INK Strong Chew V.S G.3 Super Slim White

“hits you pretty hard within minutes”

INK Strong Orginal vs G3 Superslim White Strong

INK Strong Original is a new brand on the Swedish market in regards to the G3 which has been available in different forms of snus for a while now.
G3 is a new concept from Swedish Match where they focus on a slim portion of “General”.

Smell and Taste:
INK Strong Orginal has a major smell of tobacco with a small hint of citrus, this is also something that hits your tastebuds once you put the snus under your lip.
G3 Superslim White Strong smells and tastes pure tobacco, you can also feel the strength of the snus when you open the package.

Strength:
To measure the strength on these two different snus is a bit hard due to that they are completely different.
The G3 is a superslim and has a great amount of strength in regards to the size of the package.You can feel the nicotine kick in after about 10 minutes.
INK Strong Original also has massive strength, which actually hits you pretty hard within minutes after you put it in under your lip.

Timelapse:
INK Strong Orginal has a timelapse of about 45 minutes. I could have the snus in for 45 minutes before I had to throw it out.
G3 Superslim White Strong had a timelapse much shorter than the INK Strong Orginal. I had to throw the snus out after about 20-25 minutes.

Overall rating:
G3 Superslim White Strong – Good packaging of snus, slim version of snus that fits perfectly under your lip, great strength and a good tobacco taste.

INK Strong Orginal – Good box, nice design, snus is perfectly packed. Combination of citrus and tobacco in taste is pretty amazing.
The snus packaging is well done and fits good under your lip.

Best,
Yasir

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Offroad Original Portion

“it gets the job done and doesn’t leave the user disappointed”

Do you enjoy frugality as much as snus? If so, V2 Tobacco’s Offroad Original portion snus should be at the top of your list. But what is wrong with being cheap? I argue nothing is. This may not be the snus you turn to when sitting in front of your fire place and reading the unabridged version of Les Misérables, and you certainly won’t impress a Swede (especially because it is Danish), but I wholeheartedly argue this snus should not be overlooked. This snus may not shine, but it does not shrivel. Instead it delivers a middle of the road, yet admirable, snus experience at a very reasonable price.

This snus has a strong, sweet, citrus and bergamot flavor. To some, it will be overpowering – and it is strong – however I think this flavor compliments the light tobacco undertone of the snus nicely. It is not a subtle or complex flavor, and it will surly disappoint the more refined and discriminating. Admittedly, I would not serve this snus to anyone I wanted to impress. You might want to be careful what you drink while using it, too. Still, overall the taste is agreeable and entirely appropriate as a go-to snus to get you through the day.

Offroad Original has an average, and I would say appropriate, nicotine content. You can feel it carefully creep in during the first two minutes, stay for about twenty minutes, and then gently wash out. Those who need a nicotine rush will want to upgrade to Offroad’s bigger brother, the Thunder line of snuses, however I think the nicotine is well balanced in this snus and makes for a rather delightful experience. It might not wake you up in the morning, yet I can say that without a doubt that it gets the job done and doesn’t leave the user disappointed.

Overall, this snus rates a There is no getting around the fact that this is a mediocre snus. While I enjoy this snus, I would be lying if I said it was great. It’s not. But frankly, it also isn’t offensive. Furthermore, given its typically price, and the fact that it is almost always on sale, I argue it punches well above its weight and is a better option than quite a few more expensive snuses that don’t measure up to the cash you are throwing down.

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Grov Stark Portion

“Swedish Match’s Grov Stark portion snus is a tobacco out for your grandfather’s heart”

It is comforting to know that even with the explosive development of new flavors and technologies within snus manufacturing that some still pay attention to the more traditional flavors that a snus can bring to its user. Swedish Match’s Grov Stark Portion Snus is a prime example of this: a next-generation “strong” portion snus that still calls back to its roots by providing an unaltered tobacco flavor. While many snus users, especially of younger generations, marvel at how extreme the newest raspberry flavored snus can be or how impressively a seasonal snus can remind you of holidays like Christmas, there is a certain comfort and pleasure to be had by allowing older, simpler flavors from bygone eras  to unfold.

Swedish Match’s Grov Stark portion snus is a tobacco out for your grandfather’s heart. This snus is clearly designed to be “traditional,” at least in the sense that it forgoes fancy flavoring and the technological advances in snus packaging of the past decade, but with a significant nicotine kick. Grov Stark is a high-nicotine content snus with a rich and complex tobacco flavor. In this sense, it is something of an oddity. It has no obvious flavor additives, yet possesses the enhanced nicotine content.

Grov Stark’s flavor is a delightful, rich tobacco. While some users may find it plain, those that are willing to give this natural, earthy flavored snus will be delighted. At first, the flavor of the snus is unassuming. Given time, the rich tobacco of the snus will reveal its complexities and present a multitude of flavor profiles much like a fine wine or scotch would. Personally, I pick up a bitter, chocolate flavor and the slightest hint of pepper.

This snus has a solid nicotine kick. You can feel it quickly, and the nicotine stays for a reliable 20 minutes. It is certainly a strong snus, however the nicotine is not overwhelming.

As with most Swedish Match products, Grov Stark Portion Snus is a product of exceptional quality. I find it odd that a snus with such a traditional tobacco flavor would come in a high nicotine variety, as that seems to cater to two very different populations of snus users. In that sense, it is a snus that is a bit out of place and I am not sure how big the “I like traditional flavors that unfold like a fine whiskey’s but I also need extra stimulants” market is.

Overall, I give this fine snus a .

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General Wintergreen Portion

“You know exactly what you’re getting with this snus”

General Snus is probably one of the best known names in the States as far as real Swedish snus goes. In fact, it’s the only Swedish snus I’ve seen sold fairly regularly anywhere here. I’ve seen Thunder sold only in a handful of locations, most of which are in New York City, and that’s too much trouble for me to hop a train (and pay 20 dollars) for some snus. So, from my introduction to snus, it’s been the General by my side and in my lip. I’ve tried the American versions of snus but they are far from enjoyable in comparison to the authentic stuff.

That being said, General is a very no-nonsense product, regardless of which type you prefer. You know exactly what you’re getting. Their product is very consistent in quality and there’s no second guessing how your experiences with them will be.

That being said, I was presented with a can of their Wintergreen portions.

Here’s a fun science fact: did you know that crunching a wintergreen candy in the dark can emit a small blue spark? And if you were to crush pure wintergreen crystals, it will put on quite the display? Google triboluminescence to learn more.

Here’s a less fun fact: Chewing a wintergreen snus portion will NOT provide you with any fireworks, aside from a nicotine buzz. In fact, don’t ever chew your snus. It’s simply bad manners and a waste of snus.

General seems to take great pride in their packaging, from the elegant labeling to the neatly placed portions in what resembles a flower pattern in the can. It’s always a joy to crack open a new can and see the perfect symmetry of those well-placed portions. The aroma, as with any product from General, leaves nothing to the imagination. A healthy wintergreen aroma fills your nose, with the smell of their fine tobacco in the background. You know exactly what you’re getting with this snus.

Now, here’s where I must confess a little secret: I do enjoy a wintergreen candy, but only on occasion. It’s not something I can really take on a regular basis. It’s just not my favorite flavor. Nevertheless, the wintergreen flavor in General Wintergreen is there, and your mouth tingles slightly from the abundance of flavor. It’s not cloyingly sweet like the candies, but just sweet enough to let all the flavors of the wintergreen and the tobacco blend together in harmony. If you’ve never experienced a General snus, that tobacco flavor is mild but flavorful enough to be very pleasant. Even though I am not a huge wintergreen fan, I have to admit I like this. The portions are mild enough to keep in for a long time with minimal flavor loss, and any dripping is not harsh enough to make you take it out.

While I freely admit my bias towards General, I’m fairly certain most snus users will agree that you’re hard pressed to find a better made, more consistent product than theirs. I’m easily giving this a Over the years I’ve grown accustomed to the extra strong snuses, so if theirs were a hair stronger I’d give a 5 without hesitation.

By Frank, Snus Squad

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General Mint White Portion

“like small pillows of happiness for your mouth”

I’m going to be up front with you. I love mint. My toothpaste and mouthwash are mint. I have a box of peppermint tea which soothes my throat when I have a cold. I don’t really like gum, but when I do – yep, mint’s my first choice. York peppermint patties were a favorute growing up. I like the cooling sensation mint has, plus I like the fact it covers up what can be some wicked breath. I work overnights in a convenience store and I tend to run on coffee and anger, neither of which is good for one’s breath.

That being said when I started snusing, my first choice was to grab the mint. Being an American, it’s not like I can walk into any store and grab a can – it was a search and recovery operation facilitated by the Internet. And even then, our choices are limited. Most places carry the American version of “snus”, which is like sucking on a candy you picked off the floor of a chemical plant. A few places sell real snus, and those few places sell General snus. Suffice it so say, General was my first real snus, and continues to be a go-to for me to this day.

Now, let’s talk about General Mint. Cracking open a can, you’ll notice the neat circular pattern General places its portions. A quick whiff reveals its minty secrets – not a specific mint, it’s neither pure peppermint, nor pure spearmint, but a pleasant mix of the two with the added aroma of its fine tobacco. The cans I buy are white portions, so they are dry to the touch and fairly soft, like small pillows of happiness for your mouth.

Upon inserting a portion, you quickly get that minty tingle. It’s not bludgeoning you to death the way American snuses do, rather a subtle “Hello there, friend!” as it provides a cooling snesation, followed fairly quickly by the pleasurable buzz from the nicotine. The portions quickly settle in place and flatten out, making the experience even more discreet to others, as I’ve managed to skirt the rules at work and partake all night, without the need for smoke breaks the others demand.

Its flavor is just as the aroma, a sweetish mint that doesn’t overwhelm you and that really lasts a long time.General’s flavor is probably the best mint of any snus I’ve had in terms of balance and strength. I’ve kept portions in for hours without losing the flavor. I’ve even fallen asleep with a portion in a few times, only to awaken with it still there, not dripping even after 8 hours (although I wouldn’t make a habit of it)

Overall, I’d give the General a solid
Being a more experienced snus fan, I’ve come to love the stronger snuses out there, but for an everyday choice, it would be hard to fare better than General. You’re sure to get a consistently quality product which isn’t too extreme in strength, and its long-lasting portions will stretch your money out to last a long time.

By Frank Doosey

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Siberia Brown – Power Portion

“it burns, and tastes menthol”

This is a snus I’ve actually been looking forward testing. Not just because it’s named Power Portion – but just that it is a beautiful can to look at. The designers really managed to create a piece of art.

So, as you surely can notice, I got myself a little crush on this one. But as we all know, it’s the inside that actually counts.
When I opened the can, the strong smell of menthol just hit me right in the face. Since it’s named Siberia Brown, it was a kind of a big surprise to witness a brown portion smell something that is so common with a white portion. But this didn’t bother me at all. It felt fresh. Toothpaste fresh (well… as the smell at least)

I put a snus under the lip, and almost directly I felt a burning feeling on the tooth flesh. This is a nice feeling that reminds me of when I began snusing.

So it burns, and tastes menthol for about 40 minutes – then the nicotine kicks in. It’s a slow running snus, with an extremely strong taste of tobacco. And the surprising part about this snus, is that it doesn’t change the actual run. It stays in that comfortable run all time. You can have a snus in for many hours. And it lays perfect under the lip!

Be noticed though. It is the world’s strongest snus, so it’s not recommended if you are sensitive for nicotine, or that you are new in the game.

If you do however want to try it, with the facts given, you will not be disappointed. Siberia Brown Power Portion, you get a The inside was just as beautiful as the outside. I’m absolutely in love.

Best regards
Robin

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Skruf Xtra Stark White Portion

“a strong smell of tea and lemon”

When you have a first look at the can, you’ll notice the stylish white colour with the stylish texture. It gives you the feeling of a well thought product.
I can’t even remember the last time I had a Skruf. But I remembered that it had an almost innocent sweet flavour. I like the opposite, I want a burly tobaccoflavoured snus. With this in mind, Skruf Xtra Stark Portion really surprised me. It has a strong smell of tea and lemon. You now the smell when you open a Lipton lemon teabox? That smell, and add some tobacco smell on it.
I really like snus that you can relate to something. When you mix memories with something you enjoy.

Anyhow.
As you put it in, you can feel the characteristic taste of bergamot. The snus is foggy and wellfilled, so it lays perfect under the lip, without any bigger adjustments.

The nicotine kicks in after about 40 minutes, and does not run that much in the beginning. But after ten more minutes, you can really feel why it’s named Xtra Strong. It has a strong tobacco flavour, that just keeps on going, even after an hour and half.

For me, that likes runny and strong snus, it was a happy surprise. But I would not recommend it for a person that doesn’t have been snusing for long.

I’m rating this badboy 

 Best regards

Robin

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Kaliber + White Portion Snus VS Thunder Original Nordic Chew

“I absolutely loved the Thunder NORDIC chew and will definitely be seeing it more often under my lip from now on”

Hej guys! In this review we are going to be comparing Kaliber + white portion snus and Thunder original Nordic chew against one another.

Right so let’s start with Kaliber!!

On opening the can of Kaliber you are greeted with a nice light and slightly herbal Smell with some citrus notes in the background. The taste of this snus is very subtle for the first few minutes you can’t really notice much but then you start to taste the citrus and herbal flavors very gently which is shortly followed by a light tobacco taste. I found I could keep the portion in for about an 40 – 45minutes before I noticed any drip at all. It took around 30 minutes or so before I could even feel the nicotine start to kick in as well, as this is definitely quite a light snus.

Would be a good one for people who are new to snus! But doesn’t really pack enough of a punch for me.

 

Now on to the Thunder!!

Right to start of I just want to let you all know that Nordic chew is very much the same as snus, the biggest difference is how the manufacturer prepares the tobacco. You don’t need to chew the Nordic chew bags and there’s. I need to spit like there is with regular chew. So don’t be scared to try them!!

On opening the can of Thunder you are greeted by a very pleasant tobacco smell with some slight herbal smells in the background. The taste of this product is fantastic it tastes of tobacco with some herbal notes that aren’t to overpowering and you get this right from the start. After a while I even started to notice a almost pepper like taste but only very very lightly. The Thunder chew has a amazing long lasting flavor that still tasted great for up to hour and doesn’t really drop that much either so win win. The nicotine on this greets you nice and early on as with all Thunder products as it’s quite a strong one. I’d say I could notice it after about 5 minutes.

I absolutely loved the Thunder chew and will definitely be seeing it more often under my lip from now on.

 

Matt

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G.3 Volt Slim White

“it tastes beautiful”

On opening the can you are greeted with a pleasant peppermint smell followed by a nice gentle sweet  tobacco smell.

On putting a portion of the G.3 Volt snus under your lip you get the taste of a nice cooling peppermint and after about 15 – 20 minutes the tobacco taste starts to come through. However considering this is a white portion snus the portion itself is not overly dry and surprised me with its moisture levels. I typically kept a portion in for about an hour and twenty minutes taking until about 50 minutes in before I started noticing any dripping.

This snus isn’t as strong as it promises but I do enjoy my strong snus a lot However it still works beautifully for me which means it does have a nice high nicotine content and may be a touch to strong for people who are not avid snus users, that said if you enjoy a good mint flavored snus be sure to give this a try because it tastes beautiful.

Overall I really enjoyed the G.3 bolt snus and will be ordering it again so it’s an easy 

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Offroad Selection Blue

“an inexpensive snus option”

So the can of the Offroad Selection Blue  snus is quite a basic looking an with no real sex appeal however the Snus is a different story.

When you first open the can the smell is of tobacco with juniper and peppery notes coming through later and smells great.

The taste is a juniper predominant taste with some peppery notes and tobacco hints coming through after a 5-10 minutes but it also had a instant cooling effect when I put the portion under my lip which surprised me but in a pleasant way.

Offroad selection blue snus is an inexpensive snus option for those still new to snusing to try out and I feel like it would be a good one for them to try.

I give it 

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