And now, for something completely different! Today, I’m going to be reviewing Smokey Mountain (Arctic Mint) Tobacco Free Pouches. These are tobacco free, nicotine free pouches! “Wait a minute, what’s the point of this?” you may be asking. Well, there are a few people that want to quit snus (or dip), and miss the feeling of a pouch in their lip. Products like this are a great alternative for those who choose to go that route.
“Okay, so what’s in this stuff?” you may also be asking. According to the Northerner.com description, “Smokey Mountain Snuff is made with hand-selected corn silk and kudzu root. The manufacturer believes that these expensive herbs provide the best base for tobacco-free snuff. Smokey Mountain Snuff also contains a proprietary blend of ingredients and flavorings in order to produce a rich, smooth taste. It’s spitless!” The flavor of this product is described as “a very crisp and clean tasting peppermint flavor.” There’s 20 pouches in the can, and the total can weight is 22.68 grams.
When I open the can, the aroma is a very present smell of menthol with a light hint of peppermint. The pouches look like Swedish Snus white portions. They’re dry to the touch, and a little dry in the lip at first, but they get more comfortable after you’ve had them in for a minute and they get more moist. When I put a pouch in my lip I notice a mild burn, and then a light cooling presence that spreads throughout my lip and mouth. I notice on the bottom of the can it says the product contains cayenne pepper, which may be what causes the burn. I don’t know, though. The taste is a light, mildly sweet taste of peppermint with a present flavor of menthol. The flavor, on average, lasts about 30 minutes.
If you’re a dipper or a snuser and are wanting to quit but still want the feeling of a pouch in your lip, I’d suggest trying this product out. Especially if you formerly used mint products, this may be right up your alley!