Offroad Melon Mini White Portion

Offroad Melon Mini

“I have to say guys… this is gold”

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.

Rating: 

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Siberia -80 Degrees White Dry Slim Portion

Siberia Slim Red White Dry

“Siberia is one of the strongest snus there is”

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.

Rating: 

/Sara

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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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Smålands Brukssnus Portion

“Imagine a deep misty forest, with flannelshirt-wearing woodsmen working”

Hey guys,

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.
Rating:  pouches

Your truly,
Sara

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Lundgrens Slim Mojito

“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 mild 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

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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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