Goteborg's Rape White Slim Large back in October of 2013, it has been a big part of my daily rotation. When I heard it was being discontinued and replaced with Goteborg's Rape XRANGE Slim Large White Portion, I was concerned and worried. I don't like change, and I honestly didn't know what to expect with this one.
product description says, "A mellow tobacco taste with distinct notes of lavender and juniper, along with hints of oak and citrus.
Göteborgs Rapé Slim White has a long and narrow pouch for an optimized fit under the lip. Dry on the surface to prevent dripping, and with an extensive release of flavor.
XRANGE is a new snus series consisting of five products with well-known flavours from the Swedish Match brand collection. Thanks to a new technology the portions are long lasting with minimal drip."
When I opened the can, the aroma of the new XRANGE Goteborg's Rape seemed to have a strong presence of juniper than the old Goteborg's Rape Slim. The slight herbal/floral aromas are still present in the new XRANGE, and don't seem to be any more bold in smell than the old Goteborg's Rape Slim. As far as the taste goes, it doesn't seem to have changed too much, which is a good thing, because I really enjoyed the old product. The juniper flavor is in the front, and a very mild citrusy taste is in the back. The herbal and floral tastes mingle in equal balance with the very present taste of juniper and the mild flavor of citrus.
For comparison purposes, I like the old can better, and I do miss the star formation. Obviously this new can will be more bold, and I can understand that from a marketing perspective. The aroma has changed a little, but I feel like it changed for the better. The taste seems to be virtually equal to the old Goteborg's Rape Slim Can. The portions, although slightly bigger, are still slim and feel great in the lip. Transitioning from the old Goteborg's Rape to this new one will be quite easy, as I feel the changes that were made were minor, and it retains the taste qualities of the original.