Released early this Summer by snus giant Swedish Match, Goteborg’s Rape Limited Edition 2018 is a fresh take on a classic snus brand. According to Swedish Match, “Göteborgs Rapé Limited Edition 2018 has its foundation in Rapé’s classical character, but with a touch of Swedish berries and with a higher nicotine strength.” As a big fan of the original Goteborg’s Rape, I was excited to try Limited Edition 2018 to see how it compares! Gotteborg’s Rape Limited Edition 2018 comes with 24 portions, each with 0.9 grams of snus and 10.8mg of nicotine per portion for a total of 21.6 grams of snus per can.
Not long after opening my can of Limited Edition 2018, I soon began to notice a blueberry aroma with hints of classic Goteborg in the background. After putting in a portion, I initially tasted a blueberry flavor with light herbal notes in the background which I found to be highly enjoyable. The blueberry taste was slightly sweet, and it was complimented by the herbs which helped ease the transition between the blueberry and underlying tobacco. The blueberry flavor began to subside around the fifteen minute mark, and it was gradually replaced by a spicy tobacco taste which became increasingly salty as time passed. I generally kept portions in for nearly an hour due before removing them due to drip.
The portions come in Swedish Match’s signature star formation and have a slight wedge to them which makes fitting them in your mouth easy without any adjustments. The portion material is quite soft, and the portions are only a little bit moist to the touch which produces a slow and steady nicotine buzz. The buzz is long lasting and has a little more ‘oomph’ than regular strength Goteborg.
As a whole, I must say that I was really impressed with Goteborg’s Rape Limited Edition 2018, and I can definitely see myself adding it to my daily rotation for the next while. The berry taste really compliments the classic Goteborg’s Rape flavor, and the higher nicotine strength adds a nice kick which is relaxing during warm summer evenings. I highly recommend trying Limited Edition 2018, but make sure to place your order soon here on our store as it is only being produced during Summer 2018!