Developed by Swedish Match, Lab Series 12 is another entry into the Lab Series of snus. For those of you unfamiliar with the Lab Series, its a line of snus designed to maximize comfort and minimize drip. I’ve tried quite a few Lab Series snuses and loved them, so I was interested in trying a mint flavored variant.
After opening my can of Fresh Mint, I soon noticed a strong mint smell and not much else. The mint had a very natural aroma which I found to be pleasant. After placing a portion in my mouth, I soon noticed a clean mint taste, which combined with 12’s high nicotine content produced a pleasurable tingling sensation in my lip. I didn’t taste much of a tobacco flavor at all, even after the mint began to die down. One thing I liked was that 12 didn’t have a sweet taste like some mint brands do. On average, I left portions in for about an hour before I began to lose most of the flavor.
The portion design is the same as the rest of the Lab Series, and I find them to be very comfortable without producing much drip at all. I was able to leave Lab Series 12 portions in for over an hour without experiencing any drip at all. Since the portions were white and fairly dry, it took about five minutes before I began to notice a buzz which was quite strong and lasted for a long time.
Overall, Lab Series 12 was quite tasty for a mint snus. The natural minty taste combined with the long lasting and comfortable portions made for an enjoyable experience. I recommend Lab Series 12 for fans of mint snuses, and those who are looking for a discreet snus with a kick. Lab Series 12 tastes great as an after dinner snus, and also pairs well with minty summer drinks such as mojitos!