20 June 2016

Epok Blueberry (Slim) - Review. 20 June 2016.

I originally reviewed 8 flavors of Epok Snus back in February of 2015. I put them all into one article because I wasn't sure if these products would be sticking around long or not. When I originally reviewed the previous 3 products from Epok, I didn't have very high hopes for their new offerings. I previously reviewed Epok Breeze, Epok Pinje and Epok Original, but I wasn't too impressed with those flavors.  However, I was pleasantly surprised with the new offerings from Epok! When it comes to Epok Blueberry, the product description says, "Epok Blueberry White Slim Portion Snus is described as having a "full-bodied and clear blueberry character with hints of fresh forest greenery, and a robust tobacco character at the base."

For those who are just now hearing about Epok for the first time, you may be asking yourself what "white tobacco" is. Epok says, "White tobacco produced in a patented, environmentally friendly process that gently cleanses and refines brown tobacco. In the process, minimizing unwanted substances, such as heavy metals and nitrosamines. The feeling under the lip, nicotine strength and flavor experience is the same as in plain brown pouch - but without the snus runs or color your teeth. White tobacco contains white tobacco, nicotine, water, stabilizer and flavoring agents. White tobacco produced by pure brown tobacco in a water-based process, leaving the tobacco is clean of all unwanted substances. White tobacco contains no natural sugar. In contrast, added sweetener xylitol as flavoring."

This is the one I was most excited to try. I've never experienced a blueberry snus, the only one I know of is made by GN Tobacco for the Russian market, but I've never been able to get ahold of a can. Epok Blueberry comes in the long/slim format. Use caution when fluffing them, I tried to roll the pouches in my fingers to distribute the tobacco more evenly and the pouches open up rather easily. When you open the can, the "clean" aroma of the white tobacco comes through (it's very hard to explain, you have to try one of these products to know what I'm talking about), paired with a very fruity blueberry smell. I really enjoyed the taste of this one. The blueberry taste is front and center, very fresh and fruity, and not too sweet. The clean/washed flavor of the white tobacco is present, but I find that the blueberry taste balances it out quite well. This is one that I would definitely order again.

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