Produced by V2 Tobacco, Offroad Gold is a new variant of the popular Offroad lineup and is geared towards the premium market. According to V2, “Offroad Gold is a classic style Swedish Snus. It has a traditional full tobacco character beautifully balanced with hints of citrus”. Every can of Gold Loose comes with 37 grams of average strength snus.
Not long after opening my can of Offroad Gold Loose, I soon began to notice a dominant peppery tobacco, complimented by hints of bergamot, and everything seemed very fresh and aromatic compared to other offerings from V2. After forming a few of my own portions, I began to notice that Gold initially has an earthy and peppery taste with only a tad of bergamot to round things out a little bit. Whereas the bergamot flavor began to subside around the fifteen minute mark, the tobacco taste becomes increasingly complex as a salty taste begins to take over and the tobacco flavor gets stronger. I was quite impressed with how good it tasted, especially since I’m used to V2 offering primarily discount brands which tend to be a little on the weak side flavor wise.
The snus itself is finely ground, and I had no trouble baking portions (both hand baking as well as using my IceTool). Moreover, the snus is quite moist so I began to feel a nicotine buzz within about two and a half minutes of putting in a portion. Since this is the loose variety, you can alter the strength of your own experience by using more or less snus than a standard portion. Usually I kept my loose portions in for about forty five minutes before it became too salty and runny for my tastes.
Overall I was quite impressed with Gold Loose, and I certainly feel that V2 did a good job creating a tasty flavor profile with this new lineup. I highly recommend the Offroad Gold line to those looking for an affordable tobacco dominant brand with a premium taste at an affordable price!