Today, we’re going to be talking about Pixotine Nicotine Toothpicks! I was excited to review these because I like toothpicks in general. I chewed a lot of toothpicks when I quit smoking, as have many ex-smokers, because it’s a way to help kill that oral fixation/hand-to-mouth habit many of us ex-smokers have. With Pixotine, you not only get something to keep in your mouth, you also get nicotine! Checking out Pixotine at Northerner.com, it looks like you get 15 in a container, and they’re priced around $5.25 per container. Pixotine are birch wood toothpicks, “infused with high-quality USP grade natural nicotine extract, vegetable glycerin and flavors that are listed with the FDA as food aditives. 100% tobacco free. No other tobacco by-products, such as chemicals or carcinogens, produced or ingested during use.”
So how do these things work? Well, just like regular toothpicks. You open the little flap on the container, take one out, and put it in your mouth. From there, your saliva aids in drawing out the nicotine. The nicotine is then absorbed into the bloodstream. You can chew on them slightly, which helps release the nicotine more quickly. You’ll feel them kick in between 1 minute to 15 minutes after putting one in your mouth. They’re designed to last from 10 minutes to one hour.
Pixotine (Cinnamon Flavor): “Pixotine Cinnamon Nicotine Toothpicks with a flavor of cinnamon. Not too sweet and not too spicy.” Contains 3mg of nicotine per toothpick.
When I open the container, I am greeted by a nice cinnamon smell. The smell is reminiscent of Big Red chewing gum! The toothpicks are the same size as regular toothpicks, and when I use them I let them sit in my mouth, occasionally chewing them. As the nicotine releases, I feel a nice burn in the throat! The taste is much like the aroma, a gentle taste of cinnamon. It has a little sweetness to it, but not too much. I feel a little nicotine from these, but not too much. It is noticeable though! Generally, I’ve been able to keep these in my mouth for about 30 minutes on average.
Pixotine (Tobacco Flavor): “Pixotine Tobacco Nicotine Toothpicks with a classic tobacco flavor.” Contains 3mg of nicotine per toothpick.
I really like the aroma of these. It’s a nice tobacco smell, but I can also smell the wood in these. The tobacco aroma isn’t overly sweet, and it seems to have almost a hint of caramel to it. Like the others, these are the same size as regular toothpicks. The taste of these is quite nice! It’s a mild, very lightly sweet tobacco taste. It almost seems like there is a mild taste of caramel in there somewhere. Like the others, as the nicotine releases I can feel a nice burn in the throat. And on par with the other two flavors, I can keep these in for up to about 30 minutes!
Pixotine (Winter Ice Flavor): “Pixotine Winter Ice Nicotine Toothpicks with a flavor of wintergreen and a slight cooling sensation.” Contains 3mg of nicotine per toothpick.
When I open the container, the aroma I notice seems like a mint/wintergreen smell, perhaps a little menthol, as well. As with the others, these are the same size as regular toothpicks. When I put one in, I notice a mild cooling presence and a refreshing taste that seems like a mix of mint and wintergreen. It has a little sweetness to it, but it’s not over the top by any means. As the nicotine releases and the longer I have these in, I can feel a little burn in the throat. As with the others, I feel a little nicotine from these, but not a lot. I can keep these ones in for up to about 30 minutes on average.
I really enjoyed these. Pixotine (Tobacco Flavor) was my favorite, followed by Pixotine (Cinnamon Flavor) and then Pixotine (Winter Ice Flavor). I would definitely suggest those trying to quit smoking try these. The nicotine strength, I feel, could be strong enough to help light smokers quit smoking. Heavier smokers may need to use these along with something else, like nicotine pouches or snus. I’m a snuser myself, and I would definitely order more of these in the future!