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JNF snuffs

volungevolunge Member
edited November 2018 in Types of Snuff
Just received two new plain (unscented) Indian snuffs, made by Janta Naswar Factory, based in Jodhpur, Rajasthan:
White Horse (Indian White Snuff) and White Horse Gul. Had some pinches of both, the first impressions are very nice.

I find them both equally fine and dry, solid medium strength (fairly safe for pleasurable chain pinching). They differ in colour and taste, though. White Horse is brighter and has somewhat sourish tin note, whereas White Horse Gul is a tad darker and has a subtle sweetness to it along with a very, very slight chocolaty-ghosting tin note, the thing I really love about gul type snuffs. Nose burn is typical of similar snuffs in the same category: sharp, but fast subsiding.

Both snuffs are not as lightweight as 41P WE or DW (read: not as dusty, hence less challenging to take) and could be recommended as an easier introduction to fine Indian snuffs for a curious beginner. Mind you, though, they are still quite fine - you might notice a cloud of snuff particles upon closing the lid!

Good thing about these 20 g tins - they are wide enough for grabing a pinch comfortably and might do a nice job serving as a basic table snuffbox.



  • Great photo and review, thanks! I skipped the Gul on my order as I find the 6P too difficult to take for the benefit vs Cheeta or WE. Looking forward to my JNFs which should arrive any day
  • volungevolunge Member
    edited November 2018 PM
    @ar47 I ran out of 6P gul, so can't compare them side-by-side at the moment, but I would say 6P gul is a little bit moister (well, I admit talking about moisture is crazy in this case, but still) and a tad deeper roasted (or just made of a darker tobacco). I you didn't enjoy 6P gul, you are missing not a jot here.

    A few more notes. Both White Horses are strong, highly alkalised and somewhat gritty on the throat (not sure, if it's sandy tobacco, or cruder fraction of alkalis used). Excessive indulgence in both resulted in pretty hard 'smoker's cough' (or, should I rather call it, 'hoarsening', khm-khm) next morning. I recall experiencing similar expectoration from Dholakia's Sparrow and White (and from the WE to a lesser extent) in the first days.

    Another example of gritty snuff is Neffa Ifrikia. This doesn't mean I don't enjoy it. I just don't fancy the spittoon, so am quite sensitive to the properties of the back drip.
  • ar47ar47 Member
    edited December 2018 PM
    @volunge maybe it's the alkalis you mentioned. I soothed my nose today with moist Toque after a bad morning from lots of WHW the night before. All I could smell all morning was a solvent like aroma that I got maybe a hint of while snuffing the WHW. I tried their Tapkir a bit earlier and while the tin note was great, once it was in my nose I got that solvent smell again. Could that smell be the alkalis? It doesn't seem healthy. The WHW is a beautiful thing otherwise but this chemical smell is a bit of a show stopper for me.
  • volungevolunge Member
    edited December 2018 PM
    @ar47 I guess it's chuna to blame (slaked aka edible lime, calcium hydroxide, strong alkalizer), at least partly. It is abundant in many Indian snuffs (for instance, it's very pronounced in 6P Cheeta and Super Chetak). Some Bernard snuffs contain up to 4.1% of calcium hydroxide, too (I felt the taste of it in Aecht AB). In form of limewater it was used in manufacturing Welsh or Irish snuffs (bet there was some in GH Irish D as well).

    I carried out a small experiment - aired my WH tin overnight. No changes whatsoever, the smell is still there. Sniffed some pinches, which triggered ''old-smoker's'' expectoration almost instantaneously.

    It took really long time for me to attune my nose and taste receptors to that lime thing in Cheeta..
  • I was having a similar issue with other snuffs too. Including the expectorations. I started airing out the snuff that was giving me both issues. That solvent smell is pretty terrible and it does hit more the next day. Well I found that airing out the snuff before putting it into the snuff box reduced both the irritation and that gross smell. I am not sure but I think it maybe lingering ammonia or some other similar thing. Also after airing out the snuffs that have caused these issues including cheeta not only have they not irritated my throat and sinuses hardly at all and I haven't gotten that horrid next day solvent smell but the snuff scent are now smoother and richer too. Hope that works for you guys too.
  • All your reviews are welcomed.
    We will see to the smell of tins for sure. 
    Many more varieties like Herbal Snuff & Creamy Snuff are on there way to MS, you may try those also.

    Happy Snuffing!
  • @indiansnuffjnf Could it be the white enamel paint ghosting that solventy smell? I wouldn't mind a tin without any painting at all. Another minor issue - tiny pieces of paint coating peeling off upon opening/closing the lid and crumbling into the snuff. Apart from that, everything's fine with the snuff itself. Thanks for making it available!
  • My tin of WH does not have any paint on it, inside or out. The inside lid has a thin plastic coating just like any other snuff container or mason jar. My guess is the slacked lime. Although I did not experience any solvent smell, irritation or coughing the next day. And I used WH for two evenings in a row exclusively. Personally, I much prefer WH to WE, as it does not have the fishy or shrimp taste. Plus it is more reasonably priced. I will crack the tin of Gul soon. Looking forward to it!
  • i also dont have any problems with this snuff (white horse white). i really like it as a matter of fact. its strong and easy to snuff for an indian white. its at a great price too! thanks @indiansnuffjnf for this great new snuff

    i havent tried the gul yet but im sure i will eventually
  • Thank you, everyone, great to hear your reviews, we will take care of the smell in the tins.
    We hope you guys enjoy all our snuffs.
    Love to hear more reviews and feedbacks.

  • Hello Snuffers!
    Greetings from India!

    A very Happy New Year to all.
    Some of our new snuffs are now available at MS.
    The Creamy snuff is also available now at MS.

    MUST TRY! 

    Happy Sniffing!

  • Hey @indiansnuffjnf thanks for the heads up

    Which is the Creamy snuff? And is it appropriate for nasal use or only oral?
  • Hey @ar47

    Tobacle Creamy Snuff.
    Only ORAL use.

    Tobacle Creamy Snuff Tube 50gms
  • That's really neat packaging. I like the tobacco leaf artwork
  • Curious about JNF Red Label Black snuff. Has anyone tried it?
  • Janta Red Label Black was the 1st snuff i tried from my recent Mr. SNUFF order. It is (of course) black in color and fairly moist, similar consistancy to most 6 Photo snuffs. It has a incense vibe but will havw to use it more to be able to better evaluate.

    The Janta snuff i really like is the Punjabi. Just took a few pinches about 10min ago and the scent is still going strong. Not exactly sure what the scent notes are but i detect a rose sandalwood kind of "Indian" scent that is not heavy on the floral and is a very nice blend. This one is a "sleeper" as i did not expect to like this one as much as i do. The tin is a generous 20g that makes it easy to grab a pinch and has a metal lid of decent quality. Would recommend this one to anyone interested in something a bit different, the Indian snuffs have become my favorite of the ones i have tried so far and have been using them on a daily basis. Good variety for a good price makes it hard to go wrong IMO.
  • Forgot to mention the grind on the Punjabi is fairly fine but no issues with it shooting down the back of throat (like with Sparrow Cool) making this a good choice for beginners and could see this being a "gateway" into the more fnie grind snuffs.
  • Just got some Punjabi Janta, agree with Mr Brownnose, well worth a try.
  • I've tried the Red Label Janta and like it a lot. Similar to 6p Anarkali. Black fine, incense type smell with a dash of menthol. Can't wait to try the others next order from MS.
  • Janta White Horse White snuff is very similar to dholakia white! Good nicotine and no special added scent.
  • Has anyone tried their herbal snuff 'Crystal'?
  • I like the Punjabi with the turban guy on the label. It's brown, fluffy and oiled. Fine grind and the scent is rather subtle for an Indian snuff. I find it very good and a 40 gram tin gets used up pretty fast. I've also tried and liked the black snuff by Janta. Haven't tried the white or the non tobacco yet. A nice addition to my regular Indian snuffs.
  • @bolbam420 I just try the Janta Crystal. It is a completely white very fine powder with a elegant sweet "Mentos" candy smell and a very moderate menthol on. I like,  its different from what we know. 

  • ALLexALLex Member
    edited January 2021 PM
    I tried Janta Red Label Black. I got a 40g tub and it is still  full. I literally only had 4 pinches and i have the tub for like 3 months.
    It is a good snuff in nicotine and menthol ! i also like the grind and the black colour.
    The part that i personally dont like is the scent which i cant enjoy.
    I ve read people call it an insence type of smell.
    To me it smell exactly like a Christian church.
    I think i am gonna literally use my next pinch of it at Easter to feel more religious lol. :-P 
    Maybe it is a good snuff for meditation or for praying but i dont know as i dont use snuff for spiritual purposes.

    Janta Dragon Madras is super strong and with a great tobacco aroma. Its one of the best snuffs imo. Top snuff.

    Janta White Horse White is an awesome white snuff very natural almost nutty flavor and a noticable nicotine kick.
    I want to try Janta White Horse Gul next as i ve read has a more tobaccoey aroma.
    I am gonna use them guls nasally (planning to get white horse and cheeta gul for my next order).

    I would love to see a Plain Black snuff from Janta.
    Like the Red Label Black but without the insence/ church scent and without the menthol.
    Or at least a Plain Black with some menthol but no other scent at all.

    Janta is a great brand for sure!

  • Hello ALLex 
    Thank you for such a nice review of our products, we will surely keep in mind about perfumes in Red Label Black.

    If you like our WHW, you will also probably like our White Horse Gul. Must give pinch! 

    All the feedbacks are valuable to us.
  • @indiansnuffjnf 

    I like WHW a lot! Is it toasted? I cant figure if it is a toast or a natural.

    I will definitely try the White Horse Gul !

  • WHW is natural while White Horse Gul is a mixture of toast and natural both.
  • @indiansnuffjnf  Thank you for the info!
  • I'll go ahead and ask a dumb question- how do you use creamy tobacco?
  • @Deez you take your Finger or a tooth brush and rub it over your teeth and the gum
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