04 May 2020

One Grön/Green (Skogsbär & Torkad Fruit) - Review. 4 May 2020.

Swedish Match has re-launched the One line and today I'll be reviewing one of the five products in the series: One Grön/Green (Skogsbär and Torkad Fruit / Forest Berries and Dried Fruit) - a product "Inspired by Göteborgs Rapé". If you're not familiar with the One line, I'll do a quick history. It originally launched in August of 2017 and was a collaboration between UFC's Alexander "The Mauler" Gustafsson.  It was a "modern premium" line, meaning name brand products with a cheaper price tag!  It launched with three qualities: more strength and taste due to new way of refining tobacco, a softer portion material, and more plump portions due to a new way of treating the tobacco.

This isn't a relaunch, this is one of the two new flavors in this line.  When it comes to this snus, the flavor description says it has "light and spicy tobacco character with hints of dark berries, forest, citrus, and slightly provencal herbs."  Each can weighs 22 grams and has 22 portions, for 1g portions.  The nicotine content is 14mg/g (1.4%), or 14mg/portion.  If you're not familiar with "provencal herbs", it's a mix of spices that includes basil, fennel, marjoram, parsley, rosemary, tarragon, and thyme.

The New One Line

This new line has re-launched three products, and added two new ones.  One Vit/Silver (Bergamott and Citrus), which has a "light and spicy tobacco character with clear hints of bergamot and citrus, as well as some tea."  This one is a relaunch of General One White Portion.  One Svart/Black (Bergamott and Läder/Leather), which has a "dark and spicy tobacco character with hints of bergamot and citrus, as well as some tea and leather".  This one is a relaunch of General One Original Portion.   One Blå/Blue (Enbär an d Trä/Juniper and Wood), which has a "light and spicy tobacco character with clear elements of lavender and juniper, as well as slightly wood and citrus."  This one is a relaunch of Göteborgs Rapé ONE White Portion.  And they've launched two new flavors as well.  One Grön/Green (Skogsbär and Torkad Fruit / Forest Berries and Dried Fruit), which has a "light and spicy tobacco character with hints of dark berries, forest, citrus, and slightly provencal herbs."  Also, One Gul/Yellow (Apelsinblom and Örter / Orange Flowers and Herbs), which has a "light and spicy tobacco character with clear elements of yuzu, as well as slightly herbs and orange blossom."

What's Different?

So, you may be asking yourself, what's different about the new One line in addition to the name change?  It seems to be the portion material.  Swedish Match says it's "A closer snus experience".  They say:  "The portion has been adjusted to give a more powerful flavor through a thinner portion material."  And looking at this closeup, you can see that is the case.  The portion material is super thin, and it gets you closer to the tobacco than ever before.

Of the five products, this one is the most unique one.  I would say weird, but that has a bad connotation to it.  It's not bad, it's just different.  The forest berry aroma comes through first, and it's like a muted, dried cranberry type of smell.  There's also a light herbal character in the background and a hint of pepper.  The portions are nice and plump, and fill out the lip really, really well.  They also have a quick flavor release for a white portion!  The flavor is where this one gets interesting.  I pick up the dried fruit/forest berry flavor right up front.  It's like a muted, less-sweet cranberry type of flavor.  The herbal flavor is definitely different.  There's hints of rosemary and thyme in there, which makes me think a little of the General Gastronomy Edition (Portion Snus).  There's also a touch of pepper in the background, and a hint of tobacco.  The flavor lasts a good amount of time, usually up to an hour.  The nicotine strength feels to be right at the strong level.

This snus was interesting, to say the least.  I don't know how I feel about it.  It's probably not one I'd order again.  I'll finish the can, but it might take me a while.  It just has a unique flavor to it that I wouldn't say is for me.

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