Recently, I’ve been noticing that a number of snus manufacturers have begun releasing more fruit flavored snuses (such as Jakobsson’s Melon) in order to explore a new area of snus flavors which has been relatively untapped until as of late. As the name implies, Thunder Cool Orange is an orange flavored snus which has recently been released by V2 Tobacco. Based in Silkeborg, Denmark, V2 Tobacco produces a wide range of snus varieties which includes Thunder Coola as well as the Offroad line of snus. Thunder Cool Orange is a strong variety of snus, and has a nicotine content of 16mg/g. Each portion contains .825g of snus, which means that there’s a total of 13.2 mg of nicotine per portion.
Upon opening a can of Cool Orange, I noticed a strong citrus aroma, and the scent really reminded me of Tang, the orange flavored beverage. Once I put a portion in, I noticed a tasty citrus flavor which was quite pleasant. Unlike most citrus flavored snuses which use bergamot as a flavoring, Cool Orange has a smoother taste which isn’t as sour, and it reminds me more of sweet orange varieties such as Valencia. I didn’t notice any tobacco flavor, and the orange flavor remained strong the entire time that I had a portion in.
The portions were fairly moist, and came in a standard format similar to V2’s other offerings. One thing that I really liked was that the portions had just the right amount of moisture for an original portion snus. I’ve noticed that in the past certain varieties of Thunder (such as Thunder Berry) were overly moist, but I didn’t feel that this was the case for Cool Melon. The portions also fit comfortably in my mouth, and I’m able to keep a portion in for about 30 minutes before I began to notice some drip. Being part of the Thunder line of snus, I found that the nicotine kick came on strong and quite quickly, which I attribute to the moist portions.
In Summary, Thunder Cool Orange is a great addition to V2’s already strong Thunder lineup. V2 Tobacco is known for providing quality snus brands at great prices, which is great for those who are on a budget yet still want to enjoy a quality snus. I highly recommend Cool Orange snus to those who are looking to add a fruit flavored snus with a kick to their daily rotation. Personally, I can see myself adding Thunder Cool Orange to my daily rotation and using it when I need a break from my tobacco flavored brands.