13 April 2020

Skruf Nyans (Norrsken) - Review. 13 April 2020.

It's been about a year since Skruf launched the Nyans line, a value priced line with some unique flavors. They originally launched with Jordskott (earthy berry flavor)Solglimt (grapefruit flavor), and Havsbris (sea breeze flavor).  Now, they've added two new flavors, Månstoft (salted caramel) and Norrsken (violet licorice).  I did a little Google Translate magic, and Norrsken translates to "north shine", or "Northern Lights".  Not sure how that relates to the flavor.  Violet and Licorice isn't a common flavor, but is a favorite of mine.  Swedish Match did a Catch Violet Licorice in 2011, and again in 2014, that was pretty tasty.  JTI made the Gustavus Salvi product back in 2016, which was also pretty good stuff.  And the new company Kurbitssnus has their Morgondagg Snus, which is a favorite of mine.  Now, Skruf is giving it a go!

The flavor description says, "A taste of traditional tobacco flavor with hints of violet and licorice."  Each can weighs 17.6g and has 22 portions, for 0.8g portions. The nicotine content is 8mg/g (0.8%), or 6.4mg/portion.

When you open the can, there is a pleasant, lightly sweet, floral aroma of violet. There are also lighter tones of black licorice. The portions are soft, plump, and quite comfortable in the lip. The flavor is relatively mild, but pleasant. The violet flavor is gentle, and lightly sweet. The licorice tones come through in a mild way, and compliment the violet quite well. The nicotine strength feels to be about the regular strength level, and the flavor lasts around 45-50 minutes on average.  Of the new Nyans products, this one was my favorite.  I like licorice snus quite a lot, and I really like the blending of violet and licorice in this one!

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