"the menthol hits the lip quickly and powerfully"
Skoal Mint snus by the U.S. Smokless Tobacco Company is an American entry into the snus market. It is not the first American attempt at snus; there have been several mediocre attempts already. This is the first American snus that I have seen resemble the quality in production and taste of European products. The Snus itself comes in large, white-style pouches and is similar in style to a “maxi” brand.
The snus is a heavily mentholated, rather sweet mint, and, honestly, does not taste half bad. It is not a subtle taste; the menthol hits the lip quickly and powerfully. All in all, however, the mint flavoring does not distinguish itself compared to other brands. It is sweet, almost cloyingly so. I am more impressed with the menthol’s bite, but menthol is a personal favorite of mine. This is not my favorite snus, and I most likely would not seek it out, however, it certainly works in a pinch and is altogether agreeable.
Nicotine wise, this is not a strong snus. It gets the job done, but it won’t impress you. The nicotine asserts itself about a minute after using the snus and is gone just as quickly in about fifteen minutes.
All in all, it isn’t a bad snus, but you have much better options for a mint snus.
I give this snus a