09 August 2019

Kurbits Snus: Morgondagg - Review. 14 August 2019.

Kurbits Snus is a new snus manufacturer in Sweden that resulted in the meeting of an avid snus fan and an innovative entrepreneur. They recently broke onto the scene by debuting four products: Morgondagg (Vit), Fäbodsnus (Vit), Soldat (Vit), and Soldat: Vinter (Vit). Each has a unique flavor that is unlike anything else on the market. After getting to know them the past week, I've learned this about this new company: they want to do things differently. And that's something the snus market has sorely needed for many years now. Products that aren't the usual super strong/mint products we see so many of.  Currently, I've only seen their products for sale in Sweden, and only on SnusBolaget, but hopefully before too long people outside of Sweden will get to try them!

When it comes to Morgondagg, the flavor description I was given for this one says "Summer, all around the year". Snusbolaget describes it by saying: "Flowers, sweetness, and licorice. The tobacco has been mixed and processed to feel light, appealing and fresh."  Each can weighs 18g and has 20 portions, for 0.9g portions.  The nicotine content of this one is 16mg/g (1.6%), which breaks down to 14.4mg/portion.

Kurbits Snus gave me an extended description of this product I wanted to share, because it says a lot about how they approach snus, that it isn't just the flavor, it's the experience:  "Seven different flowers under the pillow and the flag on the pole all night long. Midsummer eve. Summer months and the lightness that is significant for the Swedish summer. To have survived the rough fall and the cold winter and finally realise that the grass is turning green and life is returning to the overwhelming landscape. The freedom to be awake all night long and to share the summer with good friends. To walk on damp grass, barefoot with butterflies in your stomach. This feeling of pure happiness, the memories of expectations and youth that is connected with a day that can become anything. We can taste the cool of the night and the hopes of the day to come. The coolness of a morning that makes us come closer as friends and allows us to enjoy the summer together with the ones we love."

The aroma of this one is very pleasant - a mild presence of black licorice with a light floral presence, that is reminiscent of violet. The portions are a little dryer than most white portions I’ve had before, but I find them to be pretty comfortable in the lip and with a quick release of flavor. The taste of this one is utterly delicious, and one of the best licorice products I’ve had to date. The black licorice flavor is present, natural, and not overly sweet. In the background I find a nice floral sweetness which compliments the licorice taste and reminds me of, again, violet. The tobacco character in the background is mild, but still detectable. In terms of nicotine strength, it feels to be right at the strong level - not too weak, but not too much. The flavor, on average, lasts up to about an hour.  I've only ever had one product with a licorice/violet flavor before - Catch Collection Violet Licorice by Swedish Match, but this one was much better tasting.

Of the four Kurbits products I tried, this one was my favorite.  And, one of the best licorice products I've ever had.  I found myself very impressed with this new company, and I look forward to seeing what they come up with next!

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