10 May 2020

Epok Tropic Gold (Regular & Strong) - Review. 10 May 2020.

I recently got ahold of some Epok products that are sold in Switzerland, and today we're going to be doing a review of the Tropic Gold flavor!  This flavor is one that I originally had in March of 2019, when it was first launched in Norway as Epok No5 Tropic Breeze (a white tobacco version)!  A nicotine pouch version followed in May of 2019: Lyft Tropic Breeze.  In August of 2019, I reviewed a chew bag version of it, Epok Tropic Breeze, which was released in Denmark (also with white tobacco).  This version comes in two strengths - regular and strong.

Now, there's a lot of terms out there for the "all white" category, such as "nicotine pouches", and "white tobacco".  This can get confusing!  Looking at this photo, Lyft and Epok don't look that much different.  However, I wanted to differentiate.  Lyft is a nicotine pouch product, meaning it doesn't contain tobacco.  Epok actually contains white tobacco.  This is how they describe it's production:  "Before the treatment, the carefully selected brown tobacco is prepared.  In the next step tobacco is treated through a washing process in order to obtain white tobacco.  This process lasts until the brown tobacco is completely cleaned into white tobacco.  When the tobacco has its all white color, it’s refined with different and fresh flavors."  So, while they may look similar, they are quite different.

Epok Tropic Gold (Regular Strength)

The flavor description for this one says, "A smooth kick with the flavor of mandarin, passionfruit, and mango." Each can weighs 16.8g and has 24 portions, for 0.7g portions.  The nicotine content is 8.5mg/g (0.85%) for 5.95mg/portion.

When you open the can, the aroma is a fruity, tropic smell, with a cooling presence to it.  The presence of mango is right up front.  The portions are slim, soft, and feel great under the lip.  There's also a nice cooling presence that comes on when you put one under your lip, but there's no taste of mint with that.  It's nice.  The flavor makes me think of being on the beach in the Bahamas.  It's a tropic flavor with a mild sweetness.  I pick up passionfruit and mango pretty clearly in the flavor profile.  The flavor on average lasts about 45-50 minutes, and the nicotine level feels right at the regular strength mark.

Epok Tropic Gold (Strong)

The flavor description for this one says, "A smooth kick with the flavor of mandarin, passionfruit, and mango." Each can weighs 16.8g and has 24 portions, for 0.7g portions.  The nicotine content is 14mg/g (1.4%) for 9.8mg/portion.

This review will be easy - everything about this one is the exact same as the regular strength one, except it's stronger.  The nicotine on this one feels to be firmly at the strong level.  Not too weak, not too strong.  Pretty easy review!

As far as these two go, I really enjoy them.  Especially now with the weather warming up, they make a great summer treat!

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