I’m not gonna give this full stars because I didn’t enjoy it that much but I won’t give it no stars either because it is exactly as described. It has a very nice nicotine hit (which I enjoy) but it also has this ammonia thing that I guess I’m just not into.
Not as bad when mixed with something more mentholated.
What a nice snort. Super fine which is perfect for me and the pure almost raw flavor brought a little tear to my eye ;) There's a hint of sea as stated below but nothing overly fishy. Smells like India. I don't really catch the 'strong' ammonia...seems more like a burn from strong tobacco to me. I'm not one for fruity snuff or overly mentholated, I prefer a straight snort like grandpa had...and that sh*t burned. This is probably stronger than most snuffers are used to, but it just needs a little respect and is well worth it. My first pinch was miniscule just to get the overall flavor. The second I overdid and payed the kick back price. But my third was perfect so now I at least got the beast by the reigns and know it's boundaries. Definitely getting a larger tin, I can see this being the proverbial vodka to a custom snuff cocktail blend.
Nothing fancy about the packaging (at least on the 20g), but that simply emphasizes the authenticity in my opinion. The art is great.
A bready scent with a tremendous belt of nicotine. Highly recommended, especially if one is trying to quit smoking cigarettes.
As with many snuffs from India, this does have that genuine seashell scent, and flavor. Most folks will probably not be attuned to such things, but those who are into sea foods and such will probably enjoy such as this. It has that nice ambience of the sea mixed into a very powerful nicotine tobacco, which makes it very special to those who are accustomed to sea faring creatures. This is a must try, and I will be trying out many other India products in the near future. The White Elephant snuff is a very strong snuff with very strong nicotine consistency.
I was actually pleased to discover that unlike most reviewers have noted- this did not have any amonia type smell to me, or anything fishy for that matter either. To me it smells like crushed up Cigars. Kinda like the smell of a walk in humidor. It comes in a nice all metal tin (35g) the snuff is very dry and very fine like a dust or something. I’m not an experienced snuff taker by any means. I just started. This IS very strong nicotine for a novice person, but I have a high tolerance. You can snuff this like other snuffs because it’s so fine it goes straight to the back of the throat. It does burn if you do to much, will bring a tear to your eye but then fade into sweet nicotine bliss. Does not have much of a lasting scent or taste to me once it is sniffed. Great as a mixer to some of my other stuff and goes great added to menthol to cool the burn. Probably not my everyday but great for the first of the day. I’d always keep a tin of this on hand.