Spanish tobacco for limited edition Kardus snus is cut, not ground

| October 12, 2012

The tobacco for this year’s limited-edition Kardus snus has been harvested from around the small village of Cincho

Only 600 packages of Kardus will be made available

in western Spain.

As always, said Swedish Match (SM) in a note posted on its website, the tobacco had been carefully selected and meticulously handled to satisfy the demands of the most discerning snus users inSweden.

‘Only a few will have the opportunity to sample this exclusive edition, since only 600 packages will be released for sale, just in time for Father’s Day,’ the note continued.

‘This year’s edition is a snus with a distinct luster and an oily, black color.

‘The flavor features clear elements of licorice, dried fruit and rose hip.

‘The sherry used to flavor Kardus Cincho is a Cuco Oloroso from Jerez, which has an elegant and nuanced nutty fragrance and flavor with elements of dried figs, sultanas, light syrup and licorice.’

Meanwhile, SM said that the attention paid to the manufacturing of Kardus was unmatched by that of any other snus, and the end results were unique.

‘The plants are harvested whole and only the leaves are used in the manufacturing process,’ the note said. ‘By cutting instead of grinding the leaves, a completely different surface is created, producing flavors and nuances that can never be achieved in ground snus.’

The tobacco was cultivated on flat land at the foot of the massive Sierra de Gredos mountain range in sandy yet mineral-rich soil, and the plants were dried in open boxes, protected from the sun and rain.

Six hundred packages of Kardus will be available for sale in about 10 stores inStockholm, Gothenburg, Malmö, Lund, Sundsvall, Uppsalaand Haparanda during the week beginning October 22.

Kardus will sell for SEK600 a package.

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