These reviews are of the old Knekt White and Original Portion. In 2016, Fielder and Lundgren redesigned and reformulated Knekt. You can access reviews of the new products, here:
Knekt Original Portion Review (2016 Relaunch)
Knekt White Portion Review (2016 Relaunch)
I originally reviewed Knekt Original & White Portion back on 5 November 2011. They've recently gone through a design change and I've heard the quality had increased, so I felt it was important to update my original review to reflect the changes that had occurred with this particular product. Knekt is a value priced brand from Fiedler and Lundgren and they describe it as, "Flavour Filled with balanced smokiness." I'm not shy to admit that I was not a fan of these two when I reviewed them back in 2011, but I wanted to give them a fair shake when I heard that some changes had occurred with the product.
Opening a can of Knekt Original Portion you're greeted with a mild and slightly smoky tobacco smell. Other reviewers have noted a hint of citrus in the aroma and the taste, but I've never really noticed it. The can also says this snus contains salmiak, but I don't notice that in the taste or aroma, either. It's a pretty straightforward and mild tobacco flavor. There's a mild hint of smoke in the background, but that's about it. The salt flavor, however, seems a bit higher in this one than in other snus products I've had in the past. It's hard to compare to anything, but if I had to think of a product in the past I could compare this to it would be a poor man's Lucky Strike Snus. It doesn't taste anywhere near as good as Lucky Strike, but that's the closest thing I can think of due to the tobacco taste and the smokiness. This snus isn't excellent by any means, but it's not horrible.
Upon opening a can of Knekt White Portion, a VERY mild tobacco aroma comes through. It's almost hard to detect it's so mild. The can says the product contains lakrits and salmiak, but I don't detect that. Other reviewers have noted citrus in the flavor, but I don't notice that either. This one is a much, much more mild version of the original portion Knekt. It's a very light taste of tobacco with a very small hint of smokiness in the background. There's a little bit of salt, but that's really about it. I'm not really a big fan of this one because the taste is very weak and I don't really get much flavor out of it.
Neither one of these snus products are that great. The White Portion I don't like. The Original Portion is decent - it's not great, but it's not horrible. But, everyone's tastes are subjective so you may like these. If you're looking for a cheaper alternative with a tobacco centric flavor, give these a try. They may be your new favorite snus. They don't cost much, so if you don't like them you won't be out much!