Jakobsson’s Special Salmiak – Henrik Jakobsson’s Edition

“it’s simply elegance”

Hi guys!

This review will be about Jakobsson’s Special Salmiak (Ammonium)

And this can is one of Jakobsson’s selected flavors, that goes no one by, by the look of the can. It has Henrik Jakobssons signature on it, and it is not like the other cans that Jakobssons have made – it’s simply elegance. You can see with your eyes that this is one of their masterpieces. And I must say that it’s a real pleasure just to watch it.

The flavor of this one is ammonium. A personal opinion is that in most cases, that never works out as a good plan – and may have a connection to that I’m not a very huge fan of it. But hey, let’s not judge a book by its cover (really not in this case, cause the can is beautiful!)

Once I cracked the can, a really strong smell of ammonium just exploded out of it. In Sweden we have an herbal medicine that is called Kan Jang, and it smells on point like it. So the relate to it is not far away. The pouches are well packed, so no bigger adjustment is needed. So I put a pouch in, and yepp – it taste just like it smells. But you get used to it after just a few minutes. And it lays under the lip just perfect, it’s almost as it was crafted after my snusing pit. The nicotine kicks in after about 35 minutes, and it has a really nice mix of tobacco and a hint of ammonium. And that fits me absolutely! It’s not that strong though, but it’s a very pleasing flow on it.
You can have one in for easy an hour after it begins to run. After that the effect slows down.

So, I’m not recommending this for a beginner snuser, cause even if I don’t think that is that strong, it sure is a lot stronger than many other options with the same flavor.

Overall, with the fact that I’m not a huge fan of ammonium, I’m giving this one a 6/10. But I’m absolute sure that it’s an easy  for the one that prefers it.

Until next time!
Robin

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U Sample no15 Strong White Slim

 

“I fell in love with this one”

Hi guys!

This review will be about a snus that I fell in love with after just one pouch. It’s the U Sample no15, Licorice Mint – Strong White Slim.
Yeah, I know, it’s a really long name for a logotype, but that’s where the design professionals does their magic, and just comes up with a really simple but yet clean design. Hat’s off for you guys, you nailed it!

So, let me tell you why I fell in love with this one.

First of all, as a mentioned earlier, it has a clean and simple design – no fancy extraordinary stuffs. Just… Perfect! And the second part, licorice and mint. This is an absolute perfect combination, just because that one flavor does not hit out the other flavor. Mint in a snus is familiar to toothpaste, which everyone knows is just fresh – and the licorice part just makes it a little more toothpaste and more of a snus. Yeah, complicated explaining here, and sure it makes no sense what so ever, but you get it. They just mix up really fantastic together.

So, once I opened the can, the smell of mint zips out, and it’s a joy to smell. (This, and I know that every pouch that has even the smallest amount of mint in it will burn a little extra) I put a pouch in, and the mint flavor hangs in there, and almost directly it starts to burn on the gum. I somehow like this, how weird it may sound, hehe.
Once the nicotine kicks in, after about 45 minutes, you can feel the hints of licorice in, and the mint puts in an extra gear. After about another 15-20 minutes the mint slows down, and the licorice takes over completely. This is the downside of it, from my point of view. Cause I’m not a big fan of licorice itself. But it’s bearable, cause the mint stays in the background all the time.
And yes, U Sample actually always delivers when they type Strong on their can. Their snus is always strong, and a little extra. That’s another gold star from me!

I would recommend this snus to the person that likes strong snus. Mainly cause it actually is a pretty strong pouch you put under your lip.

So, U Sample – you get a  from me, and a huge Thank you!

 

Until next time,

Robin

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Knox Slim Original White

“The pouches are perfectly packed”

Hey friends!

So, I’m about to review Knox Slim Original White, but would just like to take a moment to uplift the Slim-pouches. I think it’s absolutely amazing, to be honest.

So, with that said, it’s now time for the review!
The can is a nice traditional round can, with a clean layout. And that’s just the thing! It is not an advanced layout, just because the snus is not an advanced snus. Haha, talk about sounding prejudiced! I’m no stranger to Knox, quite the opposite – I’m a big fan of the brand. So to test this Slim edition has been a real pleasure.

So I cracked the can, and yepp – it smells just like how a Knox pouch should smell – Tobacco. Lovely if you ask me. The pouches are perfectly packed – they have really used every space available in the bag. And well, not that I’m a fan of it, it’s dry (mostly because that it is White portion). But trust me on this one, it aint a problem! Once you put it under your lip, you feel how comfortable the pouch is. You don’t have to do any adjustments (I would seriously be impressed if you were able to make a bigger adjustment on it, hehe) It starts to run after about 55 minutes – a little too long time if you ask me. It runs nice – not too much, but not to less. It’s really good balanced.

The thing I missed about this, is that it’s not that strong that an Knox uses to be. But hey, don’t take it as an complain – only the fact that it’s a slim portion makes it a winner nine time out of ten! You can have it in for another hour, then it starts to lose the nicotine.

Last, but not least,

Let’s talk about recommendations. Knox Slim Original White is a snus for anyone. It’s perfect for the person that only wants a pouch sometime now and then – but it absolutely works as a daily basis snus. So, this will be the snus I recommend if someone wants to begin snusing – but doesn’t want a too strong one. Overall, Knox made it to the finishingline – with bravura.

I’m giving it a

Until next time,
Stay well!
Robin

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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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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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Thunder X, Chewing Bags, White Portion

“this is a really, really, really strong snus”

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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U Sample No 5 Chewing Bags

“the experience made me impressed”

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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Jakobsson’s – Äpple & Skogsbär

“It smells exactly like apple candy”

Hello friends!

I’m about to review the Jakobsson’s – Äpple och Skogsbär (translation: Apple and Berries)

Jakobsson’s have, as I’ve said before, the gift to make every can representative and recognition for the brand. You can look at every can they’ve ever made, and be like “Yepp, that’s a Jakobsson’s”. And I like that! That means that they have made the effort for making every can unique, but still representative for what they make. I admire that.

The can…
The background of the can is orange, but not as an typical orange. It’s more like an autumn-colored orange. So you will for sure have the right feeling for a walk in the woods! Everything else is more common to Jakobsson’s other cans – The golden brand logo, with the white cursive flavor stamp under it. It’s like to watch a painting you really enjoy!

So once I opened the can, a sweet smell breezed out of it. It smells exactly like apple candy. Not the green sour apples (Think they are called Granny Smith?), but the sweet apples that you have in a pie. Hehe, anyhow! The bags are pretty moist, and are in a need of adjustments before you put it under your lip. Once I’ve put a pouch under the lip, I feel a sweet taste spread in the mouth – yes, the candy taste. This far in, it seriously don’t feels like I have a pouch under the lip. But, as from earlier experiences, I know this isn’t the lasting feeling. So, after about 30 minutes the nicotine kicks in. It’s not too strong, and not too sweet. It has a nice balance.

You can easy have it in for an hour and a half, and it is a pretty comfortable pouch to have in. You don’t need to adjust it after a while, as you may have to do with several other pouches.

I recommend this snus for anyone. But if you’re not a fan of flavored snus, don’t try it – cause of all the snus I’ve tried, this easy makes it to the top 3 of flavored.

Overall, I’m giving this a 

Until next time,
Robin

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General One Portion by Alexander Gustavsson

“Every pouch is a gift from the God of snus”

Hey guys!

Today’s review will be about the new snus, General One – that has been created together with the Swedish UFC-fighter Alexander ‘The Mauler’ Gustafsson. In my world, as a snuser, that is, by far, the absolute greatest honor you’ll ever receive. Cause all of a sudden, you are a piece of the brand that for many users, is possibly the only real selection. (And not to be forgotten, I am a huge fan of The Mauler)

So, let’s get down to business.
The can is absolutely gorgeous, and seriously deserves a High-five. It is a pretty basic design, with a big General stamp on it – Just in case you didn’t notice that it was a General can. And of course, they added Alexanders autograph on it. Sometimes, less is more. In this case, less is gold.

Once I opened the can, it hit me how similar it smells loose snus. Which I knew it means that there is not added flavors in it – just pure tobacco. And I think that, this is how a snus should smell, and hopefully taste. One thing that got my real attention was that the pouches didn’t feel like an ordinary pouch. (I will not sink in deeper on why, but Swedish Match has found a new way to create pouches for more stronger and softer pouches that makes the bag fill out a whole lot better than before. I applaud you for this) So the need for adjustments isn’t there, to be honest. Every pouch is perfect, every time. I put one in, and had it under the lip for a long time. After about 50 minutes it starts to run. And it doesn’t run that much – but the amounts are strong, and it tastes tobacco. You can have it in for almost 2 and half hours – before it’s time to put a new one in.

I’ve may have said it before, but this is my new favorite snus. I absolutely love it. It is seriously the most perfect pouch I’ve ever tasted. Every pouch is a gift from the God of snus.

However…
This is not a snus for everyone, because it is stronger than an ordinary snus. But, if you do enjoy strong snus, I absolutely recommend it. This will be my new everyday snus.

I’m giving this a .

Until next time,
Robin

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