Released in 2015 by Winnington AB, Epok Melon Slim is a recent addition to the Epok line of snus. Epok is an interesting snus, as it makes use of an environmentally friendly purification process which turns the snus from brown to almost pure white. Like the rest of the Epok lineup, Melon Slim portions have 0.7 grams of average strength snus, for a total of 16.8 grams per can. I’ve tried a few different types of Epok (including Mint Slim and Blabar) so far with mixed feelings, and I was looking forward to trying a Melon flavor to see how it compares to other melon flavored snuses that I’ve tried.
As soon as I opened my can of Melon Slim, I began to notice a subtle yet pleasing sweet melon aroma, and it reminded me of a cross between honeydew and watermelon. After trying a portion, I soon noticed a refreshing (but mild) taste of melon. Much like the rest of the Epok family, Melon Slim uses xylitol as a sweetener (the same kind found in most brands of chewing gum). I found that although the melon flavor wasn’t overly sweet (this helped to reduce drip and allowed me to keep portions in for longer), I did find it to be very subdued compared to other melon flavored snuses. I didn’t detect much of a tobacco taste, and after about twenty minutes the melon flavor subsided and was replaced by a salty taste.
The portions are long and slim, and I find that the material is very soft and comfortable on my lip while being highly discreet at the same time. They were also moderately moist, and after thirty seconds I began to feel a pleasant nicotine buzz which persisted for about thirty minutes. One thing that I especially like about Melon Slim (as well as the rest of the Epok line) portions is the purification process. Sometimes I tend to fall asleep with a portion in, and with regular portions you can inadvertently stain pillowcases and sheets (although the stains come out in the wash) quite easily!
Overall, I enjoyed Epok Melon Slim‘s taste, but I did find the melon flavor to be a little on the weak side for my tastes, and I prefer the taste of Jakobsson’s Melon for times when I’m looking to mix up my daily rotation. In my experience, Melon Slim pairs well with melon flavored liqueurs as well as herbal teas with fruit!