SnusRoom.com: SwedSnus Premium Lakrits 300 (White Semi-Dry Portion). SnusRoom.com is a new e-store that sells the bulk snus / DIY snus to the US. I've seen SwedSnus for years on Snusbolaget, so it's nice that we finally have access to it! I've reviewed some other of their products already: Premium Original 300 (Large Portion), Premium Special 1000 (Large Portion), Premium Spacemint 300 (Large Portion), and their Premium Express Loose. This is a portion bag that contains 300 portions. Their products are a great way to save money, because this bag cost only $26.90. According to their website, that yields 15 cans, at around $1.79 a can. You can't beat that price! Also, it's a great way to save the earth, because you're not throwing away a bunch of cans. You can simply buy one of their refill cans, or, hint hint, an awesome Snubie Can. In this review, I'm using their "Don't Touch My Snus" can, because it's got a cool design on it. When it comes to this snus, their flavor description says, "Natural aniseed oil for a long lasting taste of deep licorice."
The ContentsThe pouches come in the white/semi-dry format. You can use them as is, or you can add moisture to them to make original portions. As they come, though, the bag weighs in at 195 grams. There's 300 portion in the bag, at 0.65g each. The nicotine strength clocks in at 11mg/g (1.1%), which breaks down to 7.15mg/portion, or, regular strength.
I won't go too in-depth in this review, but what I did was a short little "how to" video that shows you how to do it. But, basically, I like to get to a 45% moisture amount. For that, I use 0.16ml of water per portion. If you wanted to go to 50% just up that to 0.22ml of water per portion. I find 45% to be best, so I stick with that. If you wanted to do the whole bag, that's 48ml of water. If you're in the US, that's 3.25 tablespoons, or a little less than 1/4 cup (0.20 cup). I never know who, or where, people are that read my articles, so I always try to cover as many of them as possible. Now, let's get into the reviews! First we'll review it as is, then review my version that I added moisture to.
When you open the can, a mild black licorice smell greets you, along with a light sweetness. The portions are slim, moderately soft, and comfortable under the lip. They are more dry in nature than the average white portion, but not super dry. In the flavor, the black licorice flavor is gentle and mild. It has a light sweetness, and I pick up a subtle tobacco taste in the background! The nicotine strength feels about the regular level, and the flavor lasts about an hour on average.
SwedSnus Premium Lakrits 300: Slim Original Portion
This is the version that I added moisture to. The 45% moisture amount turned out great! In this version, the black licorice smell is more present, lightly sweet, and with a mild tobacco base in the background. The portions turned out great - nice and moist, comfortable in the lip, and with a slim fit and a quick flavor release. In the taste, I notice more tobacco character front, accompanied by a nice black licorice flavor, and a light sweetness. The nicotine feels about regular, and the flavor lasts about 45 minutes on average.
Rating and Final Thoughts:
I liked the moistened version more, which I rated at 3.75 out of 5. The white semi-dry version was pretty decent though, and rated at 3.67 out of 5. As far as licorice products go, it's pretty solid. It kind of reminds me of a milder LD Salmiak.
How To Buy:
If you want to know where to get this, and more, SwedSnus products, head over to SnusRoom.com. If you use the SNUS15 code, you get 15% off your order. And, all orders over $49 USD ship free. So, it's a great way to save some money!