Recently released alongside Skruf Super White #3 (see my review of #3 here!) as part of of Skruf’s new Fresh line of products, Skruf Super White #2 is a tobacco free nicotine product with a mint taste. Plant fibers are used in place of tobacco, and are rendered white by using a similar process to what is done with snus. Every can of Super White #2 contains 24 regular strength portions, each with .72 grams of material for a total of 17.3 grams per can.
Soon after opening my can of Super White #2, I began to notice a peppermint aroma and not much else in the background. Not long after putting a portion in, I began to taste a natural taste of fresh peppermint as well as hints of sweetness in the background. There was also a slight cooling sensation which lasted for a few minutes before gradually subsiding. The peppermint flavor lasted surprisingly long, and I generally kept portions in for a little under an hour before removing them due to a drop off in flavor. As there is no real tobacco used in the portions, I didn’t notice any underlying tobacco tastes develop over time like I would with mint flavored snus.
The portions are very soft and fit comfortably in my upper lip without any issues. As a big fan of the trend towards white snus products, I appreciate the white portions used in the Fresh lineup. The nicotine buzz was satisfying, and a little weaker than Super White #3, but on par with average strength snus. The portions were slightly moist, and so the nicotine buzz comes on smoothly over the course of a few minutes.
Much like Super White #3, I can’t say that I’m a huge fan of Skruf Super White #2. The lack of actual tobacco in the portions makes me feel as if I’m missing out on one of the key elements I love in snus. The nicotine buzz was satisfying however, and I can see the Skruf Fresh lineup being good for those who don’t have access to traditional snus.