General G.3 Mint Super Slim White Strong and noted that this format was quite interested and I imagined we would see more "super slim" snus products released in the future. It took less than a year, and now Swedish Match is back with a new General G.3 Super Slim product. But there is one thing that is very interesting about this one. The product description says, "A mellow and spicy tobacco taste with distinct notes of dried fruit, green grass, along with hints of chocolate and vanilla. A long and thin pouch with an optimized fit that has a dry surface with a moist content for low salivation and a long lasting release of flavour." What's interesting about this one is that it is a tobacco centric General snus. We have seen licorice, whiskey and mint released under the General brand name before, but not tobacco centric products (other than, perhaps, Kardus). So, I was very interested when I heard about this one!
The portions are very slim, and feel a little awkward in the lip to me, but I imagine there are people out there who will enjoy this size and format. When I use this snus, I use two portions at a time just so it won't feel so awkward.
General White Portion without the citrus. It has the spirit of a General snus product, but the familiar flavor of bergamot is nowhere to be found. The taste is a clear, well rounded tobacco flavor with a light, grassy nature to it. There is a presence of pepper which contributes the familiar spice I'm used to with General Snus. And, of course, there is a little salt presence in the background. The flavor is relatively mild, but it's a really nice taste. The lack of citrus in the flavor profile isn't a problem to me, because this isn't meant to be a "traditional flavored" snus. The flavor lasts quite a while, well over an hour. The nicotine kick with one portion in feels to be stronger than a regular strength snus, but it won't knock you out by any means. When I use two, I do feel a really solid kick of nicotine, however.
If you're a fan of tobacco centric snus, you will certainly enjoy this flavor profile. It's mild and gentle, but in a good way. I would definitely like to see this released in a regular size portion. But, if you dig the super slim format and like tobacco tasting snus, definitely give this a try!