Faro: Raspberry Mint - Review. 11 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 Raspberry Mint, the product description says:  "Combine the cooling sensation of mint with the sweet taste of raspberries and you get Faro Raspberry-Mint Nicotine Pouches”.  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 really excited about this one because I really enjoy Lipton Raspberry Iced Tea. This one has tea in it, and a raspberry flavor as well, fantastic! The aroma of this one is a smell of raspberry, tea, and a hint of menthol. The portions are the mini size, but seem more plump than a regular mini. This one also has a nice cooling presence when you put one under the lip! The flavor reminds me a lot of that tea I drink, which is awesome. There’s a nice presence of raspberry along with a subtle hint of tea. There’s a cooling presence of menthol in the flavor profile, as well.  The flavor, on average, lasts around 45 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.