Skruf Slim Nordic White - Review. 20 October 2015.
Originally when I heard about this one it was being listed as a "mint/spearmint" type snus, which made me want to Falcon Punch a wall, but fortunately more info came to light later and it was listed as " A white [portion] snus flavored with licorice in a slim portion format, which will fit better under your lip!" Seems like more and more people are getting into producing licorice snus lately, it must be selling well. The portions are the long type, but white. The tobacco is also evenly distributed in these so no reason for fluffing of these. The aroma is licorice, of course. Reminds me of the black Jelly Belly candies, much like the Oden's Lakrits I reviewed not too long ago. The portions are white, but the tobacco inside is quite moist so given enough pressing it starts to come through. So a nice little balance, a little more moist than a regular white but not much.
This is the first slim/long licorice snus released by any company, so if you're a fan of licorice and like long portions - this would definitely be for you. The portions are comfortable in the lip and taste like traditional licorice snus but are more mild and mellow with a nice touch of salt in the flavor. There's also a mild tobacco flavor in the background that works really well with the flavor of the licorice. The taste is a very mild and mellow taste, so if you're new to licorice snus, this may be a good one to get your feet wet! The nicotine content is a 2/4 on the "Skruf Scale of Power", so not too strong, but the nic does feel like it hits a bit harder than the original portion I tried earlier. Dunno, maybe it's just my perception. So kudos to Skruf for embracing the long portion format as they have, I hope that all manufacturers follow suit and continue to expand into this category. It truly is the most comfortable way to enjoy snus.