Known to be one of the oldest snus brands (registered in 1870!), Röda Lacket White Portion is a white portion tobacco flavored snus flavored with hints of dried fruit. As someone who enjoyed the fruit flavor of several Jakobsson’s offerings (Melon Strong and Flader).
The aroma is very earthy, and you can really smell the tobacco. There are also hints of fruit and spice, but they were subtle. I found Roda Lacket have a primary tobacco taste, which was complimented by dried fruit and a slight licorice taste which developed later on. The fruit taste was not nearly as strong as some other brands I’ve tried, and it exists more to compliment the tobacco flavor than it does to overpower it. I was able to keep my portion in for over an hour without losing flavor, but drip did set in around the fifty minute mark,
The portion material wasn’t anything special, but the portions were nicely arranged in a star formation, and all of them were wedged to ensure maximum comfort without having to reshape the portion before putting it in your mouth. I only began to experience drip with Röda Lacket after about the fifty minute mark. One problem I had with the portions however, was that they tended to dry out my lip quite a bit, especially with frequent usage. To avoid this problem, try wetting the snus a bit in your mouth before moving to your upper lip, or rotate sides every so often.
Overall, Röda Lacket White Portion is a great choice for the tobacco lover. It has a great tobacco taste complimented with dried fruit flavoring without too high of a salt content. With an interesting blend of flavors, I feel that Röda Lacket goes great with a refreshing fruit infused beer. I also felt that the star formation was a nice touch, as it ensures the tobacco inside the portions is spread out evenly.