So Kaliber Vit Special has been popping up in online snus shops, and you may be wondering what makes this snus “special.”
Let me tell you…
It’s has less tobacco per pouch than regular Kaliber White. Instead of getting 0.8 grams per portion, you get 0.65. And you get some fillers. The third ingredient is “plant fibers.”
That’s about it.
Unless you are searching out smaller snus, this snus is not worth getting. The point of this snus is likely to have a lower priced snus in Swedish brick and mortar shops. The less tobacco, the less tax. Online, this benefit is meaningless, and you end up spending more for less.
As I’ve demonstrated before, Kaliber is a great value snus — in brick and mortar shops. Online, it’s a ripoff. Kaliber Vit Special, however, is not a great value snus. At a Swedish brick and mortar shop, you’d get 20% less snus for about 6% less cash.
That’s not a good deal. But at online shops, it’s a crazy ripoff.
At snuscentral, you’ll save 20 cents on a roll of Kaliber Vit Special compared with General White ( a 0.5% savings!). For that savings you get 4 fewer portions and 40% less snus by weight. In fact on a price per gram basis, Kaliber Vit Special is 70% more expensive than General White. Not a good deal — at all.
At the Swedish sites, the deal is not as horrible, but it’s still bad. At sek 1.83 per gram at buysnus, you end up paying 32% more for it than you’d pay for General White.
I’ve updated my price table to include Kaliber Vit Special. (Click for larger image.)
I want to make it clear, I like Kaliber White. It’s a good snus for great price, but that’s only true in Swedish brick and mortar shops. Online it’s a not a good deal. Kaliber Vit Special, on the other hand, is a snus designed for people who can’t add.
Also, I should mention that I have no idea how snus wholesale pricing works. These could all sell for the same price to your favorite online retailer, or they could sell at different prices. I don’t know. The point is that there’s no reason to assume anyone is pricing this maliciously or greedily or whatever. A product designed for one tax system may not make sense in another tax system — and that’s probably what’s going on with Kaliber Vit and Vit Special.