Knox Dark (Original Portion) - Review. 23 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.
The flavor description says "Knox Dark has a full and rich flavor combined with a light smokiness". It comes in a 21.6g can with 24 portions for 0.9g portions. The nicotine content is 8mg/g (0.8%) which breaks down to 7.2mg/portion.
Knox Dark has a really powerful aroma. As soon as you open the can there's a big, robust tobacco smell that comes through. As Grov comparisons are inevitable, I will say this one seems to have a heavy wood presence in the aroma, and it seems to be a little smokier. The portions are plump, moist, and have a quick flavor release. The taste of this stuff is great. Nowadays, most new products are mint, so this one really stands out to me. The flavor is a bold, present, robust tobacco flavor. The wood taste is also very present and works very well with the tobacco taste; it provides a very natural flavor experience. The smokiness stays in the background, and serves as more of a compliment to the tobacco taste, it doesn't overtake it by any means. The nicotine strength feels to be about the regular strength level, and I find the flavor lasts around 45 minutes on average.
I was really impressed with this product. There aren't many budget snus products with a tobacco flavor and this one will do really well, I suspect. It's priced on SnusBolaget at 27kr (2.90 USD) compared to Grov at 46kr (4.94 USD), so it's certainly a cheaper alternative, but with a premium taste!