We are about to order for the third time. Take a back seat, Marlboro!. Patrick W.

Chesapeake
 
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[The Chesapeakes lights have a] similar 'raw' flavor that most other generic brands have, like GPC. Somewhat more pungent, too. I wouldn't give up my Marlboro lights for this brand.. JoAnn M.

Cheyenne
 
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Chiefs
 
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Columbus
 
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At work, I ran out of my usual brand, which is Camel. So I asked another employee if she had a cigarette I could bum. She gave me a Columbus. When I finished it I felt like I had just smoked air. Still feeling the need for a cigarette, I asked around till I found someone that smoked my brand. I didn't like the Columbus at all.. Samuel T.

Coronas
 
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I have smoked Marlboro lights 100 for 20 years, then I bought Coronas because of the price. I love them...they taste great. [They are just hard to find.]. No Name Provided
I tried a carton of Coronas about two months ago and will never pick up another pack of them. [I used to smoke Marlboro Light 100s.] I found them to be VERY dry with little taste, and the filters 'melted' and got mushy about half-way through. The better value is Gsmoke or Main Street.. Starla S.

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Cowboys
 
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I tried a cigarette from a friend of mine that is tired of the high price of cigerettes today. She recieved it from a friend who ordered it from the Internet.It was called Cowboys. [I believe] it is from the Indian reservation. I liked it and was wondering if you carried them? She said that they were $10.00 a carton.. Al S.

CT
 
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I love the CT cigs..I have tried many generic brands and these are by far the best. My husband loves them, too. I smoke menthol light 100 and he is a full flavor king smoker. They are hard to find though.. Caroline J.
I smoked Marlboros for almost 20 years. When prices got out of control, I began trying the lesser priced brands. I tried Bronco, Seneca, Tahoe, and Optiva, and settled on CTs as the best. The taste is comparable to Marlboros, and I like that they are American Made.. JTH

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D' Best One
 
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My husband began smoking these as we have to have a more economical choice than his favorite of Kools. But he has tried Sabre, GT Ones, and a couple of other 'off brands'. He is smoking Sabre now, when we can't get D'Best Ones. They must be good, because I can't seem to get to the store before they are sold out lately.. Wilma L.
I changed brands to D'Best One and I liked them. The only thing is the filter breaks as I start smoking. I thought it was just the one maybe had broke, but it is every one that I smoke. The cigarette itself is good...it's just that the filters are breaking.. Jan

Decade
 
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Desert Sun
 
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Desert Sun Ultra Light 100s. These were extremely disappointing. Phillipine-made, ultra dry with horrid taste. Uncontrolled coughing the moment I lit up the first one. Humidified them. Nada. Terrible. Had to chuck them.. Robert M.

Double Diamond
 
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Hi Folks, I'm 77 years old and have smoked for over 60 years. I was a dedicated Pall Mall non-filter smoker for over 40 years. Finally, with all the price increases I said to hell with Pall Mall and started to look for a comparable non-filter at a reasonable price. Several brands were evaluated with the winner being Double Diamond. I cannot tell the difference from a Pall Mall. The price is excellent. I can purchase 3 cartons compared to one Pall Mall. It's hard to find non-filters these days. I would recommend Double Diamond to any non-filter smoker. I don't give a damn if they are made in India! My wife smokes Marlboro Lights. Now if I can get her to switch I'll save enough to buy a new car next year..ahem.. Ray K.
I used to smoke Doral Lights 100's and switched over to Double Diamond when they had the huge tax increase. I really did not notice much of a difference. The only thing I would change is being able to buy them in box instead of soft pack. Tobacco is tobacco!!. Linda M.

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Durant
 
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Epic
 
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Euro
 
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I've just started smoking the Euro 100's full flavor. They are made in Uruguay. The cigarettes look like a Marlboro 100, and after smoking 5 packs, I can say they TASTE like Marlboro 100. At a price of $8.95 a carton, this is one brand I will be buying again.. Steven B.

Exact
 
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The worst of five brands I tried - Yours, Checkers, Seneca Cayuga, and Market. Nasty, rancid aftertaste. Ugh -- don't even bother.. Anouk
Nothing wrong with them (Ultra Light 100's), but you can't find them very easy.. Chuck

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First Class
 
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I use to buy these, and found them to be pretty good, but you had to pack them down a lot. Also they have this horrible smell to them, but it was a smooth smoke, and satisfying. Now they are discontinued, but not sure why. I would have continued to buy these, cause I am a picky smoker. I thought that the price was terrific for the taste.. Kelly

Gold Coast
 
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When Super Walmart came to town with cheaper gas prices, my purchase of cigarettes followed. I went from Checkers FFK to Gold Coast FFK. The price was about the same but the flavor and taste was much better and aftertaste was less noticeable. I will continue to buy Gold Coast FFK as long as they have them. Randy B.

Golden Blend
 
 FFLULMMLMUL
Filter King
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I recently tried Golden Blend cigarettes as a cost saving measure. I was quite pleased with this brand. The taste is comparable in my mind to Marlboro red box. Marlboro's are better...but not $15/carton better. I tend to have one filter out of every box come loose before I can smoke it, but otherwise I have no complaints. Cost wins out.. CP

Grand Prix
 
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I finally found a really good cigarette that tastes like my old Marlboro Brand. I would recommend the regular flavor . The price is right and the flavor is excellent.. Tom R.

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