Melon flavored snus is a relatively new offering from the folks over at Jakobsson’s, and has been at the top of my must-try list for the past few weeks. I love the taste of watermelon, and so I was curious to see what a melon snus would taste like. Finally, I was able to obtain some melon snus, and have put together a review for readers here on the blog.
Upon opening a can of Melon Strong, I was greeted with a very sweet smell of watermelon and ripe fruits, and it was unlike any other snus I’ve tried. It had no distinct tobacco smell, and a number of my friends commented on how good it smelled. Normally most fresh snus has a slight ammonia smell to it (which I’ve learned to enjoy), but Strong Melon had no detectable ammonia smell.
Once I placed a portion in my mouth, I was greeted with a taste as good as the snus smelled. The portions were quite moist, so the flavor came on quicker than dry portions would. It reminded me of a cross between Juicy Fruit gum and a ripe melon. The flavor made it a perfect snus to have this morning after having a fruit milkshake. Even after the twenty minute mark, the flavor was still going quite strong, which impressed me. Normally when I have fruit flavored snuses, the flavor tends to dissapate rather quickly, and I start noticing a tobacco taste. This didn’t begin to happen until much later with this snus, which I really liked.
The portions were of average quality, and I usually kept the portion in for about half an hour before it began to drip. Soon after putting a portion in, I had a good nicotine buzz come on rather quickly, which helped to wake me up this morning. Each portion of strong melon contains .71g of snus, and a nicotine content of 14mg/g. That works out to be 9mg of nicotine per portion. Since the tax on snus was recently raised, many manufactuers have begun using less snus per portion, yet making their snuses stronger to compensate. Personally, I don’t notice the difference between regular and reduced portion sizes that much with this snus, as I still got a good nicotine hit and the portions fit comfortably in my mouth.
Overall, I really enjoyed Jakobsson’s Strong Melon. This snus is great for the fruit lover, as well as for those who are looking to mix up their snus routine with a nice fruit burst! If you’ve tried Strong Melon, feel free to leave your thoughts about it in the comments.