Manufactured by Winnington AB, Epok Ice Cool Mint Strong White is a relatively new addition to the Epok lineup and has a higher nicotine content than the rest of the Epok range. I’ve previously enjoyed a range of Epok flavors including Lime, Melon, and Kaffe, so I was certainly excited when I recently had to opportunity to give Ice Cool Mint a try! Each can of Epok Ice Cool Mint comes with 16.8 grams of strong snus with 0.7 grams of snus in each portion. According to Epok,
After opening up my can of Ice Cool Mint, I immediately detected a strong mint aroma which reminded me of peppermint mixed in with a little something else with no tobacco aroma detectable. Not long after after I popped a portion of Ice Cool Mint in, I began to notice a refreshing cooling sensation which reminded me of Blue Ocean and it was very pleasant. Within a few minutes I began to taste a dominant mint flavor (a cross between mint and peppermint) which wasn’t overly sweet and paired well with the cooling effect. After ten minutes the cooling effect diminished, and I was left with a mint taste which persisted until around the forty minute mark, giving way to a slightly salty taste afterwards. I generally removed portions around an hour when I felt the flavor began to diminish almost completely.
The portions are long and slim, and they fit comfortably in my mouth while producing minimal amounts of drip. I also find the portion material to be quite soft and easy to keep in for long periods without any issues. Ice Cool Mint has a fairly low moisture content, and as a result it took around four minutes before I began to notice a strong and pleasant nicotine buzz slowly set in which lasted for about half an hour before gradually subsiding. One of my favorite things about the Epok line of snus is that the portions are rendered white using an environmentally friendly process. Every now and then I’ve fallen asleep with some snus in before bed, and unlike regular snus, Epok portions don’t leave any stains on my sheets which is a definite plus!
As a whole, I must say that I enjoyed Epok Ice Cool Mint quite a bit for a mint snus (which I’m not normally a huge fan of) thanks to its cooling sensation, especially with the higher nicotine content which I found to produce a satisfying buzz.