07 October 2017

Thunder Cool M (Ultra Strong) Chew Bags - Review. 7 October 2017.

Thunder Cool Mint is one of my favorite mint snus flavors. Especially Thunder Cool Mint Slim White Dry. I'm glad to see this flavor is made in chew bags, because it is a great tasting product. It seems most chew bags come in the white portion/bag format, but these are actually original portion/bags. I've been doing a lot of chew bag reviews lately and I felt like doing something a little different, so I'm excited to talk about these original portion/bags. When it comes to the flavor description for these it says, "Thunder Ultra Cool M Chew has a sweet long-lasting mint flavor." This product comes in a 17.6 gram can with 24 portions for 0.73 gram portions. The nicotine content is 22mg/g (2.2%), which breaks down to 16.13mg/portion.

I won't go too much into the "chew vs snus" topic, but if you're interested you can check out my video on it that explains more in depth differences. Basically, this is how V2 describes them: "The tobacco leaves are heated and moistened with steam so they can be cut into smaller pieces. The tobacco for Thunder Chewing Bags are pieces cut with a length of between 5 - 50 mm and a width of 0.6-0.8 mm. The bags used are specially designed to be chewed to release flavor and nicotine. It is made from a paper with a special weave which which is thicker and much stronger than the type of bag that snus is packed in. Thunder Chewing Bags are also fundamentally different from the other chewing tobacco products on the market by being cut tobacco in small bags while others are made from spun tobacco."  What's interesting about these is that they're the original portion version, whereas most chew bags are the white portion version.  You can see that they don't look too much different from regular snus.  The tobacco inside, however, is the main difference you can see in the picture, as the chew bag tobacco is cut and the snus tobacco is ground. And though it's said that you can chew these bags, I never do.

When you open the can, a smooth, very present peppermint smell greets you. It's not overly sweet, but there is a little sweetness to it. The chew bags are, as mentioned earlier, the original format, so you get a quick release of flavor and nicotine! The portion material also feels really nice in the lip. As is common of most mint products, when you put a portion in your lip you'll encounter a fresh, cooling presence.  When it comes to the flavor, it's the classic Cool Mint taste!  The flavor of peppermint is very present and comes through in a very smooth, mellow way.  It's a great tasting product.  The flavor also lasts a good amount of time.  With most original portion snus I can enjoy it for up to 45 minutes, but with these I feel like I can keep them in for almost an hour!  The nicotine strength is also quite strong.  Though it breaks down to 16.13mg/portion, it still feels stronger than an extra strong.  Thunder Cool M Ultra (Chew Bags) delivers a solid kick of nicotine!

If you're into mint products and want something with a lot of nicotine, I definitely suggest giving these a try!

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