09 May 2017

Epok Lakrits (Strong) - Review. 9 May 2017.

The Epok line has been gradually changing since it’s introduction in 2014. The original products - Epok Breeze, Epok Pinje and Epok Original have all been discontinued. Also, four of the newer Epok products launched in 2015 such as Epok Cafe Creme, Epok Coffee, Epok Enbar, and Epok Lakrits have all been discontinued. The current line is now more simple and consists of Epok Blueberry, Epok Mint, Epok Melon, Epok Lime, Epok Strong: Ice Cool Mint, Epok Strong: Lime and now Epok Strong: Lakrits. It is interesting that though Epok Lakrits was discontinued, it now lives on in a strong version! The product description says, "The flavor of Epok Lakrits Slim Strong has a well balanced balance between traditional tobacco flavors and licorice. The flavor also contains notes of anise with some elements of herbs." This snus comes in a 16.8 gram can with 24 portions, or 0.7 gram portions. The nicotine content is 14mg/g (1.4%) or 9.8mg/portion.

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."

When you open the can, the aroma that comes through is a present smell of black licorice with a note of anise. The portions are very soft to the touch and feel great in the lip! The flavor releases pretty quickly, as does the nicotine. The flavor of black licorice is very present, along with a hint of anise and a very light herbal taste in the background. The nicotine content also feels quite strong. Though it is only 14mg/g total and 9.8mg/portion, it feels quite strong. Even though it’s branded as a “strong”, it almost feels like an extra strong. The flavor lasts quite a while; I’ve even able to keep these in for up to an hour and still enjoy the taste!  If you're a licorice fan and like strong snus, you should give this one a try, it is quite enjoyable.  Epok is different from other products on the market and is worth a try if you've never had it before.

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