The Al-Capone Powder Vanilla is produced by Joseph & Henry Wilson in England. This is what the box says. I assume this is a brand of Imperial Tobacco
who is also producing Kensington. If anybody knows more about it, please let me know.
Some years ago I smoked the Al-Capone Sweets Cigarillos once in a while. They had a sweet taste (at least the cognac-dipped ones) and a nice scent of vanilla. After trying out some snuffs, I heard there is a Al-Capone snuff available. Browsing through the Internet I read at a German Yahoo snuff group that this snuff is no longer being produced. Disappointed I gave up my search. Some years later, Christmas 2006, I was walking through a small town in the South of Switzerland while spending my holidays there. I entered a small tobacco shop on the search for the Swiss snuff Nazionale. The seller didn't even know the brand but could offer me something else: the Al-Capone Powder Vanilla. It seems like the production hasn't stop, just the selling in Germany did. With a 'merci vielmals' on my lips I left the shop and finally got it.
The Al-Capone comes in a handy plastic box, just like the Kensington does (which fuels up my assumption of the same producer from above). The snuff has a light brown colour, is medium-fine and medium moist. It immediately smells like vanilla after opening the box. Easy to snuff it also has a clear taste of vanilla. The ones who don't like that scent may feel insulted by it, I like it. Reminding me of the Cigarillos it is a nice and easy to handle snuff. The nicotine content seems to be medium. Not an all day snuff as the vanilla scent is quite strong and the natural tobacco scent is covered up by it, but maybe you want to give it a try. One last thing: I heard the ladies like it.