What are ZYN nicotine pouches? An explanation
A guide to using ZYN pouches, their sizes, and the flavours available.
Nicotine pouches are the newest addition to the tobacco-free product market, and ZYN is an all-white nicotine pouch brand that is available in a variety of flavours, including mint, lemon spritz, ginger blood orange, espressino, and many more. In fact, ZYN describes itself as the nicotine pouch with a flavour for every occasion. The fact that it is an all-white product also means that it does not stain your teeth.
Why do ZYN pouches come in two different sizes?
Why do ZYN pouches come in two different sizes? ZYN is available in either Slim pouches or Mini Dry pouches, and these two variants offer differences in terms of nicotine content, use, weight, and even expiry date.
ZYN Slim: The ZYN Slim cans weigh 16.8 grams and each pouch weighs 0.8 grams. Moreover, depending on the flavour you choose, the Slim pouches contain between 1.2-1.4% nicotine.
A can of ZYN Slim has an expiry date of three months after the date of production. This is merely a guideline to the freshness of the product, as nicotine pouches are not able to “go bad” in the traditional sense. So, you can safely continue to consume ZYN Slim after the proposed expiry date. However, the strength, flavour and consistency may change slightly once the best before date has passed.
Classified as moist pouches, ZYN Slim pouches contain water, vegetable oil and humectants that preserve the moisture. This means that the user can feel the nicotine kick immediately after placing the pouch under their top lip, as they do not need to wait for their saliva to wet the pouch for optimal absorption.
Users of moist pouches often recommend keeping your can in the fridge to preserve the moisture. This is not necessary, but ultimately depends on each individual user’s preference.
ZYN Mini Dry: The ZYN Mini Dry pouches are smaller than the Slim. In fact, a can of Mini Dry pouches only weighs 8 grams, with each pouch weighing a mere 0.4 grams. This means that the Mini Dry are extremely discreet and can’t be easily spotted beneath your top lip.
But don’t let their size fool you! The nicotine content of these pouches, depending on flavour, lies between 0.75-1.5%.
As they are dry (unlike their Slim peers), they do not contain any water, vegetable oil or humectants. This means that their expiry date is somewhat longer, as their optimum quality lasts for 12 months after the date of production. As before, they do not “go bad” and can be consumed once the 12 months has passed, but at a lower quality than within their expiry period.
Their dryer consistency also means that their usage procedure is slightly different. Users are recommended to place the pouch on their tongue in order to moisten it, before it ultimately goes underneath their top lip. This allows the nicotine to be absorbed into the bloodstream faster, so that the user can experience that nicotine boost.
The Mini Dry pouches are not kept in the fridge at all and can happily be placed in your pocket or bag for convenience and easy access.