Manufactured by V2 Tobacco of Denmark, the Offroad Gold snus line is a discount brand of snus designed to offer “a classic style Swedish Snus. It has a traditional full tobacco character beautifully balanced with hints of citrus.” The classic style of Swedish Snus is a popular flavor used in many brands including General, and as a fan of tobacco dominant brands I was curious to give Gold Portion a try. Cans of Offroad Gold Portion come with 22 0.67 gram portions of average strength (8mg/g of nicotine) snus with a total of 12 grams per can.
After opening my can of Offroad Gold Portion, I was soon greeted with a mild aroma of herbal tobacco and bergamot. Not long after putting in a portion, I began to notice the smooth taste of herbal tobacco, and it was complimented by the citrus flavor of bergamot which lasted for about fifteen minutes before slowly starting to transition to a more tobacco oriented tasted. Afterwards the bergamot subsided around the twenty minute mark, the herbal tobacco flavor continued to develop, becoming saltier as time passed yet still remaining milder than other tobacco dominant brands. I found that the flavor reminded me a lot of Royal White Portion, except with more of an emphasis on bergamot.
The portions were of regular quality, and being moderately moist I began to notice a nice nicotine buzz set in around the four minute mark. On average I usually kept portions in for an hour before I began to lose too much flavor for my tastes.
As a whole, I enjoyed Offroad Gold Portion, and it makes for an affordable traditional tasting snus to use in your daily rotation while on a budget. Although Offroad Gold tastes great in most situations, but I find that it really shines alongside a cup of Earl Grey tea in the morning!