16 April 2019

Snubie Cherokee Rose (Lös) - Preview. 16 April 2019.

May of 2019 marks the 10 year anniversary of Snubie.com. This year, I wanted to do something special, so I've partnered with our friends at Snus.biz to release a special Snubie.com product. Meet Snubie 10 Year: Cherokee Rose! This product has special meaning for me. My daughter, Cherokee, was instrumental in my quitting smoking. In essence, without her, there would be no Snubie.com. So, I wanted to name a product after her. Her name comes from my family's Cherokee ancestry, and I felt it appropriate to also have a flavor that pays tribute to that. I could think of nothing better than the Cherokee Rose. Here, you can see the can design of this new product.

The legend of the Cherokee Rose says: "When the Trail of Tears started in 1838, the mothers of the Cherokee were grieving and crying so much, they were unable to help their children survive the journey. The elders prayed for a sign that would lift the mother’s spirits to give them strength. The next day a beautiful rose began to grow where each of the mother’s tears fell. The rose is white for their tears; a gold center represents the gold taken from Cherokee lands, and seven leaves on each stem for the seven Cherokee clans. The wild Cherokee Rose grows along the route of the Trail of Tears into eastern Oklahoma today."

If you aren't familiar with the Cherokee Rose, or Rosa laevigata, this is what they look like. It is the state flower of Georgia in the United States. To date, I can't think of another product that has been flavored with the Cherokee Rose.  For this product, we did something a little different.  The tobacco itself was soaked in the rose oil before being pasteurized.  Jasmine essence was added to the finished mixture to give a little extra flavor.

For this product, Burley, Black Cavendish, and Perique tobaccos were used. Perique is one of my favorite tobaccos and provides a tangy, zesty element to the flavor to compliment the mild, soft, nutty flavor of the Burley and the mellow flavor of the Black Cavendish.  It is truly a flavorful and aromatic blend.

The product was then aged in oak barrels which provides a nice wood/oak backbone to the tobacco and rose oil blend.      The flavors of the tobacco and rose oil go on to mature and mellow together in the oak barrels.

This blend is lower in nicotine, and ranges between 10mg/g-15mg/g.  Not regular strength, but not extra strong.  It falls right there in that sweet spot in the middle.  You'll feel a little extra nicotine from it, but not too much!

This snus comes in a special grind known as “combo grinding”. Combo grinding is a mix of coarse grinding and fine grinding. This grind is very unique, and helps release flavors in a way different from traditional lös snus! This product also comes with a full 50 grams of lös snus!  This product will be available mid-May, 2019.  You can pre-order it by emailing hello@snus.biz.

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