Recently released by Swedish Match in Collaboration with the Swedish MMA fighter (and snus lover!) Alexander Gustaffson, Goteborg’s Rape One White is part of the new One lineup of snus which also contains the new General One snus which I’ve previously reviewed here on the blog. As I mentioned in my review of General One, the One lineup of snus is a compromise between Swedish Match’s premium and budget snus offerings, allowing customers to experience the best possible taste while still remaining attractively priced. Goteborg’s Rape One portions each contain .8g of snus and 11.2mg of nicotine for a total of 22 portions and 17.6g of snus per can.
Upon opening my can of Goteborg’s Rape One White, I soon began to notice an aroma characteristic of Goteborg’s Rape snus – lightly spiced tobacco with elements of both juniper berries and lavender and undertones of citrus as well as woody notes. As a white portion snus, the flavor took a few minutes before it started to develop, and at first I tasted a fresh, slightly spicy tobacco taste which was complimented by slight tastes of the lavender and juniper berries. Produced with over fourteen types of tobacco, Goteborg’s Rape One had a complex flavor profile which I found continued to develop as I kept portions in, and around the fifteen minute mark the tobacco taste became a tad spicier and began to reveal hints of wood and citrus which I found to be very well balanced with the rest of the flavors. Although the juniper, citrus, and lavender tastes began to diminish around the half hour mark, the undertones of wood and spicy tobacco remained ever present, even past the one hour mark.
The portions are very slightly moist, and unlike dry portions they contain enough moisture to be slightly soft to the touch while still starting out dry enough for it to take some time for both the flavor and nicotine buzz to develop. I generally felt a pleasant buzz begin to kick in around the five minute mark, and I was easily able to keep portions in for about an hour and fifteen minutes before removing them. I also found the portion material to be very soft and it reminded me of Swedish Match’s Natufibe material which I’m a big fan of. Moreover, the portions are arranged in Swedish Match’s special Star Formation, and each of them is specially wedged so that you simply need to pop in a portion and enjoy. This is a small detail but also a really nice touch in my opinion, as I love the look of a newly opened can!
In conclusion, Goteborg’s Rape One White is another excellent offering by Swedish Match, combining a rich taste and highly comfortable portions in an attractive offering. I can definitely see myself adding Goteborg’s Rape One to my daily rotation, and I recommend it to those who are looking for a rich and flavorful snus while still retaining an affordable price point.