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    Volt nicotine pouches

    Volt Nicotine Pouches Product Review

    Written by: Louise Johnson

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    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 Volt

    Volt nicotine pouches, crafted by world-renowned Swedish Match (a proud subsidiary of Philip Morris), are the latest and most exciting addition to the pouch industry. Using Pearl technology, Volt’s pouches are designed to deliver a classic nicotine experience infused with a touch of innovation. This unique system of absorption might be the future of the industry, making Volt a potential riser in the years to come. 


    Furthermore, Volt takes immense pride in its flavour range and diverse nicotine content range, which spans from a light 3mg per pouch to a more robust 10.5mg. With Volt, there is truly a little something for everyone! Below, our trusted pouch testers (Stephen, James, and Clare) have sampled a variety of Volt’s offerings to provide you with insights into what Volt is all about. Prepare to discover the many different taste profiles and strengths that Volt has to offer.

    Volt Nicotine Pouches – Look & Feel

    By using Pearl technology, Volt nicotine pouches represent a revolutionary step forward in the industry. 


    Volt's canisters brilliantly fuse modern features with functionality. The sleek shapes and bright finishes on each canister give them an almost futuristic appearance. The vibrant colours not only add a pop of visual appeal, but they also cleverly match up with the flavours inside. (For instance, a dark green canister contains Volt’s Frosted Apple, whereas a bold orange contains Spicy Guava.)


    Despite their cutting-edge design, these canisters are incredibly light and compact. They can easily slide into one’s pocket or purse, making them perfect for on-the-go use!

    Volt Nicotine Pouches

    Within each Volt canister, you'll find either 20 or 21 nicotine pouches depending on the flavour, a number that pretty much aligns with industry standards. Pouches are meticulously crafted, too, weighing either 0.5g or 0.7g.


    But you know what's really cool? Volt's adoption of Pearl technology in its Pearl format! This unique format might just be the future of nicotine pouches, as it offers an amazing absorption system that gives you an unmatched experience. Seriously, Pearl technology could be a game-changer in the pouch industry.

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

    Volt offers a wonderfully curated selection of 14 exotic flavours. For instance, lovers of unique fruit blends should try Spicy Guava, which combines the sweet and tropical notes of ripe guava with a hint of spice. It's a flavour that transports you to the warm, sun-soaked beaches of the tropics!


    Next up is Zesty Citrus. This flavour offers a vibrant and refreshing combination of tangy citrus fruits. It's like having a burst of sunshine in your mouth, only with lemons, limes, and oranges to provide an added punch. Or perhaps you’d rather dive into the crisp and refreshing flavour of Frosted Apple. The cool, slightly tart taste of apple balances perfectly with a hint of frosty mint, making this flavour delightfully refreshing.


    For those who love an icy blast, Volt presents its Smashed Ice flavour. Smashed Ice offers a refreshing minty flavour that feels like a nice, cold breeze on a hot summer day. The intense icy sensation is complemented by a subdued aroma of eucalyptus, creating a balance that is both refreshing and satisfying. This flavour is perfect for those who enjoy a classic, minty freshness in their nicotine pouches.


    Keep reading to learn more about the specifics of each flavour!

    the range of flavours available

    Volt Performance: Does It Hit the Spot?

    Volt nicotine pouches are designed to cater to a range of tastes and preferences. The company offers seven different nicotine strengths, ranging from 3mg to 10.5mg. This wide variety allows users to choose between light and mild nicotine experiences, giving you plenty of options to suit your needs.


    Volt nicotine pouches come in different formats: Pearl, Mini, and Slim. The strength options also vary, as Volt has Low, Normal, Strong, Extra Strong, and Super Strong varieties. Whether you want a strong nicotine hit with Extra Strong or a milder sensation with the Normal variety, Volt has got you covered.


    Like most brands, Volt also abides by a dot system to denote the strength of their nicotine pouches. The company's dot system ranges from 1/4 to 5/5 dots, providing a clear visual indication of the nicotine level in each pouch. However, it's worth noting that this system can be slightly tricky to understand at first, as there are so many different nicotine options. For that reason, we’ve provided you with a little breakdown:


    Low 1/4 Dot → 3mg or 4mg per pouch

    Normal 2/4 Dot→ 6.5 or 7mg per pouch

    Strong 3/4 Dot → 7mg per pouch

    Super Strong 5/5 Dot → 9.5mg per pouch

    Extra Strong 4/4 Dot → 10.5mg per pouch


    Still wondering what flavours come in what strengths? Visit our Volt Collections page for more info.

    Overall

    For its use of Pearl technology and its incredible selection of light and mild strength varieties, Volt has announced itself as a huge up-and-comer in the pouch industry. Before we dive into reviews from our panel testers, here’s a quick breakdown of how I would rate their offerings:


    Taste: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ 4/5

    Flavour Range: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ 4/5

    Nicotine Strength: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ 4/5

    Design: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ 4/5

    Overall: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ 4/5

    Volt Panel Test Reviews


    We tested the Après 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 Volt

    Overall: Volt offers a lovely selection of both flavours and nicotine strengths. They had several fruit- and berry-forward varieties, which I adored. The canister is quite futuristic, too, which pairs well with their use of Pearl technology. I was impressed in many ways by Volt!

    Pros:
    1. Their canister design is fantastic. The colours pop off the can.
    2. I appreciated the lighter and milder nicotine options. Nothing was too strong.
    3. Such a great flavour range. They stick to the basics in the best ways.

    Cons:
    1. The strength formats are a bit confusing. Is Super Strong or Extra Strong more potent? I couldn’t tell.
       

    Scoring:


    Taste: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ 4/5

    Flavour Range: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ 4/5

    Nicotine Strength: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 5/5

    Design: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ 4/5

    Overall: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ 4.3/5

    James' Review of Volt

    Overall: I wouldn’t say Volt was one of my favourite brands. The Pearl technology is cool, and so are the canisters. But the nicotine strength options, for the most part, were pretty light or mild. And there weren’t a ton of citrus-forward flavours.

    Pros:
    1. The can design is definitely cool. Bright colours and a futuristic look all-around.
    2. I’ll admit that they do have a wide array of flavours and nicotine strengths. I feel like a lot of people will like that.

    Cons:
    1. The nicotine strengths, while varied, are not strong. Those looking for a serious kick will end up disappointed. 

    2. Lovers of citrus are largely left in the dust. Seriously, I think there was only one (maybe two) flavour that had any citrus. What’s with that?

    Scoring:

    Taste: ⭐⭐⭐ 3/5

    Flavour Range: ⭐⭐⭐ 3/5

    Nicotine Strength: ⭐⭐⭐ 3/5

    Design: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ 4/5

    Overall: ⭐⭐⭐ 3.3/5

    Clare's Review of Volt

    Overall: Volt is catering exactly to what I love. There are SO MANY minty flavours and SO MANY lighter nicotine options. I had such a pleasant time taste-testing this brand!

    Pros:
    1. Mmmm, those minty flavours. There’s such a wide range of spearmint, peppermint, and menthol—I’ll have to go back for all of them!
    2. The nicotine strengths were lovely. I like a mild hit, and Volt delivered.
    3. Such a cool canister! I felt like I’d stepped into a time machine and vaulted into the future.

    Cons:
    1. Their dot system is really confusing! I feel like they could probably simplify it quite a bit.
    2. I didn’t really notice this so-called “Pearl technology” … but maybe that’s just me!

    Scoring:


    Taste: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 5/5

    Flavour Range: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 5/5

    Nicotine Strength: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 5/5

    Design: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ 4/5

    Overall: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 4.7/5

    Volt Product Taste Test:

    Volt Coconut Crush Flavour


    Stephen: The coconut flavour in this one brings me right back to the tropics. And there’s just a tiny, pleasant hint of spice in there. Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ 4/5


    James: The coconut is a unique touch and pairs well with the spice. Normally this sort of thing would be too sweet for me, but it’s not here. Rating: ⭐⭐⭐ 3/5


    Clare: I thought Volt nailed the coconut flavour but that the spice was a tad subtle. Could’ve used a bit more of that. But it was still great! Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ 4/5


    Overall rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ 3.7/5

    Volt Cool Crisp Flavour


    Stephen: Very minty. There is not a whole lot going on aside from peppermint flavour in this one. Rating: ⭐⭐⭐ 3/5


    James: This flavour delivers with the crispness of spearmint. It’s a bit one-note for me, though. Rating: ⭐⭐⭐ 3/5


    Clare: The mint is absolutely delicious here. More of a spearmint than a traditional mint. So good! Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 5/5


    Overall rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ 3.7/5

    Volt Dark Frost Flavour


    Stephen: Delectable. Dark Frost is very fruit-forward while also incorporating a hint of menthol. This flavour caught me by surprise in a great way! Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ 4/5


    James: A touch sweet for my palate. The mint is nice, though. Rating: ⭐⭐⭐ 3/5


    Clare: Wow! This was one of the most impressive pouch flavours I’ve ever come across. Mint and berry are dancing in perfect harmony here! Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 5/5


    Overall rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ 4/5

    Volt Deep Freeze Flavour


    Stephen: It's refreshing and has a kick of spice, but it wasn’t exactly for me. Rating: ⭐⭐⭐ 3/5


    James: I actually quite enjoyed this. It’s like chewing on a sprig of mint with a bit of paprika or chilli powder on it. Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ 4/5


    Clare: The intense mint is just my style! And with that added touch of spice, it’s a really unique flavour. Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ 4/5


    Overall rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ 3.7/5

    Volt Frosted Apple Flavour


    Stephen: A delightful flavour. The apple notes are crisp and refreshing, and the mint comes on in just the right amount. Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ 4/5


    James: This is one of the better fruit-mint combos I’ve come across. They really balance each other out so the flavour is neither too sweet nor too minty. Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ 4/5


    Clare: A refreshing, downright icy blend of apple and mint! I'm impressed. Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 5/5


    Overall rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ 4.3/5

    Volt Midnight Mint Flavour

    Stephen: A bit too minty for me. I’m getting notes of peppermint in there, I think? I’m sure people who love mint will enjoy it. Rating: ⭐⭐⭐ 3/5


    James: Pretty solid even though it’s one-note on the flavour. There’s a strong mint taste in there. Rating: ⭐⭐⭐ 3/5


    Clare: It's a mint lover's paradise! I have no complaints whatsoever! Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 5/5


    Overall rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ 3.7/5

    Volt Mystic Blue Flavour

    Stephen: This was so good. The fruity flavour is robust and pairs nicely with the coolness of the mint. Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 5/5


    James: This was pretty good, albeit a bit sweet for me. The mint at least balances things out. Rating: ⭐⭐⭐ 3/5


    Clare: Another win. Mint and berries linked arms and went for a lovely stroll together here. And I’m right there with them! Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 5/5


    Overall rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ 4.3/5

    Volt Red Swirl Flavour

    Stephen: Wow. This was exceptional. I wasn’t sure what to expect because of the name, so the berry notes crept up on me. Paired well with the vanilla undertones. Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 5/5


    James: There is a lot going on here. There’s a blend of fruitiness and mintiness that I didn’t hate. But I am getting a tad frustrated … why have there been no citrusy tones so far? Rating: ⭐⭐⭐ 3/5


    Clare: What a delicious blend of berries and mint! That’s two in a row that have been wonderful. Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 5/5


    Overall rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ 4/5

    Volt Smashed Ice Flavour

    Stephen: Very strong on the minty tastes. A bit too strong for me. Rating: ⭐⭐⭐ 3/5


    James: This is one of the better mint-forward flavours Volt has offered so far. Was that eucalyptus I noticed in there? Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ 4/5


    Clare: Icy, minty, refreshing, cool … I’m running out of adjectives here. Overall, it’s the perfect nicotine pouch for a hot day! Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 5/5


    Overall rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ 4/5

    Volt Spearmint Breeze Flavour

    Stephen: The cooling sensation from the spearmint was nice, but I found myself craving something extra in flavour. Rating: ⭐⭐⭐ 3/5


    James: Didn’t like this one as much as the Smashed Ice flavour. It’s a bit more one-note. Rating: ⭐⭐⭐ 3/5


    Clare: I’m running out of ways to compliment these minty flavours. Spearmint Breeze perfectly pairs spearmint with peppermint. Bravo! Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 5/5


    Overall rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ 3.7/5

    Volt Spicy Guava Flavour

    Stephen: The exotic taste of guava is a delightful surprise. And I'm quite taken with the subtleness of the spicy flavour! Great job, Volt. Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ 4/5

    James: Volt’s Spicy Guava flavour was pretty interesting. Solid overall. Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ 4/5

    Clare: What an interesting pairing! It reminded me of how they give you those mangos topped with chilli powder in Mexico … I liked it! Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ 4/5

    Overall rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ 4/5

    Volt Twisted Berry Flavour

    Stephen: Simply fantastic! One of the best berry flavours I’ve ever come across. Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 5/5 


    James: Good, but a bit too sweet for me. Probably would’ve been better if they’d added a touch of citrus. Rating: ⭐⭐⭐ 3/5 


    Clare: Another delightful nicotine pouch. Very strawberry-forward with just a touch of vanilla in there! Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ 4/5 


    Overall rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ 4/5

    Volt Wild Mess Flavour

    Stephen: This was a true tropical paradise. I felt like the sun was beaming down upon me. Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 5/5 


    James: Very tropical, almost like one of those overly sweet cocktails you get in a Caribbean resort. Rating: ⭐⭐ 2/5 


    Clare: There was a lovely mix of pineapple and mango in here. But overall, it was a tad too sweet for me. Rating: ⭐⭐⭐ 3/5 


    Overall rating: ⭐⭐⭐ 3.3/5

    Volt Zesty Citrus Flavour

    Stephen: The Zesty Citrus wasn't my favourite, but it's a refreshing change nonetheless. Rating: ⭐⭐⭐ 3/5 


    James: Finally. Volt’s Zesty Citrus is exactly what I’ve been looking for this entire time. It delivers the lip-smacking flavour I want. Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 5/5 


    Clare: This was quite delightful. There’s a hint of mint in there too that compliments the citrus perfectly! Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ 4/5 


    Overall rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ 4/5

    The Wombat Verdict – The Volt Range

    Volt offers a delightful range of lighter and milder nicotine strengths. On top of that, they deliver in spades when it comes to fruity and minty offerings. Overall, there was a bit of a longing for citrusy options, but that did not take away from the experience! Testers agreed that Volt is a big up-and-comer in the pouch industry. 


    If you're new to pouches or looking for a milder option, Volt has got you covered, as they offer everything from 3mg and 6mg options to 10.5mg options. Looking for that perfect blend of fruit and mint? Try out Volt’s Red Swirl flavour. Or do you want to try a completely unique combination of spicy and tropical flavours? Then go for Volt’s Spicy Guava!


    For lovers of all things mint and fruit, Volt is sure to deliver.