31 January 2017

Epok Lime (Strong) - Review. 31 January 2017.

I first encountered Epok in April of 2014 when I reviewed Epok Original and Epok Pinje. I will admit, at the time I wasn't a big fan of those products. In September of 2014 I reviewed Epok Breeze, another one I wasn't a big fan of. But Winnington seemed determined to get the flavoring right when it came to their new white tobacco products, and in January of 2015 they announced they were releasing new flavors of Epok! I reviewed those new flavors in early 2015 and found them to be much better than the ones I had in the past! I reviewed Epok Cafe Creme (now discontinued), Epok Blueberry Slim, Enpok Enbar, Epok Coffee Slim (Discontinued), Epok Lakrits, Epok Lime Slim, Epok Melon Slim and Epok Mint Slim.  Of all those, my favorites have been the melon and blueberry flavors.    The growing line became so popular that they released another Epok, this time in a strong versions, in June of 2016: Epok Ice Cool Mint Strong.  As their white tobacco has become more and more popular, it makes sense that they would release strong versions of their product line.

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 product isn't officially for sale online yet, but the taste is virtually the same as the regular strength Epok Lime. The flavor description of the regular strength Epok Lime says, "Epok Lime White Slim Portion Snus is described as having an unexpectedly fruity, full-bodied, but yet challengingly tart combination of modern snus flavor and citrus." This product is a 16.8 gram can with 24 portions. The nicotine content is 14mg/g (1.4%), which comes to around 9.8mg/portion.

When you open the can, you'll notice the portions are quite slim and very soft to the touch.  They also feel quite nice in the lip! The aroma that comes through is a nice, mild lime smell.  It almost reminds me of lime Jello, a favorite snack of mine!  The lime flavor is front and center and comes through in a very natural way.  It comes across with just the right balance of sweetness and tartness.  Being a strong version, you will notice an extra kick of nicotine from this one.  It's not so strong that it's going to knock you out, but you will notice that added nicotine strength!  The flavor lasts quite a while, as well!  I've been able to keep these in the lip for up to an hour and still enjoy the taste.

If you're a fan of white tobacco products, or lime flavored snus in general and want an extra kick of nicotine, this is a must try product!  These should hit webstores very soon.  For now it's only available in Norway but I imagine that will change soon!

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