Not that long ago, Gotlandssnus AB released Cruiser Chew Melon along with Classic which I enjoyed and reviewed here! Both types of Cruiser Chew belong to a new product category known as ‘Nordic Chew’, a Swedish take on classic American chew. Rather than undergo a fire-curing process like traditional chewing tobacco, Cruiser Chew is pasteurized (thus eliminating the need for spitting), and ships in portions similar to snus. Every can of Cruiser Chew Melon contains 20 regular size portions, for a total of 16 grams of per can. At the moment, Cruiser Chew Melon is available exclusively at our store.
After I opened up my can of Chew Melon, I was soon greeted with a pleasant aroma of melon with slight undertones of pear. The melon aroma was quite strong (reminding me of Jakobsson’s Melon), and I couldn’t detect much of a tobacco aroma at all. Not long after I tried a few portions, I began to notice that Chew Melon had (as the name suggests) a strong melon flavor. However, the melon flavor was natural tasting, and I feel like Gotlandssnus used just the right balance of sweet and salty to produce an interesting (and flavorful!) experience. I also noticed a slight taste of pear during the first ten minutes, and it worked well to add some character to the melon. As the pear flavor began to subside, it was replaced by an increasingly salty taste which eventually overtook even the melon around the forty minute mark, and I generally removed portions after fifty-five minutes.
Much like Chew Classic, Melon’s portion material is black and soft, and I find that this allows portions to fit in either my cheek or lip without issue. The tobacco inside the Melon portions is coarser than snus and was about as moist as original portion snus. Not long after inserting a portion, I started to feel a nicotine buzz which was a little stronger than regular strength snus (10mg/g), and lasted for thirty minutes before tapering off.
As a whole, I enjoyed Cruiser Chew Melon quite a lot thanks to its refreshing melon taste combined with hints of pear in the background. If you enjoy tobacco and fruit flavored chews and snuses, then I highly suggest trying a few cans of both Melon and Classic as you’ll likely be inclined to add them both to your daily rotation! Furthermore, With the summer season rapidly approaching, I feel like Chew Melon will go quite well with a cool, refreshing drink on a hot day!