Produced by Swedish Match, Nick & Johnny Americana (formerly Captain Yankee) is an extra strong brand of snus produced by Swedish Match as part of their Nick & Johnny brand. Each can of Americana contains 22 grams of extra strong snus with 1.1 grams of snus per portion. Before opening my can up, I took a look and saw that the can itself is quite stylish, which is something that I’ve come to expect from the Nick & Johnny line!
Not long after I opened my can of Americana, I began to notice an aroma of earthy tobacco with hints of smokiness (it reminded me a lot of N&J Original Edge). The tobacco aroma was complimented by a tad of cherry as well as a hint of cinnamon. As soon as I popped a portion in my mouth, I noticed a taste of spicy tobacco combined with that of wintergreen in the background. There was also a mild taste of cinnamon crossed with cherry, but I found it to be quite subdued in comparison to the wintergreen and tobacco, wearing off around the ten minute mark. Over time the taste became increasingly salty (and the tobacco taste milder), and I usually removed my portions after an hour and fifteen minutes.
Despite being made of average material, one of my favorite things about Americana was the huge 1.1 gram portions. These days the majority of portions tend to weigh less than a gram (which I find creates a milder taste), but Americana’s large portions ensured that I had a rich taste as well as a strong nicotine kick. Those who aren’t used to using larger portions may find that they take some getting used to, but I didn’t have any issues myself. The portions are also fairly moist, so expect to start feeling a buzz start within the first few minutes and last until the thirty minute mark. Portions usually began to drip around the one hour mark.
As a whole, I enjoyed Nick & Johnny’s Americana due to the large portion size as well as interesting flavor combination (although I did feel like the wintergreen could have been left out and the cinnamon and cherry flavors made stronger). I recommend N&J Americana to those looking for a large portion snus which packs a punch! Americana goes well with dark ales as well as a refreshing after dinner treat!