Produced by Swedish Match under the Nick & Johnny label, Red Hot is a unique Extra Strong snus with a spicy kick! Each can of Red Hot contains 22 grams of extra strength snus (14mg of nicotine per portion). Red Hot has a very unique flavor profile for a snus, and as a lover of spicy foods I was pretty excited to give it a try!
After opening my can of Red Hot, I noticed a spicy aroma which reminded me a bit of candy hearts and it was quite enjoyable. After popping in a portion, I soon began to taste a spicy chili flavor which was complimented by hints of cinnamon. The spiciness produced a pleasant burning sensation with an effect that reminded me of a stronger version of Skruf Original. The chili flavor lasted a surprisingly long time (over twenty minutes), and when it began to subside I soon noticed a peppery tobacco taste (similar to the style of tobacco used in the rest of the Nick & Johnny line) soon take its place and was very pleasant. However, I did feel that due to the spiciness, I wasn’t able to use too many Red Hot portions in a row as throughout the day my upper lip became slightly sensitive to the heat!
The portions were made of regular material, and they fit comfortably in my lip without any issue (however, I did sometimes have to roll the portion in my finger for a bit to spread the snus out evenly within). The portions were also quite moist, and I began to feel a strong nicotine buzz begin to set in around the three minute mark. I generally took portions out after about an hour when the drip became too salty for my tastes.
Overall, I enjoyed Red Hot quite a bit for its spicy flavor and great tobacco character. Red Hot is a uniquely flavored snus, and I definitely feel that its great to use every now and then when you’re looking for something to really mix up your daily rotation!