Produced by Swedish Match and released to market in 2005, the Kronan line of snus is geared towards the budget minded, combining low price with high quality. Every can of Kronan Original Loose comes with 42 grams of snus and is manufactured with the same Gothiatek quality standards as Swedish Match’s premium brands, resulting in a high quality product every time.
After opening my can, I noticed that the aroma was very similar to that of Kronan Original Portion (which I’ve previously reviewed here), so take a look at that review for a more in-depth taste description. However, because there’s no portion material in the loose variety, I found that Original Loose had a richer taste than its portioned counterpart, and I was better able to pick up on the subtle herbal undertones of the brand. The snus itself is finely ground and fairly moist, making it easy to use for beginners (you can also use an IceTool if you’d rather not handbake). Another benefit to the loose variety is that it contains 42 grams of snus (compared to 21.6g in Kronan Original Portions) for roughly the same price, giving you even more bang for your buck.
As a whole, Kronan Original Loose makes for a great brand for those who are looking for a low-priced tobacco dominant loose snus. In my experience,tThe herbal tobacco taste tends to pair well with a number of drinks including black tea.