General Snus Canada
A reader from Canada recently visited Berlin and brought me the 4 types of Canadian General Snus.
If you recall, I last checked in on Canadian Snus more than a year ago when I was visiting Vancouver. Now an updated lineup inhabits snus fridges across the country. Let’s check out this snus.
General Classic White
First we have a snus you should be familiar with: General Classic White. This is the exact same product that is sold in the U.S. and in Sweden. I’m going assume you have never tried this and have no reference to what this snus is like. But I am going to assume that you do know what to do with snus, but if not, go read about snus basics here.
General Classic White is flavored with a kind of bitter orange called bergamot, but the primary flavor is spicy tobacco and salt. When I first started using snus, I didn’t like it. Maybe you’ll be different, Mr., Mrs, Ms., or Dr. Canadian Snuser. But now I use it every day, so I encourage you to give it a try.
General Titanium is General Onyx — or something close to it. Again, long-time snus lovers will know what this is like. One difference is that this snus seems wetter than General Onyx. This could be because of the foil seal. Or it could be the foil seal playing tricks on my brain. General Titanium, like General Onyx, is about 50% stronger than General Classic White. The portion is black, which is rad, and because of that it is discriminated against in the U.S. and is illegal.
Beyond that, General Titanium takes the General Classic White and turns the citrus flavor up a notch and adds a hint of licorice.
General Titanium W
Third, we have General Titanium W. This is a snus that is unique — as far as I know — to Canada. It’s also relatively new, having replaced General Smooth Taste at some point in the past year or so. As with Titanium, the portion is black and it is a relatively strong snus, again about 50% stronger than General Classic White.
The flavor in General Titanium W is a kind of mint. I’ve been debating exactly what kind of mint it is for a while here, and my best guess is that it is a blend of wintergreen and spearmint with a good amount of sweetness. If you are snus fanatic that finds yourself in Canada, I think this is the snus to try. And it’s a good option for first-time snusers who like mint and can handle a fairly hefty dose of nicotine.
General Fresh Taste
And finally, there’s General Fresh Taste. These are mini portions, so they are roughly 0.5 grams per portion instead of something closer to 1 gram in the other portions. The portion material is white. The flavor is a peppermint and eucalyptus blend with some sweetness. This would be an easy snus to use for virgin snusers, as the portions are small.
The packs for these snus are different from most sold in Sweden and the U.S. The mini portions use a very similar packaging as General Tailored, and the larger portions use a larger version of that design. So the snus disposal compartment is on the bottom and it is hinged.
As in the U.S., the warnings on Canadian General Snus other than the addictiveness of the products are not true.
These snus containers have an aluminum freshness seal, which may or may not do anything, but I like them.
Ignore the 30 minute time-limit on the packaging. Use your snus for as long as you want.