10 May 2011

Nick and Johnny: Crushed Ice (Original Portion) - Review. 10 May 2011.

Review Updated: 25 March 2018

This is a really interesting snus. I originally reviewed it back in May, 2011.  Shortly after I reviewed it, Swedish Match launched a product called Below Zero in September, 2011.  That product was the same as this one, but in a different can and with a different name.  That product was discontinued, and this one remained.   I know that doesn't have much to do with this review, but I like sharing snus history when I do my reviews.  Now, when this snus was launched, there weren't a lot of high nicotine mint products available.  This one became quite popular, as has the white portion version, Nick and Johnny Crushed Ice White, which came in 2013.

The product description for this snus says, "a snus with a medium-bodied tobacco character with clear hints of fresh mint, and with well-rounded sweetness." This snus comes in a 22 gram can with 20 portions, for 1.1 gram portions. The nicotine content is 15mg/g (1.5%), which, with 1.1 gram portions, is 16.50mg/portion!

The aroma and taste of this snus is unique and unlike any other mint flavored snus I've ever tried. The aroma is mostly wintergreen with a mild hint of peppermint and a light touch of spearmint. The portions are soft and moderately moist. Being a mint product, you get a nice cooling sensation when you put a portion in your lip. The taste is quite complex; it is a mix of many flavors that don't ordinarily go together. You'll encounter a mix of wintergreen, spearmint, and peppermint. The longer you have it in the more you'll notice an earthy tobacco flavor in the background. The nicotine has a solid kick to it and feels firmly at the strong level. The flavor on average lasts about 45 minutes, which is common of most original portions.

This snus is unlike any other mint snus on the market.  If you like mint but want to try something unique, this is definitely worth a try!

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