21 April 2016

Oden's Cold (Extreme White Dry) Slim - Review. 21 April 2016.

It was only a matter of time before GN Tobacco began making snus in the slim portion format. Slim portions are becoming more and more popular, so we are seeing more and more manufacturers making them. GNT recently released three snus products in the Extreme (White Dry) format category: Cold, Wintergreen and Double Mint. The product description says, "Oden's Extreme Cold White Dry Portion delivers ice cold , a pouch with a minty cool experienced fresh lower lip . It's a taste of spearmint that emerges from an otherwise traditional earthy flavor of tobacco. Oden's cold dry is a so-called dry- portion does not flow and provide a fresher feel."  Something to note is the can design.  These new slim white dry cans look really nice.  The design is very viking in appearance.

Doing a comparison, you'll notice that the portions are about as long as Oden's regular pouches, but more slim. So these are more "slim" portions that "long/slim" portions.  Also, these portions are the normal color and white.  The only thing I had to compare them with from GNT was the new Oden's Vanilla (Extreme White Dry) snus, and those pouches are pink due to the vanilla oil soaking into the pouch, so that's why they make look a little different.  Even though these new slim white dry products are technically "white dry", the pouch and the tobacco inside doesn't feel too dry.  They're quite soft to the touch and comfortable in the lip!

When you open the can, the aroma that comes through is a nice, mellow spearmint smell. It has a little touch of sweetness to it, but it's not overdone at all. The pouches feel very comfortable in the lip. I've said for years that slim portions are the best way to enjoy snus and these are no exception! You'll feel a nice little burn/tingle when you put a pouch in the lip, and a cooling presence will radiate outward throughout your mouth. The flavor is much like other Oden's Cold products, but it comes through in a much more mild way. There is a natural, refreshing flavor of spearmint with a little bit of sweetness to it. I notice that the mint flavor in this one is more mild than I've noticed in the past with Oden's Cold, but it's still very enjoyable. The nicotine kick comes on pretty quick, I notice it within the first 10 minutes of having a pouch in, and it's a solid kick! Being a white dry portion, the flavor lasts quite a while, and I've been able to enjoy these for up to an hour and a half!

If you're a mint fan, and enjoy the spearmint flavor, I would suggest trying these out.  Especially if you want a white/slim pouch and a more mild/mellow/less sweet spearmint flavor.

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