The release of this product was pretty exciting for those in the EU who can get chew bags, but may not be able to get snus. It brings the flavor of Göteborgs Rapé to the chew bag format! Göteborgs Rapé Chew Bags are Nordic Chew products, meaning they are made similar to snus, but aren’t technically snus. These products are different because the tobacco is cut instead of ground, and the portion material is slightly thicker so these can be chewed to release flavor and nicotine.
The flavor description says, “Göteborgs Rapé White CB has a mellow tobacco taste with distinct notes of lavender and juniper, along with hints of oak and citrus. This product has a full sized pouch that is dry on the surface with a moist content for a low salivation and a lasting flavor release.” Each can weighs 14 grams and has 20 portions, with a 12mg/g nicotine strength.
Now, to preface this review, these products are made by V2 Tobacco in Denmark, which is now owned by Swedish Match. They aren’t an exact clone of Göteborgs Rapé, but they are the best tasting juniper products V2 has made. Many of you may remember Phantom Blue from back in the day? Well, this one is much, much better. The aroma of this one is a present smell of juniper, and citrus. The portions may feel a little dryer than the average white portion, but they aren’t uncomfortable by any means! The flavor is a present juniper taste with a hint of citrus. There’s also a mild tobacco character in the background, which I always seem to notice with chew bags. The nicotine level feels to be a little stronger than regular strength, and I find the flavor lasts about 1-1.5 hours on average.
As I mentioned before, I want to be clear – Göteborgs Rapé Chew Bags aren’t a clone of regular GR Snus. Don’t go into it expecting that, because you won’t find it. However, it is a great tasting product, and the best juniper product I’ve ever had from V2!