Produced by Gotlandssnus AB, Jakobsson’s Melon Strong is part of the ever popular Jakobsson’s lineup of premium snus. I was excited to give Melon Mini a try, as in the past I’ve previously reviewed and enjoyed Jakobsson’s Melon Strong and was curious to see how a mini portion format would compare. Melon Mini portions come with .35 grams of snus and 4.9mg of nicotine each, for a total of 7 grams of snus per can.
Soon after opening my can of Melon Strong, I took a moment to savor the aroma. Melon Mini has a dominant melon aroma which reminds me quite a bit of watermelon flavored gum and was very pleasant. Once I put a portion in, I soon began to notice a sweet watermelon taste which gradually became stronger until peaking a little after the five minute mark. The watermelon flavor remained present for around twenty five minutes before gradually subsiding while a slightly salty tobacco taste begins to take over. Although I enjoyed the taste quite a bit, I did find that it isn’t a strong in terms of taste as its big brother Melon Strong is, but this is most likely due to the smaller portion format used.
The portions are quite comfortable in my lip and are moderately dry making them fairly long lasting. I usually began to feel a nicotine buzz set in within the first few minutes of having a portion in, but I never felt a strong buzz as I mostly use regular size (and strength) portions. On average I usually kept portions in for around forty minutes before removing them due to a drop off in flavor.
As a whole, I find Jakobsson’s Melon Mini to have a great taste and long lasting melon flavor that I’ve come to enjoy, especially in these warmer spring months! I recommend Melon Mini to those who are looking to have a tasty fruit flavored experience without too much nicotine, and I find that it works especially well as an after meal treat!