10 November 2014
Knox (Original Portion) - Review. 10 November 2014.
It's been a while since I reviewed this product so I wanted to do an update. This summer we held the first ever 2017 Snus Con in St. Louis. We were lucky to have Skruf with us for the event. When they spoke, I learned something new that was quite surprising to me. Apparently, Knox is the number 2 brand in Sweden in sales. When I heard that it made me realize that I needed to revisit Knox and give it a re-review. If it's that popular in Sweden I figured I would revisit the entire Knox lineup! Also, that line on the can comes from a warning label. I bought this can from Snus24 and they put the worst warning labels on the top of their can lids. When I took it off it left a horrible line on the can.
flavor description for Knox Original Portion says, "Knox Portion snus is a value-priced pouch snus with a classic yet robust tobacco flavor." Knox comes in a 21.6 gram can with 24 portions, for 0.9 gram portions. The nicotine strength is listed as “regular”, so if that’s 8mg/g (0.8%) it would be 7.20mg/portion. When you open a can of Knox Original Portion the aroma that comes through is a citrus aroma with a slightly sweet floral hint to it. The flavor is very much a classic, traditional Swedish Snus taste - a pairing of tobacco and bergamot, but there's also a little floral taste to it as well. The flavor lasts a pretty good amount of time; I've found I can keep this in and enjoy the flavor for up to 45 minutes. As far as the nicotine strength goes it feels to be about regular strength 8mg/g level. As far as Knox goes, it's a pretty solid tasting product. It's interesting to see how much can change in a few years, that Knox has become so popular!