31 July 2019

Epok Freeze (X-Strong) Chew Bags - Review. 31 July 2019.

Epok Snus may be gone, but Epok lives on as a chew bag product in Denmark. I've reviewed a few other Epok Chew Bag products such as Berry Frost, Ice Cool, and Mint.  A special shout out to my friend Jakob in Denmark who keeps an eye out for new products like this for me to review.  If you aren't familiar with "chew bags" or "Nordic Chew", these are products that are made the same as snus, but have two differences to make them legal in the EU: the tobacco is cut instead of ground, and the portion material is slightly thicker so they can be chewed (though I never chew them, I just use them like snus).  This product is also a white tobacco product, it's a cleansing process that makes brown tobacco into white tobacco.

When it comes to this product, the flavor description says it has a "rich taste of peppermint and a freezing mint sensation". This product comes in a 16.8 gram can with 24 portions for 0.7 gram portions. The nicotine content is 16mg/g (1.6%), which breaks down to 11.2mg/portion.

Looking at this comparison between Epok Snus and Epok Chew Bags, they don't look that much different. The Epok Chew Bags are a little more white, and the portion material is a little thicker/more dry, but that's really the only differences I notice. The white tobacco itself inside the pouch looks about the same.  But I did want to show this comparison for those who used Epok Snus before and are curious about this product.

Now, if you've had the Epok Freeze X-Strong Snus that used to be produced, this product is the exact same thing it seems. I really don't notice any differences. The aroma is a very sharp, present peppermint smell. The portions, or chew bags, are slim, and soft, and feel great in the lip. With this one, I do get that cooling presence I notice with most mint products, but it also has a little burn when you put one in the lip. The nicotine kick is strong, and quick - I notice it come on almost immediately, and it feels well at the extra strong level. The flavor is a present, mildly sweet peppermint flavor. It does have some sweetness, but it isn’t overdone. The flavor, on average, lasts about 45 minutes.  If you like mint products, and can get chew bags but not snus - you may love this one, especially if you're a high octane snus fan!

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