02 May 2016

Granit Sensations: Lakrits (Slim White) - Review (Discontinued). 2 May 2016.

NOTE:  This product has been discontinued and is no longer for sale.

Earlier this year, I was in the process of doing video reviews of Granit Mint and Granit Lakrits and I found out that they had both been discontinued. Shortly after I found out those two had been discontinued, I heard about two new products coming from Granit with the mint and lakrits flavors.  I didn't care too much for the original Granit Mint and Granit Lakrits products, so I wasn't too hopeful about these two.  However, I was pleasantly surprised and found both of the replacements to be quite good! The product description for Granit Sensations: Mint (Slim White Portion) says, "Granit Lakrits has a lingering deep aroma of licorice root topped with natural bergamot. This snus has a slim sized pouch where all moisture is kept inside the pouch for a longer snus experience, and less drip."

If you've never heard of Flex Lock, or FlexLid as it is sometimes called, it is a new type of catch lid that Fiedler and Lundgren began with Lundgren's. It's a really cool concept that I hope everyone begins to do. It's basically a rubber/elastic material in the catch lid instead of plastic that grows with the more portions you add. If you're someone like me who constantly uses your catch lid and has to empty it often, this allows you to continuously fill it up and the catch lid expands to allow for more space for used portions. It's a really neat idea and one I'm excited to see more companies embrace.

These are the first slim portions I've ever seen in a Granit product, so I was quite excited to try them. They feel really comfortable in the lip and are nice and plump!  The aroma is a mellow, gentle black licorice smell.  Nowadays, every company makes a licorice snus.  So the ones that usually stand out are the ones that are a little different in flavor.  This one definitely hit that mark.  The flavor is a mild black licorice smell with a little pepper in the background.  There's also a slight earthy presence that comes through in the taste as well and a mild tobacco character. The tobacco flavor is very, very mild, but you do notice it in the background.  About 15-20 minutes in I notice a very faint hint of bergamot, but not too much.  It doesn't overpower the licorice flavor and comes through in a very mild way.  All in all it's a pretty great tasting snus!

If you're a fan of licorice snus, I'd definitely suggest trying this one.  It's a pretty solid snus and the flavor is more unique than your average licorice snus!

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