Manufactured by Premium Tobacco AB, Romeo y Julieta is a high quality luxury portion snus which contains authentic Cuban tobacco. Every can of Romeo y Julieta contains 24 one-gram portions, each containing 11mg of nicotine, making it a fairly strong snus. As someone who enjoys the occasional Romeo y Julieta cigar, I was very excited to finally be able to give the snus variant a try!
Once I opened my can of Romeo y Julieta, I noticed an aroma of rich tobacco, as well as well as a slight bit of licorice and a floral note. After having tried several licorice flavored snus brands already, I was curious to see how this one would compare. Upon placing a portion in my mouth, I immediately noticed a tobacco taste, which tasted quite different than most tobacco dominant snus blends that I’ve tried. The best way in which I can describe it was that the tobacco tasted very rich and contained several subtle nuances which I found to be really interesting. It took me a few portions before I could really start to enjoy some of the subtleties. Aside from the tobacco flavor, I also noticed a slight licorice taste which complemented the tobacco rather than overpowering it. Due to the great balance of flavors, combined with the richness of the tobacco, I immediately took a strong liking to it. I also felt that although the tobacco was very delicious and rich in flavor, it was quite mellow tasting and wasn’t overly strong. After about fifty minutes I found that the flavor began to subside, making this snus quite long lasting.
The portion material was of average quality, and it fit quite comfortably in my lip. However, one thing I really enjoyed about Romeo y Julieta was the portion sizes. A lot of snus manufacturers have been slightly downsizing their regular portions, but Romeo y Julieta continues to use the one gram format, which I find creates a richer flavor profile. The second thing that I really enjoyed was how long my portions lasted. In my experience, I was able to keep a portion in for a little over an hour without experiencing any drip.
For its rich taste, quality, and overall experience, I have to say that Romeo y Julieta is my favorite brand of snus. It has the perfect balance between licorice and tobacco, and I can definitely see this snus being a staple in my daily rotation! If you enjoy tobacco flavored snus brands, then I highly recommend giving Romeo y Julieta Portion a try.