Manufactured by Swedish tobacco manufacturer Skruf Snus AB, Skruf Xtra Stark Portion is an extra strong snus with the classic Skruf taste and was developed to be a slim alternative to the larger portion format found in Skruf Xtra Stark. Each can comes with 21.6 grams of snus, with 0.9 grams of snus per portion.
Upon opening my can of Skruf Slim Xtra Stark I was greeted with a strong tobacco aroma as well as a bit of rose oil. The aroma was pretty much the same as original Skruf and I found it to be quite nice. Once I placed a portion in my mouth, I was immediately greeted with the classic Skruf taste of tobacco and rose oil, a taste that I love as a tobacco flavored snus fan. Although the flavor tasted almost the same as Skruf Original, it lacked the classic burn that regular snus has, which I did miss somewhat (especially since the burn is one of my favorite things about classic Skruf).
The portions were of the slim variety, and they reminded me quite a bit of the Lab Series portions. The nicotine hit came on rather quickly, and I soon had a pleasant buzz within just a few minutes. My only complaint was that I found Skruf Slim to start dripping faster than other slim portion formats. I believe that this may be due to the stronger tobacco taste characteristic of Skruf.
In summary, Skruf Slim Xtra Stark is a tasty tobacco dominant snus brand which also happens to be quite discreet. Although I did enjoy it, I find I prefer the feeling of its full size counterpart, but the slim portions do make things easier when it comes to being discreet. Like most other brands of Skruf, Slim Xtra Stark starts to drip early on, and the drip becomes increasingly bitter over time. I suggest using the Slim portions if you’re a fan of the classic taste of Skruf but want something a little more discreet.