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 "A strong peppermint latte without the sweetness". 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 aroma that comes through is a very present smell of dark coffee accompanied by a light touch of peppermint. The taste is pretty interesting. It is, of course, a very rich, robust coffee flavor. The flavor of peppermint is mild and in the background, but what's interesting about this one is that it isn't too sweet, and it doesn't overpower the flavor of the coffee. I like the approach they took to the peppermint flavor in this one, it's very unique. 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!