General Extra Strong Review
General Extra Strong Portion
What’s interesting about this one is that back before the Siberia-inspired super-strength snus craze, this was one of the strongest products on the market, believe it or not.
General Extra Strong by Swedish Match, now this is a snus. What’s interesting about this one is that back before the Siberia-inspired super-strength snus craze, this was one of the strongest products on the market, believe it or not. Now, it’s obviously been surpassed. But, this was once top of the mountain. Before we get into it, can we take a second to talk about this can? Good gravy, that thing is a beautiful work of art. The black, the gold, the red; it’s gorgeous.
Flavor Description: General Extra Strong is an extra strong portion with a spicy tobacco taste with notes of bergamot and licorice, along with green herbs and leather.
Portion Count: 24 portions
Portion Weight: 1.1g
Nicotine Strength: 14mg/g
NOTE: Yes, that is correct. 1.1 gram portions. Isn’t that wild? Most portions are so much lighter in weight.
This is a great snus. From top to bottom - can design, big portions, huge flavor, it’s got it all.
When you open the can, a present aroma of bergamot greets you, along with a dark tobacco presence, a light touch of smoke, and some pepper. The portions are big, plump, and moist! They feel great in the lip and the flavor comes on pretty quickly! In terms of flavor, you definitely get bergamot, because it’s General. The tobacco character is dark and spicy, and there are clear tones of pepper. I know some notice licorice in the flavor, but I don’t ever pick it up. And yes, lakrits and salmiak are listed as ingredients, but I don’t seem to notice it. In terms of strength, 14mg/g actually goes up to 15.4mg per portion since it’s 1.1 gram portions, and it does feel between a strong and an extra strong; it has a solid kick! I’ve clocked the flavor between 42 and 53 minutes on average.
This is a great snus. From top to bottom - can design, big portions, huge flavor, it’s got it all. If you want a General Snus that really delivers, this is it.