Released at the end of 2014 by Swedish Match, the Lab 03 Slim White is a new addition to the popular Lab Series of snus (I’ve reviewed plenty of the Lab Series in the past!) which boasts an all tobacco flavor in a slim, non drip portion format. According to Swedish Match, “The LAB 03 is a new kind of The LAB – although it is of normal strength with regard to nicotine content, the feeling it gives is that of a strong snus.” Every can of 03 Slim White comes with 24 0.9 gram average strength portions (8.5mg of nicotine per gram), for a total of 21.6 grams of snus per can.
After opening up my can of 03 Slim White, I initially noticed a peppery tobacco aroma which had a complex mix of herbal and fruity undertones which I found to be quite nice and well balanced in regards to the tobacco. Prior to writing this review, I tried several 03 portions over the past two days, and I’ve noticed that after having a portion in for a few minutes I would begin to notice a peppery tobacco taste with subtle hints of licorice and grassy herbs. The licorice was quite mild and after the ten minute mark I found that it was overtaken by the herbal notes, which I found tasted quite a lot like General Green Harvest which I used to enjoy prior to its discontinuation. Moreover, I definitely noticed that 03 produces a tingling sensation (which produces the mouth effect of a strong strong snus but with regular nicotine levels) similar to that of Skruf which I find to be highly enjoyable. Thanks to 03’s non-drip forumla, I found that I was able to leave portions in for an hour and fifteen minutes without experiencing any drip, just a gradual decline in flavor.
Much like the rest of the Lab Series, 03 portions are long and slim, using comfortable portion material which is designed to maximize flavor. The snus is only a tad moist, and as a result it took about four minutes before I began to feel a nicotine buzz. The buzz is of regular strength, but I found that it lasted for quite some time and began to subside around the thirty minute mark.
As a whole, I found The Lab 03 to be an incredible snus overall. The delicious tobacco taste paired with the comfortable non-drip slim portions made for a great, long lasting experience which works at any time of the day, and I can definitely see myself adding 03 Slim to my daily rotation for the next little while! I find that Lab 03’s taste pairs well with teas and strong black coffee, and highly recommend it to those looking for a strong experience with a normal effect!