Who does not know the famous Camel cigarettes with the yellow camel – or more precisely a stately dromedary – in the logo? Originally created in 1913, the manufacturer behind the brand (the R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Company, founded in 1875) quickly secured an extremely high market share of a whopping 40 percent.

Interestingly, modern Camel cigarettes differ slightly from the original – it contains a little less oriental tobacco and a higher proportion of Burley than the American model.

With a brand like Camel cigarettes, you not only hold an excellent tobacco product in your hands – but also one with a certain history.

For example, hardly anyone knows that Camel cigarettes were the first on the market to be offered in packs of 20, which are still popular today – originally they were more like packs of 5 or 10.

Of course, someone will have missed the brand’s previous advertising campaigns – be it in the form of the Camel Trophy (a rally that was held from 1980 to 1999), the clothing items associated with the brand (such as jackets, but also shoes or watches) or the more than iconic TV commercials that still put a smile on your face to this day.

How strong are Camel cigarettes? Originally introduced on the American market as a comparatively mild variant, the Camel cigarettes brand now offers several different variants with different degrees of strength. The best known is certainly the variant in the yellow pack, which also marks the strongest – here you get values ​​of 0.8 mg nicotine as well as 1 mg tar and carbon monoxide each. The counterpart is the blue variant, which is much milder – and manages with values ​​of only 0.5 mg nicotine, 6 mg tar and 7 mg carbon monoxide. If that’s not enough, there are other options – such as the filterless Camel, which is understandably even stronger than the conventional yellow variant. Or the more new variations in the form of the Camel Essential series, which comes along without additives and offers an even purer tobacco taste.

How do Camel cigarettes taste? In fact, Camel cigarettes taste about as one would imagine based on the external and marketing-technical peculiarities of the brand – after a certain dose of adventure.