For those in the EU who never imagined they would be able to get the amazing taste of General again due to the EU ban on snus, your can now rejoice, General Chew Bags are here! Today we’re talking about General Cut Titanium Chew Bags, a product from (according to the bottom of the can) Swedish Match NE AB, which is the name they use for their products produced at the V2 Tobacco factory in Denmark.
The description for this line at Northerner.com says: “General Cut Chew Bags are very similar to General Snus. The only major difference is that the tobacco is cut instead of ground. The paper of the bags allows an optimal delivery of taste and nicotine. Use it like a regular snus, pop it under your upper lip and enjoy. For a more nicotine and taste, chew the bag gently 1-2 times.” Now, while these products are technically classified as chew bags, I still just put them under my upper lip and use them like snus.
The flavor description for this product says, “General Cut Titanium has a full bodied and spicy tobacco taste with notes of bergamot and hints of tea, hay, and leather. Titanium is an extra strong portion product with a more powerful nicotine delivery.” It has the high nicotine strength of 20mg/g, and each can has 18 plump 1 gram portions!
Now, the question is, how does it compare to General Snus? It’s pretty close! The aroma of citrus is present, and it’s accompanied by a dark tobacco character and a hint of pepper. The portions are plump, moist, and feel great in the lip. They have a quick release of flavor, and nicotine! The flavor is pretty close to General XRANGE, in my opinion. It’s very well balanced with the citrus and the tobacco, both are quite noticeable in the flavor. There’s also a certain spiciness to it, as well. The nicotine strength is quite strong; I feel it quickly, and it feels right at the extra strong level! The flavor seems to last about 40-50 minutes, on average.
If you like the General Snus product line but can’t get snus – check these out. The General Cut line is solid, and General Cut Titanium Chew Bags is a good alternative for those in the EU who want a traditional flavored product!