Produced by the Gajane Tobacco Co, Oden’s Lakrits Extra Stark is a strong licorice flavored snus with a kick. Having previously tried a number of licorice flavored snus brands (and being a fan of licorice) including Jakobsson’s Licorice, Offroad Lakrits, and LD Salmiak, I was curious to see how Oden’s Lakrits would stack up compared to them. I’m pretty sure Oden’s Lakrits ES is one of the few (if only) extra strong licorice flavored snuses on the market today.
As soon as I opened my can, I was greeted with a strong black licorice aroma with notes of tobacco. As someone who enjoys both black licorice and tobacco flavored snuses, I found the smell to be very pleasant. After placing a portion in my mouth, I immediately tasted the black licorice flavor, with only a subtle hint of tobacco. As time went on this taste slowly transitioned into a tobacco taste which was fairly salty yet tasty. One thing that I really liked about Oden’s Lakrits ES was how natural the licorice smelled and tasted.
The portions were of average quality and were fairly moist. I was able to keep portions in for about 45 minutes on average before they began to drip. The drip was very salty and bitter tasting which I didn’t like too much. Since the portions were fairly moist, I began to experience a nice nicotine buzz fairly quick and it lasted for quite some time.
Overall, I really enjoyed Oden’s Lakrits Extra Stark. The licorice flavor was one of the better ones I’ve tasted, very natural and complimented by a tobacco flavor rather than the other way around. My only complaint was that after a while the snus became very salty and eventually bitter tasting by the 45 minute mark. I highly recommend Lakrits ES to those who are looking for a great licorice taste as well as a strong buzz.