Grov Portion

“the holy grail of snus”

I’m not a morning person. In fact, I am the absolute opposite. I need a big cup of black coffee,

That’s my morning ritual. You can postpone the breakfast, if you just have some coffee (if you are a coffee person so to say). This, and a snus of course. In the morning it’s not really that important what kind of snus it is, just as long as you have something under the lip. The missing piece. But there is something special with this one.

Grov Portion – the holy grail of snus, in my own opinion. Of all the snus that I have tried among the years, I’ve managed to always return to Grov Portion. For me, it’s the piece that closes the circle. It’s the snus that makes every morning a little bit better.

It has this wonderful sort of wooden taste, and a lovely strong tobacco flavour.

And I would actually go so far, that I will say it tastes nostalgic. Grov Portion is the snus that your father, uncle, grandpa and so on. was snusing. At least in my case. It has that childhood smell. The same smell that newly done pancakes smells like. Well… not as pancakes, but you get the picture.

Speaking of time!

Once you put the snus in you will not have to wait more than just 25 minutes before the nicotine kicks in, and the flavour remains even after 1hour – and is still going strong. This is one of the main reasons I snus Grov. You can have the can longer, and don’t need to rush down to the corner shop 5 minutes before closing, just because you only have 4 left.

If you don’t snus that often, it not a big deal. The bags are soggy, and remains so even after a week (that is actually the longest time I’ve had a can.) Even though I am convinced that you can have one for longer.

I think that it is a snus for a person that has been snusing original portion. Considering the fact that it has a strong tobacco flavour, and that the nicotine kicks in pretty fast.

So overall, as earlier mentioned, Grov Portion is my holy grail of snus,

I would absolutely give it a 

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Offroad Gold Selection Portion

“Offroad Gold Selection really is a golden selection”

Hey friends,

It’s time to rate this nice little fella, Offroad Gold Selection Portion.
I must say that I was really happy when I saw the can, cause it is a really fine can with nice golden details on a carbon black background. It really has a stylistically pure impact, almost as when you lay your eyes on a perfectly designed car – a pure satisfaction for the eye. So basicly, you get the feeling that it’s a snus for real snusers, at least I did!

The description from the producer of the snus, described it as a “classic tobacco taste with hints of bergamot.” Once I opened the can, a nice tobacco and citrus mixed aroma just spread through the room. So, my first impression of the snus was “Alright, the smell is perfect”.

So how about the taste?
One thing that did cross my mind, was that the bags was not as filled. So I nearly knew from the beginning that the bag was going to twist itself, once it start to run. The bags are moist, but not so you get smudgy on your fingers. So, I put one under the lip, and the tobacco smell sustained with a strong flavour. This, and a really, really nice citrus taste. And I’ll have to agree with the producer, it has a nice hint of bergamot. So, to say about the taste is that Offroad Gold Selection really is a golden selection.

The nicotine kicked in fast, just about 25 minutes. But it did only last for about an hour and half. But don’t get me wrong, it’s no shame in that, cause it’s a very pleasing hour and a half! And considering the fact that the bags are not so well packed, I must say that I was honestly surprised that it did last so long.

Offroad Gold Selection gets an  from me.

I would recommend this to everyone, cause it is a nice snus experience!

Until next time
Robin

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Al Capone Green Extra

Hi guys,

When you first open up the tub of Al Capone Green Extra you are greeted by a beautiful fresh smelling wintergreen smell with tobacco hints as well. The smell is nice and strong and lingers in your nostrils which is awesome.

When I first put one of the portions under my lip I could immediately taste that awesome wintergreen taste and boy did it last. Could still taste the wintergreen a good 45 minutes in however after about 30 minutes you start to get tobacco flavors as well. Once again I find that chew bags seem to drip less then normal snus portions! Anyone else found it to be like this??

This is one product that I will order again for sure.

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Thunder NRG Portion

“this one is the Armageddon of snus”

Aloha friends!

So I recieved this really cool looking can, named Thunder NRG. And wow, just wow. It has this really cool design, with lightning bolts, and thick red coloured text. I got the same exited feeling as I had when I bought one of my favorite TV-games of all times (Ninja Gaiden 2, hehe). Anyhow, the design made me happy – just because it simply looks badass.

Once I opened the can, a strong smell of candy and energydrink spread in the air (I was sitting outside when I opened it. Even the people I was with, sitting a couple of meters from me asked where the smell came from. It has a really stingy aroma. Before I put a snus under my lip, I’m always inspecting the bags. Just so I can answer some simple questions in my head. Such as: how are the bags packed? Is it moist? Do I have to do any corrections on the bag before I put it under my lip?

I have to say, Thunder NRG Portion is a perfectly balanced snus in every aspect of it. It’s well packed, so any corrections aren’t necessary. And yes, it is moist. We are, what you call it in love – a perfect match.

Now it’s finally time to taste it. I put this perfectly packed bag under the lip and it strikes me how strong it I, and really how sweet it tastes. The producers really found that perfect combination of taste and smell. I can feel the energy drink-taste, and the sweetness of some candy. My cousin told me, when I began to snus that I will cross some really “dangerous” snus. With dangerous he means that it tastes extremely nice. If a snus can be dangerous, this one is the Armageddon of snus, seriously.

After I had it in for about 15 minutes, the nicotine hit me like a baseball bat in the face. Sorry for capslocking, but JESUS CHRIST, THIS ONE IS REALLY STRONG. But I said to myself to hang in there, cause believe me people, I wanted to take it out. But just to give it a properly correct review, and for the experience, I did. The strong level just remains, and remains, even after an hour and half. And then it slows down in the running. After about two hours, it doesn’t run so much.

The single handed best thing with this snus, is that it gives you the same feeling after each bag. I was almost exhausted after a snus of this. But I really enjoyed it. I think that this is one of my new favourite snus. But, this is under the category of extreme strong snus, so I would not recommend it to a person that’s not a longtime snuser, or a strong snuser.

I give this one and easy 

Until next time
Robin

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Smålands Brukssnus Portion

“Imagine a deep misty forest, with flannelshirt-wearing woodsmen working”

Hey guys,

This snus is not for the weak or easily light-headed. For me, as a white portion user, the Småland Bruksnus is really strong.
The box design is classy and interesting. With the antlers and the old font I get intrigued to know what kind of snus it is inside. Imagine a deep misty forest, with flannelshirt-wearing woodsmen working. That is where it takes me, and that is the kind of people I believe this snus is made for. The taste is a bit whisky-like but also classic strong tobacco taste that you expect from a snus like this.
I must say I’m a bit surprised with how long I could have Småland Bruksnus under my lip, even though it’s not white portion. I guess it’s because they are a bit dryer than regular portion snus, so I could keep it in for almost an hour. I am also satisfied with the burning sensation I get under my lip, as a 5+ years user of snus I never expect that anymore. So for that – Smålands Brukssnus Portion earns an extra star!
With that said, the burning sensation makes the nicotine kick in a lot faster, about 5-10 min later. And that, my friends, is not for a silly light-headed white portion-girl like me.
Rating:  pouches

Your truly,
Sara

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Thunder X, Chewing Bags, White Portion

Hey!

I’m about to review the Thunder X, Chewing Bags, White portion. I first just want to say that the Chewing bags is really my new favourite type of pouches. They really bring out the best in every snus – honestly.

So, let the game begin. As I opened the can, I really felt the mint/menthol smell. It is something special with a mint/menthol flavoured snus – it smells extremely fresh. Every pouch is really welcomed! One thing that sort of bothered my eye, was how small packed the pouches where. It may be preconceptions, but a small packed pouch is not a strong snus.

Alright,
Once I put a pouch in I felt the menthol flavour in my hole mouth –   almost as mouthwash. Really surprised that this tiny little pouch could taste so much. So, I first tried the old-fashioned way – under the lip. It just lays there, almost unnoticed – and just spreads a mint/menthol taste in the mouth. But about 40 minutes in, it starts to run. Just small amounts at the time. Sorry for the upcoming caps lock, but DAMN – this is a really, really, really strong snus. And the fact that it doesn’t run much, you can have it in easily for 1,5 hours (that is counted from when it starts to run).

So, let’s try the best way, the chewing way. I put it in, and lightly chewed on it. It started to run about 10 minutes in, and now it run a whole lot more then when you have it under your lip. It’s on the borderline to an extremely strong snus (Almost too strong for me, and well… that says a lot, hehe) But the minus for the chewing variant, is that it doesn’t last that long. Now, I’m not an expert of creating snus – but I’m taking a wild guess that it would last longer if you packed it more. Well, let’s not get down on that road cause sure there is a bigger picture with more aspects to think about.

Anyhow. I’ve noticed a thing with the brand Thunder. And that is that they want to bring out the best of a snuser. They know how to make a strong snus, hat’s off for you guys.

So, who’s up for this snus? I am not recommending this snus to anyone that isn’t used to snusing strong pouches. But if you are – you’re up for a chock!

I’m giving this one a  – really surprised of this one, and I really enjoyed it.

Best regards
Robin

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Epok Laktris Slim Strong

Hey guys today I’m going to be reviewing Epok Laktris Slim Strong.

I was excited for this one because I love lakrits and I do really like epok snus, so I couldn’t wait to try it.

On receiving it and opening the can you are instantly greeted by the best smelling lakrits from any snus I have ever had before. And it’s a lakrits smell through and through can’t really smell much else in the snus.

On putting one under my lip I was greeted by the comfortable fit of a Epok snus portion and a strong and pleasant lakrits flavor straight away that lasted for a good 30 minutes before I started to get a bit of a tobacco taste coming through with the flavor carrying on for a little longer. No overly noticeable dripping for the best part of an hour which is great.

This snus in particular is stronger then then the normal Epok snus, which only made it better!

If you’ve never tried Epok snus before you should because it’s really good. However when you first open the cans you will see something different! The portions are white.

I’m going to give this a,

Because I love lakrits so much. Try it you won’t be disappointed.

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U Sample No 5 Chewing Bags

Hey friends!

This review will be about U Sample No5 white portion – not only an original pouch, but also a chewing pouch. And honestly, ten fingers to God, I was a bit concerned of this one. Not about the pouch itself, but about the chewing part. Cause for me, to chew a pouch has been kind of taboo. I prefer to just have it under the lip, like a membrane to the gum.

But my best friend always says that no one remembers a chicken. So, who am I not to listen to my best friend? (don’t tell him that I said that)

After inspecting the can, I must say that it is something about it that makes it hard not to look at it. I don’t know if it is because of the red text, or the big U. But it sure is something about it! One other thing that really got my attention was two simple words “xtra strong” – perfect match.

So, once opening the can, you could feel the bergamot sting in your nose. And if you’ve read my previous reviews, you probably understand that I really enjoy it. Bergamot is always a winning concept if you want a lovely snus (at least in my book!) I decided that I would try the first pouch the old-fashioned way, under the lip. And yes, it is pretty packed, and the bags are thicker than an original. Not sure if they really are, but it sure does feel like it.

It takes about 55 minutes for it to release the nicotine, and holy smokes, it’s a strong snus. You feel the citrus-bergamot mixed flavour. And it bonds together, like a hand in a glove! It last for another hour and half, then it starts to lose intense. And it is really, really good. I would almost call it delicious!

And now, the concerned part. It’s finally time to test the chewing part of it. And after reading instructions on how to chew it, I began to chew it very gentle. And it didn’t take long for the nicotine to kick in. We aren’t talking even 20 minutes. But wow, this was now a totally new snus. It runs pretty much, but not too much. And it’s even stronger now than before. But the downside of it, is that it didn’t last that long now. It almost made an hour extra though. But I must say, that the experience made me impressed. My concern is now an conviction – chewing snus is snus 2.0.

BRAVO to the makers of it – I’m giving it a 

Best regards,
Stay well!
Robin

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Lundgrens Slim Mojito

“well-balanced, delicate, and unique”

With the dread chill of winter apparently having been shed here – along with any semblance of spring as we’ve gone from freezing to hot in days – the warmer weather evokes memories of wonderful summertime activities – going to the beach, enjoying the sunlight, and one of my personal favorites – cold drinks.

I know snus has come in many flavors, and in the “cold drinks” department, I’ve delved as far as a single malt whisky snus. It wasn’t bad but it was also not a white portion so I feel like I didn’t get the full experience. My mouth runs wet so I suffer from drip very quickly and never got to hold a portion longer than 30 minutes.

When I received Lundgrens Mojito portions, I was excited. Rum is wonderful. Mint and lime are also wonderful. Combined…well, you get the picture.

The can’s presentation is simple and straightforward – plain white, simple, easy. No nonsense. The lid has a portion holder that doesn’t come completely off, which is INCREDIBLY useful. I’m really clumsy and when I am using my regulars, the holder lids tend to slip out of my hands and roll away from me, to great frustration. These lids should be the norm.

Eager to find out more, I opened the can to find white portions, somewhat small (hey, they ARE slim), but what really captivated me was the aroma – while a mojito contains lime and mint, the lime is far more pronounced, but the mint is there, subtly making its presence felt If I didn’t know better, I’d swear there was a hint of rum as well.

The flavor is very, very mild. It’s there, but a person like me who has most likely blown out their tastebuds from going to extremes had trouble picking it up initially. So, like any good reviewer or flavor explorer would do, I put 2 portions in, one on each side. The lime is probably the most pronounced flavor in the profile, even providing a mouth-watering tartness to the snus. The mint and any other flavors are muted at best, yielding to the citrus flavor of lime. This in itself isn’t a bad thing, but the balance isn’t what I expected. I’ll rarely say a snus is bad; only that it’s not necessarily my thing. This isn’t a bad snus. It’s well-balanced, delicate, and unique. But it’s on the mild side for my taste profile. They are fairly slow to drip as well, which to me and any snus user wanting to get value, is a plus. I always feel that a quick dripping snus is a wasted opportunity – the longer I can savor one, the happier I am because that makes a can last longer.

This may be my own undoing here as I’m used to bold flavors in pretty much everything I consume. Where most people keep salt and pepper on the table, I keep sriracha and chili paste. Most people consider a mixed drink to be like a mojito, a medley of flavors, none overwhelming the others. To me, a mixed drink is Islay whisky with ice. (Note: Islay whisky is by far the strongest flavored of all Scotch, heavy, smoky, and deep)

Throwing my own personal bias out the window and rating this snus for what it is, I would still give it a solid It’s definitely a one of a kind flavor, a refreshing island breeze in a world of limited choices. Personally, if it was a little bolder with its flavors, I’d use it more often if not make it a regular to change things up from my minty daily regime. Now, if we want to dream, a pina colada snus would get my full attention.

As always, you should give it a try, every snus deserves our love and attention.

By Frank D

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Taboca Extra Strong portion

So, I received a new package of snus the other day. The box was red and didn’t really look like a snus box. It actually looked like one of those recycled plastic boxes, but the box was pretty clean. Completley red with only the “Taboca” brand on it in white and the green leaf hanging on the top.

When opening the box there isn’t an overwelming smell, you can only feel hints of tobacco hitting your nose. The packaging of the small bags are not in order, it’s basically just a mess of bags in the box. I took one bag up and flattened it out, put it up under the lip and then I could feel the taste mixxing around in the mouth… It tastes pure tobacco. There is a difference between this brand and the others, most of the other brands have different tastes mixxed with the tobacco, this one however… It tastes pure tobacco and I love it!

Another notable thing is that this is actually a strong portion which you can feel. The strength of the snus is not in the taste but you can feel the nicotine hit you up.

I enjoyed it for as long as it lasted, there is no difference in the time lapse between this snus and the other brands, basically the same.

Taboca Extra Strong Portion goes great with coffee and as you all know, I love my snus and coffee.

Overall rating: 

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