Apache Black Gold
Here it is, the newest kretek family in CigaretKretek listings. Apache Black Gold. A clove cigarette produced by PT. Karya Dibya Mahardika, Surabaya, Indonesia.
In terms of appearance, this cigarette is amazing! With a jet black wrap, with gold accents on the Indian head logo. Luxury is probably the right word to represent this Apache Black Gold packaging. Unfortunately, the quality of cellophane plastic is not good, rather uneven, less tight. But it’s just an aesthetic problem, it doesn’t reduce function. After all, we will throw it away later, right?
TAR and Nicotine content
Written on the packaging
TAR content of 30 mg
Nicotine content of 2.2 mg
We think it’s still the average standard for full flavor clove cigarettes. Not too high, and not too low.
Characteristics of Taste:
From the aroma, I could immediately say “It’s like Gudang Garam”. The character is very similar. Perhaps indeed the distinctive character of clove cigarettes produced in East Java, almost has the characteristic of its aroma.
The initial pull was very good. With body medium. Quite light. If we compare it with Djarum Super, Apache Black Gold is almost half lighter. With TAR and Nicotine sizes that are almost similar. For those of you who like a light body, this is one of my recommendations.
Price vs. Value
Very highly recommended! You must try. The price is affordable, compared to clove cigarettes that already have a name. Apache provides a solution for those of you who want cheap cigarettes, with good quality.
Maybe you will find a few dots of clove oil stains coming out on the cigarette paper. But that’s the character of kretek clove cigarettes in general. Although, in our opinion it is rather excessive, compared to the famous manufacturers of clove cigarettes.