Lundgrens is a fairly new product line on the market, made by the well-known company Fiedler & Lundgren (who are otherwise famous for products like Granit, Mocca, the low-budget snus Knekt and the discontinued, lovely snus; Lucky Strike). They launched the Lundgrens line in 2014, which in my opinion really put F&L out there as an innovative company with killer products.
The Skåne Vit is their newest edition for their line-up, and for you people scratching your chins about the meaning of the name; Skåne is the southernmost province of Sweden, ranging from the city Älmhult down to Trelleborg, and “Vit” simply means “White”. Apparently F&L grows their organic tobacco down in Malmö and/or Fjälkinge, which I guess relates to the name of the product as both those towns are located in the Skåne province.
On to the portions – they are perforated. Yes.
There are small holes punched in the very thin portion material to get the snus user “closer to the flavor” with “the same drip as with a normal white portion”, as F&L states. Does this work? Yes and no. I can’t honestly say I notice no real difference in flavor intensity between a Lundgrens portion and a, say, Swedish Match portion. This is pretty hard to pin point though, as I don’t know how these would taste without the perforation, and as these are strong and good tasting.
On another note, it makes the texture rougher, in a pleasant way, similar to having a loose snus under your lip without the mess that comes with it. The portions look cool as hell too.
So, Skåne Vit, it doesn’t say much about the flavor other than the fact that it’s from southern Sweden. However… if you look to the side of the can (and learn Swedish if you don’t know it), it says, and I translate: “A taste of Swedish tobacco and tones av forest berries”. Damn that sounds tasty.
I was actually surprised at how complex this flavor was if looking deep in to it. It’s not complex in the sense of crazy-ass berry flavors, but more in terms of how the licorice, the tobacco and the forest berries mix together. If you want, and put your mind to it, this can be a straight up blend of the flavors described above. I did pick up some more notes though, which included dark chocolate, coffee, dark berries, citrus, smoke and if I’m not completely insane, a hint of viola. The tobacco bass is very dark, but slightly freshened up by the citrus. Describing flavors I realize now is extremely difficult, but this has been my first impression of it. It is awesome.
The nicotine hit is pretty mild, but satisfying. I would say a bit lower than what I usually feel from Swedish Match products in the same standard strength (8mg/g).
Excellent product from F&L. Keep it up! I highly recommend it.