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Marlboro / marlboro special select

1 Kingsville, TX, United States Review updated:

I have been smoking Marlboro special blends red 100's for several years. Today i went to purchase a pack only to find out they changed the name to Special Select? Well i have smoked 3 so far and im still Angry not getting the nicotine or something also i have a nasty taste in my mouth . Please tell me whats going on and where do i go or who do i talk to about a refund?


Jul 25, 2018
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  • Jp
      8th of Aug, 2018
    Best Best Advice +8 Votes

    I did the same thing and these special select really suck why can't they just leave the special blend alone they were just fine

  • Jp
      8th of Aug, 2018
    +7 Votes

    These cigarettes really suck

  • Br
      10th of Aug, 2018
    -3 Votes

    They're the same damn thing, just the name changed. Yall just dont like change. There is literally no difference besides blend was changed to select.

  • Bd
      19th of Aug, 2018
    +1 Votes

    @Bryan Dedon I noticed a difference in taste before I even noticed the box said "select" everyone's taste is different I suppose

  • Ma
      25th of Nov, 2018
    +1 Votes

    @BDupuis I agree. I’ve neen smoking the select golds and have noticed a gross taste as well. Thought it was just me, guess not

  • Bd
      19th of Aug, 2018
    +5 Votes

    Bring Back the regular Special BLEND!! The special select is terrible! I'm now searching for not only a different kind but a whole different BRAND!!

  • Ru
      8th of Sep, 2018
    +1 Votes

    There appears to be some difference but the question is Why mess up a good thing?I can switch to Pall Mall Reds 100's for about 7 dollars less a carton and will probably be doing so very soon!!

  • Mo
      17th of Sep, 2018
    +2 Votes

    Call me crazy but I swear to God since they’ve changed to select by the end of the day my throat is killing me. Doesn’t hurt when I wake up or all throughout the day. But by early evening it’s killing me. Coincidence? Maybe, just putting it out there.

  • Ja
      18th of Sep, 2018
    +2 Votes

    Since the name change it taste like I have been licking an ashtray wtf Marlboro. Wasn't like this before. I can live with name change but whatever you changed in the tobacco change back¡!!!

  • Md
      11th of Oct, 2018
    0 Votes

    Since name change. I have terrible headaches, just as I do if I smoke regular Marlboro lights. And they taste terrible. It's most definitely more than a name change! They're horrible, and, btw, change fiesnt bother me, if its for the better!

  • Sa
      14th of Oct, 2018
    0 Votes

    I agree with all of you! I have been smoking the “Blend” for several years now and didn’t even notice the name change until I opened the new pack and tasted what I think Formaldehyde would taste like. Or licking a super nasty grapefruit. I don’t mind change, I welcome change, if it’s for the better. These are disgusting. 🤮 Not for the better- AT ALL. Boo Marlboro.

  • Je
      22nd of Oct, 2018
    +1 Votes

    Ever since I noticed the name change from BLEND to SELECT almost 3 weeks ago my lips have become chapped and getting worse, my gums are starting to hurt and Im also getting a sore throat by end of the day. Also, like everyone else is mentioning they taste nasty, they leave a weird after taste and I feel like Im smoking more because there's not enough nicotine or something.
    I actually just was curious to see why Marlboro changed the name and found this complaint board and thought wow is this whats causing my issue, am I having an allergic reaction to a NEW CHEMICAL. I'm going to go to the doctor this afternoon, I will keep you posted.

  • Hk
      8th of Nov, 2018
    0 Votes

    Ever since the name change of Special Blend to Special Select I have been sick. Three trips to the doctor. Allergic to something in this cigarrette. Taste is not as good and agree with all of the other comments. Switched to a different cigarrette today.

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