25 October 2014
Göteborgs Rapé (Los) - Review. 25 October 2014.
For many years now, Göteborgs Rapé has been a personal favorite of mine. The lös version is fantastic, but it seems like I never see anyone talking about it or using it. Göteborgs Rapé originated in Göteborg, Sweden. The "Rapé" part of the name is actually a French word for "ripping", because the tobacco was originally hand-ripped. This comes from the 1700s practice from French high society when people would rip or grate their tobacco by hand to achieve the consistency they desired. The blue labeling on this product identifies the snus's link to the sea. In 2010, I visited Sweden and Swedish Match and went to the factory in Göteborg. The factory also had a beautiful view of the harbor! I mention that, because it's a big part of this snus's history.
The flavor description for this product says, "Bright tobacco character with clear elements of lavender and juniper, as well as some wood and citrus." It comes in a 42 gram can with a 7.5mg/g nicotine strength.
If you enjoy lössnus, this is definitely one to try. In my opinion, Göteborgs Rapé is one of the most unique tasting products on the market, and very well suited to be in anyone's full time rotation!