Punch kicks off the Year of the Tiger with the launch of the Fu Manchu, the followup to last year’s Kung Pow!, 2020’s Chop Suey and 2019’s Egg Roll.
The single size stick, a 6 x 50 Toro, goes for $5.99 and is a five-country blend featuring a Dominican, Nicaraguan and Mexican filler, an Indonesian binder and a Honduran Habano wrapper.
The cigars are box-pressed and come in 20-count bundles placed inside a takeout-style soup container box with a visual shout out to the Year of the Tiger.
Limited to 6,400 boxes, Fu Manchu is now shipping to brick and mortar locations across the country.
“Punch is keeping its Chinese New Year tradition alive,” Ed Lahmann, senior brand manager of Punch and the creator of Fu Manchu said in a press release. “For the 2022 release, we went old school, replicating a maniacal kung fu master’s white hair and long goatee with a blonde cap and extended pigtail. Whether you’re watching Kung Fu Theatre or karate kicking back with friends, Fu Manchu breaks bricks on both flavor and price. Have fun with this one. It will go quickly.”