05 February 2018

Lundgren's Norrland (Perforated White & Slim White) - Reviews. 5 February 2018.

Today we're going to be talking about two new products from Fiedler and Lundgren. These are an interesting release. This product is replacing one that I reviewed a few years back, Lundgren's Perforated White. That product has been discontinued and is being replaced by this new Lundgren's Norrland White. It seems as though the Lundgren's brand now focuses on two different regions of Sweden. Norrland is, according to Wikipedia, "the northernmost, largest, least populated and least densely populated of the three traditional lands of Sweden, consisting of nine provinces". Lundgren's also has Lundgren's Skåne Perforated Vit and Lundgren's Skåne Vit Slim, and Skåne is, according to Wikipedia, the "the southernmost county of Sweden".  So, now, there are two product lines - one to correspond with northerner Sweden and one to correspond with southern Sweden.

Lundgren's Norrland (Perforated Vit)

The flavor description for this product says, "Lundgrens Norrland White Portion is a snus inspired by Sweden and the Swedish flora! The snus contains Swedish ecological tobacco and has a clear, fresh and floral taste. At the bottom there is a classic tobacco character that is topped with elements of spruce and mountain flowers." This product comes in a 21.6 gram can with 24 portions, for 0.9 grams each. The nicotine content is 8mg/g (0.8%), which breaks down to 7.20mg/portion.

Upon opening the can there is a light floral smell, a mellow, dark tobacco smell, and a present smell of spruce. The portions are the perforated white type which gives two benefits: a quick flavor release, but also a long lasting flavor, as well. The portion material is soft, and feels comfortable in the lip. The taste is pretty good, and better than the Lundgren’s Perforated White that this is replacing. The spruce is in the front, followed by a darker, earthy tobacco taste. There is a light floral taste, but it’s in the background. The nicotine feels to be about regular strength and has a decent kick. The flavor lasts about an hour on average.

Lundgren's Norrland (Slim White)

The flavor description for this one says, "Lundgrens Norrland Slim White Portion is a snus inspired by Sweden and the Swedish flora! The snus contains Swedish ecological tobacco and has a clear, fresh and floral taste. At the bottom there is a classic tobacco character that is topped with elements of spruce and mountain flowers.” This product comes in a 19.2 gram can with 24 portions for 0.8 gram portions. The nicotine content is 8mg/g (0.8%), which breaks down to 6.40mg/portion.

This product is basically the same as the other one, but a little bit milder in taste. Because it's not perforated, the flavor doesn't release as quickly, and it's not as present.  The aroma is very much the same, a little floral smell, a mild but dark tobacco character, and a smell of spruce.  The portions are slim and white, slightly dryer than your average white portion but still comfortable in the lip.  The flavor is very similar to the perforated white, but is more mild.  There is a gentle taste of spruce, a mild and dark tobacco taste, then just a light floral presence in the background.  The nicotine feels to be about regular strength, and I've found the flavor lasts a little over an hour.  So I get more longevity out of this one, but the flavor is more mild.

As far as these two go, I'd say they're better than the Lundgren's Perforated White I reviewed in the past.  I really dig the spruce taste in these, it definitely feels nature inspired.  I'd suggest checking both out!

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