Oden's Original Portion and Oden's Lakrits Portion, so I was looking forward to giving these a try. I recently did an order from The Northerner and threw a can of each in to try. One thing that I thought was interesting was the Oden's Original Loose (Black Can) didn't have a catch lid but the Oden's Lakrits Loose (Blue Can) did. I've never known anyone to put used lossnus in a catch lid, and I've never seen another company make a snus can for los that had a catch lid, so it was interesting to see that GN Tobacco did it with the Lakrits los.
When it comes to Oden's Lakrits Los, the product description says "A taste of Licorice." When it comes to lakrits/licorice snus - there's a ton of them out there. And since I started reviewing snus in 2009 - there's only been two that I'd ordered more than a few times - General Licorice and Oden's Lakrits. When you open a can, you'll notice it's a fine ground snus, so I suggest using a snus portioning tool. Giving it a smell, the aroma is of sweet, black licorice. It tastes like black Jelly Belly jelly beans. The tobacco taste is more noticeable, it's not bold by any means, but you can taste it in the background. It blends really well with the sweet licorice taste and the mild salt balance. When it comes to lossnus, if I'm ever craving a licorice one - this is one I'd definitely order again.
When it comes to Oden's Original Los, the product description says, "A flavor of pure tobacco." When you open a can, the aroma that comes through is a slightly sweet tobacco smell with a little hint of pepper. This snus is of the fine ground variety, so I suggest using a snus portioning tool with it. As I noted when I reviewed the portion version, the taste is a balance of Oden's Extreme and Olde Ving Original. There's a rich, earthy tobacco taste with a hint of pepper that reminds me of Oden's Extreme, but it's more subdued. There's also a slight sweetness to it which reminds me of the mild/sweet tobacco taste of Olde Ving Original. This snus is very tobacco centric when it comes to flavor. Not too heavy on the salt flavor, there's a little present but it's not too overbearing. I really enjoyed this one, it has a great flavor!