Offroad Original Portion

 

“a go-to snus to get you through the day”

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.

William.

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Meet William


“an american soldier who fell in love with swedish snus”

Name: William Paul O’Neill III
Age:
34
Nationality:  US-American

Hobbies: For the most part, I’m a family man, so anything with my wife and daughter when I’m not working. I also like to start, and occasionally finish, woodworking projects, but admittedly I’m probably the world’s most mediocre woodworker.

Favorite Snus: Oden’s Original. This snus is the perfect mixture of value and quality. I find the peppery flavor to be exceptional. While I can’t use it for extended periods of time and usually have to switch brands after a few cans, I always find myself coming back to this snus.

My first snus experience: I was in College in upstate New York. I had just started using Copenhagen and decided to look up “snuff” on Wikipedia. The article referenced Scandinavia as the origin of smokeless tobacco, which I guess makes sense as the city of Copenhagen isn’t in Kentucy. So I ordered some General Onxy and was amazed at the quality, taste, and presentation difference. Better yet, there were dozens of varieties of Swedish snus as opposed to the five or so even remotely acceptable American varieties.

Favorite life hack: Got this one in the Army – if you “ranger” roll your T-Shirts and arrange them in your drawer standing up, you save a bunch of space and it is easier to find the T-Shirt you are looking for without digging through a pile. Seems inconsequential, but it is life altering.

A quote that sums up my view on life:
“I’ll eat what I want, and I’ll die like a man”

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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 favorite 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.

Best,
Frank D

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Meet Frank


“my hobbies are sleeping and snus”

Name: Frank D
Age: 44
Nationality: American

Hobbies: Between working overnights and domestic duties, my hobbies are sleeping and snus. I admit my guilty pleasure is watching wrestling and being a Twitter geek.

Favorite snus: All time is Thunder Ultra Frosted White. I’m a deep end of the pool kinda guy.

My first snus experience: Seeking out General snus locally and racing to the store for Nordic Mint.

Favorite life hack: Offhand, I don’t use many, but keeping snus in the car all winter saves on fridge space and increases discretion!

A quote that sums up my view on life: Stop worrying about what will kill you. You’re not escaping death, so enjoy life’s pleasures now.

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Siberia Brown Portion

“They really managed to create a piece of art”

Siberia Brown – Power Portion

This is a snus I’ve actually been looking forward to try out. 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, you get a The inside was just as beautiful as the outside. I’m absolutely in love.

Best regards
Robin

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Meet our new member Robin


“A wrestling fan who loves strong portion snus”

Name: Robin
Age: 26
Nationality: Sweden

Hobbies:
I am a huge wrestling fan, been following it since forever. Spends a big part of my spare time on reading and watching it.
Series – wow. I could talk for hours about all the series I’m watching.
Well, I’m not just a wrestling and series guy. I rollerblade also, at least when the streets are cleaned from gravel.

Favorite Snus:
Grov Portion – my absolute favourite snus. Soggy, long lasting and rich in flavour. It’s pure perfection.
General Portion Extra Strong – Just as the name says – it is strong. Smells wonderful, and has a quick nicotine kick. Perfect snus for a long car ride.
Kronan Portion – One of the cheaper snus you can buy. But don’t be fooled by the price – it has a high standard, and is really tasteful. Is not as long lasting as a Grov or General, but you can easily have it in for and our, and you can still feel the dark tobacco flavour run.

My first snus experience:
My first experience with snus, was when I stole some from my brothers can. I remember that I loved the smell of it, and I had grown up with it. I often say that some snus smells like your childhood.
Anyhow. My brother had a can of General Lös at the time – not really the idealistic beginner snus. Cause, with no experience other than the smell of it, I had absolutely no idea how to bake a snus. So, I took some, and put it under the lip. It trashed in my mouth, and damn, it was snus all over the place. Not really a great first experience.
But…I decided that I would try a Portion instead. Grov Portion – and I feel in love right away.

Favourite life hack:
Baby wet wipes. It is seriously the one thing that can clean everything. It the MacGyver of cleansing agents.

 A quote that sums up my view on life:
I am the master of my faith, I am the captain of my soul.

Best regards,
Robin

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Hop(e) and Glory White Portion

 

“I’m absolutely in love with it”

Hop(e) and Glory White Portion Snus by Conny Andersson.

On opening the can you are greeted by a lovely sweet citrus aroma with some flowery hints. The portions themselves are dry even for a white portion snus, but that didn’t bother me one bit. And when you first place one under your lip there is a lovely citrus flavor which is quite fruity and slightly flowery, and tastes great after a little while the flavor starts changing to a more herbal and IPA oriented flavor. Which is great you don’t get a strong tobacco taste with this one at all. Overall the flavor of this snus is very gentle and long lasting and I found lasts for about an hour plus, and you don’t get a noticeable drop until about 50 minutes in.

This snus would be a great snus for someone who hasn’t used snus before or is still fairly new to snus.

I’m absolutely in love with it and will be making a very often appearance under my lip.

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Thunder Pepparkaka

“It’s a touch of holiday spirit about it”

Hey all,

Here is a little review for you all about what I feel is the best snus for this holiday period. Thunder Pepparkaka.
The can has a nice touch of holiday spirit about it, and now also has a bigger disposal area than before after Thunder redesigned there cans. A great idea in my opinion.
On opening the can you are instantly greeted by the lovely smell of Pepparkaka* and Christmas which instantly gets you feeling festive and warm inside.
When you put that first portion under your lip you are instantly transported from where ever you are to a lovely festive place that reminded me of my childhood in the kitchen baking Pepparkaka and other festive goodies with my mom.

The taste is beautiful and very much like Pepparkaka and Christmas, but it’s not overpowering at all. After about 5 minutes you start to get some very subtle tobacco hints coming through which complements the other flavors beautifully. I find that this snus has a great long lasting flavor and still tastes great even after an hour. And takes about just as long before there is a big drop coming from the portion.
This is definitely going to be making a lot of appearances under my lip this holiday period and I highly recommend that you get some to try!

*(which in case your wondering is a Swedish gingerbread cookie eaten around the holiday period)

Happy holidays to all

Matt M.

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Offroad X Arctic Explorer – Snubie

“Lovers of high nicotine, rejoice!”

We’re very happy that Chad from snubie.com took the time to write a guest review for us! Read here what he thinks about the strongest Offroad snus ever made:

The new Offroad Xtreme: Arctic Xplorer has arrived!

When I received my cans of this on a recent order I found myself both excited and terrified. If you’ve read Snubie.com long, you know that I’m not the biggest fan of strong snus. I use a few portions a day after meals, but that’s about the extent of it! But, for 7 years I’ve been reviewing snus and even though this one isn’t something I would use regularly, I know there are a lot of high nicotine enthusiasts out there – so this review is for you! The flavor description describes this snus as “an extremely strong snus with a powerful long-lasting flavor of mint and menthol. Offroad X is the strongest Offroad ever made. This snus has a regular sized white pouch.” It took me about a week to get through enough of this to write a review, and needless to say – it is strong! But more on that later.

When you open the can, a very sharp aroma of mint jumps out and assaults your nasal cavities. It is a strong smell. The smell seems to be erring on the side of peppermint. Offroad Arctic Xplorer is another V2 Product to embrace the white dry format. If you’re new to snus and are asking, “What is a white dry portion?”, I’ve got you covered. A white dry pouch is basically a snus portion with less moisture. When it comes to White Dry portions, the pouch has less moisture and will last much longer. I’ve had them last up to 2 hours before, which is quite impressive if you’re a cost conscious snuser! Also, in places where snus is taxed higher by weight, less moisture means less weight and less tax! So there are benefits to the white dry format.

Now, for the flavor portion of this review, I’ll be honest. Usually when I review a product I try to keep it in for as long as possible to get the full flavor experience. With these, I’m able to reach about the 20 minute mark before the nicotine becomes so overwhelming that I have to remove the pouch. That being said, I’m not a strong snus guy! But, I was able to capture as much of the flavor as possible for my review. I noticed the taste to be a sharp mint flavor. It is more on the side of peppermint than spearmint. To compare it to their Cool Mint line, this flavor wasn’t as sweet, smooth, or mellow as Cool Mint – I found it to be a very sharp peppermint flavor. I noticed a mild tobacco character in the background that came out the longer I had the pouch in.

So, if you’re a snuser who enjoys strong snus – give this one a try. It has a great can design, a nice flavor and a very strong nicotine kick. Lovers of high nicotine, rejoice! You may have a new snus in your lineup.

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Epok Ice Cool Mint

“The peppermint punches you right in the face”

Gimmicks and innovations. Both have strong selling power, new and exciting features, and make you want to get your hands on them. With a gimmick, though, those selling points don’t actually come to fruition, and you likely don’t care about getting your hands on the product anymore after the initial use. An innovation, on the other hand, is a game-changer in its realm. It lives up to the hype, and leaves you wanting more. So what is Epok white snus? A gimmick or a true snus innovation? Let’s find out.

Epok has this line of white snus. Not ‘white’ in the sense that we think of the more dry, no-moisture-added snus, white in the sense that it is physically and visually white. The tobacco is washed and somehow cleansed of all brown color, leaving it white, before then packaging in white pouches. They claim that this removes nitrosamines and heavy metals. The actual process is somewhat vague, though. I’d like to know what exactly goes into the cleansing, as I don’t think water alone could do this. But hey, I’m no scientist.

Let’s get onto the actual snus review. This review is of the Ice Cool Mint slim version, which is also the only strong portion flavour that Epok sells. The others are regular strength. I’ll break it down like I usually do.

The tin is clear plastic and looks really cool. I can see how many portions I have left without opening it up. The snus also does not need to be refrigerated. I can verify that this is true, as I left mine out of the fridge, and it did not clump up or get hard in any way. Stayed fresh to the last portion. The pouch material seems a little weak. The portions stuck together a bit, and when I pulled them apart, the material stretched a bit. That being said, not one portion broke on me (as I have read in other reviews), and I was able to fluff the portions like I normally do, not that they needed much fluffing. I’d be interested to know a little more about this pouch material, as it is very soft and comfortable. Will it live up to continued use? Only more testing will tell, but for now, I’d say that it’s a good material.

The aroma is very strong. The peppermint punches you in the face right when the tin is opened. To me, it is pleasant, but sort of seems a little artificial. I guess that’s how most “ice-flavored” products are. Almost toothpaste-like. There isn’t a lot of tobacco aroma, maybe that is due in part to how the tobacco is washed.

The strength is perfect. There is no doubt that this is strong. I’d even bargain that it could be called extra strong. I got a very pleasing, strong tingle from this stuff. The nicotine hit me quick, and lasted a good 30 to 45 minutes. I’d be interested in trying Epok’s regular strength varieties, as I bet they have a good amount of punch to them as well. As time goes on, and the portion gets moist, there is a good tobacco flavour, that is fairly mild, but evident. Nice and well-rounded.

Overall, this Epok Ice Cool snus is mild in flavour, yet very strong. I wouldn’t call it my all-day snus, but it definitely works its way into my schedule frequently. So is it a gimmick or an innovation? To be honest, I’m leaning towards an innovation. The fact that they have removed the brown color, yet still maintained a classic snus feel is pretty darn unique. What I would like to know is how exactly they process it to be white. But hey, if they gave away all their secrets, that wouldn’t be a very smart innovation, now would it? For now, I’d be happy to use it again and try all the interesting flavors Epok has to offer.

Cheers

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