NOTE: This product has been discontinued and is no longer for sale.
The two most popular questions I have received in the past few weeks are 1 - Can you send me free snus? And 2 - Is Megapole Snus real? Well, after recently acquiring a few things from the Snus2.se webstore I can say, yes, it is real. I don't know much about car racing, but I think "mega pole" has something to do with Formula 1, which would explain the rally flags on the can. Megapole comes in Original, White and Loose. In this article I'll be reviewing the White Portion and the Original Portion. Megapole is also a V2 product and comes with a value price, making it more appealing as the snus prices have continued to rise.
The product description of Megapole goes on to describe this snus as, "A snuff which is flavored by the tobacco's own, natural flavors. A little dash of bergamot is added to give the right, genuine snus taste." The aroma of this snus reminds me a lot of Phantom Snus - a very mellow pairing of tobacco and citrus. The portions aren't as moist as most original portions, but are more moist than a white portion. Very comfortable in the lip. The taste is pretty average, not heavy on the citrus but it's presence is very balanced with the tobacco. It's a pretty basic snus, and comes at an affordable price range. If you're into the bergamot taste profile and don't wanna spend a boatload of money - this would be a good one to check out.
The description of Megapole Vit is much like the Original Portion, "A snuff which is flavored by the tobacco's own, natural flavors. A little dash of bergamot is added to give the right, genuine snus taste." The aroma is much like the Original Portion - notes of citrus and tobacco, and maybe I'm reading too much into it but a hint of juniper. Maybe that's from the type of tobacco used but I swear I smell juniper in there somewhere. The portions are very soft and packed full of tobacco.
The taste is quite interesting - remember that juniper smell I talked about earlier? I can kinda taste it in the white portion as well. This snus for some reason reminds me of Phantom Blue (White Portion) but with a little citrus mixed in. I don't know if that's due to the tobacco used, but for some reason I picked up juniper in every portion I put in my mouth.
So to sum up these reviews - Megapole does exist! It has an interesting name, and comes at a value price. If you're interested in trying some new stuff and saving a little money I'd say check it out.