Okay. The past few days I have been working outside, so I've had the luxury of being able to smoke a cigar or two while I'm working. I decided to pick up a couple of these (Padron Londres), and I was quite pleasantly surprised. They are a corona size, and all the ones that I've had have burned perfectly with nary a flaw. The ash is a rough flaky light grey color, and holds firm. The flavor is that classic Nicaraguan Padron flavor, creamy and nicely mild. The store near me sells them for $2.30 a stick, so they fit pretty perfectly in my budget. I'm not saying this is a stellar cigar or anything, but I was definetely surprised because I thought it was light years better than some of the other cigars in that price range that I have tried.