Recently launched by Skruf Snus AB, Nord 66 is a new line of snus consisting of Nordic Breeze, Strong White, and Extra Strong Portion. Nord 66 Extra strong is a regular portion snus which contains 22 grams of snus per can and has the highest nicotine content of the lineup with a 4/4 strength rating (approximately 17-20mg of nicotine per portion).
Once I opened my can of Xtra Strong, I was greeted with a peppery tobacco aroma with notes of citrus present (similar to Strong White). The aroma was quite savory, and I was excited to try a few portions. After using about half the can, I began to notice an initial tobacco taste which was a cross between earthy and peppery and I found it to be very nice without being too overpowering. There was also a slight hint of citrus present, but it was hard to detect. The tobacco flavor lasted for about half an hour before it began to become increasingly salty tasting, and I removed my portion after forty-five minutes because of this.
The portions were slightly moist, and as a result I began to notice a fairly strong nicotine buzz set in within two minutes. Although the buzz wasn’t as strong as some brands (such as Thunder Raw Ultra Strong), it still produced a strong buzz (especially if you don’t normally use extra strong snus) which lasted for over half an hour. The portion material used in Xtra Strong is the same as the rest of the Nord 66 lineup; comfortable but a little large. I was able to keep portions in for about forty minutes before I began to experience drip. The drip was quite bitter tasting and I wasn’t a fan of it.
Overall, I really enjoyed Nord 66 Xtra Strong. It has a great tobacco taste and produces a strong nicotine buzz which is great for those who enjoy extra strong snus brands. I recommend Xtra Strong to those who are looking for a tobacco dominant snus with a kick, and it pairs well with coffee and Belgian beer.