NOTE: This product has been discontinued and is no longer for sale.
In July of 2010 I did a series of reviews entitled, The Banned Reviews. One of which was on Camel Snus (Original Portion). As we should note before we go into this review, this is on Swedish Camel Snus, not the American knock-off garbage. If this is an article you stumbled across looking up info on American Camel "SNUS", welcome, and I hope this will teach you a little about the differences between American "SNUS" and Swedish Snus. I've written in the past about American "SNUS" vs Swedish Snus in an attempt to explain the differences, and this review will talk about the Swedish Camel Snus White Portion, which is another Banned Snus not to be sold in the US due to Brand Restrictions. It's sad to recall that back a few years ago we could buy all these in the US. Now, if you want Camel you have to resort to the US knock off. Folks in other countries, however, can get ahold of this great snus - so if this applies to you - check it out! It's great stuff.
When you open a can of Swedish Camel, a citrusy aroma comes through with slight floral hints and a dark tobacco aroma. I always seem to pick up hints of chocolate in the aroma as well when it comes to Swedish Camel Snus. The flavor is a very mellow citrus taste with hints of pepper and a nice salt balance, and a very subtle sweetness in the background. The taste is great - especially if you're a fan of traditional Swedish Snus. If you're in a country other than the US - check it out, it's really good snus. Every now and then a can just happens to fall into my lap and much like Gustavus or Lucky Strike, I savor it as long as I can. I'm finishing up a can of Lucky Strike Original Portion from a review I did a few days ago and now Camel Snus (Swedish) and in the next few days I'll be reviewing Gustavus Loose, so I'll be honest - this week I'm a little spoiled.