Distributed by Northerner, Alt Ice Mint+ is a dry mini portion snus with a cool mint taste. Each can comes with 20 mini portions which each contain 6 mg of nicotine, for a total of 7.5 grams of snus per can. Much like the Epok line of snus, Ice Mint+ portions undergo a special purification process which renders the tobacco inside white. I’m a big fan of this process as the white portions don’t leave any stains on my sheets if I happen to fall asleep with one in!
Soon after opening my can, I began to notice a subtle spearmint aroma and not much else as the dryness of the portions definitely subdued the aromas a bit. After putting a portion in my upper lip, I felt a refreshing menthol cooling sensation (reminiscent of Blue Ocean) which lasted for a few minutes before the mint flavor took over. The mint was fairly subtle tasting, and it had a spearmint taste to it without much sweetness. The mint flavor began to subside around the twenty five minute mark, after which a subtle tobacco taste took its place. Although the taste wasn’t very strong, I found it pleasant for times when I’m looking for a brand which isn’t too strong in any particular flavor as it lasted quite a long time.
The portion material is comfortable, and the small portions fit comfortably and discreetly in my upper lip. They are very dry, and feel a bit granular to the touch, so expect to wait a few minutes before you start to feel a nicotine buzz set in. Within about five minutes I began to feel a nicotine buzz slowly set in, and the six mg of nicotine per portion definitely made me feel a little something (but not as much as a normal portion would). Due to the dryness of the portions, I was generally able to keep them in for over an hour before experiencing any drip.
Overall, Alt Ice Mint+ is a nice mini portion snus which has a bit of a kick to it. Although the mint flavor is a tad subdued, the dry portions make it easy to keep them in for long periods of time, and the 6mg of nicotine in them gives them a bit more of a punch than a regular mini portion does. I recommend Alt Ice Mint+ to those who enjoy mini portion brands and are looking for something with a minty taste yet not too overpowering.