this article about the differences between American "snus" and real Swedish Snus, so please check that out. Also, I put "SNUS" in quotation marks because I do not consider this product to be actual snus.
That being said, I'm going to review Camel Frost "SNUS" today. I have to give this product props, because without Camel Frost, there would be no Snubie.com. Camel Frost was the first snus-branded product I ever tried, and from there I discovered real Swedish Snus. I'm reviewing it because it is my hope that people looking for info on Camel Mint "SNUS" will find this article and I can hopefully convince them to switch to REAL Swedish Snus. Though I’m not a fan of American “SNUS”, I have reviewed all of the flavors of Camel “SNUS” - Frost (Regular Size), Frost (Large Size), Mellow, Robust, Winterchill and Mint.
The flavor description for Camel "SNUS" Frost says, "Camel Frost Snus has a refreshing flavor of spearmint." The large version comes in a 15 gram can with 15 portions for 1.0 gram portions. The regular size version comes in a 9 gram can with 15 portions for 0.6 gram portions. The nicotine content, according to a BMJ study, is around 1.5mg/portion. I'm not sure if that's for the large or regular size. If it is for the regular size, I assume the large size is a touch stronger, maybe 2.5-3mg/portion.
When you open the can, the aroma that greets you is a very, very sweet smell of spearmint. There's a musty quality to it, which I suspect may be due to lower qualities of tobacco being used. The portions are slim, and comfortable in the lip. They are a little on the dry side, however. Being a mint flavored product, you do get a nice cooling presence in the lip. They call it a "tingle" on the back of the can. The flavor is an overly sweet flavor of spearmint. Much like the aroma, there is this musty quality to it which, again, I suspect is from low quality tobacco. I can't keep these in for too long because they get to be too sweet for me and the aftertaste isn't very pleasant. I don't really feel much nicotine from these, even when I put two in. They feel to be on the lower end of the spectrum, close to a mini portion Swedish Snus in terms of strength.
This one is the same as the regular size one except two areas: size and nicotine. The pouch is a 1 gram pouch instead of the 0.6 gram size of the smaller one. This one fills out the lip a little better. It's bigger than the smaller size one, but most portions I'm used to are around the 1 gram size, so it feels fine. I don't have to use two of these to feel nicotine, but it is still on the lower end of the spectrum. It feels comparable to a mini portion Swedish Snus product. But the aroma, "tingle", flavor, and longevity - all the same as the regular size Camel Frost.
If you want to quit smoking with snus, I suggest buying some real snus locally first - hit up the store locators for General Snus or Thunder Xtreme to try real snus out. If you want a bigger variety, you can always buy online and have access to hundreds of real Swedish Snus products!