13 January 2016

Granit White Portion (Strong) - Review. 13 January 2016.

Review Updated: 23 April 2020

I feel like I've reviewed this product quite a few times. I was going back through my old photos, and I first reviewed it in 2012 when it launched, and again in 2016 and 2017 when it went through redesigns. Now, I'm reviewing it again, for it's fourth major design change. And something else, which we'll talk about shortly. If you're not familiar with Granit, it's a budget snus from Fiedler and Lundgren. It's grown in popularity the past several years, though I myself prefer LD Stark (Original Portion) for budget alternatives. But, Granit has quite a following, so I'm going to give it a new review!

The flavor description says, "Granit is a value-priced strong white portion snus with a pronounced medium body tobacco taste". Each can weighs 17.6g and has 22 portions, for 0.8g portions.  The nicotine content on Granit varies based on what store you look at, so I went straight to Fiedler and Lundgren to get the strength. They told me this one is 13mg/portion.  Doing some math, that would be a total nicotine of 16.25mg/g, or 1.625%.

Now, the biggest change the Granit line has gone through other than a design change is this: it now has the Fiedler and Lundgren FlexLid! This is probably the coolest snus innovation that I can recall since I started snus back in 2009. It is a rubber catch lid that actually expands as you add more portions to it. If you're someone like me who uses your catch lid a lot for when you aren't near a trash can, this is a really neat, handy little innovation. I don't know if they have it copyrighted, but it would be cool to see other manufacturers do this.

When you open the can, there is a peppery aroma with tones of citrus. The portions are moderately soft, and plump. They feel comfortable under the lip, as well. When you put one in, pepper greets you right off the bat, along with a presence of citrus. The longer you have it in, the more you notice the tobacco flavor in the background. The flavor lasts a good amount of time; I've found I can keep these in for 1-1.5 hours on average! The nicotine feels to be right at the strong level, as well.  Granit Strong White is a solid snus for the price.  I can see why it has the following it does.  For me personally, I prefer LD Stark White for a budget alternative, but this one isn't that bad!  If you're a price conscious snuser who likes traditional flavored snus, you may really dig this one.

1 comment:

  1. I love Granit snus, you really can't go wrong with it. The strong white has a nice earthy & peppery tabacco centric flavour; soft in the lip, and the strength is in my personal sweet spot.I use it daily, and keep on going with it.....