Catch Spring Street
I got my hands on some Spring Street, an apple-cinnamon mini snus from Swedish Match’s revolving Catch Collection line.
Not too long ago, I was endorsing a Calvados snus for the 2012 Kardus special edition. While I’m sure it would have been quite different, this is as close as were going to get any time soon. Apparently, while French booze is pretty damn good, French tobacco is shit.
When I popped Spring Street open, the smell reminded me of a booze from Oregon called Clear Creek Eau de Vie de Pomme. This 8-year old brandy is similar to a Calvados, but being from Oregon and not Normandy, it can’t use that moniker. I think that Clear Creek’s apple brandy has stronger cinnamon notes than most of the Calvados I’ve had, which is probably why Spring Street reminded me of it.
Spring street tastes like apples and cinnamon. The product description says that there is a nuttiness and some ginger flavors in there, too. Nuts, perhaps. I don’t taste ginger, which is good because I don’t really like ginger.
And Spring Street is named after a street in New York, which like most streets in New York is famous for its panhandlers and porn shops.