In July of 2020, Jas Sum Kral came out with a Swedish exclusive, Sota Kakor. Jas Sum Kral owner Riste Ristevski and his Swedish distributor Karl Martin Brix Nelson from Kind Cigars had been working on the project since 2017. The name Söta Kakor is Swedish for sweet cookies. The name of the cigar isn’t the only reference to Sweden, as the ring contains traditional elements from the Dalarna region of Sweden.
“When it comes to detail, I am my worst enemy. Working on the band, I knew I wanted to incorporate the history of Sweden. Complete with traditional art, colors, and regal looks. This was the last band Nuzli Hakiim designed for me before he went on to new things in life. Going back and forth with Martin picking his brain to get that authentic Swedish look and feel we finally agreed on prob the best band design I have seen in a long time.”
The original batch was limited to only 180 boxes of 12 cigars. Now, the company is releasing another 290 boxes of 12. The original blend uses an Ecuadorian Habano wrapper and when they came out, Riste said he was working on a maduro version. Now that version is being released and called the Söta Kakor Chokladkakor. The cigar measures 5½x48 and uses a 4-year-old Mexican Maduro wrapper and Nicaraguan Criollo 98 Ligero binder. The filler comes from the Nicaraguan regions Condega, Jalapa, and Somoto.