10 January 2017
Blågul Bergaott - Portion & Kram (Los) - Reviews (Discontinued). 10 January 2017.
From time to time, we review products that are "off label"/"off brand" products made by smaller producers. Blågul is an example of that. Now, these are not the same as the Blågul Snus I reviewed several years ago. These products are made by a small, local producer in Sweden and sold exclusively by SnusHof.com to Switzerland. Though, they do say they are looking to expand. When I spoke with the people at SnusHof, they told me a little more background about this product. First, “Blå gul” means “blue yellow”. This snus is produced by a small Turkish/Swedish family in Göteborg. The snus is picked up personally by SnusHof from the small factory in Västra Frölunda. They pride themsleves on supporting a local manufacturer and are their only supplier worldwide. The people behind SnusHof always bought snus from their store, so they wanted to team up and help sell the snus they produced. The snus is strongly flavored, but they keep the nicotine low so that it doesn’t burn too much and you get the “full flavor”. The entire production process is done by hand operated machines. They say it is a really good snus with a really cheap price. I was also told that the snus is fermented, not pasteurized. Fermented snus has more TSNAs than pasteurized snus, but without seeing any exact numbers I can’t speak to the relative safety compared to other snus products. Basically, pasteurized snus is safer than fermented snus, and fermented snus is safer than American “dip”/moist snuff.
description that says: "The popular taste of Bergamotte - clearly perceptible.” This snus can has a weight of 18 grams and contains 22 portions (0.8 gram portions). This snus is also quite cheap, it's around 1,20 Euro which is about 1.25 USD. So if you're a budget conscious snuser, this may be a way to save a few bucks!
description that says: "The popular taste of Bergamotte - clearly perceptible.” This snus can has a weight of 37 grams. This snus is also quite cheap, it's around 1,20 Euro which is about 1.25 USD. So if you're a budget conscious snuser, this may be a way to save a few bucks! Even though this is a los product, it is called "kram". That was a new term for me!
If you're looking to save a few bucks and you're able to order from SnusHof.com this one isn't too bad. The traditional Swedish Snus flavor of bergamot is very popular, so it makes sense that the Blågul line would contain one. I enjoyed the los more than the portion, but both are decent. I'm a General guy, so granted I have my favorite brand. But, if I found myself in a pinch and needed a cheaper, budget alternative, I would give this one a shot.