06 October 2009

Camel "SNUS" Mellow - Review. 9 July 2015.

Disclaimer: I do not consider Camel "SNUS" to be real snus.  I wrote this article about the differences between American "snus" and real Swedish Snus, so please check that out.  Also, I put "SNUS" in quotation marks because I do not consider this product to be actual snus.

That being said, I'm going to review Camel Mellow "SNUS" today.  This product has been around since 2009 and was one of the first "snus" products I ever tried.  I do these reviews for you guys - it's not something I want to do, but I want them out there.  Plus, people looking for info on Camel Mint "SNUS" will find this article and I can hopefully convince them to switch to REAL Swedish Snus.  Though I’m not a fan of American “SNUS”, I have reviewed all of the flavors of Camel “SNUS” - Frost (Regular Size), Frost (Large Size), Mellow, Robust, Winterchill and Mint.

The flavor description for Camel "SNUS" Mellow says, "Camel Mellow Snus has a smooth tobacco flavor with elements of sweetness. This snus has a slim white pouch."  This product comes in a 15 gram can with 15 portions for 1.0 gram portions.  The nicotine content, according to a BMJ study, is 1.5mg/portion.

To compare Camel "SNUS" to real Swedish Snus. I wanted to open a portion of each and show you the tobacco quality.  As you can see, the Swedish Snus pictured on the left is of much higher quality than the American "snus" pictured to the right.  Now, this may not matter to some, but to me this is something important.  When I use a snus product I want to use one that has high quality ingredients, and this is where Camel falls short.  Camel "SNUS" also falls short in terms of flavor, longevity, and nicotine strength when compared to real Swedish Snus as well.  But more on that later.

When you open a can of Camel "SNUS" Mellow,  the aroma is tobacco centric, but really cheap smelling and quite sweet.  The portions are long, slim, and comfortable in the lip.  However, they are a little on the dry side.  They're also light in weight so I usually use 2 of these when I review them.  The flavor is a lot like the aroma - a "mellow" tobacco taste (see what I did there?) with a good amount of sweetness and a little spice in the background.  The nicotine strength is virtually nonexistent.  As far as the longevity goes, I honestly can't keep these in too long.  It's too sweet, and if I keep it in too long the aftertaste is rather unpleasant.

If you want to quit smoking with snus, I suggest buying some real snus locally first - hit up the store locators for General Snus or Thunder Xtreme to try real snus out.  If you want a bigger variety, you can always buy online and have access to hundreds of real Swedish Snus products!

4 comments:

  1. Can you reccomend any Swedish Snus that is similar in flavor characteristics to the Camel Melow?

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    1. http://chadizzy1.blogspot.com/2014/07/swedish-snus-suggestions-25-july-2014.html

      Hope that helps!

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  2. Don't you think mellow is like a vanilla maple syrup sort of flavor profile... It actually has a nice flavor though I have moved on from it.

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    1. Maybe something like that. Mellow reminds me of a fig / dates sort-of taste, which I enjoy. It is sweet, which would generally be a turnoff for me, but I enjoy the flavor here.

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