02 April 2015

Nick & Johnny Small Batch No5 Licorice Slim White - Review. 2 April 2015.

I was pretty excited when I first heard about this. I'm a big fan of small batch snus such as Islay Whisky Snus, Osterlensnus and the Kardus line from Swedish Match. I think the Nick and Johnny line is the perfect line to experiment with when it comes to making a small batch snus.

 The product description says, "Nick and Johnny Small Batch’s first product comes with a so-called steam blended can, a new technology that is used to give the snus an enhanced taste experience. In combination with its own design expression as well as a new taste and new format, this product is distinguished from other more traditional snus brands. This Small Batch has a mellow tobacco taste with distinct notes of anise and salty licorice, along with hints of dried herbs."  It does excited me that it said this is the "first product", which leads me to believe we'll see more.  It's also worth mentioning that the nicotine content of this one is not as strong as the Nick and Johnny line, it's a regular 8mg/g nicotine content.

The portions are slim white, and are smaller than a regular white or slim large portion.  They're not as small as a mini, but not as big as a regular sized portion - they weigh in at 0.8 grams.  When you open the can, the aroma that comes through is a very bold and present licorice aroma with a slight herbal smell in the background and a little spice.  The bold presence of licorice is front and center with a mild tobacco taste in the background and a slight smokiness.  There is a very slight herbal taste in the background which blends really well with natural flavor of licorice. If I had to compare this to another snus product, I'd say the flavor is closest to Catch Licorice White Portion, which was on that I found to be quite tasty. The licorice taste in this one isn't as sweet as the Catch, however, it's more bold and natural tasting.  All in all, this is a pretty tasty snus.  I like that you can taste the tobacco and the licorice, and the herbal flavor and slight smokiness adds an extra dimension of flavor to this product.  If you're a fan of licorice snus, this is definitely one to try!

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