Produced by Gotlandssnus AB in limited numbers during the fall season, Hostsnus is a snus that I’ve always wanted to try, but for some reason or another never had the chance. Just recently, I received a can in the mail and was quite excited to give it a try! I had high hopes for Hostsnus as I’m a big fan of Gotlandssnus’ Julesnus which is a limited edition Christmas snus. Every can of Hostsnus comes with 20 regular strength one gram portions for a total of 20 grams of snus per can.
One of my favorite things about Hostsnus is the aroma. After opening my can, I was greeted with a strong, complex flavor profile which consisted of apples, apple cider, pear, and berry. After putting a portion in my mouth, I began to notice a dominant apple flavor, and it was complimented by hints of pear and berries. I’m not sure exactly what kind of berry flavors are present, but it seems like a tad of blackberry mixed in with strawberry. Starting at the twenty minute mark, the fruit flavors slowly gave way to a salty tobacco taste which lasted for about an hour.
Another thing that I really enjoyed about Hostsnus was the one gram portion size, as I find the gram portions tend to be more flavorful than their slimmer counterparts. The portions fit comfortably in my mouth, and they were only slightly moist. I generally began to feel a nicotine buzz set in around the three minute mark, and it lasted for about twenty five minutes before subsiding. I generally left my portions in for about an hour before removing them
Overall, I must say that Hostsnus is one of my favorite snuses that I’ve tried in a while now. The delicious apple flavor, combined with just the right blend of pear and berry make for an extremely aromatic and tasty experience, and the one gram portions make it especially flavorful. If you’re interested in giving Hostsnus a try, I highly recommend placing an order soon as we’re now beginning to enter the winter season and it will no longer be available until next fall! Hostsnus makes for a great after dinner treat, and I also find that it pairs especially well with fresh apple cider from the local farmer’s market!