Flavoring snus & nicotine pouches

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Snus is a smokeless moist powdered tobacco that originated from Sweden. It is developed from dry snuff and it’s usually placed in the mouth inside the upper lip. Snus is usually flavored. A number of natural ingredients are usually used as flavoring agents to enhance the taste. These flavoring agents may be in powdered form, spirit solutions or fruit oils and may include flavors like cherry, mint, licorice, citrus, whisky and eucalyptus. However, you can also buy nicotine flavored snus that contains a smoke aroma taste. There is a greater preference to use snus than cigarettes because of the belief among snusers that it might be less harmful.

Flavoring snus

Varieties of selected tobacco are usually used to make Swedish snus. The ingredients include water, aroma substances and salt. In making the flavors, ‘tobacco from the ‘Nicotiana rastica’ and ‘Nicotiana tabacum’ plants may be used and then the tobacco blends are mixed with the aroma and flavor substances to complete the snus recipe. The individual characteristics of each product are brought out after combining the tobacco blend and the aroma substances. Other ingredients like bergamot oil, juniper, and lavender berry may also be included to increase the snus flavors. Finally, salt is added to enhance the taste and to function as a preservative.

Flavoring nicotine pouches

Nicotine pouches are pouches that lack tobacco but contain nicotine extracted from the ‘Nicotiana tabacum’ plant. They are a convenient, easy-to-use and modern way of using nicotine without staining the teeth. Each pouch contains a blend of nicotine, food-grade fillers and other flavors, thus allowing consumers to enjoy tobacco-less nicotine. Just like snus, a nicotine pouch is used by placing it directly between the lip and the gums where it fits comfortably and does not require one to spit since the contents stay inside the pouch. Nicotine pouches come in a similar range of flavors to those found in snus.