After reviewing V2 Tobacco’s Thunder Cool Orange, I’ve decided to take a look at yet another very different type of snus found within the Thunder snus lineup, Thunder Coola loose. As the name implies, Thunder Coola is a cola flavored snus, and the first of its kind. V2 has impressed me in the past with its offerings of high quality snus at low prices, so I was looking forward to giving Thunder Coola a try.
When I first opened my can of Thunder Coola Loose, I was greeted with a sweet smell which resembled sweet cola. I also picked up a hint of ammonia, but it wasn’t very strong compared to other brands such as General Onyx. Tins of loose snus tend to contain much more snus than their portioned counterparts, and this can contained double the amount of snus found in Thunder Coola Portion (42g vs 19.8g).
I find that loose snus has an advantage in taste over portioned snus. Without the portion material, I was able to detect a strong cola flavor, which was quite sweet and actually pretty delicious. I also felt a slight burning sensation, and this sensation complimented the flavor and simulated the feeling of actually having some carbonated cola in my mouth. The cola flavor stayed strong for about 20 minutes, and after that it gave way to a sweet and subtle tobacco flavor. The snus itself was slightly moist, and I felt that it contained less water than its portioned counterpart. The downside of using loose snus however is that its much more difficult to use in public, and can be slightly messy to use for a new snus user. Personally I like to save loose snus for use at home with my IceTool, making it easy for me to control portion size as well as to create a consistent portion every time.
Each can of Thunder Coola Loose contains 42g of loose snus, with a nicotine content of 16mg per gram, making it a strong portion snus. Being a stronger snus, I felt a strong nicotine buzz, but the onset wasn’t as fast as some other brands that I’ve tried.
In conclusion, Thunder Coola Loose is a great snus for soda fans. Although I did enjoy my can of Thunder Coola as a break from more traditionally flavored brands, I don’t foresee it being in my daily rotation any time soon. Thunder Coola pairs exceptionally well with cola beverages, and the combination of the two makes for a refreshing combination in warm spring weather. Its also available on Northerner in a portion format for those who prefer portions to loose snus.