announced they were releasing Clove Explosion, I was really excited. I've always been a big fan of the taste of cloves. Back in my younger days, when I was a smoker, I really enjoyed those Djarum Black cigarettes. When I quit smoking, I noticed the clove flavor wasn't very common in the snus world. In 2009, V2 Tobacco released the Offorad Limited Edition 2009 lineup which came with Offroad Sweet Clove Snus, which I really enjoyed. Unfortunately, that one didn't live beyond the limited edition line. Now, GN Tobacco has filled that void in the snus world with Clove Explosion.
Clove Explosion White or Clove Explosion White Dry. I notice the flavor comes on quick, but also lasts quite a while! The taste is a rich taste of clove with a light touch of sweetness and smokiness. There is also a nice Eastern spice in the background, as well. I pick up a mild tobacco character, as well, but it stays in the background behind the clove flavor. The nicotine strength of this one is quite strong, it hits fast and it hits hard. However, it isn't unbearable for someone like me who doesn't use a lot of strong portions. I can keep it in for 30 to 45 minutes, which is pretty impressive for someone like who sticks to mostly regular strength snus. As I mentioned, the flavor lasts quite a while; I can enjoy the full clove taste for up to 45 minutes!
This is a fantastic release and one of the best products GN Tobacco has released to date. Though I don't use a lot of strong snus, this is something I will be throwing in to my orders from now on. If you like clove, it is well worth a try!