“an acquired North American taste”
Jakobsson’s Wintergreen Strong snus is an entry in Gotlandsnus’s premium Jakobsson’s snus line. For those of you who are not familiar with wintergreen, it is a flavor that is popular in North America that is derived from certain evergreen trees and is reminiscent of mint. Wintergreen is a strong flavor, and is typically used to cover less preferential tastes. This often means that most products that use it have such a large amount that the taste is simply overpowering. Basically, something that once was excruciatingly awful was “wintergreened” until it was only mildly awful, sort of minty, and made your breath smell nice. This made it a perfect flavoring for American oral tobacco (and mouthwash!) since “snuff” tastes somewhat like burnt twigs to the uninitiated. Hence, I was pretty hesitant to review this product since I can’t remember ever enjoying a wintergreen product.
Jakobsson’s Wintergreen Strong Snus, however, does wintergreen right. Since snus’s innate tobacco flavor is not strong, the wintergreen flavoring in this snus does not need to overpower. Instead, there is a mild and sweet wintergreen flavor that delightfully tingles the lips and gums and compliments the subtle smoky tobacco flavor of the snus. Personally, this snus gives me flash-backs of Lifesaver’s mints and Listerine mouthwash, and Wintergreen is not even close to my favorite flavor, but I do enjoy this particular snus.
This is a strong snus, and you can certainly feel the nicotine, but it doesn’t assault you. The nicotine hits quickly in the first half a minute or so, but never seems to dominate. I feel the nicotine level off after about fifteen minutes and disappear after twenty to twenty-five minutes. Users that prefer a rush out of their snus may want to try something stronger, however those comfortable with normal strength snuses will not be overwhelmed.
Overall, this is a solid snus that easily gets a
The only drawbacks I see to this snus are that it is extremely moist and drips quite quickly. Wintergreen is, arguably, an acquired North American taste, and some people may not like using a snus that reminds them of the last time they brushed their teeth. However, as wintergreen goes, this is the best tobacco product I have had. I would absolutely recommend this product to anyone who enjoys wintergreen as well as anyone who enjoys trying new flavors.
/ William, Snus Squad
Jakobsson’s Wintergreen portion
Manufactured by Gotlandssnus AB, Jakobsson’s Wintergreen portion snus is, quite possibly, one of the most uniquely flavored, Wintergreen snus on the market today. We say this for two reasons; One, Wintergreen is not a typical flavor for Swedish snus and two, Gotlandssnus has pretty much matched the flavor of a popular American smokeless tobacco product, Skoal Wintergreen! Jakobsson’s Wintergreen is classed as an Original type portion which gives you much more flavor in the beginning than White type portions will and is soft and comfortable in the lip for over two hours. With 14 mg. of Nicotine per portion, Jakobsson’s Wintergreen is also moderately strong as well!
¨As we’ve said, Jakobsson’s Wintergreen’s flavor is almost a dead ringer for the American smokeless brand Skoal Wintergreen. While other’s have gotten the actual Wintergreen flavor correct, Gotlandssnus has taken it one step further by not only getting the actual Wintergreen flavor right but, you can actually taste the smokiness that’s in the Skoal, in Jakobsson’s Wintergreen! We feel that those American smokeless users looking for something stronger in Nicotine but, don’t want to give up the flavor they’re accustomed to, will find Jakobsson’s Wintergreen just what their looking for. Snus users that want to experience a popular American flavor without giving up their snus will really want to try Jakobsson’s Wintergreen but, this is what we taste. Be sure to leave us a review of your own, letting us know what you think, we can’t wait to read it!