Sisu Extreme Mint White Dry

“probably the softest portions you will ever touch”

Let’s start off with the clear thing here, SISU Extreme Mint is the first white dry product from AG Snus. Now when we’re out in the blue, it is to be expected that first tries do not always justify customers needs, and they need some tweaking along the way… Or do they?

SISU Extreme is the complete opposite. Just after you open the can, you get a nice refreshing wave of spearmint and menthol aroma, as if it has absolutely no tobacco. We are all used to those a bit rough portions of white dry snus, and it’s not really an issue to be honest: it’s dry, it’s supposed to be a bit harsh on your gums. SISU made that dissapear. SISU Extreme White Dry portions are probably the softest portions you will ever touch, when comparing to any existing snus you have consumed, and you are more than welcome to correct me here (you will not – trust me).

Let’s move to flavor… The spearming and menthol flavor is really rich, full, light, and packs a nice kick, but not a rather strong burning sensation like other extreme snus products. It’s more of a chilly sensation, hence I wouldn’t really put it into proper extreme category. That might, of course, differ from user to user (I mostly prefer really strong snus). Another reason why I wouldn’t put it in extreme category is the nicotine kick, which is also not overwhelming – it’s similar to strong white dry snus. The flavor duration, on the other hand, is nailed to perfection, with almost an hour and a half of freshness in your mouth.
Let’s sum it all up and say AG did a really good job with their first white dry snus, and I would love to see what’s next from their dry releases.

Kudos AG, for your first try, you get a decent .

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Thunder Ultra Raspberry Portion

“it will improve your everyday routine into something more comforting”

There are people in this world that have never tried snus. I know, it sounds ridicilous. However, even between those “Muggles”, as J.K.Rowling would say, are people that heard about the brand Thunder. As much as you like (or hate) the Swedish snus powerhouse, it belongs among the most famous snus producers there are. Even Jamie Vardy enjoys his portion before a training session! I had the honor to taste the Thunder Ultra Raspberry Portion and in the next few paragraphs, you can enjoy the experience with me. Can you feel the storm going through your body? Let’s find out.

As one of the youngest members of Snus Squad, the school life is unfortunately still part of my life. One day, being bored at Biology class, I decided not only stuff one portion under my lip, but also to provide you, our beloved readers, some quality review. I don’t consider myself as an artist expert, but the puck, same as every other Thunder puck, looks just hideous. However, a wise man once said “Dont judge book by its cover.” And that’s exacly what I’m gonna try to do. When I buy flavoured snus, I want a strong flavour I can taste without consistently adjusting the portion. And that’s what you gonna get when you buy Thunder. I’ve got to hand it to them, the taste I got from this Raspberry Portion evoked my memories all the way from when I was just a little boy and my dear grandmother just gave me the bowl of freshly torn Raspberries. She probably wouldn’t be exited about switching from her hard work of growing berries to a blast of nicotine. Maybe if she tried one, she would have some empathy but we all know that that’s not going to happen.

Strongwise, Ultra Thunder Raspberry belongs in a group of stronger portions. It won’t blast you into the Neverland, but it will improve your everyday routine into something more comforting. The nicotine will kick in after about 5 minutes and will last for a long time. I must warn you though, after about a half an hour, the bag will get soggy and the taste will get more aggressive, especially in your throat and it will annoy you, speaking on behalf of a dry snus supporter. I manage to go through about an hour until I had to put it out. I believe those who are fans of a wet snus will go through more. On the matter of a comfort, I don’t sense any problems in my mouth, just as I would expect from Thunder snus.

Ratings:  – Thunder Ultra Raspberry Portion is a great time-out snus that comes in handy in those long summer days. The taste is satisfing most of the time and the strongness is just fine.

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Göteborgs Rapé XR Slim

“all the clouds scattered from the sky and the sun was shining with its sweetest beams”

Göteborgs Rapé XR (X-range)

The first time I tried Göteborgs Rapé XR I was skeptical. It was from my favourite brand Swedish Match – Göteborgs Rapé that I had used for a couple of years, but the XR snus was new to me.
I asked myself, why would I want a slimmer pouch? What did they mean with ”large”? And for the love of god, why is it named x-range? I almost felt like a cowboy trying it the first time as the name took me to the old west a few hundred years back.
But then I saw it, the most beautiful words I have ever read on a box of snus. I had in my hand the reality of my greatest dreams as a snusare: ”Minimal Drip”. Could this really be true?
As soon as I put a pouch under my lip, it felt like all the clouds scattered from the sky and the sun was shining with its sweetest beams on me. I saw angels coming down with harps, flying around me playing their heavenly tunes. It was truly a hallelujah-moment!

Rape XR is what you are looking for if you prefer snus with minimal drip! You can have the pouch in for ca 30 minutes (longer if you’re not talking).
The taste reminds you of the wild nature with a woody character and a small hint of citrus with lavendel blossom. This is the finest of the finest. Enjoy!

Rating: 

Yours truly,
Sara

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Clove Explosion White Portion

“the taste and smell reminds me of Christmas”

Hey snusers!

Today I’m reviewing the Clove explosion white, from organic series by GN Tobacco. Back when I used to smoke, I occasionally enjoyed clove cigarettes and now that I found out there’s a clove snus I was happy to try Clove explosion out. The puck looks great and a bit dangerous, but it surely isn’t. My experience with this snus was very pleasant. Firstly, I have to say that I’m quite a fan of clove, the taste and smell always reminds me of Christmas time and right as I opened the puck I felt like it’s Christmas time again. The clove smell flies right through your nostrils and you can enjoy Christmas any time of the year.

The snus itself is semi moisturized and that’s exactly what I seek within snus I use. It’s quite strong, but that ain’t a problem for me. I enjoy strong snus and I certainly like this product. 15% of the snus is fresh clove from Indonesia and the rest is obviously tobacco. The second you put it under your lip you can feel the christmassy clove flavor and the nicotine kicks in approximately after 5 minutes, it lasts longer than I thought, after one and a half hour I could still taste my grandma’s gingerbread. I really love the taste with a little eastern spice kick.

To sum up this snus – It surely impressed me and I’m going to use it again. It’s a must try for clove lovers. 

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Kapten Extra Stark Salmiak

“not a bad snus for the kick”

For those who aren’t familiar with Salmiak, it’s a traditional candy in the Nordic countries that combines licorice and ammonium chloride in a strong, “salty licorice”, flavor. I Felt that it would be unfair to review Kapten Extra Stark Salmiak without, at first, understanding the flavor it was meant to invoke, so I ordered a couple bags of “salmakki”. No doubt, it’s a strongly flavored candy that reminds me, for reasons I cannot even begin to articulate, of the candies that my grandmother fed me when I visited. All in all, not a bad style of candy – an acquired taste, for sure – but totally appropriate to flavor snus.

That being stated, Kapten Extra Stark Salmiak barely tastes like the candy it sets out to emulate. It isn’t that this snus tastes bad, it is that it barely has any taste at all compared to your average snus. It has a very faint licorice flavor with a slight hint of saltiness, and while it technically is a “salty licorice” flavor, it does not pass muster as “salmiak” (I consider myself a Salmiakki snob merely two days after having had it for the first time). Legitimacy of the flavor aside, it really is difficult to pick up the taste of this snus without physically putting it on your tongue. By comparison, it is even less flavorful than a traditional flavors-of-tobacco-only snus pouch.

Strength wise, this is a strong snus but not overwhelmingly so. The nicotine hits softly a minute or so after you put it in and builds from there. I guess the kick lasts for about twenty minutes, however typically the pouch has lost all flavor by then and I’ve replaced it. Overall not a bad snus for the kick, but not one that will impress you either.

This snus gets a 

it appears to be a quality product based on the packaging and the overall build of the snus portions, however it doesn’t have enough flavor to be enjoyable. This is unfortunate. Salmiak is such an interesting flavor, especially to someone foreign to the Nordic lands, and this snus concept has such potential.

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Jakobsson’s Strong Cola

“the cola flavor hit you directly, like immediately”

Do you get these nostalgic trips after you smell something?
Can you feel how it used to be when you were young and the same smell or taste hit you?
THAT IS WHAT JAKOBSSON’S STRONG COLA IS!
At first sight when I got the package… to be honest, I wasn’t really sure if I wanted to try out this thing. I mean… Snus with Cola flavor? Sounds pretty bad!
But after glaring at the snusbox for about 10 minutes, I opened it…
The smell that hit me, it was like something taken from my childhood and put into that box. I’m not talking about that cola flavor from different sodas…
I’m talking about that real cola flavor. That flavor that is in candy (Swedish candy).
I got astound by the smell, it was so nice, not only could you feel the cola but there was also a hint of tobacco in it which actually, for some reason, fitted in perfectly.
I looked at the bags and they layed there, perfectly portioned, a bit moisture (remember this isn’t a white snus, so you want the moistured part). I picked one up and threw it in my mouth.
Once it was under the lip the cola flavor hit you directly, like immediately.
The cola flavor is dominant, even 10 minutes in… The only difference is, the nicotine is playing with you. Seeing how this is a strong snus, you can really feel the strength of it.
I’m used to use strong snus, but this snus was actually really strong for me, I could even feel a bit of soft nicotine kick, which was amazing.
After 30 minutes in, you can still taste the cola flavor, so it’s not like chewing gum with taste, where you throw them out after chewing for 5 minutes.
Also a thing to mention about this particular snus is that besides from the little hatch (where you put your used snus) being to small, the actual box is pretty sweet looking.
I could feel the ride coming to an end after about one hour. The snus got shrinked up and as we say in Sweden, “turned into a snail”.
This brand is something worth trying, not only is it one of a kind but the taste and strength of the snus is insane.
Overall rating: 
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DOS Citrus – Nordic Chew

“the most pleasant surprise you could expect”

Nordic Chew. That’s a new term to all of us. Had I not been otherwise informed, I’d have assumed it was some new muesli treat from Scandinavia.

However, politicians being the creatures they are, snus has been restricted in some countries in the EU. So now in its place is a new product with the catchy name of Nordic Chew. The concept is simple enough: where traditional snus is placed in the upper lip and enjoyed, Nordic Chew is to be chewed a little before being placed in the lip. Chewing isn’t mandatory but in order to satisfy the political hoops, it’s in the description. You still get the spit-free enjoyment of snus.

DOS is apparently the leading edge in this new product, and I had the pleasure of sampling the citrus variety. The cans are different from normal snus cans. Perhaps this is another change, perhaps not. Either way, they are oblong, thin containers with two compartments, a small one to store used portions, and a larger one which holds the unused ones. It’s very discreet and doesn’t easily show in the pocket, which I really enjoyed.

The aroma is very faint but is indeed of citrus, and to be up front, these portions are incredibly dry. If say almost bone dry. If you handle one and roll it in your fingers you hear a sound not unlike dry leaves in autumn being crushed. The portion size is very slim and does not show when in your lip, which for the low key user is another added plus.

The first portion I tried, I did as advised and chewed it a little. Textually this gave me shivers. The sensation of dry portion material on my teeth is insanely unenjoyable. I like it to an oral version of fingernails on a chalkboard. However, this could just be me. But I definitely didn’t enjoy chewing it. The aim with chewing is to present some moisture to the dry portions and speed the nicotine buzz.

I found the delay in just going straight to the upper lip to be minor. It took about 10 minutes to fully moisten, but once it did, not only did I get a pleasant nicotine hit, but I also enjoyed a very flavorful product. The citrus notes I seemed to glean most were orange and to a lesser extent lemon. Being as dry as it is, I found myself enjoying it for a solid two to three hours before running out of flavor. Not a drip, just for it to not have that citrus flavor anymore.

It’s always good to try new things, and Nordic Chew, while essentially snus in every other way, is just different enough to be a changeup in my rotation, and honestly the most pleasant surprise you could expect. Aside from my textural nightmare with chewing it, I find no faults to speak of with Nordic Chew,  and I will give it a solid
If you are one of those souls who can no longer have “snus”, rejoice that Nordic Chew is an exceptional alternative for you to enjoy. I for one want to try the other flavor selections offered and see if they’re all as good as this.

By Frank

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Jakobsson’s Hallon & Jordgubb – Summer 2017 Edition

“I would absolutely recommend this snus to anyone”

Hi everyone!

This review will be about a really interesting snus, Jakobsson’s Hallon & Jordgubb.I really got summerfeelings when I saw the can. And that’s a thing I would say of every can that Jakobssons has ever made. They have the ability to make every can characteristic for their brand. With that said, I’m sure you can feel my absolute joy of reviewing this snus.

As I mentioned earlier, I really got summerfeelings when I saw it – partly by the really nice design. (I absolutely love the compass formed trash can on top of the snus) – but mostly by the choice of colours. They have a baby blue background with golden letters. It gives you a really exclusive feeling about it. Not to be forgotten is the obvious name of the snus – Hallon & Jordgubb (directly translate is Raspberry and Strawberry)

So, it’s time to actually review the snus.

Once I opened the can, I got smashed in the face with the smell of strawberrys. And it reminded me of a Swedish tradition – Midsummer Eve. (Seriously on of the most enjoyable feast you can be a part of). It also have a smell that reminds me of tea. Fruit tea with a lot of sugar, hehe!

So I put a pouch under the lip, and it tastes almost exactly as it smells. And it’s really sweet. maybe too sweet for some peoples, but it’s nothing that bothers me. The pouches are wellpacked, so the adjustments are minimal. It just lays there – perfect.

The pouch starts to run after about 50 minutes, and this is where the raspberry kicks in. It has a pretty strong taste of nicotine, mixed with the raspberry taste. And the funny thing about this snus, is that it feels like it will never stop run. I seriously felt happy snusing this one, thou the fact that it’s strong, runs for a long time and that the pouch doesn’t need a bigger adjustment – mostly because it is so welled packed.

With all this said, I would absolutely recommend this snus to anyone.

And lets face the fact – a little bit of summer makes everyone happy.

I’m giving this one a .

Best regard,
Robin

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Skruf Slim Rålakrits White

“a sweet tobacco taste pop through the licorice flavor”

Hey guys!! Today I will be reviewing Skruf Rålakris for you, I hope you all enjoy!

So on opening a can of the Rålakris snus you are greeted by a lovely gentle aroma of Licorice with a slight tobacco hint there also. It smells great!
I found that the portions were quite a bit dryer then most white portion snuses but I actually preferred that.  But even with that said the portions were still a good size and fitted really comfortably under my lip.

Once placed under the lip you get a great almost sweet tasting licorice flavor come through pretty quickly after you have moistened the portion. After about 15 minutes I started to notice a sweet tobacco taste pop through the licorice flavor. The flavor of this snus holds up well though and still tastes great a good 45 minutes into the portion. With no noticeable drip until about the same time.

It is only a regular strength snus mind so a bit weaker then the snuses I normally favor but I still really enjoyed it and will most definitely be having it again in the future.

So in my books Skruf Rålakris gets an easy

Matt

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Epok Lime Slim White

“The aroma is so mild, yet rich, fruity and full”

When you see Epok Lime Slim White on your order page, it seems like a refreshing snus for hot summer days; and trust me, it’s full of great surprises!
I was quite skeptical about this pack, since Epok Lime snus is a sting-free snus… Yep, you read correct – pop it in, and you can’t feel a thing (or so they say, I thought).

The very first second I opened the can, I was surprised with seeing nothing but little white portions. Where are the brown packs? There was absolutely no tobacco smell, no strong nor pungent aroma, you just smelled lime!
The aroma is so mild, yet rich, fruity and full, my room immediately started to smell great. I popped one in, and waited in order to notice at least one or two negative things so I can get back to my regular snus. I must admit, it was a great surprise. You can’t find a single bad thing!
Taste was quite full and fresh, but not strong or overpowering. Sting-free combination of white tobacco and aroma was spot on, taste is really long lasting – up to 30-40 minutes easily. Every next pack was even better – no coloring like in regular snus, no snus rush, yet still packs all the benefits and effects of regular snus!
I am glad to be proven wrong when it comes to a good product, and Epok Lime made me want to try even more various white fruity snus as soon as possible!

Thank you Epok, you deserved a good from me!

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