Epok No3 Zest Green Intense S4 (Norway) - Review. 22 October 2019.

Someone on YouTube asked me to review this, so today I'm going to be doing a review of a product out of Norway - Epok No3 Zest Green Intense S4 (All White Portion). Whew, that's a long name! Epok may not exist in many places, but it still exists as a snus in Norway, and as chew bags in Denmark. This one is actually the same as the Epok Lime Strong Snus I reviewed a few years ago, and the taste is very similar to the Lyft Lime Strong (Nicotine Pouches) I reviewed here not too long ago.  A friend of mine got this for me from SnusLageret.no, an e-store in Norway. The flavor description for this one says, "The taste is a fruity and full combination of sweet and sour lime." This product comes in a 16.8 gram can with 24 portions for 0.7 gram portions. The nicotine content is 14mg/g (1.4%) for 9.8mg/portion.

In Norway, snus cans come in this color, also known as Pantone 448 C, or 'opaque couché'. According to a survey, it is "the world's ugliest color". Also, cans in Norway have no graphics on them, they only have the name of the product. I personally like the cans and the color. I find the design simple, and minimalist. So their effort to make snus less attractive did not work on me.

As usual, I had to cut open portions to look at what's inside an Epok portion. Now, if you're new to Epok, you may be asking yourself what "white tobacco" is. This is how Winnington describes it: "White tobacco is produced in a patented, environmentally friendly process that gently cleanses and refines brown tobacco. In this process, unwanted substances are minimized, such as heavy metals and nitrosamines. The feeling under the lip, nicotine strength and flavor experience is the same as in a regular snus pouch - but without the snus running or coloring your teeth. White tobacco contains white tobacco, nicotine, water, stabilizer and flavoring agents. White tobacco is produced in a water-based process, ensuring the tobacco is clean of all unwanted substances. White tobacco contains no natural sugar. Instead, xylitol is used as a sweetener."

When you open the can, the aroma is a nice tart, lightly sweet smell of lime. The portions are slim, moist, soft, and comfortable in the lip. The flavor is a natural lime flavor. It comes through in a slightly tart, but slightly sweet way. It reminds me a lot of Lime Jello! The nicotine, even though it's lower per portion, still feels to be at the extra strong level. The flavor, on average, lasts about 45-55 minutes.  If you like citrus flavored products, this is a pretty tasty one.  It's also a great one to pair with a beer.  Generally, anything citrus is great to go with a beer, especially a good IPA!