After mentioning Offroad Eucalyptus Mini in a previous post, I decided that its a good time to write a review on it. Manufactured by V2 Tobacco, the Offroad line is a budget brand of snus with a great taste. Eucalyptus mini is a white portion snus, making it fairly dry (but not as dry as some of the Northerner brands).
Once I opened my can of Eucalyptus Mini, I was greeted with a strong floral smell of Eucalyptus and a touch of menthol. Upon putting a portion into my mouth, I was greeted with a soothing sensation which felt very nice. Although the taste was predominantly that of eucalyptus, I also noticed a touch of menthol which helped to balance out the flavor.
Eucalyptus is frequently added to cough drops and a number of medications to soothe sore throats, and I definitely noticed a nice soothing sensation when I had a portion in. I was able to leave a portion in for about a half hour before I began to loose the eucalyptus flavor, and eventually the taste gave way to a very salty one. I wasn’t a big fan of this aftertaste, so I took my portion out for good at the forty-five minute mark. During the time I had a portion in, I was unable to detect any tobacco flavor.
The portions were very soft, and being mini, I was able to fit them in my mouth without any issue. In fact, today hardly anyone could tell that I had a portion in, making it great for moments when concealment is an issue. These soft portions were quite different from the usual portions used by V2, and I hope that they eventually make the transition to these new ones throughout their lines of snus.
Each can of Offroad Eucalyptus White contains .25g of snus, with a total of 6 grams of snus per can. Offroad mini contains 8mg of nicotine per gram of snus, so this works out to 2mg of nicotine per portion. I felt that this nicotine content was rather low, and combined with the dryness of the portions, I didn’t notice much of a nicotine buzz.
Overall, Offroad Eucalytpus White Mini is a great snus for those who enjoy floral flavored snus brands. I highly recommend this snus for those who have colds or sore throats, as the cooling sensation really helped soothe my throat when I felt sick. Although I really enjoyed the initial taste, I wasn’t too fond of the flavor that arose once the initial one wore off. I also wish that there was a bit more nicotine per portion, along the lines of 3-4mg of nicotine per portion of snus.