Produced by Gotlandssnus AB under the Jakobsson’s brand, Melon Stark Slim is a strong portion snus with a tasty melon flavor. In the past I’ve reviewed (and enjoyed!) Jakobsson’s Melon Strong, so I was quite excited to get a hold of a can of the Slim variant! Every can of Melon Stark Slim comes with 13 grams of strong snus with 0.65 grams per portion.
After opening my can, I was soon greeted with a strong aroma of sweet melon and it was very inviting. After trying a few portions, I soon noticed that despite being white portions, the melon flavor came on rather quickly. The melon flavor reminded me a bit of sweet honeydew with hints of cantaloupe, and I wasn’t able to taste any tobacco flavor until around the twenty five minute mark when the melon began to subside. One of my favorite things about the flavor was that it was very natural tasting and not overly sweet (like some fruit flavored brands tend to be). From the thirty minute mark onwards I tasted a slight bit of mellow tobacco which became increasingly salty until I removed my portions around the one hour mark.
The portions were long and slim, making for a comfortable fit in my mouth while remaining discreet at the same time. Moreover, they’re dry (but not overly so) which makes the nicotine buzz come on a little slower and smoother than regular portions. I found the portions to be quite strong, and after about five minutes I had a nice buzz which lasted until the twenty five minute mark before slowly tapering off. I usually began to experience drip after the forty minute mark, and I generally removed portions after an hour.
Overall, Jakobsson’s Melon Stark Slim is a delicious tasting fruit flavored snus, and I appreciate the natural melon flavors as well as the tobacco taste which develops afterwards. I can definitely see myself adding Melon Slim to my daily rotation, and I highly recommend Melon Stark Slim to those who enjoy fruit flavored snus brands. Furthermore, Melon Stark Slim is a great snus to use as an after dinner treat, and I find that it pairs especially well with melon liqueurs such as Midori.