Produced by Swedish Match, the Kaliber series of snus is a value brand designed to maximize taste and minimize cost. Released right at the end of 2016, Kaliber+ Vit is a strong portion snus, and according to Swedish Match it has “a mellow and spicy tobacco taste with distinct notes of bergamot and tea, along with hints of rose and cardamom” and has a more pronounced flavor than regular Kaliber. Moreover, it has a higher nicotine content than regular Kaliber (13mg/g) with .9 grams of snus per portion (for a total of 18 grams per can).
Soon after opening my can of Kaliber+ Vit, I began to notice a pleasant aroma of peppery tobacco which was complimented by hints of bergamot in the background. Not long after putting in a portion, I began to taste hints of pepper and spice from the tobacco, as well as a bit of bergamot. Furthermore, I also noticed slight notes of rose oil which reminded me a bit of Skruf except not as strong. As time passed, the bergamot and rose became increasingly subdued, and I was left with a salty yet slightly spicy tobacco taste which had some hints of tea in the background. I found the flavor to be well rounded, and as a result it makes for a great snus to use often without getting tired of the taste.
Kaliber+ Vit has a moisture content of around 50%, but the moisture is concentrated on the inside of the portions while the material itself remains quite dry. I found the portions to fit comfortably in my lip, and I generally experienced little drip with them until around the fifty minute mark. On average, it usually took a few minutes before a nicotine buzz gradually began to kick in, but when it did I found it to be stronger than regular Kaliber.
As a whole, I must say that I enjoyed Kaliber+ Vit quite a lot. The tasty flavor, combined with the pleasant nicotine kick created a positive experience, and the affordable price makes it a terrific option for those on a budget. I recommend giving Kaliber+ Vit a try if you’re someone who enjoys tobacco dominant snus brands and are looking to try something new to mix up your daily rotation!