Spearmint is a type of mint derived from Mentha spicata plant and is a hybrid of watermint and spearmint. It's also known as garden mint or common mint. While the leaves are often used in cooking, teas, toothpastes and mouthwashes, this flavor is most commonly known for being used in gum and breath mints.
Spearmint offers a soothing flavor, and has sustained popularity in tobacco products for many years. Because it is considered a “household” ingredient, it’s become an essential flavor for many tobacco and tobacco-free brands due to its refreshing taste. Compared to peppermint, a slightly more popular flavor, spearmint is more delicate and has a sweeter taste and fragrance. Plus, it generally retains less of the cooling sensation you expect from menthol. Many would describe spearmint to be fresher compared to peppermint, which is usually described as spicier.
If you’re new to nicotine pouches or transitioning from a more traditional tobacco option, this flavor is a great option—mostly because it offers a taste you’re likely already familiar with. However, no flavor is created equally. This means that each brand’s spearmint pouches will have a slight taste difference. The good news is, the biggest issue you’ll run into when choosing between spearmint flavors is finding your favorite.