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Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Newport Reds

Lorillard recently re-introduced Newport Reds, a non-menthol version of Newports. Newport Reds first came out in the early 80s.

I tried only 2 Newport Red 100s for myself, and I sure am sorry I had to throw dat pack in the garbage. They smell a lil bit like cinammon, dey missing the rich/smooth taste you get from smoking otha regular cig brands. But hey, at least Newport Reds taste a lil betta than Marlboro Reds. But not dat much betta.

Newport Reds are like mediums strength-wise. Dey definitely ain't as strong as the Newports I've been smoking for 12 years! The normal Newports actually taste like a cig compared to the ones in the red pack.

Would I recommend Newport Reds to otha smokers? Only if you a new smoker. I wouldn't recommend smoking dis crap if you used to smoking Marlboros or Camels. I might smoke a Marlboro Blend #27 over a Newport Red if I want a real version of a full-flavored regular.

I actually think even a Camel tastes betta than a Newport Red.

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

Back in the the early 80s I smoked these Newport Reds, today I bought a pack and they are rather mild and smooth.
I liked the Newport Reds at the time in the 80s when I was switching from smoking English cigarettes.
I like them now for their smoothness, but for real tobacco flavor, nothing could beat beat Raliegh Kings non-filter cigarettes.

E said...

Daam they that bad b....lol jus seen em at the store and was thinkin nout gettin em but I good now brah...good lookin lol

A Smoker said...

I always wondered why they were "hyping" these cigarettes! I didn't want to waste my money on buying them because I didn't know what they were like - so I'm glad that I found your post - so now I won't even think of trying them! Thanks for the "heads up"!

Anonymous said...

They aren't good. If you are hurt for money that day, get them. They are cheap and suffice for the cravings.

Tifany Ede said...

I actually smoke these regularly. I think they're better than Marlboro or any other full flavor. I don't care for the short filter, but other than that I think they're great. :) Whenever I go to the store to pick them up the guy always tells me I'm the only one who buys them though, so I suppose I'm the minority.

Ron H3 said...

Newport reds are great, cheaper than Marlboro and pretty much the same thing.

Dennis Dorr said...

These came out originally in 1981 in King Size Soft Pack and Crush Proof Box (no lights).They were very good and I began smoking them regularly.Very Smooth and great tasting. A year later they were withdrawn and I was so angry. Then in 1999 they were re introduced in only King Size Box and Box 100's and Light Box and Light Box 100's. I tried them once and they had changed. Not at all the same as I had remembered the originals from '81. By 2000 they were gone again. Third time must be a charm for these brought out again in in '09 and seem to be doing okay regarding sales. Thank You but No Thank You. Nothing will compare to the originals from '81-'82. And they are priced like a budget brand now.

Jay T said...

I bet the original Newport Reds used to taste a lot more like Marlboro Reds (the 1981 Newport Reds I mean).

Dennis Dorr said...

Re; Newport Reds from '81..I never liked Marlboro (any of them). So the Newport Reds from the 1981 intro were extremely smooth and had a flavor that I found to be one of the best tasting cigarettes I had ever smoked. Funny when these were withdrawn in '82 that several months later Lorillard brought out "Satin" Cigarettes that I loved after the first pack. A little milder but with the same sweetness and great taste as those old Newport Reds from months earlier. Someone in plant mfg. told me that Satin's were being run on the old Newport Red manufacturing line. It really stood to reason. A different aerated filter (to make them milder) and no doubt close to the same (if not the same) blend of tobaccos. I was a big fan of Lorillard Cigarettes and to me no other company had those flavorful Tobaccos. My only other go to brand was PM's "Parliament" and Lorillard's "True" brand. I only hope that since RJR acquired the Lorillard brands that they do not mess with the "blending" of these old brands that are still left over from the Lorillard regime.

Jay T said...

I actually wish Lorillard still made Newports. Their Newport 100s tasted a lot better than the RJR version. Lorillard Newports were a lot stronger too.

Dennis Dorr said...

6 months later Jay (sorry). I too wished Lorillard had never sold out to RJR. Many smokers have said the same thing about Newport. They are not the same. When the plant of manufacture is changed, I have no doubt that is quite true!!