Thunder Nicotine Pouches: Cool Mint - Review. 21 July 2021.

The folks at V2 Tobacco, now owned by Swedish Match, have released some nicotine pouches in their popular Thunder range!  I found them at SnusExpress' EU store and a friend helped me acquire them for review.  It was also brought to my attention that just added these, so international/US consumers can order them from there.  These are the first nicotine pouches in the Thunder series, and many of them have common counterparts in the Volt or Zyn series.  While these are made in Denmark at V2 (Swedish Match Denmark), I've been surprised to see their quality is on par and almost identical to the Volt/Zyn counterparts!  This one, for example, has counterparts in both series:  Zyn Cool Mint and Volt Cool Crisp!  When I saw the name, I was hopeful it was going to taste like Thunder Cool Mint Snus, a personal favorite product of mine, but sadly that wasn't the case.

Flavor Description:  "A refreshing mint flavor".
Can Contents:  16.8 grams, 21 portions, 0.8g each
Nicotine Strength:  11mg/pouch, which is 13.75mg/g in total due to the 0.8g portions.

When you open the can, this one has a pretty nice aroma of peppermint.  It's mild and gentle in nature, and comes through with a light sweetness to it.  The portions are a lot like Zyn.  They're slim, pretty soft, and comfortable under the lip.  They're semi-moist, and not too dry, either.  It has a pretty refreshing flavor to it!  Being a mint product, you also get a nice cooling sensation under the lip with this one.  The flavor is a smooth taste of peppermint.  It's mild, lightly sweet, and not super sharp in nature.  The strength is lower than the other Thunder Nic Pouch products, and feels between regular strength to strong.  On average, the flavor kicks around for about 40 to 45 minutes.

Rating and Final Thoughts

I rated this one at 3.33/5.  It's a pretty decent mint product.  It seems milder and less sweet than the Volt/Zyn versions.  Sadly, it didn't remind me of Thunder Cool Mint Snus, which was my big hope for this one.  But on the whole, it's a pretty decent product.  If you like peppermint nicotine pouches, you'd probably enjoy this one.  It's one of the better tasting ones I've had so far.  

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