Manufactured by Gotlandssnus AB, Jakobsson’s Classic Portion is a regular strength snus which contains 8mg of nicotine per portion and 20 grams of snus per can. Jakobsson’s is a very old and popular brand among veteran snusers, so I was excited to give the classic variant a try. There’s also a strong variant with more nicotine per portion, called Jakobsson’s Classic Strong.
Upon opening my can of Classic, I was immediately greeted with a strong tobacco aroma, and as a fan of tobacco flavored snus brands I found it to be quite nice. I also detected a citrus undertone, and it reminded me a lot of fresh oranges. As soon as I placed a portion in my mouth, I noticed a salty tobacco taste. Soon afterwards, the flavor began to develop and becoming increasingly complex. After about five minutes, I began to notice a hint of orange, which helped to round out the tobacco taste and add a hint of fruityness. The orange flavor was quite subtle however, and it disappeared after about thirty minutes. Overall, the taste reminded me a lot of regular General, except with more orange and less bergamot. The flavor remained strong for quite some time, and I only began loosing flavor at the fifty minute mark.
The portion material was of average quality, and portions fit nicely in my mouth. I experience little to no drip while I had the snus in, only an increasingly salty taste. The nicotine strength was average, but after about five minutes I began to notice a fairly strong buzz.
Overall, Jakobsson’s Classic is a great tobacco flavored snus. It pairs very well with coffee or strong beer, and the citrus flavor helps to impart a distinct taste to the tobacco. As a lover of tobacco flavored snus, I can definitely see myself adding Jakobsson’s Classic to my daily rotation.