Faro: Apple Mint - Review. 9 February 2020.

I recently noticed on SnusExpress.eu that they are now selling the Faro products. You may recall, I reviewed Faro Pouches back in 2018 when they were available in Austria. It appears now that these products are now available to even more areas! While I am a snus user myself, I still advocate for products safer than smoking such as nicotine pouches, and products like these - which contain nicotine, but no tobacco!  When it comes to Faro Apple Mint, the product description says it has a "fruity and fresh flavor of mint and apples”.  Each can weighs 12g and has 20 portions, for 0.6g portions.  The nicotine content is 8mg/g (0.8%), which breaks down to 4.8mg/portion.

Here's a look inside the pouch. As I mentioned before, Faro does not contain tobacco, but does contain nicotine. You can see the material inside the pouch looks similar to tobacco, but it isn't tobacco. Faro actually contains tea, nicotine salt, and flavorings. As someone who drinks tea religiously, that's pretty neat, because I love the taste of tea.  Everything else is similar to regular snus and nicotine pouches - the can, the portions, the nicotine, all that.  Except this, of course, has tea instead of tobacco.

I was excited to try this one because I really enjoyed the taste of Swedish Match's G4 Apple Mint product.  When you open the can, there is a mild green apple aroma, along with a light touch of mint.  The portions are smaller, around the mini size, but they’re more plump than the usual mini portion.  I also get a nice cooling presence when I put one of these under the lip.  The flavor is a smooth green apple taste and a touch of tea.  There’s a freshness to this, but it doesn’t taste minty.  The nicotine feels to be a little less strong than a regular strength product.  The flavor, on average, lasts around 40-50 minutes.  While I personally enjoy tobacco and don't plan on quitting, these are great alternatives for those who want to continue to enjoy nicotine, but may want to give up tobacco.