NOTE: This product has been discontinued and is no longer for sale.
When I was in Sweden I picked up a can of X2 in a local snus shop but never got around to reviewing it. I recently saw it on the snus store Snus2.se which also has a pretty cool shop in Goteborg as well as their webstore. So I picked up some of that and some of the new Megapole (which I'll be reviewing later today as well). X2 is a snus manufactured by V2 Tobacco, and the product description says it's a "Portion snus with full tobacco flavor and with some smoke aroma." Using the old phrase, "Don't judge a book by it's cover." Well, don't judge this snus by it's can. The can is very simple and lacks a catch lid, but it's probably to keep costs down. The cost of this snus is 3.39$ USD per can, so it's a pretty affordable snus - and with prices on the rise a lot of people are taking a look at this value priced snuses.
X2 is a very good snus. It's a regular strength (8mg) snus and an original portion. The portions have the perfect balance between white and original - moist but not too moist. Packed full of tobacco with minimal fluffing required. The aroma is a very simple smokey tobacco aroma. The taste is great and is something that doesn't exist much in the smokeless tobacco market - a snus that tastes simply like tobacco. It's a really simple taste - just a pure smokey tobacco taste, a little salt balance and that's about it. If you're looking for a very simple and mild snus - this is the one. It reminds me a lot of the Gotland's Plain Loose which was sadly never released, but had the most simple and mellow flavor. I definitely give this one a thumbs up and it will be a reorder for me, for sure!