05 March 2020

Faro: Frosted - Review. 5 March 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.  This is one I actually reviewed last time I had these.  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 Frosted, the product description says it has a "refreshing flavor burst of mint and icy menthol”.  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.

When you open the can, the aroma that greets you is a sharp, lightly sweet smell of peppermint. 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 present, lightly sweet taste of peppermint with a mild hint of tea in the background. The nicotine feels to be a little less strong than a regular strength product. 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.

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