Released just this month by Swedish Match, General Strong White Mini is a new mini portion snus designed to deliver a good buzz in a small format. With 6mg of nicotine per 5 gram portion, Strong White Mini is classified as a strong mini portion snus (standard size snus has 8mg) and there is 20 portions per can.
When I opened my can of Strong White Mini, I noticed a an aroma of tobacco, with a slight hint of citrus as well. Once I placed a portion in my mouth, the taste took a few minutes to develop, and it reminded me a lot of the Classic General taste of bergamot (a sour citrus fruit) and tobacco. Initially, I detected a slight taste of bergamot, but tobacco was the dominant flavor. After about twenty minutes the bergamot flavor subsided and it gave way to a salty tobacco flavor. As a fan of tobacco flavored snus brands (one of my favorite snuses is General Onyx) I found the flavor transition to be very pleasant. I also found that the flavor pairs quite well with a good pilsner beer such as Warschteiner.
The portions were very comfortable, and were quite dry. Because of the dryness, I found that it took a little longer than other snuses before I began to feel a pleasant nicotine buzz. However, because of the dryness of the snus, I was able to keep a portion in for about an hour without experiencing any drip. The mini portion format great to use at bars, as their small size allowed me to easily conceal them. While some of my other friends were off outside in the cold smoking, I was able to stay in the bar and enjoy a nice nicotine buzz while sipping my beer.
General Strong White Mini is a mini portion snus which has been designed to pack a punch for its size. With a delicious Classic General taste of bergamot and tobacco, it is great for those who enjoy tobacco flavored snus blends, and the dryness allows the snus to last longer without producing drip. The small portion format is also great for times when you must conceal your snus use, but still want a good nicotine buzz (school, work, bars, etc). I think Swedish Match did a pretty great job with this snus, and I can see Strong White Mini being added to my daily rotation of snus.