Produced by Fiedler & Lundgren AB of Sweden, Granit Sensations Mint Slim White is one of two newly launched members of the Granit Snus lineup, and aims to offer a refreshing mint taste taste in a slim portion format. Each can of Granit Sensations Mint Slim White comes with 22 portions of regular strength snus for a total of 15.4 grams per can.
Soon after I opened my can, I began to notice aromas of eucalyptus, peppermint, and a slight hint of herbal tobacco in the background. Once I popped a portion in, I began to notice a little bit of a cooling sensation which was similar to Blue Ocean but not as strong. Not long after, the eucalyptus and peppermint flavors began to develop and created a refreshing taste with only a touch of herbal tobacco in the background. The mint and eucalyptus flavors began to give way to a salty tobacco taste starting around the half hour mark, and the tobacco flavor usually became quite subdued around the one hour mark.
The portion material is average, and the slim portions fit comfortably in my lip. Since Mint Slim is a white portion, it took a few minutes before the nicotine buzz kicked in, and it generally lasted for half an hour. I experienced very little drip with Mint Slim and generally took my portions out around the one hour mark when I felt they began to lose their flavor. Another thing that I find really useful is that the can is designed with a flexible base in the bottom of the used portions tray, which allows it to expand when full to fit the entire can’s worth inside! This can be handy for times when you’re planning to snus quite a bit and won’t have access to a trash can, and I hope more brands begin to include this feature eventually.
Overall, I must say that Granit Sensations surprised me a bit, as even though I’m not normally a big fan of mint flavored brands I found the cooling sensation combined with the eucalyptus helped to set it apart from most other mint brands out there, and it did remind me a bit of Catch Eucalyptus. I also find that picking up some Sensations Mint Slim to use when you have a cold or congestion (my article on snus and colds) is a good idea, as I find the eucalyptus can help to ease your symptoms a bit!