Today we’re going to be diving into the budget/value-priced snus category and talking about one that is incredibly popular in Sweden – Knox Original Portion! How value priced, you may ask? Doing a price comparison at Northerner.com, I see General Snus priced at $5.10 (USD), while Knox Original is priced at $3.45 (USD), so it is clearly a much cheaper option. But price isn’t everything, and this is where Knox really delivers. It provides a budget price, with a premium taste.
The description for this product says, “Knox Portion is a snus with a robust tobacco aroma and flavor“. Each can has 24 portions, and a regular nicotine strength level, around 8mg/g!
When you open the can, the aroma that comes through is a clear smell of citrus, a subtle tobacco character, and a light sweetness. The portions are plump, and moderately moist, and have a quick release of flavor when put under the lip! The flavor is the traditional Swedish Snus flavor, but slightly different. Citrus and tobacco are present in the taste; the citrus is tart, the tobacco is subdued. But this one has a light floral sweetness to it that I don’t notice with General, for example. It’s a lot like Skruf, but softer, if that makes any sense. The nicotine strength on this one feels to be about the regular strength level, and I find the flavor lasts about 45-55 minutes on average!
If you want to save some money, but not sacrifice on flavor, Knox Original Portion is one to check out! This one has it all, and won’t hurt your pocketbook!