Released only a few months ago, Goteborg’s Rapé Slim is a new take on a popular Goteborgs brand of snus. Rapé Slim uses Swedish Match’s new NATUFIBE portion system (the same as General Tailored) which reduces drip and ensures a comfortable fit. According to Swedish Match, Rapé Slim is described as being “A medium-bodied tobacco taste with distinct notes of lavender and juniper, along with hints of cedar and citrus.” Every can of Rapé Slim comes with 20 0.8 portions of average strength snus with a total of 16 grams of snus per can. Having enjoyed the original Goteborg’s Rapé quite a lot, I was excited to see how the slim variant would compare.
Upon opening my can of Goteborg’s Rapé, I soon noticed an aroma of juniper berries, citrus, and herbs, complimented by mild tobacco. The aroma was very pleasant and reminded me quite a bit of the regular Goteborg’s Rapé. After putting a portion in my mouth, I was soon greeted with a pleasant taste of juniper berries and herbs, with only a slight hint of tart oranges. Over time this taste slowly began to subside, and after twenty minutes the strong juniper taste began to take a backseat to mild tobacco and herbs. The transition was very nice and the tobacco taste continued to produce flavor until the fifty minute mark when it became increasingly subdued.
Rapé Slim portions come arranged in Swedish Match’s star formation and are pre-wedged for maximum comfort. I must say that the new NATUFIBE portions are my favorite type of portions. The material makes each portion very comfortable while at the same time producing very little drip (I was able to leave portions in for an hour without any drip). The slim portion format is also quite discreet and fits comfortably in my lip. The nicotine kick was average, and took around five minutes before fully kicking in.
Overall, I enjoyed Goteborg’s Rapé Slim quite a lot. As a fan of the traditonal taste of regular Goteborg’s Rapé, the Slim portion format reduces drip and improves comfort while at the same time staying true to Rapé’s great taste. I recommend Goteborg’s Rapé Slim for those looking for comfortable portions with the taste of regular Rapé. Rapé is also great as an after dinner treat and pairs well with certain types of tea.