Recently, I managed to get my hands on the brand new Oden’s Cold Portion. Manufactured by Odens GN Tobacco, Cold Portion is a regular snus with 9mg of nicotine per portion. In order to achieve the optimal cooling effect, it is recommend (but not required) to keep the snus refrigerated before use. I’ve taken a few photos for this review, but tomorrow I will be posting some hi-res shots once I return to my apartment tomorrow! You can expect Oden’s Cold Portion to be available on Northerner within the coming weeks.
Upon opening my can of Oden’s Cold portion, I noticed a strong spearmint aroma, with a slight tobacco undertone. After taking my can out of the refrigerator (where I had left it for about an hour), I placed a portion in my mouth and immediately detected a strong spearmint taste. I also noticed a cooling menthol sensation, which was quite similar to Blue Ocean Snus, only more intense. The flavor lasted quite a long time for me, and after an hour I still had a bit of spearmint flavor left (however the menthol sensation wore off after about ten minutes). Interestingly enough, I tasted very little tobacco flavor with this snus, as it was overpowered quite a bit by the spearmint.
The portions were nicely packed and moist, but not nearly as moist as some other brands out there. Because of the moistness of the portions, I immediately detected a nicotine buzz within only a few minutes, much faster than with white portions. I began to experience drip a little over an hour, so each portion can last quite a long time.
Overall, Oden’s Cold Portion is a great snus for lovers of spearmint. It also provides a nice nicotine buzz rather quickly, and I really enjoyed the menthol cooling sensation that I felt, especially in the summer heat that we’ve been experiencing recently. Although I’m not a big fan of spearmint snus brands, I feel that Odens has taken a step in the right direction in terms of overall quality and taste. On a sidenote, I really like the new can design, which I feel is much nicer than the old Oden cans.