V2 Tobacco of Denmark has recently made several additions to their Thunder snus lineup (see my reviews on the new Thunder Lemon), and Caramel Vanilla is the third and final new Thunder flavor for the time being. I was excited to get my hands on Caramel Vanilla, as I love these flavors and have never seen a snus which uses both of them before. Every can of ES Caramel Vanilla comes with 19.8 gram of snus with 0.9 grams of snus and 16mg of nicotine per portion.
Not long after I got my can open, I took in the aroma, first noticing a fairly strong vanilla smell with hints of sweet caramel in the background. The aroma reminded me a lot of Thunder Brandy Alexander, except with caramel rather than brandy. Once I had a portion in I began to taste caramel with just a hint of vanilla to compliment the caramel. I found that Caramel Vanilla was quite sweet (which is to be expected), and I didn’t taste any tobacco flavors until about the twenty five minute mark (from there onwards, there was slight hints of tobacco, but it wasn’t as pronounced as other members of the Thunder lineup.
The portions used the same material found in the rest of the Thunder line, and they are of average quality and fit nicely in my lip. They are also moderately moist, and this ensures that you start feeling a nicotine buzz almost right away. Within five minutes the nicotine buzz was very strong as I’m mainly used to using regular portions, and it should be enough to satisfy even the biggest nicotine fiends!
In summary, Thunder Caramel Vanilla is definitely an interesting snus with a unique taste which is great for those with a sweet tooth! Although I don’t plan on adding it to my daily rotation, Caramel Vanilla is great to have as an after meal treat (in place of dessert if you’re dieting!), and I find that it pairs especially well with strong coffee! As usual, be careful if you aren’t used to using strong snus brands, as this one packs quite the punch! Caramel Vanilla is also good for those who are looking to quit smoking with snus, as the strong nicotine and quick buzz can help ease the transition away from cigarettes.