back in 2012, but I never did video reviews of them. I figured since I was finally going to get around to doing video reviews of these products I'd do some updated text reviews, as well. Back when I first reviewed them, they didn't have a lot of flavors. Now, they have added many new flavors, such as vanilla, peppermint, caramel, Irish cream, wintergreen, black coffee, and even pumpkin spice! Grinds is marketed as a smokeless tobacco alternative used to quit smokeless tobacco or cigarettes. So, you may be wondering, why would I as a Swedish Snus advocate be writing about Grinds? Well, I support any means that will help people quit smoking. Some people want to quit tobacco in general and I know many people who have had luck quitting smoking with these, and if these can help save a life I'm all for them. Each can of Grinds costs around 3.99, so it's comparable to other smokeless tobacco/dip/snus products. Interesting note, the guys from Grinds also appeared on Shark Tank. Check out the video, you can get to know them a little better that way.
flavor description for this product it says "Mint and chocolate that tastes like an Andes Mint". As far as the product itself, I find the pouches are very moist. More moist than an original snus portion, and seemingly more moist than a dip pouch. When you open the can, the coffee aroma is very present and is accompanied by a light hint of mint and a little chocolate. The pouches feel very comfortable in the lip and have a quick release of flavor and energy; within about 5 minutes I'm feeling a kick from these. There is a very present dark coffee taste, and it's accompanied by a gentle taste of mint and a rich chocolate taste. The coffee is the most present, but the mint and the chocolate compliment the coffee flavor quite nicely. The flavor lasts on average about 45 minutes. If I had to compare the energy kick from this one in snus terms, I'd say it feels "strong" but not "extra strong". It's just a nice, solid boost!
If you're looking for a product to quit smoking with and don't want to go to smokeless tobacco, I'd suggest giving this product a try. To my Swedish Snus audience - I'd also suggest that you try these as well. I don't have any interest in quitting snus, but these are a fun little alternative to throw in the mix every now and then!