Before we begin, a disclosure: I've been taking snuff on and off for over 10 years, but since I quit smoking, I've gotten a lot deeper. I really didn't want to give this snuff 5 stars, as I suspect there's a bit of review inflation on this site, but giving this anything less than five stars seems ... wrong. Really wrong. I love this snuff. Anyway, on with the show.
I'm not sure if I can do this snuff justice in a review. For reference, my first foray into Indian snuff was Medicated No. 666 (the one for you and me!), and I was really taken with it. So for my next order, I picked up a 6 Photo sampler, which of course included 8 grams of this gem. I prefer it to 666, the menthol is more of a background note here rather than the main event, letting the amazing spice profile shine (plus, less rebound). From the jar, you get cardamom and clove right away, but this is Indian snuff, and India has mastered the art of the making the whole more than the sum of its parts. In the nose, there is so, so much more going on, but it all blends together so well, it's hard to figure out exactly what's going on. I used to burn a lot of good Indian incense (mostly HEM, some Nag Champa, too) but I can't right now for reasons, so this snuff is like burning incense that only I can smell. Excellent! In fact, this kind of reminds me of HEM Champa.
The tobacco itself is moderately moist and very easy to take. It doesn't really add much flavor, the spices totally overpower it. And I'm fine with that. If I want tobacco, there's plenty of other choices out there. I'm not sure where I'm going with this review, I just really like this snuff and need to tell everyone how much I like it. It's cheap, it's good. Buy some. You'll like it!
Amazing Amazing Amazing. That sums it up all. So many flavors in this. I just salivate (LOL) when I think of this snuff. The cardamon flavor is amazing. I love this and I have bought 200gm tin. Amazing 6 Photo Med 6.
Excellent medicated snuff with a great balance of of flavors/scents. Not overly mentholated w/a bit of occasional forward drip. Great decongestant properties with a good bit of moistness to the snuff. This ranks highest for me compared to the #66 & #666 which are more meatier & spicier. Definite must have medicated.
Exquisite mentholated snuff with what I imagine to be: cardamom, clove, camphor, eucalyptus. The spicy cardamom takes center stage while the menthol stimulates your senses. Wow, great stuff.
An amazingly interesting menthol and flowery snuff (lemongrassy according to me). If you're tired of your daily snuff, this is for those in between times for sure. I like it since its pleasant and clears my head a bit (though I like the No. 66 better than this). Definitely up for a reorder.