27 April 2019

Knox Dark (Lös) - Review. 27 April 2019.

I don't think I've ever had more requests to review a product than I have with this one, so, today we're talking about Knox Dark, a new product from Skruf! I think this is a smart release by Skruf, for a few reasons. First, Skruf doesn't have a tobacco-centric product to compete with Grov. Second, Knox is incredibly popular, so it makes sense to launch this flavor in the Knox range. Knox Dark is a tobacco-centric flavored snus which comes in portion and los! Yes, a new los product as well, which doesn't seem to happen much anymore.  Going into this one, I saw my friend SnusFreak call this one a "bergamot bomb", so I was curious if I would experience something similar.  I reviewed the portion version a few days ago and didn't really notice bergamot in the taste.

The flavor description says "Knox Dark has a full and rich flavor combined with a light smokiness".  It comes in a 40 gram can and has a nicotine strength of 8mg/g.  To do a price comparison, Knox Dark Los costs 43kr ($4.52 USD) and Grov Los costs around 59kr ($6.20 USD), so it’s definitely a cheaper alternative.

The aroma of this snus is a clear tobacco smell; the tobacco is dark, rich, earthy in nature, and accompanied by hints of wood and smoke. I was very impressed with the grind of this lös. It was very easy to work with; the grind honestly reminds me a lot of Swedish Match grind. I was able to handbake this one quite quickly and easily.  The flavor is quite tasty.  It is a rather earthy and natural taste.  I notice a big tobacco flavor that is robust, earthy, and well rounded.  The wood flavor compliments the tobacco taste very well.  It's not too overbearing, but it's definitely there.  There's also some smokiness in the background, as well.  But I'm really not noticing a lot of bergamot in the flavor.  Everyone's taste is different, though.  I just don't really pick it up.  For me, this one is mostly tobacco, wood, and smoke.  I find the tobacco stays pretty well packed in the lip and I can enjoy the flavor of this one for up to 45 minutes.  The nicotine, on average, feels about regular strength.

I really enjoyed this one, and would definitely order it again in the future.  There's not a lot of new loose products on the market, so I'm glad it's out there.  A friend of mine got this for me from SnusBolaget.  It isn't available to the US yet but I hear SnusCENTRAL.com is going to carry it soon. But if you like tobacco flavors and wanted a cheaper alternative, check this one out!

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