“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 weaker 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