Produced by AG Snus, Malmo Kardus Chewing Tobacco is a single cut loose chewing tobacco with a longer cut and rougher cut than you would see with loose snus. Consisting entirely of lamina tobacco, every can of Malmo Kardus comes with 32 grams of loose chewing tobacco. Unlike American chewing tobacco, Malmo Kardus can be used by simply taking a pinch and leaving it in your upper lip without needing to spit.
Soon after opening my can of Malmo Kardus, I was greeted with an aroma of earthy tobacco as well as undertones of rose oil, and as a fan of tobacco dominant chewing blends, I must say that the aroma was quite pleasing. Soon after forming a medium sized pinch and placing it under my lip, I began to notice a mild, earthy tobacco taste with a light salty taste to round things out. After a few minutes I began to notice the subtle taste of rose oil, and unlike Skruf Snus (which also contains rose oil), I didn’t notice a tingling sensation from the rose oil, but instead found that it helped to add a bit of character to the mild tobacco taste of the chew. As time passed, I found that tobacco flavor became increasingly salty, and I generally removed the Kardus around the forty five minute mark due to a decline in flavor and increase in saltyness.
The tobacco was quite moist, and compared to snus the cut was not as fine and more closely resembled long cut dipping tobacco than anything else. Due to the style of cut, I found it was easier to just take a pinch like you would dipping tobacco as opposed to trying to form it into portions like with snus. However, unlike dip I preferred to keep it in my upper lip rather than the lower. I found the nicotine buzz to be satisfying, and the loose nature of the chew allows you to control the nicotine amount by taking bigger or smaller pinches depending on how strong you’d like the buzz to be.
As a whole, I found Malmo Kardus to be a mild tasting yet enjoyable experience, especially for those who prefer loose tobacco as opposed to portions. I recommend Malmo Kardus to fans of tobacco dominant flavors, and I find it pairs well with a nice dark roast coffee!