Produced by V2 Tobacco of Denmark, the Offroad line of snus is a highly popular discount brand which balances quality and price. I’m a fan of fruit flavored snuses, so I was eager to give Mini Apple a try and see how it stacks up to other apple dominant brands out there such as Thunder Extra Strong Apple and Jakobsson’s Flader. Each can of Offroad Mini Apple White comes with 20 mini portions each weighing .3 grams, for a total of 6 grams of snus per can.
Soon after opening my can, I began to notice an apple aroma alongside the characteristic smell of Offroad tobacco. I found that the apple scent was surprisingly subtle for an apple brand, and it was nearly overpowered by the aroma of tobacco. Not long after I popped in a portion, I began to taste the apple, which reminded me a bit of granny smith apples with a touch of sugar mixed in. However, the apple taste was quite mild, and it was soon overpowered by salty tobacco nearing the fifteen minute mark. Past the twenty minute mark I was left with a salty tobacco taste which became increasingly strong until it began to subside around the forty minute mark.
The portions use average material and they came evenly packed so all I had to do was open my can and pop a portion in. Thanks to their size, I found Mini Apple portions to be highly discreet in any situation, and I didn’t have any issues keeping portions in for around an hour before removing them due to a loss of flavor. However, due to their small size I did find the nicotine strength to be a little lacking, so don’t expect to get much of a buzz off this one (especially if you’re a heavier snuser!).
Overall, I didn’t find Offroad Mini Apple White to be my favorite apple flavored brand, but I did find it to have a pleasant taste, just a little bit weak. My only complaint was I did feel the apple flavor subsided fairly quickly, which may be due in part to the smaller portion sizes. The small size did make it easy to drink with a portion in without getting it too moist, and I find pairing it with a nice IPA beer creates a tasty and refreshing experience!