25 April 2017
Onico Original (White Portion & White Mini Portion) - Reviews. 24 April 2017.
I've had a lot of people ask over the years for me to review more tobacco and nicotine free products. I reviewed one Onico product back in 2010, Onico+, but that's the only one I've reviewed from that line. One thing I've always found neat about Onico is that, since it doesn't contain tobacco, they can advertise it in Sweden. I found this ad video recently, for example. Onico originally launched in 2006 and was designed for people who want to cut down on their snus usage. On January 23rd, 2019, Swedish Match announced changes to Onico: "New improvements to have a darker taste than before. In the new recipe, bamboo fibers were replaced with cocoa fibers for a more dark and fruity taste." This is why I'm revisiting this product, due to the new flavor changes.
The flavor description for Onico Original (White Portion) says, "A mellow tobacco-like taste with distinct notes of bergamot, along with green herbs". It comes in a 24 gram can with 24 portions for 1 gram portions!
General White, for example. The taste lasts about 45 minutes to an hour. It's a pretty good tasting product. It reminds me of a more peppery General White Portion without any tobacco taste.
The flavor description for Onico Original (White Mini) says, "A mellow tobacco-like taste with distinct notes of bergamot, along with green herbs." It comes in a 10 gram can with 20 portions, for 0.5 gram portions.
Now, you may be asking, "Why would I use this?" Well, there are a few cases. I like to use it at night before bed. Nicotine is a stimulant, so I don't like putting nicotine into my blood when I'm trying to fall asleep, but I do like the feeling of a portion in the lip, so I'll use this before bed. Also, people who are trying to quit snus may find this a nice way to ease out of using snus. I've also heard pregnant women who are snusers will use this instead of snus. If you're interested in trying this product, I've seen it for sale at SnusDirect.com!