08 December 2018

Zyn Cool Mint (All White) Extra Strong - Review. 8 December 2018.

To preface this review, this product is not like the dry Zyn products I reviewed in the past; they are much different. Also, aren't available to the US.  But, after reviewing Zyn Citrus a few months back, I've had some requests to review the other Zyn products.  If you're new to Zyn, this is how Swedish Match describes this product: "NICOTINE WITHOUT TOBACCO: ZYN is for those who like to enjoy nicotine but dislike the experience of tobacco. You can use ZYN anytime and anywhere - just put the portion under your lip.”  As the nicotine pouch category is growing, we're seeing more different ways companies will release products that contain nicotine but don't actually contain tobacco.

The flavor description for this product says, "Zyn Cool Mint has an intense peppermint flavorwith a refreshing and chilling aftertaste."  This product comes in a 16.8 gram can with 0.8 gram portions. Doing some math, it looks like a can contains 21 portions. The nicotine content is 14mg/g (1.4%), which breaks down to 11.2mg/portion.

When is Zyn not Zyn? If you're used to the Zyn products sold in the US or those sold as "Zyn Mini Dry" in Sweden, these probably look quite different. They aren't as dry, and they look much like the other all white snus products sold on the market. These don't contain tobacco, however, so they're not going to be like an Epok or a G4. These are going to be closer to Skruf's new Skruf SuperWhite. This Zyn product is a moist product, still tobacco free, and containing nicotine, vegetable fiber and cellulose powder (E-460). While it may look like other white tobacco products, it doesn't actually contain tobacco.

This product, in terms of taste and aroma, reminds me a lot of the General G4 Blue Mint product. They're extremely close in the way it smells, the way it tastes, and the way it feels in the lip. Except this one contains tobacco and that one doesn't. That aroma is a gentle, mild, lightly sweet smell of peppermint. The portions are very soft to the touch and feel very comfortable in the lip! Being a mint product, I do get a nice cooling presence in the lip when I put a portion in. The peppermint flavor is mild, lightly sweet, and very refreshing; it almost reminds me of a mint chewing gum. It's a relatively gentle flavor, and isn't too sharp. The flavor, on average, lasts about an hour. The nicotine strength feels just above the strong level, but not too strong.

If you like mint flavored products and want to quit tobacco but still enjoy nicotine, this would be a good one to try out.  I actually enjoy the taste of this one more than other mint nicotine pouches!

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