Thunder Ultra Winter G

Today we will be talking about the Thunder Ultra Winter G chewing bags!

When you open up the can you are greeted with a beautifully familiar smell of wintergreen with tobacco hints in the background which I’m sure we have all come to live through our snus usage, I mean I know I do!!

The taste is very typical of wintergreen snus if not a bit more mellow then normal but it was nice and long lasting, with it lasting around 75 minutes before the flavor wasn’t noticeable anymore, and next to no dripping at all until about 35 – 40 minutes which is amazing.

This has been my favorite Nordic chew that I’ve tried so far and one of my favorite wintergreen products full stop. I recommend all you wintergreen fans to try it

An easy 

Will definitely be having this one regularly without a doubt.

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Jakobssons Wild Mint CB

This one was a bit tricky… Jakobsson’s Wild Mint chewing bags are not that different to Jakobsson’s snus to be honest. The difference is only noticed under the lip, due to tobacco being cut differently. The trick is to chew the bag gently several times to get that nicotine and taste kick sooner.

So, let’s go to the can, shall we… Jakobsson’s Wild Mint CBs has a gentle but stable and quite distinct mint flavor with a hint of herbal scent, and quite a scent it is… When you open the can, you immediately get slapped by a sharp smell of menthol, spearmint, multiple herbs and peppermint. Just to enhance the aromas and smell, the bags are moist as well, so there will be no problem with almost instant aroma and nicotine kick.

Since we are talking about a mint CB, there is that distinguished chilly tingling sensation when placing it under the lip, and it expands through your breathing cavities – mouth and nose both! It tastes quite sweet, like candy made of mint mixed with a dash of chocolate (even though the chocolate is not present), the peppermint, spearmint and menthol are balanced quite nice, and herbal presence is just right (it only accents out the aroma, which is a nice touch). The thing that is odd here, you almost can’t even taste the tobacco, which can be a deal breaker for some consumers.

Nicotine kick is quite fast, and does not wear off so easy. Flavor time-span is on the low side, takes up to 45 minutes to wear off completely, and it’s kind of a bummer to lose the taste so fast. Trust me, you’ll want to have that thing in your mouth for at least 1.5 hours after you get addicted to it. That’s what she said… 😊
This one is quite tricky to put a grade without some good thinking… On the plus side, we have aroma, great kick, almost instant effect; but on the other hand we have almost no tobacco taste, low aroma time-span… Leaving it on the down note, in hope they fix either the taste or aroma lasting: 

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Northerner Christmas Boxes – Smokeless Tobacco boxes

“The perfect gift for a smokeless tobacco lover”

Hi guys,

We’ve now released a preview of our Christmas boxes that will be available for sale very very soon at Northerner.

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Skoal Mint Snus

Skoal Mint snus by the U.S. Smokless Tobacco Company is an American entry into the snus market. It is not the first American attempt at snus; there have been several mediocre attempts already. This is the first American snus that I have seen resemble the quality in production and taste of European products. The Snus itself comes in large, white-style pouches and is similar in style to a “maxi” brand.

The snus is a heavily mentholated, rather sweet mint, and, honestly, does not taste half bad. It is not a subtle taste; the menthol hits the lip quickly and powerfully.  All in all, however, the mint flavoring does not distinguish itself compared to other brands. It is sweet, almost cloyingly so. I am more impressed with the menthol’s bite, but menthol is a personal favorite of mine. This is not my favorite snus, and I most likely would not seek it out, however, it certainly works in a pinch and is altogether agreeable.

Nicotine wise, this is a comparatively weak snus. It gets the job done, but it won’t impress you. The nicotine asserts itself mildly about a minute after using the snus and is gone just as quickly in about fifteen minutes.

All in all, it isn’t a bad snus, but you have much better options for a mint snus.

I give this snus a

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Kapten Melon Extra Stark

“I enjoy a fat bag of Kapten”

Alright, so I’ve tried alot of different variations of snus in my life. They’ve been flavored and non-flavored.

Let’s try KAPTEN Melon Extra Stark!

The box is a regular snus box and if you’ve had Kapten before you’ll know that they have a specific sigil and the text KAPTEN written all over the box.
“Kapten” means Captain in Swedish and to be honest, hitting up a snus with Melon flavour didn’t seem like their type of thing. I opened the package and the smell of Melon was actually non existant. The only smell coming from that box was the regular Kapten smell. Once opened, I picked up on of the bags, basically they have these fat bags compared to the rest of the snus industry that in general creates regular, thin sized bags. I don’t know about you but I enjoy a fat bag of snus. You might have to snus for a couple of years before enjoying that type of snus under your lips.

The taste doesn’t hit you straight away, it takes a while for the snus to get soaked and the flavors to be mixed up in your mouth, it actually took longer than I expected. After a while I could feel a small hint of melon, but mostly the other snus flavors overtook that part of the job. It’s actually a bit difficult to mix your own flavors with a totally new flavor.

Kapten has great snus usually but I have to say that I’m a bit dissappointed with this one.

Overall rating 

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General One Portion by Alexander Gustavsson

“Every pouch is a gift from the God of snus”

Hey guys!

Today’s review will be about the new snus, General One – that has been created together with the Swedish UFC-fighter Alexander ‘The Mauler’ Gustafsson. In my world, as a snuser, that is, by far, the absolute greatest honor you’ll ever receive. Cause all of a sudden, you are a piece of the brand that for many users, is possibly the only real selection. (And not to be forgotten, I am a huge fan of The Mauler)

So, let’s get down to business.
The can is absolutely gorgeous, and seriously deserves a High-five. It is a pretty basic design, with a big General stamp on it – Just in case you didn’t notice that it was a General can. And of course, they added Alexanders autograph on it. Sometimes, less is more. In this case, less is gold.

Once I opened the can, it hit me how similar it smells loose snus. Which I knew it means that there is not added flavors in it – just pure tobacco. And I think that, this is how a snus should smell, and hopefully taste. One thing that got my real attention was that the pouches didn’t feel like an ordinary pouch. (I will not sink in deeper on why, but Swedish Match has found a new way to create pouches for more stronger and softer pouches that makes the bag fill out a whole lot better than before. I applaud you for this) So the need for adjustments isn’t there, to be honest. Every pouch is perfect, every time. I put one in, and had it under the lip for a long time. After about 50 minutes it starts to run. And it doesn’t run that much – but the amounts are strong, and it tastes tobacco. You can have it in for almost 2 and half hours – before it’s time to put a new one in.

I’ve may have said it before, but this is my new favorite snus. I absolutely love it. It is seriously the most perfect pouch I’ve ever tasted. Every pouch is a gift from the God of snus.

However…
This is not a snus for everyone, because it is stronger than an ordinary snus. But, if you do enjoy strong snus, I absolutely recommend it. This will be my new everyday snus.

I’m giving this a .

Until next time,
Robin

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Thunder Cool M

“Thunder Cool M would be great with a cold mojito!”

Thunder Cool M Chewing bags are the same brand as the Mel Oh, but this snus is mint-flavored.

It has a really strong scent of menthol, very fresh but I have to be honest, I do miss the mix of flavored mint with tobacco-scent. As soon as I pop a pouch under my lip it gets really refreshing, almost like a small ice-bag in my mouth. It stings right away, and the feeling gets to my head which I love about snus in general. As you may already know, I’m not the biggest fan of mint-flavored snus, but this hits me good.

I think the Thunder Cool M would be great with a cold mojito! It takes a good ten minutes before the nicotine really starts to kick in because the Thunder Cool M is almost numbing the lip (in a good way). After about 15 minutes I started to feel a bit of sweetness to the taste which was suprising, but I’m not really convinced that it’s a good mix. Although those are chewing bags they are not that dry, and I did not chew on them because they felt like regular snus. I had a pouch in for about 30 minutes before I felt it was enough, because the mint-taste started to fill my mouth way too much. If you like the flavor this is of course a good thing.

To sum up, I liked it at first but the taste just takes over the nice refreshing taste which is pretty sad.

Rating: 

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Gustavus Slim Cut Blue

“Boy, was I in for a surprise!”

Gustavus Slim Cut Blue

I waited eagerly for my first review can to come in the mail, and was excited when they finally arrived. I eagerly opened my package and was greeted by a new face. A handsome can, white as the driven snow, emblazoned with a large blue S on it.I’m not familiar with the Gustavus brand nor any of their products, so I was looking forward to trying something new.

Now, to be fair, in the United States, there seems to be a default color-coding of flavors. It goes something like this:

Green – any generic “mint” flavor, but usually spearmint. Occasionally wintergreen.
Blue – Peppermint
Red – Cinnamon
Orange – Orange or some citrus-y variant

That being said, I, in my limited mindset, assumed what I was getting was a slim minty portion.

Boy, was I in for a surprise. I cracked open the can and discovered a scent that was both familiar and yet new. I’ve had the classic snus flavoring before, that bergamot-infused tobacco aroma. There’s definitely some of that in the aroma here, but with the Slim Blue it’s that (or a mind trick) plus an added floral/herbal scent that fills the nose with memories of a fresh spring day. Although I am a huge mint fan by default, I’m always open to new things, so I couldn’t wait to try this.

The portions are incredibly soft to the touch, and being white portions they are quite dry as well. Placing one in the lip is a sensory joy. It goe in easily, and the size plus the softness of the portion make adjustments in the lip completely unnecessary.

The nicotine is mild, at least to me. There’s no “rush” you’d get with a strong snus. Rather, it comes to you gently over the course of five to ten minutes. The flavor does remind me of that classic snus mix I mentioned before, but the juniper in the mix also smacks of a good gin.It’s present, and you know it’s there, but it’s also not bludgeoning you with its flavor. Overall, the flavor is quite pleasant and a nice change from what I normally use. Being one who likes to keep a portion in while I work, I found that I could handle a coffee or other beverage without the need to remove the portion. I kept my portions in for about 90 minutes on average before the drip made me need to remove it.

If you’re a fan of the bergamot snus flavoring, you’d really enjoy Gustavus Slim Blue. It’s familiar but just different enough to make it a refreshing change.
While it doesn’t click with my preferences, I can spot a good thing when I see it. It might not make its way into my favorites, but I can honestly say that I enjoyed this as something off the beaten path I tread, something that reminds me that good snus isn’t limited to just what you prefer, but can be found in unexpected places.

By Frank D.

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Thunder Liq+

“great from the moment I opened the can”

So today I’m gonna to be reviewing the Thunder Liq+ chewing bags for you all.

First of all I want to say don’t be scared to try Nordic chew/ chewing bags because they are pretty much identical to portion snus! So go on and try them.

Right so the Liq+ chew was great from the moment I opened the can, when I opened up the can I was greeted with the nicest aroma of licorice you can imagine with slight tobacco notes coming through after a few moments.

The taste was super you get a very nice and strong licorice taste from the start (but not to overpowering) after about 15 minutes I could start to taste the tobacco more then the licorice but it was still great.

I have always found that with Nordic chew the flavors seem to last a bit longer, I mean this particular one was still good about an hour and 15 minutes later and the dripping takes a lot longer to start I didn’t notice a single drip until about 45 minutes had gone by.

I really enjoyed the Thunder Liq+ and will definitely be getting it again.

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Jakobsson’s Ultra Strong Chew Bags Original

“this one was a badass”

Hi guys!

It’s time to review another can of Jakobsson’s – the cans with many faces but each one is representative of the brand – brilliant. This one is called Jakobsson’s Ultra Strong Chew Bags Original, so to be honest, I was really looking forward to this one. Cause let’s face it, not every snus called and are supposed to be strong is not actually really that strong. So this one is Ultra Strong – like the strongest snus I’ve ever tasted. And it’s also a chewing bag.

So, let the dice roll.
Once I opened the can, I was almost stunned of the smell of tobacco. It was strong. Really strong. And the pouches are thick packed, so the adjustments are minimal for fitting under the lip.  And they are really moist, so the excitement for trying it out is halfway up to the atmosphere (haha!)

I putted a pouch under the lip, and it just rested under there. The fact that it just lays there, I forgot actually that it was there. So after about 45 minutes it started to run, and the flavour is pleasant and nice, not actually that strong (for now). But after another 15 minutes the ultra strong aspect kicked in. And take this sentence for real: this is one of the strongest snus I have ever tasted, in my whole life. To be honest with you, I had it in for another 45 minutes, and it was running a lot, so I had to put it out. I knew that this one was a pouch you have phase in, step by step.

So after having snusing up half the can, I know felt ready to try on to chew it. A began to chew it lightly, and after just a few minutes it began to run. And it runned about an hour and a half, then it slowed town it’s tempo.

I’m not recommending this snus for anyone that doesn’t have the experience of strong snus – cause seriously, this one was a badass.

I’m giving it a 

Best regards
Robin

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