For one reason or another, mint snus tends to be quite popular with a large number of brands offering mint flavored snuses in their lineups. Part of Swedish Match’s popular Nick & Johnny line of snus, Crushed Ice is an extra strong cool mint snus with strong 1 gram portions and 22 portions per can.
Upon opening my can of Nick & Johnny Crushed Ice White, the first thing I noticed was the strong mint aroma. It smelled like sweet fresh mint combined with a hint of tobacco in the background. After I put a portion in my mouth, I soon began to taste a sweet mint flavor which produced a cooling sensation on my lip. Over time the mint gave way to a sweet tobacco taste which lasted until about fourty minutes before fading. The mint flavor wasn’t really anything to write home about, and it was a little bit sweet for my tastes (I did enjoy the cooling sensation at the beginning however).
The portions cam arranged in a wedged star formation and are quite comfortable on the gums with soft material. The portions were fairly dry, and as a result it took a little over five minutes before I really began to experience a buzz. The nicotine buzz was strong, and it lasted for around thirty minutes. I found that I was able to keep portions in for about fourty five minutes before beginning to experience some drip.
Overall, I felt N&J Crushed Ice was a mediocre snus. The nicotine kick is strong, but it lacks any real defining taste that sets it apart from the large number of mint snuses already on the market. If you’re a fan of strong minty snus it may be worth trying out.