La Cubana (Mexico - June 1999)
This pack was sent to me by intrepid reader Julie W (they were purchased
in Oaxaca), who then promptly forgot she had sent them. When she got
the package back in the mail around two months later, she thought
it was a mailbomb. Explosivo!
La Cubana is the heaviest chocolate cigarette package that money can buy
(around USD 1.45). They are also very chalky; if you strapped one of these
babies to a paint shaker for awhile and then poured out the residue,
it would have the same composition (and taste) as Hershey's Cocoa.
While I was in Tijuana (July 2001), I found six other La Cubana
packages, but not this one. Perhaps the Marlboro people have cracked some
heads. Probably not.
It took a month for the package to travel from NY to CA via USPS.
"Service" is our last name.