25 August 2019

Skruf Super White: Polar #3 - Review. 25 August 2019.

Skruf has released two new Super White products - Polar #3 and Bjørnebær (Blackberry) #2. The Super White line is a line of nicotine pouch products that contain nicotine, but no tobacco. It launched in 2018 with Fresh #2 and Fresh #3.  Cassice #2 (Black Currant), a favorite of mine, followed in late 2018, and then Red Rhuby (Rhubarb) #3 came in early 2019.  Fresh #4 came in mid-2019, and brought extra strong nicotine contents to the Super White line.  This one has a snus counterpart, Skruf Polar Stark White, which is still produced.  So if you like the taste/strength of that one but want a tobacco-free product, here you go!

The flavor description for this one says "clear tones of eucalyptus and licorice, with no tobacco taste".  It comes in a 17.3g can with 24 portions for 0.72g portions.  It's a 4/4 nicotine strength, which means this is going to be an extra strong product.  I'm assuming 17mg/g-19mg/g.

These products are moist, and feel like snus. Inside the pouch you'll find what looks like white tobacco, but isn't actually tobacco. This product contains plant fibers and nicotine. It feels like tobacco, looks like tobacco (other than being white), and feels like a snus portion in the lip, but isn't actually tobacco. This is an interesting product, because there are a lot of people who want to quit smoking, and many of them want to quit tobacco all together, but don't want to give up nicotine. That's where products like this, and Zyn for example, become important.

The aroma of this one is a present smell of menthol with a light touch of eucalyptus. It makes me think of the Halls Mentho-Lyptus cough drops. The portions are slim, soft, and comfortable in the lip, feeling much like regular snus. I also notice a nice cooling presence in the lip, and a freshness that spreads throughout my mouth.  The flavor is pretty close to the snus version I've had before, but there's no tobacco character to speak of.  It's pretty much a mix of menthol and eucalyptus.  In the flavor, they seem to be pretty evenly matched.  The nicotine kick on this is quite strong, I feel it pretty quickly.  It feels firmly at the extra strong level.  The flavor, on average, seems to last about 40-45 minutes.

I don't use a lot of menthol/eucalyptus products; the only time I really use stuff like this is when I'm sick. However, I think I would keep this one around, because it's just flavor and nicotine, basically. So if I have a sore throat or something, I imagine this one might hit the spot for that.

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