Offroad Moonshine also made my all time favorite snus, Nordstrommen Brandy Alexander. In the past, I wrote in depth about the history of V2 as well as how impressive their customer service is. V2 is a company that truly cares about their customers and engages with them. In fact, in 2013, they asked their customers on Facebook what flavor they wanted released and they made it happen! V2 is truly a company that cares about the consumer. I can't believe they're celebrating 10 years. The first V2 product I ever tried and reviewed was Offroad Cranberry in May of 2009. Their first product I truly fell in love with was Thunder Frosted Extra Strong. Back in the early days, this was a product a lot of new snus users from America fell in love with. To this day, it's one of the most popular mint snus products on the market. Now, to celebrate V2's 10 year anniversary, they're doing something a lot of people have asked for.
product description says, "Thunder 10 Year Anniversary Edition Portion Snus is a limited edition very special release to commemorate the 10th anniversary of V2 Tobacco
This product is made from fermented tobacco aged in oak casks. It’s a pure tobacco, high quality and a very high natural nicotine content which comes on very smooth.
No additives! Just tobacco and water."
When you open the can, the smell is absolutely breathtaking, and I don't use that term lightly. If you're a tobacco lover, you're going to enjoy this snus very much. The aroma is a very raw, robust, natural tobacco smell. There's also a present hint of oak in the smell. It smells a lot like a good cigar. I've heard Mata Fina tobacco described as, "very smooth and creamy, sweet, aromatic, medium-bodied smoke. The foundation flavor is chocolatey and woody, the aroma is rich and syrupy with mild spice notes." The taste of this snus is where it really shines. In all sense of the word, it is a very natural tobacco flavor. It doesn't have any sweetness, no salt, no pepper, just a raw tobacco taste. The flavor is very woody, with oak notes shining through the tobacco taste. The tobacco flavor itself is rich, but also seems to have a slight spice to it, as well. The taste is bold, but well rounded and earthy at the same time. Much like the aroma, the flavor is a lot like a good cigar.
If you're a lover of tobacco, this snus is a must try. I've been waiting years for a snus like this, and I truly hope V2 will find a way to keep this taste in their catalog. But, until then, I suggest stocking up, because this is a taste that can't be beat.