It's that time of year again, and V2 has released their Nordströmmen Julesnus to the snus-world! As I've mentioned before, I'm partial to the V2 version of Christmas Snus each year. Not to say the Gotland's version isn't good - because it is really good. But for some reason, the V2 flavor profile is a little more "Christmas-y" in my humble opinion. But what is it that makes this taste a little better than the others? I'm going to quote from last year's review to summarize what goes into making V2's Julesnus.
"The listed flavor profile for Julesnus is Glögg, Cinnamon, and Clove. For those who don't know, Glögg is basically mulled wine, most often found in the red variety, and seasoned with various spices and served warm around the holiday season. It is sometimes flavored with cinnamon, clove, vanilla, sugar, and various other flavors. After trying this portion, I found myself wanting to try Glögg, so I called in a favor from a friend down the street who is into all kinds of interest varieties of wine and warm beverages, my "art buddy", who whipped some up and brought it over, and I found the characteristics of Julesnus strikingly similar to those of Glögg."
As always, this year's release comes in portions and in los. One difference is that over the past year, V2 has improved their portion quality and you can tell the difference in this year's release - in that the flavor lasts longer and the portion is much more comfortable. When you open a can of Julesnus the aroma is simply divine. A mellow mixture of cinnamon and clove, which carries through once the portion is in your mouth. The flavor is just wonderful. Cinnamon, clove, hints of vanilla - and it all mixes in such a way that it isn't too sweet - but provides just the right flavorful balance that, in my opinion, a Christmas snus should provide! V2's Nordströmmen Julesnus is released in a very limited edition and only available around Christmastime every year - so check it out, pick some up - and even grab a few extra cans, because once it's gone it's gone. I actually enjoy it from time to time throughout the year - so it's a great snus to put back in your bonus stash that you visit from time to time. Happy Holidays!