Saturday, September 27, 2008

Cigarettes Now in "Sachet" Pack

It is well-known that the Philippines has a "tingi-tingi" culture, as epitomized by the ubiquitous neighborhood tindahan where people can buy practically anything by the tingi. We are all familiar with the sachet-sized shampoo and conditioner, soap and toothpaste, heck you can even buy cooking oil in tube-sized ice-candy wrappers. But I thought I'll never see the day when tobacco multinational corporations in the Philippines will sell cigarettes by the sachet (see photo).
Each sachet pack contains five (5) sticks of cigarettes (see photo below) and sells for about P7.50 retail. Aside from the attractive plastic pack, there is also a cardboard "brace" at the back to protect the cigarettes from bending. I don't know if it is available in the city but I bought this in one of the interior towns.

As I am constantly trying to cut back on my smoking, I might just decide to buy Marlboro in a Sachet from now on.

5 comments:

chYmera said...

it's so cute. haven't seen them yet being sold sa mga small stores, even sa malls here in Iloilo.

Anonymous said...

i already bought you a small ash tray to compliment your "tingi" cigarettes...see ya soon meshuga

the donG said...

is this only in the philippines?

Anonymous said...

dugay na ni sia ang sachet but it was only available in Metro Manila.

Giby said...

I was also surprised when I saw it kas. And they come by the dozen attached together like little bags of Nips!!!!