24 August 2011

The Lab 06 (Extra Strong) - Review. 9 November 2011

Review Updated: 14 December 2017

As you may know, the Lab series from Swedish Match has recently gone through a redesign and I figured it was time to give this one a revisit! The Lab Series was actually my first "big story" on Snubie.com after I started blogging. I was very excited to get a press release from Swedish Match about this new product. The Lab Series was a big deal when it was launched in 2009 - the cans were non-traditional and the portions came in a new format that revolutionized the snus world - the long portion. It was launched as a "non-traditional" snus, meant to be different from other products on the market. Now, however, everyone is making long/slim portions, but back then, not many people were doing it. When it comes to the product description for Lab 06 it says, "06 Extra Strong Long Lab Series Portion Snus has a strong and spicy tobacco character with hints of herbs, oak and cedar, and a little nuttiness and flowers...and extremely high nicotine content!" This snus comes in a 21.6 gram can with 24 portions for 0.9 gram portions. Nicotine content is 20mg/g (2.0%), which breaks down to 18 mg/portion.

Of all the Lab products, this one is, and has been for many years, my favorite of the bunch.  When you open the can, the aroma that greets you is a dark tobacco smell with hints of oak and a little nutty presence.  The portion are slim original portion format.  They feel soft to the touch and comfortable in the lip!  The taste is primarily a dark, rich tobacco flavor.  In the background are present hints of oak, and a nice nutty presence that reminds me of walnut.  The Lab is marketed as a "minimal drip" product, and I notice it in the flavor longevity.  Usually I can keep these in for up to an hour, which is impressive for original portion snus!  The nicotine kick is quite strong, as well.  I use this snus after meals and it always gives me a nice strong kick!  In my opinion, this is one of the best snus products on the market and I highly suggest trying it.

1 comment:

  1. I've got an 06 portion in right now. Been through about half a can in the last two days. It is very robust, which is a good thing for me. I tend to like more tobacco flavor than anything else. I do enjoy this much more than the Oden's Extreme. I find that the Oden's is a more "in your face" kind of snus. Both are good, but in my opinion, the 06 wins for me.

    Later,
    Eli

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