VID Nicotine Pouches: Arctic Blast - Review. 28 July 2021.

I recently heard about these new VID (ViD?) nicotine pouches made by Kurbitssnus.  Kurbits makes some of my favorite snus products, so when I heard about these I was pretty excited to try them out.  I'm not the biggest user of nicotine pouches myself, but I'm always up to try something new.  Especially when it's a product made by a snus company that I enjoy.  I had trouble finding these, but our friends at Nic Pouch UK hooked us up with some, so a big thanks to them.  The VID line has 5 flavors:  Arctic Blast (Mint), Cool Citrus, Fresh Cola, Fruit Fusion, and Watermelon.  So, there's something for everyone.  Each can weighs 15.6 grams and has 20 portions, for 0.78g portions.  The nicotine strength is 20mg/g (2.0%), or 15.6mg/portion.

One thing I like about Kurbitssnus is their product descriptions.  They get a little wordy with them, which is pretty cool.  It's not the usual "this product has a mint taste".  So, I'm going to share the whole thing.  The translation is a little spotty, but here you go:  "Arctic Blast is created for those who want the cool freshness that only mint can give. There is a sweetness behind the explosive mint but it is the whole that is the focus of this product. We have worked with the different shades of mint that give a clear taste, while it is difficult to put your finger on. What we have focused on, however, is to bring the beauty and strength of the Arctic into a nicotine bag - we hope that it brings your thoughts to a sparkling landscape where the permafrost and unconditional cold reign".  

There's a million mint nicotine pouches on the market.  It seems like that's most of what flavor you'll find in this product category.  But, every category has to have it since it's apparently the most popular flavor around.  When you open the can, a sharp, present aroma of peppermint comes through.  I also notice a little menthol peeking out of the background, as well.  The pouches are slim, soft, with a good moisture amount, and a comfortable mouth feel.  They also have a light cooling sensation in the lip.  The flavor is a fresh, lightly sweet taste of mint.  I pick up a mellow peppermint taste, along with a little menthol presence.  The nicotine strength on this one feels to be between strong and extra strong.  On average, the flavor lasts about 45 minutes.

Rating and Final Thoughts

This one ended up with a 3/5 rating.  Not bad, not great, but again, I don't really use nicotine pouches and I don't really use a lot of mint stuff.  For people who like this sort of thing, they'll probably enjoy it.  It's a strong, mint nicotine pouch, and that's what apparently sells the most.  So, if that's your cup of tea, you'll probably enjoy it.  I like the others flavors in the ViD series better, so if you like nic pouches, check the whole line out.