Hey guys sorry it’s been a while, but I have been using my daily snus driver The LaB 22 as of late. If you have not tried it yet, it is an excellent snus. As you know I am a huge mint snus fan girl. That said, I’ve been testing the waters with this new Swedish Match product called OMNI Peppermint, and I must say, it is pretty tasty!
When we received our Snus Day package yesterday, I eagerly opened the box in anticipation to try the Lungrens products. I saw the LG Mojito… My heart stopped! At LAST IT'S HERE!
I had high hopes for this snus. With the untimely demise of Gotebörgs Rapé White Large Lime, I was on the hunt for a lime-flavored snus to keep my taste buds at bay. Does LG Mojito disappoint?......
If you’re looking for a snus that will replace your menthol cigarettes, then this is your new go-to snus! All I can say before jumping into the review is if you're a menthol cigarette smoker (or used to be) buy a roll of this delicious Odens White Portion Mint snus.....
General ONYX Strong Portion Snus: if you're looking for a great snus then this is the stuff to get! ONYX has been the flagship of the General Snus line since 2006 and it is quickly apparent why……
Jakobssson's Fläder Portion Snus is the reborn version of the old Gotlandssnus Fläder (nicknamed "Gotlandssnus Green") revived under the Jakobsson's snus brand by popular demand and for those who never got to try it....
Swedish Match has a snazzy new look for their Nick & Johnny brand. The can, as you can see in the picture, has raised lettering that looks as though it was sleekly brushed on by hand. I could see this snus can in James Dean's back pocket...
I've never been a smoker. I did the whole social smoking thing when out at a bar with friends, but that is the extent of my smoking history. Even when I would have just one cigarette when out having drinks, it was enough to make me suffer with sinus issues. In fact, all I had to do was just get around someone else smoking, and I would wind up with a cold.
Although I was never really a true smoker, I married a man who was. My husband Jason smoked unfiltered cigarettes for twenty plus years. I, being concerned for his health, tried to get him to quit many times, but it just never worked out.
I also did not like the person he became when he started to go through nicotine fits. He tried using American smokeless tobacco products, but the chemicals in them made his gum line recede, so he couldn't continue using them. Then, one day by some great stroke of luck, he discovered Swedish snus.
Like the caffeine in coffee, nicotine is a stimulant and therefore affects the Central Nervous System. Nicotine can also suppress hunger to some degree. Therefore, why not a snus diet? For me nicotine relaxes me. I could be bouncing off the walls but after a good strong snus or two? I calm right down. This dawned on me during my last Mom’s Gone Wild Weekend (MGWW), among a few other things. Such as why at almost one in the morning I was unable to sleep, and thought I would write. Most people who quit smoking often become jittery, irritable, and generally unpleasant to be around due to the lack of, or craving for, nicotine. Many of these people then try to compensate for these jitters with food, often times these cravings are for some type of comfort food; something sweet or salty, with empty calories, and in turn gain weight.The dirty little secret here is that beyond nicotine, cigarettes also contain sugar; as high as 11%. Quitting cigarettes also means losing those spike increases in your blood glucose level and the corresponding increase in alertness and decrease in hunger.For this reason many people who turn to these “comfort foods” tend to gain weight. Or in time go back to smoking, if only for something to do with their hands.
Never let it be said I have ever met a stranger. New people or strangers are friends I have just not met yet. A couple of weekends ago my husband dragged me to a pipe show along with our friend Chris. Yeah every now and then, once in a blue moon, I have been known to smoke a pipe. So sue me. Sometimes on an overnight fishing trip… while I am standing there on the bank, just as the sun just breaks the hill on the far side, steam levitating off the lake and rising to greet the new day… campfire crackling behind me, soft and smoky like the tasty smoke from my pipe swirling up around my head.
As I lay out other cast across the surface of the then still lake; hoping to drop my lure in that big bass’s mouth merely under the log slightly out of reach from the shore. As much as I love my snus there is nothing like a good pipe in your teeth in the early morning on the bank of your favorite fishing hole while you try to get that one last cast in before you have to pack up and call it done. I am sure you fishermen know what I am talking about.
WARNING I AM ABOUT TO RANT!
I love my husband but I am not sure how much I like him right now.
Mick said he wanted to see the new “fresh” tins up close, something about the seals on the new tins.
As for me, my sweet and loving husband told me I should “try” their new Camel Mellow Flavor snus. No warning other than, “It is a little sweeter than you are used to and I bet you within 15 minutes you will want a smoke.”
HOLY Mac and Cheese! Sweet; is this a joke? Did Mick switch the portions out with sugar? As a diabetic, my first thought was, “What is this going to do to my Sugar levels?”
I had to touch the pouch with my tongue several times as well as pop it back out to make sure I had not just put a piece of maple sugar cube in my mouth.
Five minutes in, I was reaching for my smokes. I took a couple of heavy drags off my cigarette, while I had the snus in my lip and thought “you have got to be kidding me.” It was so sweet it made my cigarette taste of sugar.
It was not until almost fifteen minutes into it that I got anything but the sickening sweet taste of sugar, and that turned in to the sickening sweet taste of maple syrup. Twenty minutes later I was still trying to find the nicotine it claimed to have as I reached for a second cigarette to try and hide the sugar taste.
After 25 minutes, still all I could taste was the sickening sweet taste of sugar with only a hint of maple, and I still wanted another cigarette if only to taste SOME tobacco.
It is fun being the only girl who is accepted as “one of the boys,” in a generally “man’s world.” I feel it gives me advantages sometimes into more than just snus. I think it gives me a whole new perspective of men on the whole. You have heard the old saying, “boys will be boys?” Yeah if you get enough of them together in one place with something in common such as snus, or tobacco in general… grown men will become boys again.
This was my second Swedish Match Snus Summit. And I had a great time, hanging with the guys I talk to and about on line, the people behind my favorite flavors of Snus, and learning first hand so much about the snus world I didn’t know. I mean I know I could ask my husband and/or any of the guys anything and they would never think less of me. But sometimes even a girl has her pride.
Mick and I drove up to Chicago as it is only a short 6 hour drive and I don’t fly. I am working on trying to get over my fear of flying and I have a feeling there will be A LOT of snus involved in this process, which I will be happy to write and tell you all about as we work through it. Maybe in the hopes it might help someone else conquer a fear of their own.
I am sure I am not the only tobacco user who has heard from their doctor, their friends, or family, maybe even a few co-workers, “You should quit smoking.” Or, “Smoking is such a nasty habit.” Or the million and a half dozen other nasty little comments which non-tobacco users say to make you and I feel self conscious of our tobacco use. My personal favorite, “You know you are slowly killing yourself, and with every cigarette you smoke you, you cut X number of minutes off your life and put another nail in your coffin.”
Well I am not sure about what you say to these people, but I tend to answer them generally with a sweet smile and the same, “I smoke to keep the homicide rate down. And when I can’t smoke I will use my Swedish snus. Just realize harassing me about my tobacco use could be hazardous to YOUR health.”
I have written several articles for SnusCentral.org about how our government has become more and more of a ‘Nanny State.’ In general, I've addressed how much tobacco taxes they have charged us, health issues they have blamed on tobacco, such as urination incontinence. How our tobacco tax money, which we are told is to be spent on anti-tobacco advertising, tobacco related health issues, and half a dozen other anti-tobacco issues, is borrowed against and instead, spent on pet projects of the various politicians who claim to be in office protecting all of his or her constituents.
Funny how I as a tobacco user find they are happy to tax the hell out of my “pursuit of happiness,” and in turn, tell me my rights to that happiness is killing me and the children of the world and is slowly being taken away.
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