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Old 06-14-2012, 12:47 PM
 
Location: Mississippi Delta!
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Since Canadians buy things made or grown in Cuba, I'd like to know how their products compare to similar items from other tropical places.
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Old 06-14-2012, 01:24 PM
 
Location: Gatineau, Québec
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I don't seem to see that many Cuban products here in Canada. Except for rhum and cigars, neither of which I consume.
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Old 06-14-2012, 01:39 PM
 
Location: Mississippi Delta!
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I thought a lot of bananas in Canada may come from Cuba. I was wondering if they were better than the ones Americans eat that come from Central America.
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Old 06-14-2012, 01:48 PM
 
Location: Gatineau, Québec
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Not that I have noticed. It seems the bananas I buy are usually from Central America.

There might be some produce from Cuba in our grocery stores but it is far from predominant. I have never even noticed any.

Most stuff is from central America (bananas), California (all sorts), Florida (oranges), Washington (apples) and even south American countries like Peru and Chile.
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Old 06-14-2012, 04:06 PM
 
Location: Canada
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Yeah, all I see are the cigars and they're not even that special.
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Old 06-18-2012, 03:31 PM
 
Location: Hougary, Texberta
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Yeah, all I see are the cigars and they're not even that special.
You take that back right now!
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Old 06-18-2012, 03:41 PM
 
Location: Canada
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You take that back right now!
They're fine cigars, but I can get them for a few bucks at the corner store and I don't see that they're significantly better than other cigars. TBH, though, you likely know better than I. I don't smoke cigars very often at all so I'm no connoiseur, I probably wouldn't be able to tell a great cigar if I got ahold of one. i just know I couldn't really see what was so great about the Cuban I smoked compared to others.
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Old 06-18-2012, 03:50 PM
 
Location: Mississippi Delta!
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They're fine cigars, but I can get them for a few bucks at the corner store and I don't see that they're significantly better than other cigars. TBH, though, you likely know better than I. I don't smoke cigars very often at all so I'm no connoiseur, I probably wouldn't be able to tell a great cigar if I got ahold of one. i just know I couldn't really see what was so great about the Cuban I smoked compared to others.

"A few bucks"? I thought Cuban cigars cost "mucho dinero", things enjoyed by the "one percent"!
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Old 06-18-2012, 05:22 PM
 
Location: Canada
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Hubby smokes Cuban cigars and they're not that cheap. I think to cigar smokers, the cigars one gets at the corner store don't qualify as proper cigars.
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Old 06-19-2012, 09:36 AM
 
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Yeah, for cigar smokers there is a clear difference in taste between cheap cigars and the real ones from La Havana.
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