Northerner Wintergreen is another fine brand produced by the folks here at Northerner. I reviewed Northerner Citrus & Menthol in a previous blog post and thoroughly enjoyed it, so I figured that I’d review the Wintergreen variety as well. Each can of Wintergreen contains 24 portions of snus. The snus also contains a little bit of baking soda, which helps to whiten your teeth and keep your breath fresh as you snus!
Northerner Wintergreen is classified as a dry portion snus, and I find it to be extremely dry even for dry portions. Upon opening my can, the portions felt very dry and had no detectable moisture inside them. This dryness has the benefit of increasing the shelf life of the snus, and also lets you keep a portion in for much longer without getting any drip.
I didn’t notice much of a smell with this snus, and once I put a portion in I noticed that it was hard to detect much of a flavor at all. After about ten minutes, I began to notice a slight hint of wintergreen, but it was very mild. There was also a salty flavor present, and I found it to be quite pleasant. After twenty five minutes, the wintergreen flavor completely disappeared, and I was left with the salty taste. During the time I had a portion in (about an hour and fifteen minutes), I didn’t detect any tobacco flavor whatsoever. One thing I really enjoyed was how there was little sensation of sweetness present. I find that a number of snus manufacturers tend to add too strong of a sweet flavor in their mint and wintergreen offerings, but this wasn’t the case with Northerner Wintergreen.
The portions were a good size and were fairly comfortable, but not nearly as comfortable as the
portion material used to make Offroad Eucalyptus Mini. I was able to keep these portions in for over an hour without too much drip, which I really enjoyed. Each can of Northerner Wintergreen has 6 grams of snus containing 6mg of nicotine, placing it in between mini snus (at 2-3mg of nicotine) and standard snus (8-9mg of nicotine). For their size, I really liked the strength of this snus, and I had a slight buzz within ten minutes of putting a portion in.
If you’re looking for a compact snus with a good amount of nicotine, then I highly recommend giving Northerner Wintergreen a try. The flavor is quite weak, but I find that as a result it pairs nicely with certain beverages. I found that Wintergreen paired well with some creme de menthe on ice as well as standard gingerale. Northerner’s own line of snus has been shaping up to contain a great selection of snus for every taste, and I love using it when I need a little bit of a kick while keeping discreet. However, the lower amount of nicotine present may leave some people feeling unsatisfied.