Just a few days ago, I received a can of Gotländskt Sommarsnus Wild Strawberry in order to review. Manufactured by Gotlandssnus AB, Wild Strawberry is a limited edition fruit flavored snus which has been released in order to capture the essence of the summer. With 9mg of nicotine per portion, Sommarsnus is slightly stronger than most regular portion snus brands, and each can contains 20 grams of snus. As someone who enjoys to have a fruit flavored snus every now and then, I was excited to give Sommarsnus a try.
Upon opening my can of Gotländskt Sommarsnus Wild Strawberry, I was greeted with an aroma of sweet, ripe strawberries mixed with a tiny hint of fresh herbs. I found it to be a very nice smell which made me think of lazy summer weekends spent eating strawberries while lounging by a pool. I didn’t detect any tobacco aroma, so I felt that this snus would be a strongly fruit dominant one. Even some of my non-snusing friends commented on how pleasant the snus smelled, and quite a few of my friends were excited to give this snus a try!
Upon placing a portion into my mouth, I soon noticed a very strong fruity taste which reminded me of sweet strawberries, and it was extremely nice. The flavor of Sommarsnus snus comes primarily from the smultron berry, which is a small wild strawberry native to Sweden. One thing that really surprised me about this snus was how consistent the flavor remained throughout. The taste continued to remain fruity as I left my portion in, and I didn’t taste any salty flavor, nor did the flavor transition into a tobacco dominant one over time. I also tasted slight hints of fresh herbs, which I felt helped compliment the berry flavor without being too powerful itself.
The portions were quite comfortable, and produced very little drip. As a result, I had no problems leaving a portion in for about forty five minutes while still having some flavor left. The nicotine kick came on pretty quick and was quite strong, giving me a pleasant buzz which I don’t always get from regular portion snus.
In conclusion, Gotländskt Sommarsnus Wild Strawberry is a great snus for the fruit lover, as well as someone who is looking for a nice fruit flavored snus to mix things up in their daily rotation every once and a while. This Sunday was Canada day, and I found that Wild Strawberry paired quite well with a nice microbrewed wheat beer (which had undertones of oranges) while I was grilling out in the hot sun. I can definitely see myself adding Sommarsnus to my daily rotation, and I just wish that it wasn’t a limited edition. If you’re looking to give this snus a try, make sure to order some before it becomes discontinued!