Produced by Skruf Slim AB, Skruf Slim Fresh Bjornebaer White Portion is a recent addition to the wildly popular Skruf brand of snus. Skruf is one of my favorite snus brands, and having tried a range of Skruf products (my most recent being Ralakrits White!) , I was looking forward to seeing what another fruit dominant Skruf variety (I’m a big fan of Skruf Slim Cranberry!) Each can of Skruf Slim Bjornebaer contains 16.8 grams of snus (0.7 grams per portion), and an average nicotine content of 10mg/g.
As usual, once I received my can in the mail, I eagerly opened up to give it a whiff and see what I thought. I soon noticed that Bjornebaer has a rich aroma of grassy herbs with hints of fresh mint and blackberry in the background. I must admit, I was expecting a more dominant blackberry aroma and I definitely felt like the mint overpowered it quite a bit. After trying a portion, I soon began to notice a strong mint taste with notes of blackberry in the background. I also taste a bit of grassy tobacco which began to set in once the mint flash diminished around the twenty minute mark. I typically left portions in for nearly an hour before they began to lose most of their flavor.
Fresh Bjornebaer uses regular portion material in a slim and discreet format which I find fits comfortably in my lip without any issues while producing only a small amount of drip. While Bjornbar is a white portion snus, it feels slightly moist and springy to the touch while the outer material is completely dry. I found that a nicotine buzz would gradually ease in around the two minute mark and remaining pleasant for around half an hour before weakening.
As a whole, I feel like Slim Fresh Bjornebaer wasn’t exactly what I was expecting, but it still makes for an interesting taste. I typically found that Fresh Bjornebaer was tasty when used similar to an after dinner mint, but I don’t think that I’d add this one to my daily rotation anytime soon.