19 May 2017

Skruf SuperSlim Fresh (White Portion) - Review. 18 May 2017.

When Swedish Match launched G3 Mint Super Slim White Strong in 2016, I wasn't sure if the "super slim" format would be something that caught on. In early 2017, they released another super slim, G3 Super Slim White Strong.  Now, it appears as though Skruf is jumping on board the super slim train.  This month, they released two new products in the super slim format: Skruf Original White SuperSlim and Skruf Fresh White SuperSlim. Skruf describes this product by saying "Skruf SuperSlim Fresh White is a white portion snus with a fresh taste of mint. Superslim is a narrower and more discreet format than our other slim portions and can therefore be perceived as even more comfortable under the lip. A box contains 30 servings."

Looking at a comparison between a regular sized portion, a slim portion, and a super slim portion, you can see that the super slim portion is, well, super slim.  A can contains 30 portions and weighs 16.5 grams, which means each portion weighs 0.55 grams.  To put it into context, a SuperSlim portion contains about as much tobacco as a mini portion.  This is a regular strength product, so assuming it's 8mg/g (0.8%), that would put the nicotine per portion at 4.4mg/portion.  I'm surprised Skruf released these as regular strength.  Had they released them as strong, a super slim pouch could contain as much nicotine as a regular strength, regular sized snus portion.

I reviewed the regular Skruf Slim Fresh White in the past, as well as the Skruf Slim Fresh Xtra Stark and found those to be enjoyable snuses. They both seem to be pretty popular as well, from what I've gathered.  This SuperSlim version is no different from the regular strength Skruf Slim Fresh White, other than the size of the portion.

When you open the can, the smell that comes through is predominantly peppermint, but with a mild hint of menthol in the background.  The portion is quite slim, being a SuperSlim portion, and has a soft portion material that feels nice in the lip!  Being a mint snus, you'll experience the familiar mild cooling sensation that comes along with this flavor profile.  The taste is very much the same as regular sized Skruf Slim Fresh - a mild, lightly sweet taste of peppermint with a gentle hint of menthol in the background.  The taste lasts a good amount of time, I can usually enjoy this snus for up to an hour, sometimes more!  The nicotine strength is lighter than regular strength, but still feels adequate.

Super slim is an interesting portion format.  Personally, it's not something I would use.  But there are a lot of snus users who are concerned with discretion, and this is a great way to consume snus and be discrete about it.  The portions feel more substantial in the lip than mini portions, which is a plus.  If you like the flavor of regular Skruf Slim Fresh but want something in a super slim format, give this one a try!

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