Nicotine Pouches for Tobacco Enthusiasts

Nicotine Pouches for Tobacco Enthusiasts

If you’ve been keeping an eye on the smokeless industry in the EU, you may have noticed by now that some chewing bags are going away. A lot of companies are stopping production of these and moving onto nicotine pouches. It could be for a number of reasons. It could be because nicotine pouches are cheaper to make, easier to make, and easier to sell and distribute than chew bags. It could just be, naturally, because nicotine pouches are more popular than snus and chew bags these days. Whatever reason it is, it’s undeniable that nicotine pouches have been, are, and will continue to be, the biggest product type in the smokeless industry.


If you’re like me, a tobacco enthusiast, this news may be disheartening to you. If you’re in the EU, it’s even more disheartening, because you may not have access to any tobacco products any longer. You may be feeling left out, or trying to find out what your next step is and what you’re going to use. Many of us came from smoking and don’t want to go back to that. You may be browsing nicotine pouches and seeing hundreds upon hundreds of them out there and really not finding any that interesting or that draw you in. I get it. So today, I wanted to sit down and go over the nicotine pouch category and do my best to make suggestions for people who are tobacco enthusiasts, but looking for products that they can use in the nicotine pouch industry.


I broke down some of the main “flavor categories” in the world of snus and chewing bags, and tried to find the more traditional flavors that appeal to folks like me, tobacco enthusiasts. If you can’t get chew bags anymore and are wondering what’s next, or what you’re going to try out, hopefully this list will serve as a good jumping off point for you!


Citrus / Traditional Flavors

The citrus, or traditional, flavor is probably the most popular flavor in the world of snus. It’s not a super common flavor with nicotine pouches, but there are a few options.


XR General Description: “Are you a fan of the iconic General Snus flavor and looking for a tobacco free alternative? Look no further than XR General Slim Nicotine Pouches! This all-white snus comes in the shape of discreet and slim sized nicotine pouches, and it delivers medium strong nicotine kicks (6.5 mg/portion) together with a nuanced flavor of bergamot topped by hints of lime, orange and a subtle dash of ginger.”

Snubie’s Comments: This one is, without a doubt, the number one option if you’re a fan of the traditional flavor of snus. This one is very similar to standard General Snus, and it isn’t overly sweet or too strong. It’s a very approachable flavor and product type, and is one I’d highly recommend for anyone who is into the traditional flavor of snus.


Ace Green Lemon Description: “Ace Green Lemon Strong Slim is a tobacco free snus from the manufacturer Ministry of Snus that takes you on a stimulating and refreshing ride! Its all-white and slim nicotine pouches deliver strong nicotine kicks (10.5 mg/portion) together with a fresh flavor burst of summery citrus”

Snubie’s Comments: This one is citrusy, but it’s a little bit different. It’s a little more on the sweeter side, but it’s still a nice, well balanced taste of lime and lemon, and is one that people who enjoy the taste of citrus can mostly likely enjoy, I believe.


Mint Flavors

It’s undeniable that mint is the one of the most popular flavors in the world of snus. In nicotine pouches, there are a lot of mint flavors. And I mean a lot. Most of them are way too strong. Many of them are too sweet. But I have one that I want to suggest!


Lundgrens Rimfrost Description: “A tobacco free snus from Lundgrens that offers a refreshingly minty flavor experience! Its all-white and regular sized nicotine pouches deliver stimulating nicotine kicks (10 mg/portion) together with a frosty flavor combination of garden mint and eucalyptus”

Snubie’s Comments: This is undeniably the best mint nicotine pouch on the market. It has plump, full sized pouches, which is uncommon with nicotine pouches. It also has a natural, mellow mint flavor without an abundance of sweetness. And it has a normal nicotine strength. If you’re a snus lover, or a chew bag enthusiast, this one is absolutely the one you’ll want to try out!


Herbal / Outdoorsy Flavors

The herbal and outdoorsy flavor is a pretty popular one with snus. This is one that, unfortunately, hasn’t really been embraced much with the nicotine pouch category. But, there is one that I think scratches that itch.

XR Göteborgs Rapé Description: “XR Göteborgs Rapé Slim Nicotine Pouches – An all-white snus perfect for all Göteborgs Rapé fans who are looking for a tobacco free alternative! Its slim sized nicotine pouches deliver medium strong nicotine kicks (6.5 mg/portion) together with a nuanced flavor where bergamot meet tones of lavender and subtle nuances of blueberries”

Snubie’s Comments: This one has a pretty interesting and complex flavor profile. It has a berry taste, but it also has some herbs, and some floral elements. It’s similar to GR, a popular snus. While not an exact clone, it’s one that is approachable to lovers of both GR snus and GR chew bags.


Tobacco Flavors

This is a flavor I wanted to focus in on. Obviously, nicotine pouches don’t have tobacco. But many of us, myself included, really love the taste of tobacco! So, where does this leave us? Well, nicotine pouch manufacturers have been attempting to make the tobacco taste in a tobacco free product. Honestly, no one has ever gotten close to it. Some, like the ones below, remind me of tobacco without actually tasting like tobacco. This is about as close as you can get, so I want to recommend a few that I think tobacco lovers will appreciate.

77 Classic Tobacco Description: “A tobacco free snus that delivers a spicy flavor with a clear tobacco character together with satisfyingly strong nicotine kicks (10 mg/portion)”

Snubie’s Comments: This one, out of all the ones on the market that claim to mimic tobacco, is the one that is the closest, in my opinion. The flavor profile on this one is very reminiscent of tobacco, but doesn’t taste exactly like tobacco. But, if you’re looking for something somewhat close, this is the one.

Lundgrens Mörk Description: “A tobacco free and all-white Lundgrens Snus from Fiedler & Lundgren developed in collaboration with the award-winning cocktail bar owner Hampus Thunholm! These well-filled and medium strong nicotine pouches deliver a dark and spicy flavor with a tobacco inspired character that is topped by tones of bergamot, leather and hay, giving you a traditional snus flavor”

Snubie’s Comments: This one is one that could be in the tobacco category, or the traditional category. To me, this is probably the most complex, mature, rich tasting nicotine pouch on this list. It’s not super sweet. It has plump pouches. The flavor components are mature, and evolved. It’s one that I think every snus or chew bag enthusiast should try out.


Wintergreen Flavors

In the tobacco world, snus and dipping tobacco, wintergreen is one of the most popular flavors of them all. In nicotine pouches, it’s very strange to me that there aren’t more wintergreen flavored nicotine pouches out there. It’s quite surprising! But, there is one out there that I suggest trying.

Kozmo Wintergreen Description: “A discreet and tobacco free snus packed with refreshing flavors and stimulating nicotine! Its all-white and slim nicotine pouches deliver extra strong nicotine kicks (13 mg/portion) together with a crisp and minty wintergreen flavor”

Snubie’s Comments: This is, quite possibly, the wintergreen nicotine pouch you’re going to want to try if you like wintergreen tobacco. While not an exact clone of a wintergreen snus, it is about as close as you’re going to get. It’s pretty good, honestly!


The Bottom Line

While nicotine pouches aren’t the same thing as snus, and they’re not really that close to tobacco products for those of us who are tobacco enthusiasts, I wanted to put this list together for folks who are tobacco enthusiasts. If you can’t get snus or chew bags anymore, you may be feeling lost, or left out. Honestly, I’d suggest grabbing all of these and trying them out. I think you’ll be able to find a few out of this list that you’re going to enjoy. While not the same thing as snus, these products are a good option if you can’t get snus or chew bags any longer!