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Top 10 Products on Nicokick

Chad Jones

 

Chad “Snubie” Jones walks us through his ten favourite products.

 

Introduction

 

One of the fun, and challenging things, about being new to smokeless products, such as nicotine pouches, is the wide range of flavors.  This wasn’t a problem before, but now there are more and more products bursting onto the market, so that means variety is expanding, as well.  It’s challenging, because when you order something you hope it’s going to be something you like.  But it’s fun because it’s a wide new world full of possibilities, and exploration. 

 

When I first started using smokeless about 12 years ago, every order was an adventure.  It was hard not to open up every can I received on an order, and quite often I gave into the temptation and went ahead and opened them up anyway.  It’s fun to try new flavors and form a rotation of products that you’ll use. 

 

Today, I was kicking around NicoKick.com, and looking over the wide range of products available and trying to put together a “top 10” list of the 10 best products, in my opinion, available on NicoKick.com.  I tried to vary it up based on manufacturer, but also to create a list with a wide range of flavors.  In the end, I think any new consumer looking to try these types of products and order these ten and generally be happy with their purchase.

 

One note is that I tend to use products that are on the higher end of nicotine strength.  But with many of these, they also make lower nicotine versions.  So, if you’re someone who doesn’t need a supercharged pouch, there are lower octane versions that will fit your fancy.  Without further ado, let’s dive into this list.  It’s not ranked in any particular order, so these are the ten best nicotine pouch products available on Nicokick.com.

 

Frē Lush (9mg)

Flavor Description:  “Frē Lush provides a robust dose of nicotine with a harmonious blend of sweet and tropical undertones.”

Can Contents:  10 grams, 20 pouches, 0.5g each

Preferred Strength:  9mg/portion

 

Why it made the list:  Of all the nicotine pouches on this list, I think Frē has the most comfortable pouches.  That’s one of the main reasons this one made the list.  But also, the flavor is really good.  The blend of honeydew melon and citrus is top notch.  It’s a tropical flavor, but it’s also slightly sweet.  It even has a cooling sensation to it, which adds a kind of freshness to the flavor dimension.  It’s also a great summer flavor.

 

Rogue Mango (6mg)

Flavor Description:  “A juicy, fruity flavor with a hint of sweetness”.

Can Contents:  13.5 grams, 20 pouches, 0.68 grams each

Preferred Strength:  6mg/portion

 

Why it made the list:  I’m one who really digs tropical flavors, especially in the summer time.  Mango isn’t the most common or popular flavor when it comes to smokeless products, so when I tried this one I was really impressed.  The flavor is a juicy, tropical, lightly sweet taste of mango.  Also, this one has soft, moist pouches which really adds to the experience. 

 

Velo Dragonfruit (7mg)

Flavor Description:  “Sweet, fruity dragon fruit”.

Can Contents:  7.5 grams, 20 pouches, 0.375g each

Preferred Strength:  7mg/pouch

 

Why it made the list:  Velo’s drawback is the portion, which is a little small and dry when compared to other products on this list.  However, the flavor overcomes that small drawback.  Dragon Fruit isn’t a common flavor with smokeless products; the Velo one is the only one that comes to mind.  It reminds me of a mix of kiwi and citrus.  It’s tart, but only lightly so.  It’s also sweet, but not overly sweet.  The flavor is quite enjoyable on this one!

 

NIC-S Sweet Orange (9mg)

Flavor Description:  “A fresh orange flavor with hints of lemon; the perfect balance of sweet and tangy.”

Can Contents:  9 grams, 15 pouches, 0.6 grams each

Preferred Strength:  9mg/portion

 

Why it made the list:  NIC-S is a relative newcomer on the scene, but I found myself surprisingly impressed with their line.  One thing I really like about these is the portion material.  They’re slim, they’re soft, and they’re slightly moist.  Meaning, these portions feel divine in the lip.  Now, citrus is an incredibly common flavor, but orange is not.  The sweet blend of orange with the lightly tart hint of lemon provides a really nice flavor experience with this one!

 

Zyn Citrus (6mg)

 

Flavor Description:  “A slightly tart blend of lemon and lime flavors with a hint of sweetness.”

Can Contents:  6 grams, 15 pouches, 0.4 grams each

Preferred Strength:  6mg/portion

 

Why it made the list:  I grew up drinking a lot of lemonade as a child in the south.  This one reminds me a lot of that flavor - tart, tangy, sweet southern lemonade.  With Zyn, I’m not the biggest fan of the pouches; they’re the dry/mini type.  However, the flavor is good enough that the taste overcomes the pouch format, in my opinion.  It’s a great summer taste, but also a good all day product for those who like citrus flavors. 

 

NIC-S Spiced Cinnamon (9mg)

Flavor Description:  “The pouch that packs some heat.  A spicy flavor profile for that boldness within you.”

Can Contents:  9 grams, 15 pouches, 0.6 grams each

Preferred Strength:  9mg/portion

 

Why it made the list:  Cinnamon isn’t the most common flavor with smokeless products, but the ones that I’ve previously had have a major cinnamon taste.  It’s heavy, quite spicy, and a little sweet.  What I like about this one is that it’s much more balanced than most of the ones out there.  Yes, it has that spicy/sweet presence, but incredibly well balanced and not so in your face.  This is certainly one of the better cinnamon products I’ve had yet.

 

Zyn Coffee (6mg)

 

Flavor Description:  “Warm, rich notes of freshly brewed mocha.”

Can Contents:  6 grams, 15 pouches, 0.4 grams each

Preferred Strength:  6mg/portion

 

Why it made the list:  Anyone who knows me knows that I’m not a big coffee drinker; it’s just not a beverage I enjoy.  But, it’s interesting that I enjoy coffee flavored smokeless products.  Weird, right?  This is one of my favorite coffee flavored products not just on Nicokick.com, but across the snus/nicotine pouch world as a whole.  Anytime I’m in town and see it at the local gas station, I’ll usually grab a can to bring home with me.  Yes, the pouches are the mini/dry type, but the flavor is still quite enjoyable, well balanced, and with good presence.  It’s a creamy black coffee taste with a little sweetness in the mix, and it comes across in a really enjoyable way.

 

NIC-S Mixed Berry (9mg)

Flavor Description:  "A nostalgic experience of that first handful of freshly picked berries, carefully mixed and selected.”

Can Contents:  9 grams, 15 pouches, 0.6 grams each

Preferred Strength:  9mg/portion

 

Why it made the list:  Berry flavored products are a mixed back.  Some can be really weak in terms of flavor presence.  Some can be very strong in terms of flavor presence.  What I like about this one is that, like the cinnamon NIC-S products, this one is very well balanced.  The berry taste on this one is a pretty enjoyable mix of raspberry and blackberry and perhaps a little lingonberry.  It’s not a super in your face flavor, which is why I like it.

 

Zyn Wintergreen (6mg)

 

Flavor Description:  "Wintery mint refreshment with a hint of sweetness.”

Can Contents:  6 grams, 15 pouches, 0.4 grams each

Preferred Strength:  6mg/portion

 

Why it made the list:  Anyone who knows anything about me at all knows that I’m not a wintergreen consumer.  It’s just not something I typically enjoy.  However, I like this product.  Very strange, I know.  Something about the way Swedish Match flavored this one makes the wintergreen taste come across in a truly pleasant and enjoyable way.  It’s not really in your face, but it is definitely that classic wintergreen flavor. 

 

Frē Mint (9mg)

 

Flavor Description:  "Frē Mint provides a robust dose of nicotine with a fresh kick of cool mint.”

Can Contents:  10 grams, 20 pouches, 0.5g each

Preferred Strength:  9mg/portion

 

Why it made the list:  I didn’t plan on putting a mint product on the list; there’s just so, so, so many mint products on the market.  This, however, is such a good mint product that I felt like it deserved to be included on this list.  This one has an incredible flavor presence that comes across in a very well balanced way.  It’s not super sharp, it’s not super weak, it’s just….perfect, to say the least.  They nailed the flavor profile on this one.

 

Final Thoughts

 

As I said in the beginning, there are a lot of new companies, product lines, and flavors coming onto the nicotine pouch market.  For people who are new, it can be kind of intimidating!  However, I think these ten are a great “starter pack” idea for people who are looking for something to try out.  It’s a good mix of all the flavors, brands, and formats that I think are most enjoyable.  And, as I mentioned above, if these strengths are too high - these flavors do come in lower strength levels depending on your level of nicotine tolerance.

 

Enjoy your nicotine pouches!


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