Recently released as part of V2 Tobacco’s popular Offroad snus brand, Offroad X Arctic Xplorer White Dry is an extra strong snus with a mint and menthol flavor. Packing a whopping 45mg of nicotine per gram of snus, X Arctic Xplorer is by far the strongest entry in the Offroad lineup. Every portion of X Arctic Xplorer contains .65 grams of snus (for a total of 9.75 grams per can), making each portion weigh in at 29.25mg of nicotine per portion!
Once I opened my can of X Arctic Xplorer, I was soon greeted with an aroma of fresh mint and menthol, with just a hint of toasted tobacco in the background. Due to the dryness of X Arctic Xplorer’s portions, it took a few minutes before the mint flavor began to set in, but I began to taste a cooling menthol sensation almost instantly and it was very enjoyable since I’m a fan of menthol. The flavor reminded me quite a bit of Thunder X (which I’ve previously reviewed), except much drier so it took a little bit longer for the flavor to develop. Thanks to the dryness of the portions, I usually didn’t experience much drip until around the fifty minute mark, and even then I didn’t find there to be much drip. The menthol taste began to diminish around the ten minute mark, and the sweet mint taste lasted for about twenty five minutes before starting to give way to a salty tobacco taste.
The portions use the same material found in the rest of the Offroad lineup, and they fit comfortably in my mouth without any issues. Moreover, the portions are quite dry, and this makes them long lasting but with a more gradual nicotine release. I generally began to feel a nicotine buzz set in after a few minutes, and after five minutes I was greeted with a powerful buzz which lasted for around thirty minutes before subsiding. On average, I generally removed portions around the fifty minute mark when I found the flavor to be almost totally gone.
As a whole, I have to say that I enjoyed Offroad X Arctic Xplorer quite a lot, especially in the evening while relaxing after a large meal (as I find that higher nicotine snuses tend to make me sleepy!). Moreover, Offroad’s position as a budget brand makes it an attractive addition to your daily rotation. However, make sure to be careful as this snus packs quite a punch!