A newly released brand of snus from Swedish Match, Kaliber Original Extra Tobakssmak is an original portion snus with a rich tobacco flavor. Each can of Kaliber Extra Tobakssmak comes with 19 grams of snus with .9 grams of regular strength snus per portion. As someone who enjoyed Kaliber Original I was curious to see what the “Extra Tobakssmak” flavor would be like.
The first time I opened my can of Kaliber Extra Tobakssmak, I noticed a strong tobacco aroma with hints of bergamot and tea. As a lover of tobacco dominant snus blends, I found the aroma to be very nice and it reminded me like a stronger version of General Original. Upon placing a portion in my mouth, I noticed an interesting combination of bergamot and tobacco. The tobacco was the dominant flavor, but early on the bergamot worked to smooth out the tobacco taste, getting progressively milder as the taste transitioned to a stronger tobacco flavor. I also noticed slight woody undertones, and they were very nice. The taste was a little reminiscent of the original Kaliber, but it had a more pronounced tobacco taste. After about the one hour mark all I could taste was a mellow tobacco flavor, but I preferred it to the salty taste some tobacco dominant brands develop into.
The portion material is comfortable, and the portions are slightly moist. I began to notice a nicotine kick begin after about five minutes, and it became stronger at the ten minute mark. The buzz was pretty strong for a regular strength snus, and I could feel it for nearly a half-hour when I had my morning snus. I didn’t have any problems with drip, and I was able to leave my portions in for quite some time.
Overall, Kaliber Original Extra Tobakssmak is a very tasty new arrival on the snus scene. The mix of tobacco and bergamot was a great combination, and the undertones of other flavors help create a unique tobacco dominant experience. I can definitely see myself adding Tobakssmak to my daily rotation!