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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Oden’s Extreme Melon Portion

“almost like I had a fresh melon in front of me”

Hey snus lovers,

If I had to count all the snus products I have ever tried, Oden’s would top the ladder by a landslide. With that being said, I have never tried out Odens Extreme Melon Portion so I was quite excited when a I got the chance to.

First I would like to give a shout-out to the person who is behind the design of Oden’s products. I just love the simplicity and elegant look of it, it always catches my eye.

As soon as I opened the can I could feel the pleasant smell of melon almost like If I was in a supermarket and had one in front of me. Even few of my “non-snusers” friends told me they enjoyed the aroma of the snus. I must assure you, it won’t get any better than this.

After a few minutes in my usual spot under my lip, I could taste the melon in my mouth. Highly flavoured snus isn’t exacly my cup of tea, although I would prefer using Odens Melon instead of the actual tea.
As the spring begins here in Eastern Europe, I’m going for a walk with the sweet aftertaste of this exotic fruit and it takes me to a peaceful moment I can’t do other than enjoy. The nicotine kicked in after about 5 minutes and the nicotine strength doesn’t interfere with the taste and other way around. The portion however is a bit rough in my opinion. Nothing I couldn’t overcome though. As I’m reviewing this snus, the taste didn’t wear off for a half an hour now but the nicotine strenght did.

You who enjoy a great fruity taste in your snus products should definitely have this one in your collection. For the rest of you who don’t, Oden’s Extreme Melon Portion is still worth a try.


/ Pavel

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Nordic Storm Slim White Fresh

 “it’s like I’m drinking something cold and refreshing on a hot summer day”

Nordic Storm Slim White Fresh

Nordic Storm… the name of this snus gives me a real feeling of the northern Sweden, or actually any place with really harsh and freezing winters. Perhaps it’s no coincidence they made a mint flavored snus as the name of the brand is perfect for it. As I open the can I immediately feel the smell of mint, but also the classic tobacco which is a great mix of the two. The pouches are slim and white, but also feels a bit dry to the touch. The fresh feeling of the mint comes right away after putting a pouch under my lip, it’s like I’m drinking something cold and refreshing on a hot summer day.

The nicotine kicks in after 5-10 minutes and as it is a white portion I could have it in for quite a long time. Because of the pouches being a bit drier I had it in for over an hour (even while talking) without it starting to drip. Though, the fresh feeling of the mint subsides after about 20 minutes so if you still want that you’ll gonna have to take a new pouch. Nordic Storm Sliw White Fresh is pretty strong, 4 out of 5 according to the box, so it’s definitely not for the weak “snusers”.
I did like this snus but since I’m not a big fan of mint-taste in general (except for gum) I give it 

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LG Slim White Strong Portion

“the Flexlid technology is a great addition to snus cans”

Hey snusers!

Today I´m reviewing Lundgrens slim white extra strong, a pleasant upgrade of regular LG slim white. The snus is decently strong, but not as other extra strong portions. The can itself is equipped with Flexlid, which is a new lid technology, which allow you to stick more used portions as it gets bigger every time you put portions into it.

After opening the can, it greets you with nice herbal and pine smell, also a little bit of citrus odor. The nicotine kicks in quite fast, it doesn’t take more then 5 minutes. The taste is very similar to the smell, as I mostly felt pine and a hint of earthy herbs, it´s a bit sweet and overall the taste is very good. Later on you get a great tobacco taste. It lasts up to more then one hour and it could be more, but it stops hitting after this hour.

To sum up, I liked Ludgrens slim white extra strong quite a lot, it´s tasty and I enjoyed the Flexlid technology, a great addition to snus cans I haven´t heard of before. I´m giving it  because it could be stronger (it should be called extra strong for a reason), otherwise it´s a great snus and I definitely recommend it to all strong snus lovers.

Marek

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INK Strong Chew V.S G.3 Super Slim White

“hits you pretty hard within minutes”

INK Strong Orginal vs G3 Superslim White Strong

INK Strong Original is a new brand on the Swedish market in regards to the G3 which has been available in different forms of snus for a while now.
G3 is a new concept from Swedish Match where they focus on a slim portion of “General”.

Smell and Taste:
INK Strong Orginal has a major smell of tobacco with a small hint of citrus, this is also something that hits your tastebuds once you put the snus under your lip.
G3 Superslim White Strong smells and tastes pure tobacco, you can also feel the strength of the snus when you open the package.

Strength:
To measure the strength on these two different snus is a bit hard due to that they are completely different.
The G3 is a superslim and has a great amount of strength in regards to the size of the package.You can feel the nicotine kick in after about 10 minutes.
INK Strong Original also has massive strength, which actually hits you pretty hard within minutes after you put it in under your lip.

Timelapse:
INK Strong Orginal has a timelapse of about 45 minutes. I could have the snus in for 45 minutes before I had to throw it out.
G3 Superslim White Strong had a timelapse much shorter than the INK Strong Orginal. I had to throw the snus out after about 20-25 minutes.

Overall rating:
G3 Superslim White Strong – Good packaging of snus, slim version of snus that fits perfectly under your lip, great strength and a good tobacco taste.

INK Strong Orginal – Good box, nice design, snus is perfectly packed. Combination of citrus and tobacco in taste is pretty amazing.
The snus packaging is well done and fits good under your lip.

Best,
Yasir

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Offroad Original Portion

“it gets the job done and doesn’t leave the user disappointed”

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.

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Grov Stark Portion

“Swedish Match’s Grov Stark portion snus is a tobacco out for your grandfather’s heart”

It is comforting to know that even with the explosive development of new flavors and technologies within snus manufacturing that some still pay attention to the more traditional flavors that a snus can bring to its user. Swedish Match’s Grov Stark Portion Snus is a prime example of this: a next-generation “strong” portion snus that still calls back to its roots by providing an unaltered tobacco flavor. While many snus users, especially of younger generations, marvel at how extreme the newest raspberry flavored snus can be or how impressively a seasonal snus can remind you of holidays like Christmas, there is a certain comfort and pleasure to be had by allowing older, simpler flavors from bygone eras  to unfold.

Swedish Match’s Grov Stark portion snus is a tobacco out for your grandfather’s heart. This snus is clearly designed to be “traditional,” at least in the sense that it forgoes fancy flavoring and the technological advances in snus packaging of the past decade, but with a significant nicotine kick. Grov Stark is a high-nicotine content snus with a rich and complex tobacco flavor. In this sense, it is something of an oddity. It has no obvious flavor additives, yet possesses the enhanced nicotine content.

Grov Stark’s flavor is a delightful, rich tobacco. While some users may find it plain, those that are willing to give this natural, earthy flavored snus will be delighted. At first, the flavor of the snus is unassuming. Given time, the rich tobacco of the snus will reveal its complexities and present a multitude of flavor profiles much like a fine wine or scotch would. Personally, I pick up a bitter, chocolate flavor and the slightest hint of pepper.

This snus has a solid nicotine kick. You can feel it quickly, and the nicotine stays for a reliable 20 minutes. It is certainly a strong snus, however the nicotine is not overwhelming.

As with most Swedish Match products, Grov Stark Portion Snus is a product of exceptional quality. I find it odd that a snus with such a traditional tobacco flavor would come in a high nicotine variety, as that seems to cater to two very different populations of snus users. In that sense, it is a snus that is a bit out of place and I am not sure how big the “I like traditional flavors that unfold like a fine whiskey’s but I also need extra stimulants” market is.

Overall, I give this fine snus a .

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General Wintergreen Portion

“You know exactly what you’re getting with this snus”

General Snus is probably one of the best known names in the States as far as real Swedish snus goes. In fact, it’s the only Swedish snus I’ve seen sold fairly regularly anywhere here. I’ve seen Thunder sold only in a handful of locations, most of which are in New York City, and that’s too much trouble for me to hop a train (and pay 20 dollars) for some snus. So, from my introduction to snus, it’s been the General by my side and in my lip. I’ve tried the American versions of snus but they are far from enjoyable in comparison to the authentic stuff.

That being said, General is a very no-nonsense product, regardless of which type you prefer. You know exactly what you’re getting. Their product is very consistent in quality and there’s no second guessing how your experiences with them will be.

That being said, I was presented with a can of their Wintergreen portions.

Here’s a fun science fact: did you know that crunching a wintergreen candy in the dark can emit a small blue spark? And if you were to crush pure wintergreen crystals, it will put on quite the display? Google triboluminescence to learn more.

Here’s a less fun fact: Chewing a wintergreen snus portion will NOT provide you with any fireworks, aside from a nicotine buzz. In fact, don’t ever chew your snus. It’s simply bad manners and a waste of snus.

General seems to take great pride in their packaging, from the elegant labeling to the neatly placed portions in what resembles a flower pattern in the can. It’s always a joy to crack open a new can and see the perfect symmetry of those well-placed portions. The aroma, as with any product from General, leaves nothing to the imagination. A healthy wintergreen aroma fills your nose, with the smell of their fine tobacco in the background. You know exactly what you’re getting with this snus.

Now, here’s where I must confess a little secret: I do enjoy a wintergreen candy, but only on occasion. It’s not something I can really take on a regular basis. It’s just not my favorite flavor. Nevertheless, the wintergreen flavor in General Wintergreen is there, and your mouth tingles slightly from the abundance of flavor. It’s not cloyingly sweet like the candies, but just sweet enough to let all the flavors of the wintergreen and the tobacco blend together in harmony. If you’ve never experienced a General snus, that tobacco flavor is mild but flavorful enough to be very pleasant. Even though I am not a huge wintergreen fan, I have to admit I like this. The portions are mild enough to keep in for a long time with minimal flavor loss, and any dripping is not harsh enough to make you take it out.

While I freely admit my bias towards General, I’m fairly certain most snus users will agree that you’re hard pressed to find a better made, more consistent product than theirs. I’m easily giving this a Over the years I’ve grown accustomed to the extra strong snuses, so if theirs were a hair stronger I’d give a 10 without hesitation.

By Frank, Snus Squad

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