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    CUBA Nicotine Pouches Product Review

    Written by: Louise Johnson



    Time to read 14 min

    By Louise Johnson

    Louise is a senior product tester for Two Wombats, with extensive experience in testing a range of nicotine products such as gum, patches and pouches. She is passionate about helping people make informed decisions about the products they use.

    Additional Testing by Stephen, James, and Clare

    Introduction to CUBA Nicotine Pouches

    CUBA nicotine pouches are meticulously crafted by the Polish artisans at NICOTOBACCO. These potent pouches are exclusively designed for pouch aficionados and veterans. If a subtle touch is what you seek, you should opt for a different brand. However, if you crave robust strength and rich flavours, get your hands on a canister of CUBA!

    CUBA nicotine pouches are popular not just for their robust strengths and kooky flavours, but also for the discreteness of the pouches themselves. Each pouch weighs just 0.6 grams, making them incredibly light. That size means CUBA nicotine pouches will fit snugly under your lip without anyone noticing, giving you a subtle way to enjoy your nicotine.

    But what makes CUBA nicotine pouches unique, you ask? First off, these innovative products aim to elevate the intensity to extremely robust levels, featuring nicotine concentrations reaching an intense 43mg or even 50mg per pouch. Word of advice: these potent pouches are best suited for seasoned users rather than novices or beginners.

    On top of that, CUBA nicotine pouches offer more than just sheer strength. The brand distinguishes itself with a range of flavours that break new ground. For instance, think of unconventional tastes like Coca Leaf, Cheese, or Jogurt. Yes, Cheese, you heard correctly! These are not your typical offerings, but they sure are scrumptious.

    CUBA Nicotine Pouches – Look & Feel

    Next, let’s discuss the canisters that hold CUBA nicotine pouches. These containers are truly among the most striking and stylish on the market. Available in pristine white or a striking black (and even gold!), these canisters exude elegance and charm. The white canisters offer a clean and timeless look, while the black ones resemble the bold, mysterious midnight sky.

    Additionally, the colour of the lettering on each canister provides a hint of the flavour inside. For instance, a mix of green and pink lettering signifies CUBA’s Watermelon flavour, while whitish-yellow letters indicate you’ve got your hands on CUBA’s Cheese variety.

    Adding to the allure of CUBA’s design are the recently released ‘Ninja Edition' canisters, which feature a ninja illustration that adds a touch of excitement. These canisters add a little bit of fun to your nicotine experience!

    CUBA Nicotine Pouches

    All CUBA nicotine pouches weigh in at just 0.6g per pouch, making them practically unnoticeable once you’ve popped one under your lip. That means consumers of CUBA nicotine pouches can enjoy a discreet dose of nicotine no matter where they are or who they’re with.

    A standard Slim CUBA canister includes 20 individual pouches, which pretty much aligns with industry norms. The recently released ‘Ninja Edition’ canisters, though, contain 25 nicotine pouches. These generous pouch counts both meet customer expectations and guarantee that you’ll have pouches to last throughout the week—and perhaps even longer!

    CUBA Flavours: What's Available and What's Good?

    CUBA nicotine pouches offer a wide array of unique, tantalising flavours. In fact, Two Wombats proudly offers an impressive selection of 20 exquisite flavours from this brand! And each of these flavours has been expertly crafted using the finest of ingredients from the team at NICOTOBACCO.

    Among these exceptional creations, the innovative CUBA Cheese stands out, promising a delightful surprise for your taste buds with some serious cheesy aromas. It’s a unique blend for those seeking a distinct taste! CUBA Coca Leaf, on the other hand, entices with earthy, coffee-forward tones reminiscent of a gentle Amazonian breeze. And then there’s the downright delightful CUBA Orange, which bursts forth with a vibrant citrus explosion that will awaken your senses and transfer you straight to the Orange State of Florida!

    For those seeking a fruity and creamy delight, CUBA Jogurt provides a delectable taste profile akin to a morning treat. Trust us, it’s a luxurious twist to your nicotine experience! And for a truly refreshing option, CUBA Ice Cool brings a minty chill that will feel like a cool breeze gliding down your neck on an extremely hot summer day!

    Want more exciting news? That’s just five of the many flavours Cuba has to offer! Keep reading to hear more about the specifics of each flavour from our trusted taste testers.

    the range of flavours available

    Performance: Do CUBA Nicotine Pouches Hit the Spot?

    CUBA nicotine pouches are crafted specifically for nicotine pouch veterans. These pouches are extremely strong—amongst the strongest on the market—and are not to be taken lightly. Beginners should most definitely opt for another brand (like On! nicotine pouches, a brand that offers lighter strengths starting at 3mg per pouch).

    Just how strong are CUBA nicotine pouches? Well, the lightest options are 16mg and 16.5mg per pouch, while the extra strong option is 43mg per pouch. There are even some CUBA nicotine pouches that come with an extreme strength of 50mg per pouch.

    Unlike many brands, CUBA does not follow a Dot system to indicate strength on canisters. However, the brand still makes it easy to identify what strength you’ve got your hands on. CUBA nicotine pouches that come in a white canister will have 16mg of nicotine per pouch. CUBA ‘Ninja Edition’ pouches will have 16.5mg of nicotine per pouch. CUBA pouches that come in a black canister will have 43mg of nicotine per pouch. And CUBA Cola Leaf nicotine pouches, which are housed in a gold canister, come with a whopping 50mg of nicotine per pouch.

    Still a bit confused? Here’s a quick and simple refresher on the information we just covered:

    White CUBA canisters → 16mg of nicotine per pouch

    ‘Ninja Edition’ CUBA canisters → 16.5mg of nicotine per pouch

    Black CUBA canisters → 43mg of nicotine per pouch

    CUBA Coca Leaf (comes in a gold canister) → 50mg of nicotine per pouch


    Let me start by saying that CUBA nicotine pouches are certainly not for everybody. Beginners or people with nicotine sensitivities should absolutely choose a different brand. However, if you are someone who seeks out robust nicotine experiences, CUBA might be right for you after all. The brand has a wonderfully eclectic variety of flavours, meaning there are options for all sorts of palates!

    Now, before we dive into the reviews from our trusted taste testers, here’s how I would rate the offerings of CUBA nicotine pouches:

    Taste: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ 4/5

    Flavour Range: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ 4/5

    Nicotine Strength: ⭐⭐⭐ 3/5

    Design: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ 4/5

    Overall: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ 3.7/5

    CUBA Nicotine Pouches Panel Test Reviews

    We tested CUBA nicotine pouches with Stephen, James, and Clare, each of whom has experience with nicotine products. All were amazed by the overall experience.

    * The views of the panel are entirely their own and may not reflect the views of Two Wombats

    Stephen's Review of CUBA Nicotine Pouches

    Overall: CUBA is such a conflicting brand. On the one hand, they have some truly delightful flavours. The Blueberry and Cherry options? Unbelievable. But on the other hand, their nicotine pouches are kind of outrageous. 43mg of nicotine per pouch? That’s way too strong for someone like me. Luckily, I can at least handle their 16mg and 16.5mg options. But I’d still prefer to go with a brand that offers lighter options.

    1. The flavour range is so fun! Cheese? Coca Leaf? Some of these flavours are ones I’ve never heard of. Love how adventurous Cuba is!
    2. The design of the canisters is marvellous. Love the ones with the little ninja on them.
    3. The berry-forward and fruit-forward flavours are a pure delight.

    1. Really don’t love the nicotine strength choices. I can handle the 16mg and 16.5mg options, but they certainly would not be my first choice.
    2. I wish they had some sort of Dot system. Would make it easier to know what the strength of the cans is!


    Taste: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ 4/5

    Flavour Range: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 5/5

    Nicotine Strength: ⭐⭐⭐ 3/5

    Design: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ 4/5

    Overall: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ 4/5

    James' Review of CUBA Nicotine Pouches

    Overall: CUBA! I adore a lot about this brand and have for a while now. I’m sure you can guess the reasons. I love strong nicotine options, and CUBA delivers on that front in spades. However, it has always irked me that they don’t offer any true citrus options. The Orange flavour has some citrus to it, and so does the Spearmint … But they couldn’t throw in a Lemon or Lime flavour? That’s a pretty big letdown. 

    1. The nicotine options are irresistible. Perfect for me and my lads.
    2. The design is super cool too. The regular black canisters and their newer canisters with the ninja on them are both sleek.

    1. What’s with the lack of citrus options? How do you have 20 flavours but none are pure citrus?

    2. Some of the flavours are very, very sweet. Don’t love that.


    Taste: ⭐⭐⭐ 3/5

    Flavour Range: ⭐⭐⭐ 3/5

    Nicotine Strength: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 5/5

    Design: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ 4/5

    Overall: ⭐⭐⭐ 3.7/5

    Clare's Review of CUBA Nicotine Pouches

    Overall: Hmmmm. Not one of my favourite brands, but there is still a lot to love! For instance, I really like the flavour range and the taste of the flavours that CUBA offers. They’ve got a great mix of classics and more obscure flavours. The downside to CUBA for me? The nicotine strength options. 16mg is too high for me. 43mg is way, way too high for me. I just don’t find that sort of thing enjoyable! Sorry, not sorry!

    1. The mint flavours are so yummy. Same goes for the fruit flavours!

    2. All in all, CUBA does have a really lovely flavour range!

    3. I really like CUBA’s ‘Ninja Edition’ canisters. Some of the best-designed canisters I’ve seen!

    1. The nicotine strengths are too strong.
    2. Let me say it again: Introduce some lighter nicotine options, please CUBA!


    Taste: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ 4/5

    Flavour Range: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ 4/5

    Nicotine Strength: ⭐⭐ 2/5

    Design: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ 4/5

    Overall: ⭐⭐⭐ 3.5/5

    CUBA Nicotine Pouches Product Taste Test:

    CUBA Banana Hit

    Stephen: Banana Hit has a surprisingly delightful fruity essence! It was the perfect balance of sweet and mellow. Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ 4/5

    James: Has a nice creaminess to it that’s tough to nail in a flavour. They’ve done a really solid job! Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ 4/5

    Clare: Mmmm. Ever had banana pudding? That’s exactly what this flavour reminded me of. Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ 4/5

    Overall rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ 4/5

    CUBA Black Currant

    Stephen: This was a burst of berry goodness! The black currant is rich and satisfying. It’s exactly what I look for in a nicotine pouch. Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 5/5

    James: I like the tartness to it a lot, but it was too sweet for me as a whole. Ups and downs. Rating: ⭐⭐⭐ 3/5

    Clare: I can’t believe I’m saying this, but I thought CUBA Black Currant was just the slightest bit too tart! Rating: ⭐⭐⭐ 3/5

    Overall rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ 3.7/5

    CUBA Blueberry

    Stephen: The blueberry is vibrant, juicy, and reminds you of summer. Now I can’t wait to go to the farmer’s market when it’s nicer out! Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 5/5

    James: You know, the Blueberry flavour pleasantly surprised me. It’s less sweet than the Black Currant but still has that tartness. Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ 4/5

    Clare: I don’t think I’ve come across a blueberry flavour that I’ve disliked. (If only the nicotine strength was lower …) Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ 4/5

    Overall rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ 4.3/5

    CUBA Bubble Gum

    Stephen: Fun, nostalgic, and has a nice touch of fruitiness to it. I thought it was pretty good. Rating: ⭐⭐⭐ 3/5

    James: Ultimately not what I'm looking for. It’s a very sweet flavour. Rating: ⭐⭐ 2/5

    Clare: I almost feel like I have a real stick of gum in my mouth with this pouch. It has a nice variety of fruity tastes to it! Rating: ⭐⭐⭐ 3/5

    Overall rating: ⭐⭐⭐ 2.7/5

    CUBA Cheese

    Stephen: I can’t believe I’m saying this … CUBA Cheese is to die for! It’s not overly powerful or anything, but it’s got a nice agedness to it. Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ 4/5

    James: I usually love unique, complex flavours. But I’ve never been a massive cheese guy. (Maybe because I’m slightly lacto.) So, naturally, I didn’t love this. Rating: ⭐⭐ 2/5

    Clare: What a surprisingly delicious flavour! Reminded me of a nice lighter Red Leicester. Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ 4/5

    Overall rating: ⭐⭐⭐ 3.3/5

    CUBA Cherry

    Stephen: Incredible. The juiciness practically explodes under your lip. It was like eating a bowl of fresh cherries. Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 5/5

    James: A commendable attempt at fruitiness, though by this point I’ve started longing for some citrus. Rating: ⭐⭐⭐ 3/5

    Clare: Slightly sweet and slightly sour! I feel like I detected a bit of nuttiness in there too. Really lovely! Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ 4/5

    Overall rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ 4/5

    CUBA Cola

    Stephen: Not a huge cola guy in terms of flavours. I did appreciate the notes of vanilla though. Rating: ⭐⭐⭐ 3/5

    James: This was a delightful little twist. I feel like it’s more herbal than you’d expect it to be. Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ 4/5

    Clare: Mmmm. This was sweet without being too sweet. There are notes of citrus and vanilla in here too. Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ 4/5

    Overall rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ 3.7/5

    CUBA Coca Leaf

    Stephen: Rich and chocolatey. One of the better coffee-forward flavours I’ve had! Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ 4/5

    James: Honestly, this was very good. There are several different layers to it. It’s chocolatey, creamy, and has notes of citrus to it. Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ 4/5

    Clare: Loved CUBA Coco Leaf! Now I’m itching to travel to Colombia and go on a coffee bean tour! Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ 4/5

    Overall rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ 4/5

    CUBA Double Fresh

    Stephen: Lacks the fruity essence I’m yearning for … and the freshness doesn't quite compensate for it. Rating: ⭐⭐⭐ 3/5

    James: This is a very solid mint variation. It’s pleasantly refreshing. Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ 4/5

    Clare: Finally, a minty flavour that meets my expectations! It was clear, crisp, and utterly refreshing. Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 5/5

    Overall rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ 4/5

    CUBA Energy

    Stephen: I’ve never liked energy drinks or energy drink flavours, and today is not the day I start liking them. Sorry. Rating: ⭐⭐ 2/5

    James: Oh yeah. This was like a pure jolt of energy. It’s exciting and perfect for a night out! Definitely on the sweeter side, but I can get past that. Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ 4/5

    Clare: I actually liked this more than I usually like energy drink flavours. But I still can’t say I love it. It was very sweet. Rating: ⭐⭐⭐ 3/5

    Overall rating: ⭐⭐⭐ 3/5

    CUBA Forest Berries

    Stephen: Oh my goodness. The freshness in this flavour is delightful. I’m getting notes of blueberry, strawberry, and blackberry. Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 5/5

    James: The depth of berry flavours is surprisingly pleasant. There’s a lot going on. But it’s quite sweet. Rating: ⭐⭐⭐ 3/5

    Clare: This is such a lovely little berry concoction. It reminded me of the fruit salads my mum used to make on Sunday morning! Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ 4/5

    Overall rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ 4/5

    CUBA Ice Cool

    Stephen: The chilling sensation was quite nice here. It’s a pretty basic mint flavour. Rating: ⭐⭐⭐ 3/5

    James: Not the most sophisticated mint flavour, but I still enjoyed it. It’s very cooling. Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ 4/5

    Clare: I’m happy and sad. Happy because this flavour is delicious. Sad because I won’t ever buy it due to CUBA’s nicotine strengths! Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 5/5

    Overall rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ 4/5

    CUBA Ice Spearmint

    Stephen: The spearmint is refreshingly intense. There were some notes of citrus and spice! Rating: ⭐⭐⭐ 3/5

    James: Huge win for me right here. It’s chilly, and invigorating, and has some delicious notes of citrus. Maybe my favourite flavour so far. Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 5/5

    Clare: Spearmint delight! Exactly what I've been searching for. It’s more complex than you think, too. Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 5/5

    Overall rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ 4.3/5

    CUBA Jogurt

    Stephen: An unusual blend that surprisingly has some fruity undercurrents. I enjoyed it a lot! It’s like berries and yoghurt in the morning. Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ 4/5

    James: I liked the creaminess of it but found it to be too sweet overall. Apologies. Rating: ⭐⭐⭐ 3/5

    Clare: There’s a lot going on in this flavour! It’s tangy and sweet and creamy all at once. Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ 4/5

    Overall rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ 3.7/5

    CUBA Liquorice

    Stephen: An acquired taste that unfortunately is not for me. Rating: ⭐⭐ 2/5

    James: Well this was a pleasant surprise. It’s very herbal. If you’re expecting red liquorice, you won’t like this. Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ 4/5

    Clare: Ugh, I’m sorry, but I just don’t enjoy strong liquorice flavours! And this one is strong! Rating: ⭐⭐ 2/5

    Overall rating: ⭐⭐⭐ 2.7/5

    CUBA Orange

    Stephen: Very much enjoyed this. It’s like a fresh glass of OJ in the morning. It’s positively bursting with flavour. Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ 4/5

    James: Slightly sweet, vibrant, and incredibly zesty. This is everything I look for in an orange flavour. My favourite of the day so far! Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 5/5

    Clare: This tastes almost exactly like fresh-squeezed OJ. Yum! Now, what’s a gal got to do to get a mimosa around here? Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ 4/5

    Overall rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ 4.3/5

    CUBA Peach

    Stephen: The Cuba Peach flavour brings a joyful summer-y essence. The flavour is so ripe! Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ 4/5

    James: Sweet and refreshing. One of the better fruit flavours I’ve had so far from CUBA. It’s slightly floral, too. Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ 4/5

    Clare: This is so incredible. Sticking to the theme of cocktails, it tasted almost like a bellini. The peach flavour is no joke! Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ 4/5

    Overall rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ 4/5

    CUBA Pineapple

    Stephen: This was really nice. If they added some coconut to it, I think they’d have a masterpiece on their hands. The pineapple notes are tangy! Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ 4/5

    James: CUBA Pineapple's vibrant tang nearly matches my love for citrus. This is about as good as a fruit flavour can get. Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ 4/5

    Clare: It's tropical and fresh like a pina colada! Best of all, it wasn’t too sweet. Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ 4/5

    Overall rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ 4/5

    CUBA Strawberry

    Stephen: This is truthfully like a fruit fantasy to me. My dream flavour. The juiciness is vibrant. Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 5/5

    James: Enjoyable, but it’s on the sweeter side. I’m sure berry lovers will adore it. Rating: ⭐⭐⭐ 3/5

    Clare: CUBA Strawberry is sweet and tart at the same time! They’ve really nailed all their fruit flavours! Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ 4/5

    Overall rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ 4/5

    CUBA Watermelon

    Stephen: This was super juicy and refreshing. I also liked that there were some sour notes to it! Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ 4/5

    James: This was one of the more complex watermelon flavours I’ve come across. There is a nice bitter aroma to it that I enjoyed! Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ 4/5

    Clare: Always nice to end on a high note! And CUBA Watermelon is certainly high. It’s such a refreshing flavour! Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ 4/5

    Overall rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ 4/5

    The Wombat Verdict – The CUBA Range

    CUBA nicotine pouches have a lot of great qualities. The flavours are delightful, and some of them are wonderfully quirky. (Hello, CUBA Cheese!) The flavour range is super vast. And the canisters are also some of the finest on the market. But with all that said, it’s important to remember that these are nicotine pouches for experienced pouch consumers. If you’re new to pouches or you have a nicotine sensitivity, choose a different brand!