Formerly known as Oomph, Citrus & Menthol is now manufactured on behalf of Northerner by TillCE AB. For the past while I’ve wanted to try Citrus & Menthol both because of the flavor, and due to the fact that its a very dry snus. Citrus & Menthol is available in both 6mg and 3mg varieties of nicotine, and this review covers both varieties since besides the difference in nicotine content, there was no differences in flavor whatsoever. One thing I found interesting about Citrus & Menthol is that it contains a slight amount of baking soda, which is said to help keep your teeth white.
When I opened my can of Citrus & Menthol, I was greeted with a pleasant aroma of -you guessed it, citrus. Upon placing a portion in my mouth, after about five mintues I began to notice a slight cooling sensation as well as a medium citrus flavor The citrus flavor most resembled lime in terms of taste, and it was very pleasant. Although I noticed the smell of menthol within the can, I only got a slight menthol cooling effect after putting a portion in and it wore off quickly. Although I’m a big fan of menthol, I enjoyed the fact that there wasn’t too much menthol, as I felt that if more was present it would most likely overpower the citrus flavor. During the time I had a portion in, I didn’t taste any tobacco flavor whatsoever, even after the citrus began to wear off.
Citrus & Menthol is a mini portion snus, and each portion contains .3 grams of snus, which classifies it as a mini portion snus. The portions themselves are extremely soft and comfortable. Normally I find that dry snus can at times irritate my lip because of the low moisture content, however this wasn’t a problem with the portions used in Citrus & Menthol. Because of the extreme dryness of the portions, I was able to leave one in for over an hour without any problems. I imagine that I could’ve left a portion in for even longer and still have no drip, but I did notice that the flavor started to subside after the 45 minute mark. Additionally, the small portion sizes fit comfortably in my lip, and no one I was with was able to tell that I was using snus, making it great for places where you must be discreet about your snus use (such as at work).
As a veteran snuser, the nicotine hit from the 3mg variety was very mild, but still noticeable. I did find that the low nicotine content was great for hangovers, as 3mg gave me enough of a kick without making me feel nauseous. The 6mg produced a slightly higher buzz, but it was nowhere near the level of some other brands of snus such as Thunder Cool Orange.
Overall, Northerner Citrus & Menthol really impressed me as a snus, and is one of the best snuses that I’ve had in a long time. The dry portions go great with wine, and also make for a great after dinner treat. My only wish is that they would release another variant that has a higher nicotine content, as 6mg can be too low for me at times. I highly recommend this snus to those who enjoy citrus flavors, as well as to those who need a discreet snus to use at various times. I can definitely see myself ordering more of this snus to use on certain occasions.