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I've been looking forward to this day since I first heard about these. If you missed my preview, here's a little summary about what "General Variation" is all about. "...a new snus series with focus on sophisticated taste characters that truly signify indulgence. Based on Johan A Boman’s original General recipe from 1866 the products bring new exciting taste characters to the world of snus, while still being true to our heritage and cultural foundation. A tasteful evolution of the original Swedish snus. General Variation – a series of tasteful varieties from the original Swedish snus." Basically a new take on a traditional snus for those who want to stay with a brand they know has quality, but want to mix up the rotation a little bit. With that being said, let's dive in.
Tre Ankare and General White portion. The citrus flavor comes out first with the spicy peppery flavor that's common of General Snus, then the herbal flavor comes into play and melds together with the citrus into a nice little flavor mix. The flavor is long lasting, complex, and very enjoyable. The taste is very well rounded and all the flavor elements are paired quite well. If you like snus with a lot going on, this is definitely one to check out.
Thunder Ultra: Brandy Alexander.
Nick and Johnny OP mixed with General White but with the citrus kicked down a notch and a strong presence smoke added. This snus has a very bold and complex flavor with a lot going on! This one is definitely a good one.
Now that we've talked about these snuses, who would I suggest them for? Well, anyone who loves snus and, like me, wants to try anything new. General Rustic Blend seems like one that people who love traditional snus would enjoy. General Smoky Oak seems like one I would suggest to people who enjoy good whiskey or scotch, pipe tobacco, or people who dip or are looking to go from dip to snus (for more info on making the switch check out our Switching From Dip To Snus page at Snubie.com. They are both good, and this range definitely diversifies the General family to be able to appeal to more people - old school snusers, the new generation, and people looking to make that switch from dip to snus. It allows people to enjoy the General quality, but to go to different flavors when they want to mix up their rotation, or to come into the General family with one of these instead of jumping to the classic General Snus.