Produced by JTI Sweden, LD Special Vit is a white portion snus with a tobacco dominant flavor. Despite the name, LD Special Vit is essentially the same as LD White Portion except that it comes in a slimmer portion format. Each can of Special Vit comes with 18 regular strength portions for a total of 12.6 grams of snus per can.
Not long after I opened my can of Special Vit, I began to notice a tobacco dominant aroma with hints of bergamot in the background, reminding me quite a bit of Swedish Match’s General. After I tried a few portions, I soon began to notice a strong taste of bergamot at the start and it was soon complimented by a rich tobacco taste which I found to be very enjoyable. As the bergamot taste subsided around the ten minute mark, I found the tobacco taste to take over. At first the tobacco tasted a bit herbal, and over time (and to my surprise) it developed into a more earthy taste before finally becoming increasingly strong and salty around the forty minute mark. I have to say that I was impressed with the taste, and LD definitely hit the mark in terms of flavor.
I found the portion material to be quite soft, and I didn’t have any issues keeping portions in for long periods of time. Although the portions are slimmer than LD White, they aren’t nearly as slim as other slim portion brands out there and are just slightly slimmer than regular portion snus. The tobacco inside was evenly distributed, and as a result I didn’t need to form them at all prior to use. As a white portion snus, Special Vit only contains a hint of moisture, just enough to keep the snus inside springy to the touch. I found the nicotine strength to be average, and began to feel a slight buzz set in around the four minute mark. I generally kept portions in for forty five minutes before I began to experience drip, and I typically left them in for about an hour.
Overall, I have to say that I enjoyed LD Special Vit quite a lot, and the taste definitely surprised me as a fan of tobacco dominant brands. Although the portions aren’t as slim as other slim brands, I did find the flavor to be especially good for use as a daily snus. I recommend Special Vit to those who are looking for a tasty tobacco dominant snus to add to their daily rotation!