A relatively new addition to the Catch line of snus by Swedish Match, Catch Pure Mint Medium Slim is a medium portion snus with .65 grams of snus per portion (with 7mg of nicotine per portion) and 11.7 grams of snus per can. As a fan of some of the other members of the Catch family, I was excited to see how this snus would taste.
After I opened my can, I noticed that Pure Mint had a strong mintty aroma to it and reminded me of General Classic Mini Mint, but with a stronger mint aroma. After placing a portion in my mouth, I soon noticed a strong fresh mint taste, mixed with a bit of peppermint. Unlike some mint snuses, I didn’t really detect any sweet taste, instead it was rather salty. The mint flavor lasted for around fourty minutes and then slowly became increasingly salty. I was able to keep portions in for around an hour before I began to lose flavor in them.
The portions were long and slim, similar to those found in Swedish Match’s General Long series, and the material felt quite soft to the touch. They were also quite dry, and it took around five minutes before a buzz began to set in. I experience very little drip with Pure Mint and was able to leave portions in for well over an hour without running into any drip issues. The portions were also smaller than most normal snuses, and were in between the regular and mini formats. I was impressed with the good nicotine kick for the size of the portions though.
Overall, Catch Pure Mint Medium Slim is a great snus. Although I’m not a huge fan of mint snuses, I did appreciate the natural mint flavor of Pure Mint, and the long lasting taste made for a solid experience. The nicotine kick is also surprisingly strong for a medium portion snus. I found I enjoyed Pure Mint Medium quite a bit while chewing on peppermint gum, especially since it produces very little drip!