Released just this year, General XR Slim White is part of a newly launched variant of General Snus from Swedish Match known as XRANGE. Designed to combine affordability with high quality, the XRANGE line currently has five members (including Slim White). Every can of XR White comes with 21 regular strength (0.85% nicotine) portions per can with 0.8 grams of snus per portion.
Upon opening my can of General XR Slim, I was greeted with a tobacco dominant aroma which was complimented by undertones of citrus (mainly bergamot), reminding me of General White’s taste. I noticed that the tobacco aroma had a grassy element to it, almost like a mild hay and it was quite nice. After placing a portion in my mouth, I soon noticed the classic taste of General tobacco, complete with hints of citrus. As a fan of General, I enjoyed the taste a lot and especially enjoyed the non-drip aspect. Normally I kept portions in for around forty-five minutes before I started to notice the flavor drop off.
The portion material is extremely soft, and although it isn’t mentioned anywhere on the can, I suspect that XR White may be using the same Natufibe material found in General Tailored White. I’m a huge fan of the natufibe design as I find that the material is much more comfortable than regular portions. Moreover, the slim design makes the portions fit discreetly in your lip allowing you to enjoy them virtually anywhere. Aside from the comfortable portions, I found that the nicotine strength was average and since they were fairly dry took about five minutes to fully kick in.
Overall, I strongly recommend General XR Slim White to those who enjoy fine tobacco dominant snuses and the taste of General Original. Not only does XR Slim have a great taste, I also find the Natufibe portions are great and its pretty neat seeing an innovation usually reserved for high grade snus making its way into other market segments! XR Slim’s taste is great paired with coffee as well as cool summer lagers, and I will certainly be adding XR Slim White to my daily rotation in the near future!