Skruf Black Line! My, time flies. Skruf has released two new Black Line products and these, honestly, caught me off guard. Swedish Match recently went into the ultra strong category with snus products as strong as 2.6% (26mg/g), and now with these Skruf has joined them as well. I was wondering if Skruf would ever release ultra strong products, and here they are. Last year, at the 2017 Snus Con, Skruf came to speak about their products to the attendees of Snus Con. One night at dinner, they mentioned that they and Swedish Match felt there should be a cap at 2.6% nicotine strength. With other companies going as high as 43mg/g and 45mg/g, Swedish Match and Skruf believe that 2.6% was a good market cap for nicotine strength. For a while, there's been a "race to the top" for nicotine strength, but it seems as though Skruf and Swedish Match feel that there needs to be a level that products don't go past in regards to nicotine strength.
These new Black Line products are the highest nicotine products in the Skruf range and come in very interesting flavors! What's interesting about these two is that they don't have the exact same taste. That's not usually something I see in products launched in the same range with the same name. But Skruf has always done things differently.
The flavor description for this product says, “Skruf Black Line Ultra Strong Mint Licorice Slim Portion Snus combines quality tobacco with balanced notes of mint and licorice.” This product comes in a 21.6 gram can with 24 portions for 0.9 gram portions. The nicotine strength is 26mg/g (2.6%) which breaks down to 23.40mg/portion.
The flavor description for this one says, “Skruf Black Line Ultra Strong Mint Slim White Portion Snus uses the high quality Black Line snus and blends it with the flavor of mint and eucalyptus.” This product comes in a 16.8 gram can with 24 portions for 0.7 gram portions. The nicotine strength is 26mg/g (2.6%) which breaks down to 18.20mg/portion.
Both of these products are good but I will say the original portion mint/licorice was my favorite of the two. And that's big for me, because I don't usually enjoy the pairing of those two flavors. The white portion mint/menthol was also pretty good, as well. If you like really strong snus, these are definitely worth a try!