Released this fall as a special limited edition fall snus, Jakobsson’s Äpple & Skogsbär is a fruit flavored snus which is available for a limited time only. Äpple & Skogsbär was formerly known as Jakobsson’s Höstsnus, but it was renamed and the can redesigned for this fall. I’ve previously reviewed Höstsnus here on the blog a few years ago, but decided to write a second take on it this year as I found Höstsnus to be quite enjoyable and didn’t have the opportunity to get ahold of any last year. Every can of Äpple & Skogsbär comes with 20 one gram portions of snus with a nicotine content of 10mg per portion.
Soon after opening my can of Äpple & Skogsbär, I began to notice a tantalizing aroma of apples, and it was complimented with hints of berry alongside it. Unlike Jakobsson’s Flader, I found that Äpple & Skogsbär smelled less like green apple and more like red apples picked in autumn. Once I was able to try a few portions, I noticed the flavor developed slowly, and I soon noticed a taste of apples as well as slight hints of apple cider. Moreover, I also noticed a subtle berry taste in the background, and it seemed to me to be a mix of strawberries and a bit of blackberry. There’s also subtle notes of pear present which create an interesting dynamic without overpowering anything.
The portion material is average, but I really enjoyed the one gram form factor, as I find one gram portions to be the optimal balance between size and flavor release. The portions are also slightly moist, and as a result I found that my nicotine buzz came on slow and smooth, and it lasted for quite some time before subsiding. On average, I generally kept portions in for about an hour before removing them due to a decline in flavor.
As a whole, I have to say that I enjoyed Äpple & Skogsbär just as much as I did Höstsnus in the past, and I definitely plan to pick up a few extra cans this time around. As a fan of fruit flavored snuses, Äpple & Skogsbär does a great job of balancing the apple and berry flavors and creating a tasty snus blend which can easily be added to your daily rotation. However, since Äpple & Skogsbär is a limited edition snus, I recommend trying it out (or stocking up!) sooner than later as it usually tends to disappear by early winter!