In his strive to produce the “perfect Snus” it took the Snus manufacturer Johan A Booman 4 years of research. After travelling around the world searching for the best tobacco leaves his excellent result ended with a blend of 22 different tobacco varieties mixed with one drop of bergamot oil. The year was 1866, when the first General Snus was produced. Today for many Snus-users around the world General is synonymous for real Swedish Snus.There are several versions of General Snus. Throughout all the variations, the classic General flavor remains: Spicy tobacco taste with notes of bergamot and a touch of tea, hay and leather.