Today, we’re talking nicotine pouches! Particularly, Zyn Smooth Nicotine Pouches by Swedish Match! In this review, we’ll talk about both the 3mg and the 6mg versions.
Zyn is a relatively new product from Swedish Match which contains nicotine but no tobacco! The Northerner.com description says “ZYN pouches are a tobacco derived nicotine product. The nicotine in ZYN is extracted from the plant Nicotiana tabaccum (“tobacco”) However; the product contains no tobacco plant matter (e.g., leaf, root) in any form.” More and more these days people are wanting to quit smoking and tobacco, but still enjoy nicotine, so these products are filling that need!
The flavor description for Zyn Smooth says, it has an “unflavored experience for pure nicotine enjoyment“. Each can weighs 6 grams and has 15 portions. The 3mg strength is 3mg per pouch, and the 6mg strength is 6mg per pouch.
These two products are basically the same, other than the nicotine strength. And these are going to be easy to review because they don’t have much aroma or flavor. I’ll explain why that matters shortly. The only aroma I really get from these is the portion material. The pouches themselves are quite dry, but as they get moist in the lip they do get more comfortable. The flavor is basically nonexistent, you really don’t taste anything behind the portion material. And like with most Zyn products, the flavor itself generally lasts up to about 30-40 minutes. The 3mg one, in terms of nicotine, feels comparable to regular strength snus. The 6mg one, in terms of nicotine, feels to be a little stronger than that.
Now, why would anyone want an unflavored product? There are people out there who want to enjoy nicotine, but may just want nicotine – nothing else. So, Zyn Smooth Nicotine Pouches are going to be something they would enjoy. I personally enjoy a lot of flavor, so these aren’t for me – but different strokes for different folks!