September is now rapidly approaching, and with it sadly comes the end of Summertime. However, it has recently come to my attention that several new developments will be taking place in the snus world throughout the fall season. Since there are quite a few things going on, I’ve decided to split the news into two posts which will be released over the course of today and tomorrow.
First up is something I’m quite excited about, a new product in the Nick & Johnny lineup called “Nick & Johnny Black Tarmac”. Black tarmac is rumored to be an extra strong snus with a distinct flavor of tobacco, licorice, and tar (tar?! Sounds interesting!). There’s also a hint of dried fruit in the mix, so I’m really curious to see what this brand tastes like. I really enjoy certain licorice flavored snuses (LD Salmiak was great!), so this one seems like it has some good potential. Expect Black Tarmac to become available the first week of October.
Next up, I have some sad news (for me at least). The organically grown General Green Harvest is being discontinued the week of October 1st 2012. I reviewed Green Harvest here on the blog, and I was a big fan of its fresh tobacco taste. If you’re a fan, I suggest stocking up before its too late.
Finally, expect the General lineup of snus to get a design makeover. Swedish Match states that the goal of the new design “is to create a more unified and clear expression, still with respect to the brands heritage and history. The new cans will begin shipping the first week of September, and I will see if I can get some in order to show readers here. General Onyx and Long Products are excluded from this makeover however.
Stay tuned for part 2 coming tomorrow!