There is a type of cigarettes that very famous in Indonesia called as Kretek /ˈkrɛtɛk/ (clove cigarettes kretek) that a cigarette made of real selected wet tobacco leaves mixed with a blended of cloves mixed with other flavors sauce. It called kretek because when it smoked there is a sound kretek-kretek because of crackling sound of burning cloves.
Nowadays, kretek cigarettes made by machining or even still traditionally hand made. There are hundreds of kretek cigarette manufacturers in Indonesia. Kretek are by far the most widely smoked compared by “white” cigarettes in Indonesia, where they are preferred by majority of smokers.
Among a hundreds of kretek manufacturers in Indonesia, the widely known international brands including 234 Dji Sam Soe, Bentoel, Djarum, Gudang Garam, Wismilak, and Minak Djinggo. Due to the demand of market, the kretek cigarette manufacturers now produced the kretek without filter or non-filter or traditional kretek and kretek cigarettes with filter. Kretek with filter are not strong as the traditional non-filter kretek, so most of kretek with filter called as “mild” cigarette kretek.
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