03 November 2014

Oden's Extra Stark (Los) - Reviews. 3 November 2014.

NOTE:  There used to be a review of Oden's Extra Stark (Original Portion) here, it has since been moved to it's own article - you can check that out here.

I've been catching up on our reviews lately, and the latest batch has been a snus that is exclusive to OdensSnus.com. We have a lot of readers in Europe who buy from them quite often, so I wanted to get reviews caught up that are only sold from OdensSnus.com.  This snus isn't for sale via the web stores that sell to the US, so this review is for our friends overseas. A few years ago, I reviewed Oden's Extra Stark which was a Gajane product. After GN Tobacco took over, it switched to this new can, and the flavor is different as well. Same name, different product.  So if you're an old school snuser, this isn't the same snus as the Oden's Extra Stark you may remember.  Now, when it comes to Oden's original/traditional Swedish flavored line, there are quite a few.  There is Oden's Original Portion, Oden's Original Los, Oden's Extreme Portion, Oden's Extreme Los, Oden's No3 Portion, Oden's No3 Los, Oden's No3 Extreme Portion and Oden's No3 Extreme Los. The Oden's Original, Oden's Extreme, Oden's No3 and Oden's No3 Extreme all have different flavors, but are the "traditional" flavored snuses that GN Tobacco makes.

One question that I get asked often is about the difference in Oden's products nicotine strength by product name.  Regular Oden's Snus products come in at 8mg/g-9mg/g of nicotine.  Oden's Power comes in at 12mg/g.  Oden's Stark Snus comes in at 15mg/g.  Oden's Extra Stark comes in at 17mg/g-18mg/g.  Oden's Extreme comes in at 22mg/g.  So each product name denotes a different strength in nicotine.

Oden's Extra Stark Los also has 18mg/g of nicotine. Not quite as strong as Extreme, but much stronger than regular Oden's Snus. The grind is rather fine, so I suggest using a snus portioning tool to form your prilla.  The aroma is a mellow citrus smell with an earthy tobacco aroma.  The smell of pepper isn't as present as with the portion format.  When it comes to the flavor, the tobacco flavor is much more present than in the portion format, and the citrus flavor is more subdued.  It's a great taste.  The tobacco flavor comes through as a rich, dark, earthy tobacco taste with mild hints of citrus in the background and a little salt balance.  The pepper flavor isn't as bold or present, and there's a very light sweetness that accompanies the citrus flavor.  But this one is very tobacco centric when it comes to taste.

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