Produced by V2 Tobacco, Thunder Sweet Mint White Dry is a member of V2’s highly popular Thunder series of extra strong snus. Every can of Thunder Sweet Mint comes with 22 extra strong portions, each with 11.2mg of nicotine for a total of 15.4 grams of snus per can.
Not long after opening my can of Sweet Mint White Dry, I began to notice an aroma of sweet peppermint with hints of menthol in the background. As a dry portion snus, it took several minutes after putting in a portion to start tasting the flavor, but when I did I noticed a taste of sweet peppermint which was paired with a cooling sensation from the menthol. Although I found the cooling sensation to wear off relatively quickly, the peppermint flavor lasted a long time, and around the twenty-five minute mark I slowly began to notice a tobacco taste which complimented (rather than overpowered) the peppermint flavor. I found Sweet Mint White Dry to be very long lasting, and I was usually able to keep a portion in for about an hour and a half before removing it due to a drop off in flavor.
Offered in a slim portion format, I found Sweet Mint to fit comfortably in my lip without any issues. The portions have a relatively low water content, and thus it took a little over five minutes for me to start feeling a nicotine buzz, but when the buzz finally began to set in it was strong and long lasting. When it comes to extra strong snuses, I find that I tend to prefer dryer portions as the gradual onset of the nicotine buzz is more enjoyable for me than a strong, quick hit all at once like you get with regular portions.
As a whole, I enjoyed Thunder Sweet Mint White Dry quite a bit, even though I’m not usually a big fan of mint flavored snuses. I feel that the strong nicotine kick, combined with the dryness of the portions makes for a long lasting and enjoyable experience which gradually sets in rather than hits you all at once. I recommend Thunder Sweet Mint to those who enjoy long lasting mint dominant brands which also have a strong nicotine kick to them, and I find that Sweet Mint was great as a relaxing post meal digestif.