Released by the English heavy metal band Motörhead at the Sweden Rock Festival in June, Motörhead by Grovsnus is a new limited edition tobacco flavored snus which is being manufactured by Swedish Match. With 8mg of nicotine per portion and 21.6 grams of snus per can, Motörhead by Grovsnus is classified as a regular portion snus and is of average strength. Mikkey Dee, longtime drummer of the band is Swedish and a big fan of snus, being quoted as saying “I love snus and have been using Grovsnus as long as I can remember.”
Upon first opening my can of Motörhead, I was greeted with an aroma of smoky tobacco which I immediately drew a liking to. As soon as I put a portion in my mouth, I noticed a taste of pure tobacco, with a slight hint of smokeyness which really helped to round out the flavor of the tobacco. One thing that I found interesting about this snus was the lack of a salty taste which is characteristic of many tobacco flavored brands such as General Strong White. I found that without the salty taste, I was better able to enjoy the true tobacco flavor of Motörhead, and it was certainly interesting for a change.
The portions fit quite comfortably in my lip, and produce a great flavor. They were quite moist (especially the first few), but not overly so. I was able to leave my portions in for almost an hour without experiencing any drip, nor did I experience a sour taste that I occasionally get after keeping a tobacco flavored snus in for a long time. Due to the high moisture content, I experienced a fairly strong nicotine buzz with a rapid onset, making Motörhead great to use in the morning when I want a quick buzz to go along with my coffee.
As a big fan of tobacco flavored snus brands, Motörhead really hit the spot for me, and its a great snus for lovers of a pure tobacco taste in their snus. I also found that it goes extremely well with coffee, strong dark ales, and whiskey. I can definitely see myself adding this to my daily rotation to use when I want a quick nicotine kick as well as a delicious tobacco taste. If you enjoy tobacco flavored snus blends, then I highly recommend giving this one a try before it is no longer available!