Recently released by Skruf Snus AB (now owned by Imperial Tobacco), Skruf Super White Fresh #3 is an all white nicotine product released alongside Super White #2 (which I will be reviewing soon!). I say nicotine product, because although Super White Fresh #3 looks and feels like snus, it is actually plant fibers with nicotine added to them. Every can of Super White Fresh #3 comes with 17.3 grams of fibers mixed with nicotine, for a total of 24 0.72 gram portions per can. I’m not entirely sure on the exact nicotine strength of Super White Fresh #3, but the can shows three out of four bars, ranking it as a strong product.
Soon after opening my can of Fresh Super White #3, I began to notice a sweet smell of spearmint emanate from my can. Not long after putting a portion in my mouth, I began to taste a spearmint flavor complimented by hints of sweetness. As there are a lot of mint flavored products on the market, I didn’t feel that Super White Fresh #3’s spearmint was very notable, but it certainly wasn’t bad tasting. On average, I generally kept portions in for about forty-five minutes before removing them due to a loss of flavor. As the portions didn’t contain any real snus, I didn’t notice any salty taste develop over time, nor did I detect any secondary flavors (which are usually a result of the tobacco).
In terms of mouthfeel, Super White #3 pouches are soft, and they fit comfortably in my mouth without any issues. Although the portions feel quite similar to snus, I felt that the fibres used inside were a bit softer and slightly different than what snus feels like. Super White Fresh #3 is dry on the outside but contains moist material on the inside, and as a result I began to notice a nicotine buzz set in within only a few minutes. The buzz was in line with a strong portion snus, but I didn’t get the same tingly feeling as I do with certain brands of strong snus.
As a whole, I can’t say that I’m a huge fan of Skruf Super White Fresh #3. The spearmint taste wasn’t anything to write home about, and the lack of actual snus inside made me feel like I was missing out on the characteristic taste of Skruf tobacco in the background. Despite this, I can see Fresh Super White #3 being an acceptable tobacco-free alternative to snus and nordic chew in places where they are banned yet you are looking for a nicotine experience which is close to (but not quite) actual tobacco.