Why do clove cigarettes crackle?3 minutes reading
Why do clove cigarettes crackle?11/30/-0001
What was the first thing you noticed when you were trying clove cigarette for the first time? Was it the taste, the scent, or the crackling noise that came out with the fire? Whichever your answer is, everything is understandable.
The taste of this tobacco sticks with clove dominantly different and unique compare to others. The scent also makes people across your table wonder, “what is that thing he is smoking?” but almost every one would be really curious on how on earth is this little thing could make the noise that sounds like a burning wood in the campfire just by a cigarette in his hand. Lucky for you, we have your answer here.
The crackling sound that you hear comes from the chemical reaction of cloves when they pop and burn with each inhalation. The bigger the fire gets when you inhale it, the bolder the sound it makes. This is more or less similar to the campfire where the gases from the burning woods trying to escape to the air.
From where it is originated, Indonesia, this crackling noise sounds like “kretek” in the ears of the villagers, that way, this cigarette earned its name in the local by the word “kretek.” The name itself differentiate this kind of cigarettes and regular kinds.
Here is how you should pronounce the word “kretek” in a local way. It rhymes with the word piggyback or track. Or if you are French, you may pronounce this word almost similar to the beautiful name of a lady which is Hélène.