Snus is considered fresh goods, and as such should be treated with care! Luckily, taking care of your snus isn’t all that difficult, and there are a few things you can do to make sure that your snus stays fresh as long as possible. The main keywords here are temperature and seal, and both are important to ensure that your snus keeps its taste, aroma and consistency. A hot tip is to think of your snus as any perishable food stuffs, and store it accordingly. Whether you choose the fridge, your freezer or a pantry, you’ll ensure longer lasting, better tasting snus.
Make sure your snus cans stay airtight
One of the main concerns with snus is dehydration through access to air. To avoid this you need to make sure that your snus can is whole and undamaged when you buy it, and preferably transfer it to a different can if you notice holes or tears. An unopened can of snus will stay fresh for months if kept in an airtight container, and even better if stored in the freezer. Freezing the snus will halt chemical processes altering aromatic flavour compounds, and will keep your snus fresh for up to a year. Ensure that your cans are sealed before freezing, to avoid any freezer burn to the snus.
Keeping your snus in the fridge
Snus should ideally be kept at a temperature between 4 and 8 degrees centigrade. At this temperature you ensure that aromatic compounds aren’t lost, and it will also help keep the snus moist. The fridge is a great place to store snus as it will not only keep your snus at the right temperature, but it will also keep the cans dark and in a relatively airtight space. Once a can has been opened, it will stay fresh for around a week in the fridge. In room temperature you will start to notice a deterioration in quality after the first day.