Released by Oden’s GN tobacco, Oden’s Extreme Loose is an ultra strong snus with a strong tobacco taste. Unlike most popular brands of snus, Oden’s Extreme is fermented rather than steam cured. I believe that this process helps to give the snus a distinct flavor profile.
Upon opening a can of Extreme Loose, I was greeted by a strong smell smell of tobacco as well as some more subtle nutty and pepper undertones. After forming a 1 gram portion with my IceTool, I put the snus in my mouth and was greeted with a very pleasant flavor unlike anything I’ve ever tasted before. As someone who enjoys tobacco flavored snuses, I found the flavor to be a real treat. Initially I noticed that the snus was slightly spicy, and this spicy flavor eventually gave way to a nutty tobacco taste after about twenty minutes. The nutty flavor reminded me a bit of Ettan, but with a more pronounced tobacco flavor and a much stronger kick. After about thirty minutes, I noticed that the nutty flavor transitioned into a strong tobacco taste which continued until I removed my portion at the forty five minute mark.
The snus was quite moist, and as a result I found that the nicotine hit came on very fast and strong. After thirty minutes my head was spinning which is rare for me when using snus. It was also very finely ground and thus comfortable in my lip. I found that I could keep my portion in for about thirty minutes before the drip became too much. Oden’s Extreme was also finely ground, and was quite comfortable to keep in my mouth.
Overall, I feel that Oden’s Extreme Loose is a great brand of snus, and is currently in my main rotation. Despite this, many people aren’t very fond of the taste, so if you’re a fan of tobacco flavored snuses, I recommend trying this one out and seeing what you think of it for yourself. Also, feel free to share your thoughts about Oden’s Extreme in the comments!