Olde Ving - Original. Review. 16 May 2010.

Review Updated: 10 May 2022 

It has been a few years now since I've had this one.  Anytime I talk about GN Tobacco, this is a product I always bring up.  In my opinion, it is one of the best products GN Tobacco makes.  And no, not just because the name reminds me of  Old Gregg.  This line used to actually be called "Olde Viking", but due to some licensing issues they changed the name.  This is a no-nonsense product:  good, traditional taste and a normal nicotine strength.  The flavor description says "Traditional blend with a traditional and well rounded Swedish tobacco flavor".  Each can weighs 20g and has 20 portions, for 1 gram portions. The nicotine content is 8mg/g (0.8%), or 8mg/portion!

As I mentioned before, this is one of my favorite GN Tobacco products, and probably one of their best products.  I didn't get to do a rating last time I reviewed this one, so I thought it would be fun to do that today.  When you open the can, the aroma is a light and airy citrus smell accompanied by a mild floral sweetness, a light touch of pepper, and a mild tobacco character.   The portions are nice and plump at one gram each, and feel great in the lip! In the flavor profile, the citrus is front and center. It is lightly sweet, and has a light hint of pepper with some subtle floral tones. There’s also a mild tobacco character in the background as well. The nicotine level feels to be about regular strength, and I find the flavor to last around 45 minutes to up to an hour on average!

Rating and Final Thoughts

I rated this one at 3.58/5.  Honestly, it's a pretty solid product.  It's cheaper, but packs a pretty premium taste.  Especially compared to most other GN Tobacco products that are all high nicotine mint products, this one really stands apart from the others.  Compared to other traditional flavored snus, this one fits as a nice alternative in the budget category, offering a cheaper price tag but a high quality price.  If you like LD, or Granit, for example, you would most likely dig this one!


  1. My absolute favourite portion snus!
    I get a very hoppy flavour that matches well with IPAs!


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