Catch Raspberry & Licorice XRANGE (Slim White) - Review. 25 September 2019.

Review Updated: 26 February 2021 

The XRANGE snus line from Swedish Match launched in 2015 as a "modern premium" line. Meaning, it's the same quality you get with Swedish Match's premium products, but at a cheaper price. The products came in slim portions, had a lighter weight, and only had 21 portions per can. Now, Swedish Match has updated the XRANGE line, so it's time to revisit it! The new cans are smaller, slimmer, utilize less plastic, and are completely recyclable. It's part of a push Swedish Match is doing to do their part for the environment.  This snus is a return of the delicious Small Batch #4 Raspberry Licorice, which is one of my favorite releases from that series.  When it comes to this snus, the flavor description for this one says, "Light tobacco character with clear elements of raspberries, and some licorice and anise."  Each can weighs 16.8g and has 21 portions, at 0.8g each.  The nicotine content is 8.5mg/g (0.85%) or 6.8mg/portion.

The New Cans 

In this photo, I'm using a GR XRANGE can.  They're all the same in form factor except the design, which we'll cover shortly.  In the top left, you'll see the diameter of the new can is a little smaller than the old design. On the top right, you can see that the new cans are definitely slimmer than the old cans. Another big change is that the big "XR" on the side label is gone from the new cans. In the bottom right, you'll see that the new cans are semi-translucent, so from the bottom and the top catch lid you can see a little through the can. On the bottom left you'll see the biggest change - the new can design now comes in the Star Formation! So, while XR is a cheaper priced product, you get the Star Formation, which Swedish Match usually does with their premium product lines.

The Design Change

This one didn't change too much as far as look goes.  The white can changed to a translucent one, and the word "Catch" changed from white to embossed on the can design.  It's there, but you can only see it when the light hits it the right way.  But as far as the overall look of this one, the design really didn't change all that much.

As far as what is inside the can, that hasn't changed at all.  It's still the same, great tasting snus!  When you open the can, the aromas of raspberry and licorice are pretty evenly matched in terms of presence.  The aroma is very pleasant and enjoyable. The portions are slim, and quite comfortable in the lip! In the flavor, I seem to notice raspberry first, and it comes through in a pretty natural way. The licorice flavor is also pretty present, and works very well with the raspberry taste!  It's a more mild/gentle licorice taste, but still enjoyable.  There’s also a mild tobacco taste in the background. The nicotine feels to be about the regular strength level, and the flavor lasts about an hour on average.  

Rating and Final Thoughts

All in all, this one really didn't change much.  The design is basically the same, except it's a translucent, slim can now instead of the old white can.  It's still the same great snus.  I gave this one a 3.5 out of 5, and it's still a personal favorite of mine.  If you like licorice snus, this is one of the best ones on the market, in my opinion.  If you haven't had it yet, what are you waiting for?  Go get some.  It's delicious!

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