This is probably the coarsest snuff I have ever tried, and possibly also the strongest. Coarse, dark, moist and plain, and as such it is truly excellent. On first opening the practical plastic tub (perfect for re-use, of course) I was struck by a powerful blast of ammonia, indicating super-freshness.
Having tipped out the snuff and spread it out on a sheet of paper to air for a few hours, the ammonia dissipated allowing enjoyment of the snuff itself. The flavor is relatively complex for a plain snuff. It's earthy and leathery with more than a hint of the farmyard.
It does take a fair old sniff to get it to stay in the nose, but that is no hardship and I can understand why some users choose to dry and grind it more finely. Me, I'm enjoying it very much as it is.
Courtesy of Snuff Reviews: ermtony
Smells like dirty tobacco, I like it. Very coarse and moist, so if taken properly, it stays in the front of the nose and you don't worry about back drip or it hitting your throat. You will need to have a handkerchief on you. Quite strong too, of course.
Pleasantly surprised! On first opening I was repulsed by the smell and confused because of how coarse and moist it was because this was my first time trying South African snuff. I gave it a try after about 4-5 days and it slowly became one my favorites. The aroma is an acquired taste and because of the coarseness you have to experiment to find the best way of using it, but once I figured it out it was amazing. I love the moisture of it because it stays in your nose and gives a longer lasting nicotine, while at the same time it will help coat and moisten up your nose in preparation for the more fine and dry snuffs that I had been used to. This will definitely be one that i keep in my rotation.
This snuff comes pretty much as described; but it is one thing to read about it and another to experience it. Upon opening it I definitely realized what was meant by ammonia and farmyard smells, but not in a seriously bad way. After some time and a bit of air this snuff really opens up to some complexity, though it still lacks the refinement of some of the higher end coarse plain snuffs (I'm thinking of Ronsinski's). Also, the coarseness and moistness are no joke; combined with the nic. hit this makes a heavy hitter. All of that said I found neither the moistness pleasant in that it made the coarseness much easier to handle. In Sum, I think this will become a stable friend for when work needs to be done and I don't have time to waste taking careful sniffs of fine/dry snuffs; there will be time for that later. I can't wait to try the other brands/options of S. African snuffs.
Not complex, just plain old dirty tobacco. Don't let the other reviewers fool you, they are suffering from nicotine poisoning and don't know what they are talking about. Good to mix with other snuff that lack vitamin-N though.
Not keen on this one at all. Far less comfortable a ride than FUBAR Grunt, which causes little irritaion for a good nic hit. This one causes nasal and later upper throat burn from small amount of dripping. Smells pretty awful as well. Aired it as suggested in other reviews, but still smells too farmyard for my taste. It also clogs up the nostrils badly. Will be gioving this one away.