Produced by GN Tobacco, Olde Ving Original is a tobacco flavored snus with hints of citrus flavor. Each can of Classic comes with 18 grams of snus with 9mg of nicotine per portion. As someone who really enjoys tobacco dominant snus blends, I was pretty excited once I got a hold of Original! Olde Ving is manufactured using GN’s fired curing method which produces a unique tobacco taste.
Upon opening my can of Olde Ving Original, I was greeted with a smokey tobacco aroma paired with floral undertones as well as citrus which reminded me of either bergamot or orange rinds. After placing a portion in my mouth, I soon noticed a dominant tobacco taste which was a cross between smokey and floral. After a few moments, I soon began to taste slight hints of citrus which helped to give a unique twist to the tobacco. The taste reminded me a tiny (tiny!) bit of classic General Snus tobbacco citrus combination, but the smoke curing method used by GN combined with different levels of citrus creates a very distinct yet pleasurable experience.
Like the rest of the Olde Ving lineup, Original came in regular style portion material and was quite moist. I began to notice a nicotine buzz set in rapidly, and although it wasn’t too strong I felt that it was a great level for a daily rotation snus. Due to the moisture, I removed my portions around the fifty minute mark and felt quite satisfied after the experience.
Overall, Olde Ving Classic is a great tobacco tasting snus with undertones of citrus that really compliments the smokey tobacco taste. I recommend Original to those who enjoy tobacco flavored snus brands, as well as those who enjoy General Snus and are looking for a different spin on the tobacco-citrus combination.