Babaton Plain Blue is similar to Taxi Snuff in texture which is coarse, color that is dark chocolate and moisture that is high. There is a very good nicotine hit and the nose feel is more tingling than painful. The initial whiff is quite pungent, almost acrid, and is considered a gauge of freshness. The tobacco taste is very authentic with the rich and complex scent of fermented leaves. After the initial rush, the under tones become more prominent and reveal nut, mushroom and caramel aromas. This can easily compliment your arsenal of high powered snuffs. Have a pinch and discover the blue and the torrid of South Africa.
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I first tried this snuff about ten years ago. It had a coconut scent, very much in the background but still noticeable. The new batches don’t seem to have any coconut scent, but the plain fermented tobacco has its own appeal to me. Earthy black tobacco, moist and easy to take. High nicotine level too. Try it if you haven’t already, it’s a good one.
This snuff is a less ornery version of Taxi or NTSU, and has a lovely coconut like scent with its plain tobacco flavor. It doesn't seem to contain as much nicotine as its aforementioned African cousins, but it still gets the job done.
Furthermore, it is a good bargain--the snuff is packed into the tiny container, and one box lasts a long time and holds-up under heavy use. Good Stuff.
A very natural and straightforward snuff. It's "just" pure tobacco smelling.
A good moisture content, not dry at all. Coarse but not overly.
There is this "nutty" (coconut if you imagine hard enough) smell but it's very subtle. A high nicotine content. Again, this is a very "plain" snuff but it's easy.
(A bit too plain for me, hence the 4 stars)
Just to be clear, this is like a chewing tobacco and fully without any flavour or "notes" of anything. That said, the nicotine is very strong, the grind is thick and dark and earthy, and it can be mixed with other snuffs to achieve a palatable combination. Reminds me of being on safari in Africa, falling into a steaming pile of elephant dung nostrils first and being stung in the face by some psychoactive insect that produces delirium for a few minutes. Not that it is a bad thing. Also, the snuff dries out very quickly after opening the container. Mine must have been extra fresh, because in addition to the elephant dung, it seemed to contain elephant urine as well, although airing it a bit took care of that.
This is by far one of my most beloved snuffs! Thick and rich to the pallet, very dense and very satisfactory. The Babaton Plain Blue was well worth the money spent, its Earthy tones blended in with its deep potent aroma caused immediate relaxation and its curiously flavourful aftertaste lingered lovingly in my pallet. I recommend this snuff to more serious users who are just looking to unwind and relax.