Malmö Kardus is a Nordic Chew product made by AG Snus in Denmark. This isn’t your ordinary “loose chew” product, and it doesn’t look like your ordinary loose snus, either! It’s a Kardus Chew, which means it’s kind of like a long cut tobacco product like Swedish Match’s Kardus, for example. This product is one of the best chew products I’ve had, and it’s also one of my favorite tobacco-centric loose products on the market today!
The design of this can is very simple, and basic. But it isn’t what’s on the outside that counts with this one. The product inside the can will blow your mind if you like the taste of tobacco!
The product description for this one says, “Malmö Kardus Chewing Tobacco is made of finely sliced tobacco of the highest quality. It has a classic tobacco flavor with hints of rose oil. This is a moist loose chew. The tobacco for this product has been cut instead of ground.” Each can has 32 grams of tobacco in it!
Looking at the grind, you can see that it isn’t like the usual loose chew, or loose snus for that matter. You can try and use a snus portioning tool, but honestly the best way to use this is to pinch it and put it in your lip. It can be handbaked, but it takes a little effort. In short, it’s not for beginners and not a good first loose product to try.
The aroma of this one is amazing; you’ll encounter a rich, dark tobacco smell when you open the can. Behind it there’s a light hint of sweetness from the rose oil that is added to this one. Think Skruf, but without any citrus flavor. I mentioned the grind above, and I tend to use the pinch method whenever I use this product. It’s moist, and has a quick release of flavor! The taste is sublime; it is tobacco-centric goodness but with a little sweetness. The tobacco is rich, dark, flavorful, and powerful in terms of presence in the flavor profile. The rose oil serves as a great compliment to the tobacco taste, and adds an extra dimension to it. In terms of nicotine, a good pinch of this one feels to be about regular strength. The flavor lasts a long time; usually I can keep this together in my lip for about 40-50 minutes, and I enjoy the flavor for every single one!
Malmö Kardus is one of the best chew products on the market and one I definitely recommend!