General Kardus Selection 2015. After that, Swedish Match began doing pairings - General Kardus 2016 was a pairing with Swedish chef Magnus Nilsson from the Fäviken Magasinet Restaurant and Hotel. General Kardus 2017 was a pairing with Hernö Gin. The following year, the Gastronomy series would launch. 2018 saw General Kardus Spring 2018, a pairing with restauranteur Karl Ljung. General Kardus Winter 2018 was another pairing with Karl Ljung. The Gastronomy series continues, but one thing changes: the name! The Gastronomy series is now releasing a Göteborgs Rapé Kardus product, this time pairing with Swedish chef Stefan Karlsson. This year being the 100 year anniversary of GR, it is cool to see Swedish Match do this!
Göteborgs Rapé Lös. As usual, each container contains 150g of tobacco, and only 1,050 of these were made. 300 of them were also made for Norway, but more on that later. The price point sits at 999 sek, or $103.19 USD. Though at this time I'm not sure it's going to be available to the US, as usual. For the flavor description, for this product the focus was on enhancing the flavors of Göteborgs Rapé (juniper and lavender) and enhancing it with forest flavors. The tobacco flavor is of a medium dark nature and there are also said to be notes of coniferous forest, herbs, and dried fruit. The nicotine level is 14mg/g (1.4%). Like with most Kardus products, it is 100% lamina, meaning only the best parts of the tobacco is used, and it is cut to 0.72mm. The texture is a lot like long cut tobacco, so it is going to look much different to ground lös snus if this is your first go with a Kardus product.
GR Kardus 2019 is available for sale now! As usual, I don’t suspect this will be available for sale to the US. I imagine Sweden and Norway only. However, my friend Michael in Sweden who helps me with these limited releases has picked one up for me to review, so once it comes in I’ll be sure to post a full review!