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 more! 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 on average, 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 "Our newest flavor - tastes just like a pumpkin spice latte!" When you open the can, the aroma that greets you is a rich smell of coffee, some creaminess, and a lightly sweet aroma of pumpkin spice. The pouches are very moist. More moist than an original snus portion, and seemingly more moist than a dip pouch. They're quite comfortable in the lip and quickly release flavor. The taste is absolutely delicious. There is a smooth, lightly sweet, creamy flavor mixed with a little pumpkin spice in the front, and in the back a rich, robust flavor of coffee. It tastes, like the description says, just like a pumpkin spice latte. 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! And, if you want to get your #BasicWhiteGirl on, this is a great way to do it. I'm not a regular user of Grinds, but I'll definitely be buying more of this!