Did you know that Sweden is one of the biggest coffee drinking country in the world?
We love that hot, roasted dark drink more than anything, and we’re proud of it! Maybe it’s because of the winters we have, the long season of darkness when we rarely see the sunlight. We need our coffee to get us through the days.
Also, ”fika”, is something we do very often; meeting up at a café to hang out, drink coffee or tea and eat a cinnamon bun or a cookie. I love the concept, it’s so easy yet so cozy.
That’s why I was thrilled to try coffee-flavoured snus. How could you go wrong with that? Actually though, this snus smells more like sweet hot chocolate, or sweet latte of some sort. I don’t drink latte anymore, that was the young Sara who just started drinking coffee and didn’t know any better (not hating on you latte-lovers out there).
Since the pouches are mini I had to take two at a time to fill my quota. Kapten Café Mini White Portion don’t taste that much of coffee to be honest, but in some way they complement my morning cup very well. I don’t think I will use these any other time except for when I drink coffee, that means the pouches get wet faster so I could only keep them in for about 30 minutes. The amount of nicotine is 5mg/g, which is a normal amount and I felt it kick in after ten minutes or so. Or maybe it was the coffee that made me more alert, I don’t know… maybe the combination?
I had pretty high hopes for this snus, and I was a bit disappointed. But hey, nothing is as good as a fresh cup of black coffee and a classic tobacco pouch. I will stick with that 🙂
As you can tell by the name these pouches are small. I have not used mini-snus since my first couple of years when I first started using snus. At that time we called it “tjejsnus” which in english translates to girl-snus. I think they started to make mini pouches so it would also be “appropriate” for girls to start buying and using it. Who gives an eff today, seriously? Everyone can and should use snus, since it’s delicious.
Offroad Melon Mini White Portion is a really good snus. I took two at the same time because otherwise it would disappear under my lip and get lost somewhere haha. I’m not that fond of snus with flavor anymore but this, I must say, is a hit. It smells like melon gum, it got that nice hint of classic tobacco and it sits well under the lip. White portion means minimal drip, the best kind of drip in my opinion.
I recently got the “privilege” to try extremely strong snus, so the Offroad was a real vacation so to speak. Beacause the pouches are smaller, ofcourse it will be less nicotine. But as I did take two at the same time I guess it’s more like a regular pouch. The nicotine kicked in after about 10 minutes or so, and I could keep it in for about 45 minutes.
I was thinking about writing a joke in the style of “oh, they really got offroad with this one” before trying it, but I have to say guys… this is gold.
Remember when I said the Black Line snus was the strongest I’d ever tried? Forget you ever heard those words from me.
Siberia is one of the strongest snus there is. And holy moly, is it strong. I read somewhere that one pouch of Sibera equals five “regular” pouches, isn’t that crazy?!
I got to try the Siberia -80 Degrees White Dry Slim Portion, and I’m emphasizing on TRYING because I’m never going to be able to use this snus regularly. Just after a few minutes I felt like I’d gone mad, the nicotine got to my head so freaking fast. Also, you get that lip sting right away because it has a strong taste of mint. Which is really refreshing ofcourse, but gosh it burns! The pouches are, as the name states, white dry slim – which is my favorite kind so they get an extra plus for that.
It’s pretty clear why they call this snus Siberia, cause it certainly gets you thinking about the extremely harsh weather conditions in that area of Russia (even though I have never been there, I have actually played a totally awesome PC game called Siberia).
I never got to see how long I could keep it in before it got too moist, sorry about that guys.
You’ll just have to try it for yourself, if you dare.
Göteborgs Rapé is one of my all time favorite snus. It’s the snus I began using back in the day.
I remember buying my first box (when I was still underaged) and the cashier asked me if I wanted the regular one and I said yes. Little did I know was that “regular” meant loose snus. You know the snus that doesn’t come in pouches, but the one that you have to hand bake yourself. When I left the store and realised I got the wrong one I panicked, but I took courage and went back to exchange the box for the one I wanted. Luckily enough, there wasn’t a problem. Since then Göteborgs Rapé has always been there for me. Although it’s not the one I regularly use I will always have it as my number 1.
That’s why I was thrilled that I got to try the Göteborgs Rapé Limited Edition 2018. It has the classic tobacco taste but with a touch of swedish berries. When opening the box you can feel a sweet scent of blueberries with a hint of vanilla and citrus. Indeed a real swedish summer snus! The size of the pouches are regular to the original Göteborgs Rapé.
This is supposed to be a quite stronger snus, it contains more nicotine. But honestly I can’t really feel a difference, the nicotine kicks in as it should after about 5 minutes and settles fine under the lip. I could have it in for about 45 minutes before it got too moist and drippy.
Because of my history with this particular snus, I prefer the classic and original one (well okay, my favorite is the slim pouches). But I am always open to trying new flavours, and I enjoy the innovative ideas the creators of the snus comes up with.
“Well, this snus IS like freaking dynamite, super duper mega strong”
‘Cause I’m T.N.T, I’m dynamite…. you guys know that song? Ofcourse you do!
Well, this snus IS like freaking dynamite, super duper mega strong. After 8 years of using snus, your girl still can’t handle super strong snus. I mean, nicotine that kicks in after about 1 minute… this is for you cool kids that can handle anything.
I actually let my husband have this box, cause it was too much for me.
I’m not saying I don’t like the TNT G3 snus, I really do. The smell and taste of it is amazing, classic tobacco with a hint of herbs, oak and ceder. And because the pouches are slim white dry, I could keep it in for almost an hour before it became too moist. At that point the nicotine had already worn out a bit so if you get pass that first schock of nicotine kick, you’ll be fine.
If you want to try this snus, I recommend playing the AC/DC song, kick back, relax and just let it take you to higher grounds. Just like dynamite would do.
It’s hard to rate snus that you like but is too strong, so I will give it a
“This snus is called Ultra Strong and trust me, they are not kidding!”
The Black Line snus box can be described in one simple word: elegancy. It’s all black and you can only see the name of the snus if you tilt the box. This is a box of snus that I can imagine bringing to a luxurious dinner in a big city at night, and just keep it on the table. I see myself wearing a black beautiful gown listening to classic music playing in the background, while sipping on a glass of champagne. Yes, THAT kind of luxury.
Opening the box I smell a soft scent of mint. It’s not too much, it’s just the right amount of mint (or as we swedes say: “lagom”). I’m not really fond of flavored snus but this is actually perfect.
Putting a snus under my lip I feel the nice sting and after about 3 minutes I feel my head spinning. This snus is called Ultra Strong and trust me, they are not kidding! This is the strongest snus I have ever tried and the nicotine kicks in so fast I can hardly keep it in for long.
I tried another pouch right after I had dinner and I did actually feel a difference. It’s like when you drink on an empty stomach, you get drunk pretty quickly. Same thing with this snus in some weird way. Take one after dinner and you’ll be fine. Take one on an empty stomach and you will feel like you’re on a rollercoaster.
Despite that, I really enjoy the Black Line Breeze Ultra Strong Slim. You can’t really feel the minty tone, so for you tobacco-lovers out there this snus is the perfect combination of refreshing taste and that classic tobacco you want.
“It’s just like you imagine the love of your life to be: elegant and strong”
As I have mentioned earlier the Black Line snus boxes are so freaking graceful. And under that elegant outside lies a strong inside.
It’s just like you imagine the love of your life to be: elegant and strong. In some way my mind goes to the story of the Beauty and the Beast, but in reverse. A charming prince that becomes a beast is what this snus is all about.
White slim portion is the best in my opinion, as the drip is minimal. I’m used to white snus being a bit more soft to the touch than this is, but I also think that softer snus means more drip. I guess that’s what they’re trying to avoid.
I could keep a pouch of the The Black Line Blast Ultra Strong Slim White in for about 45 minutes before I felt it becoming too moist. Also, the nicotine is really, really, really high. After 5 minutes my head starts to spin but if you can conquer that feeling you will be awarded. When your head stops spinning that calm feeling of the nicotine embraces you. So don’t give up! You will get what you came for!
This snus has a mild taste of mint that you can barely feel, but it helps the freshness under your lip. It’s not that heavy tobacco-taste that a regular snus has, neither is it too minty. I would say this is the perfect combination of the two worlds that is tobacco and flavour.
Don’t be fooled by the graceful appearance of this box. When you unleash it the beast will come to show.
“Imagine a deep misty forest, with flannelshirt-wearing woodsmen working”
This snus is not for the weak or easily light-headed. For me, as a white portion user, the Småland Bruksnus is really strong.
The box design is classy and interesting. With the antlers and the old font I get intrigued to know what kind of snus it is inside. Imagine a deep misty forest, with flannelshirt-wearing woodsmen working. That is where it takes me, and that is the kind of people I believe this snus is made for. The taste is a bit whisky-like but also classic strong tobacco taste that you expect from a snus like this.
I must say I’m a bit surprised with how long I could have Småland Bruksnus under my lip, even though it’s not white portion. I guess it’s because they are a bit dryer than regular portion snus, so I could keep it in for almost an hour. I am also satisfied with the burning sensation I get under my lip, as a 5+ years user of snus I never expect that anymore. So for that – Smålands Brukssnus Portion earns an extra star!
With that said, the burning sensation makes the nicotine kick in a lot faster, about 5-10 min later. And that, my friends, is not for a silly light-headed white portion-girl like me.
The very first time I tried melon-flavored snus, I was on vacation on an swedish island called Gotland. I remember I liked it so I was really glad to try the Thunder Mel Oh! I ignored the fact that it’s chewing bags beacuse of an earlier bad experience I had, and I’m just gonna use it as reguar snus.
When opening the can the smell of melon hits me, it smells lovely, fruity and fresh. I’m intrigued. The pouches are a bit dry but that’s because they are chewing bags. Putting a pouch under my lip it takes a few minutes for the snus to get moist, but when it does I can really taste the melon; it tastes great! After about five minutes I can feel the nicotine giving my body the calmness it wants, this snus is pretty strong! And because the pouches are dry (if you don’t chew on them first) I could keep it in for more than an hour, suprisingly with the aroma still intact. I understand why this snus is popular! I feel like the Thunder Mel Oh is the perfect snus for summer. A glass of rosé by the ocean, warm summer breezes and cool summer nights out dancing under the star-filled sky.
It has a really strong scent of menthol, very fresh but I have to be honest, I do miss the mix of flavored mint with tobacco-scent. As soon as I pop a pouch under my lip it gets really refreshing, almost like a small ice-bag in my mouth. It stings right away, and the feeling gets to my head which I love about snus in general. As you may already know, I’m not the biggest fan of mint-flavored snus, but this hits me good.
I think the Thunder Cool M would be great with a cold mojito! It takes a good ten minutes before the nicotine really starts to kick in because the Thunder Cool M is almost numbing the lip (in a good way). After about 15 minutes I started to feel a bit of sweetness to the taste which was suprising, but I’m not really convinced that it’s a good mix. Although those are chewing bags they are not that dry, and I did not chew on them because they felt like regular snus. I had a pouch in for about 30 minutes before I felt it was enough, because the mint-taste started to fill my mouth way too much. If you like the flavor this is of course a good thing.
To sum up, I liked it at first but the taste just takes over the nice refreshing taste which is pretty sad.