Named after a famous intersection in New York City, Union Square is a limited edition snus which is a member of the Catch Collection, a group of limited edition snus brands produced by Swedish Match. The newest addition to the Catch Collection lineup is Union Square, a snus which is described as having a taste of sour mint. Having tried numerous mint flavored snuses but no sour tasting types, I was excited to give Union Square a try. Union Square is a mini portion snus with 4mg of nicotine per portion.
Upon opening my can of Union Square, I soon noticed a minty aroma with hints of citrus (grapefruit in particular). The minty smell reminded me quite a lot of Catch Pure Mint. Upon placing a portion in my mouth, I immediately noticed a sweet mint taste which was complimented by a slight taste of grapefruit. I felt that the mint was a little overpowering compared to the citrus taste, which is unfortunate because the grapefruit flavor was quite tasty (but only lasted for about ten minutes). After about twenty minutes the mint flavor began to subside and gave way to a mild tobacco one which was actually quite tasty. I took my portions out after they began to lose all flavor at the hour mark.
The portions were comfortable and came in the Swedish Match star formation. I didn’t experience very much drip with Union Square, and as a result I was able to leave portions in comfortably for over an hour. Although the small size of the portions were very comfortable, I did find Union Square to be a little on the weak side nicotine wise. As someone who generally uses strong portions, Union Square only gave me a slight buzz which lasted for about ten minutes before beginning to subside.
Overall, I felt that Union Square is an average mint dominant snus brand which doesn’t quite stick out from the many mint flavored snus brands already on the market. Although the sour mint combination had the potential to be very tasty, the mint was too strong and the citrus taste too weak. I recommend Union Square to those who enjoy mint flavored snuses as well as mini portion sizes.