Marko – Snus Squad Member

“You only live once? Wrong, you only die once. Live every day to the fullest”

Name: Marko Lulic
Age: 30
Nationality: Croatian

Hobbies: Playing bass guitar and manufacturing beard products – Beard oils and beard combs (only quality products for fellow bearded guys – mahogany or nothing!). Rainy and cold days are the best days to take out my bass guitar and play some bluesy or country tunes, while during sunny times I gladly replace my playing with woodworking and dusty room to create beard oils and various one of a kind, unique and personalized mahogany beard combs for fellow bearded villains of the world!

Favorite Snus: Offroad Coffee Vanilla, no dilemma here! Can you imagine a better way to start your every day, than with a hot cup of black coffee and coffee-vanilla flavored snus? It’s the best of two worlds combined, an unbeatable combo for everyday waking up!

My first snus experience: Several years ago I was attending a metal show downtown, and that nights guest band was a band from Sweden. Swedish band playing metal – you can’t go wrong with that, so after a great show onstage, I met the guys and we started talking. One thing caught my eye, every now and then; the drummer was shoving a weird pack under his lip and going “Mmmmmm… Now, where were we?” “What’s that dude?”, I asked. The dude explained, and since I was already smoking for 13-14 years, it instantly seemed as a great way to either reduce smoking, or stop smoking. “Can I try that?” I asked, and I think I didn’t even get the chance to finish the sentence, he already opened up his pack, and served it. The smell of eucalyptus was overwhelming, portions were neatly stored in a circular formation, it was beautiful just to stare at it. I took one, and boy was I in a weird time lapse of 20 minutes… Burning sensation was both pleasant and repulsive, the smell and aroma of eucalyptus was something I never experienced nor ever imagined I would experience when it comes to tobacco products; it was definitely love at first taste! That same night I found out a disastrous thing – snus is only obtainable in Sweden… “Yeah, well you can look it up online, I think some websites might even ship to Croatia.” – That was enough. I googled “buy snus online”, first webpage that popped up was Northerner. The variety of available products made me feel like a little kid in a chocolate factory. But, does Northerner ship to Croatia? It does? A-WE-SO-ME! I filled up my shopping cart, paid everything, and a week later, my first order of snus arrived. That was the beginning of a long lasting snus relationship, which will last for a long, long, looooong time! Long story short, I stopped smoking after 14 years, thanks to one band from Sweden, whose drummer had snus. Thank you Sweden, thank you snus!

Favorite life hack: Removing large quantities of meat from the fridge by simply grilling it and eating it afterwards. Works every time!

A quote that sums up my view on life: YOLO – You only live once? Wrong, you only die once. Live every day to the fullest!

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William – Snus Squad Member

“I’ll eat what I want, and I’ll die like a man”

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 Onyx 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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Robin – Snus Squad Member

“I am the master of my faith, I am the captain of my soul”

Name: Robin
Age: 26
Nationality: Swedish
 
Hobbies:
I am a huge wrestling fan, been following it sense 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.
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Yasir – Snus Squad Member

“The world is changed by your example, not by your opinion”

Name: Yasir
Age: 26
Nationality: Swedish/Pakistani

Hobbies: Travelling and becoming more and more cultivated, Barbering, boxing and recently I have found a sort of enjoyment in coffee brewing.

My first snus experience: When I was at a young age I tried snus for the first time. I received a snus portion from a friend of mine, the feeling I had is inexplainable but I was hooked from the first time. The first brand I ever tried was Göteborgs Rapé. Since then I have tried all kinds of sorts of snus, I have even created my own snus.

Favorite Life Hack: Take a sip of coffee before adding sugar, you won’t need as much sugar for it to taste as sweet afterwards.

A quote that sums up my view on life: The world is changed by your example, not by your opinion.

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Marek – Snus Squad Member

“Live like there’s no tomorrow, love and dip”

Name: Marek Hlaváč
Age: 18

Nationality: Czech

Hobbies: Football, traveling, hanging out with friends, watching Netflix and playing video games

Favorite Snus: Siberia Red white dry

My first snus experience: when I was sixteen and ever since then I know how awesome it is. I just love that buzz. I used to smoke but I’m only dipping nowadays.

Favorite life hack: Being nice to people, it pays back.

A quote that sums up my view on life: Live like there’s no tomorrow, love and dip.
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Sara – Snus Squad Member

“Don’t always trust your gut feeling”

Name: Sara Szajewska
Age: 30
Nationality: Swedish/Croatian/Polish

Hobbies: Webdesign, games, movies, tv-series, zumba

Favorite Snus: Rapé XR

My first snus experience: In college (gymnasiet), one of my class mates used snus and I tried my
first pouch. I instantly liked it and remember snusing in the bathroom of my family home so my
parents wouldn’t notice.

Favorite life hack: Keep your headphones on even if you’re not listening to music to keep people
from talking to you in public.

A quote that sums up my view on life: Don’t always trust your gut feeling.

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Pavel – Snus Squad Member

“If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door”

Name: Pavel Bartoš
Age: 18

Nationality: Czech

Hobbies: I enjoy living an active lifestyle. I have been playing floorball since I was 8 years old and lately went for football as well. In the little spare time left I like to read fantasy or play videogames.

Favorite Snus: I once asked my friend if he knows something stronger than Oden’s Cold Dry. He recommended me Siberia White Dry and it was a love on a first dip.

My first snus experience: My first snus was when I was 16. My friend gave me Thunder Ultra Strong and I remember successfully keeping it in my mouth for 5 minutes before I gave up.

Favorite life hack: Putting an alarm clock to 2 am so I could wake up only for the feeling of sleeping for another 5 hours.

A quote that sums up my view on life:  “If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door.”
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Frank – Snus Squad Member

“You’re not escaping death, so enjoy life’s pleasures now”

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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