NOTE: This product has been discontinued and is no longer for sale.
1847 Snus, A portion snus made by Phillip Morris AB. I have been waiting a while to try this snus, due to the bad reviews I have read, but I decided recently to give it a go. First of all, the name. Let's review some events from 1847.
The year 1847: (From Wikipedia)
January 4 – Samuel Colt sells his first revolver pistol to the U.S government.
February 5 – A rescue effort, called the First Relief, leaves Johnson's Ranch to save the ill-fated Donner Party. These California bound emigrants became snowbound in the Sierra Nevada in the winter of 1846–1847, and some had resorted to cannibalism to survive.
There you have it. Guns and cannibalism. Because that's what this product will drive you to. You will either want to kill yourself, or go Dahmer, because ANYTHING is better than this product.
The smell. Goodness, that smell. It's a rank, rotten smell mixed with women's perfume. (and yes, the snus was in date - I checked the can). The taste. Quite possibly the worst snus I've ever had. I put it into my mouth and immediately tasted hominy (which is weird, because I like hominy, but for some reason the hints of it in this snus are NOT good at all). A very VERY heavy taste of bergamot, and about 20 pounds of pepper. And that's 1847.
Why buy it? The can is pretty awesome. This can and the Lucky Strike can are the best looking cans out there. It's a great addition to your collection (if you - like me, are a can collector). But the snus is quite possibly the worst thing I've ever put in my mouth - and I've had chocolate covered crickets and kimchi.