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    ZYN Nicotine Pouches Product Review

    Written by: Louise Johnson



    Time to read 13 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 ZYN Nicotine Pouches

    ZYN nicotine pouches hail from the innovative minds at Swedish Match, a behemoth in the industry with a rich heritage spanning over 100 years. With such an esteemed background and a dedication to quality, it's no fluke that ZYN boasts major markets in both Europe and North America. What makes ZYN truly special is its dazzling array of strengths and flavours, which are inclusive for all sorts of nicotine pouch lovers!

    Now, gather around while we spill the beans on what ZYN nicotine pouches really are. These little heroes are pouches designed for those looking for a tidier, more discreet alternative to nicotine consumption. They come in a variety of strengths ranging from the gentle whisper of 1.5mg per pouch all the way to the bold shout of 11mg per pouch. No matter what you’re looking for, ZYN has got your back!

    When it comes to ZYN nicotine pouches, offerings available may change depending on your location. For instance, over in the United States, ZYN pouches come in a Dry format, perfect for those who prefer a less moist experience. Meanwhile across the pond in Europe, ZYN is shaking things up by transitioning from Dry to a Wet format.

    Why the change? It's all about evolution and keeping things fresh. Because this transition isn't quite complete, pouch lovers in Europe can currently get their hands on both Dry and Wet pouches for the time being. All you need to do to identify ZYN’s Wet pouches is look for the ‘New Feel’ label on the canister. It’s as simple as that!

    One thing is for absolute certain: In the world of nicotine pouches, ZYN is in a league of its own.

    ZYN Nicotine Pouches – Look & Feel

    Okay, we’re itching to talk about the actual canisters that house ZYN nicotine pouches. They boast a sleek, clean design with that nice plasticky feel we're all familiar with. Nothing too fancy—just pure class in clean canisters, with big, bold letters to signify the ZYN brand.

    The gorgeous hue of each canister cheekily hints at the flavour inside. For instance, if you spot dark red colouring, you're in for a Black Cherry treat! And if your canister is light orange, ZYN Bellini is calling your name.

    Now, remember our little chat about the ‘New Feel’ label? That label helps you know that you've snagged one of ZYN's newer Wet format canisters in Europe, as opposed to their original Dry.

    ZYN Nicotine Pouches

    All ZYN nicotine pouches weigh an incredibly lightweight 0.7g, making them oh-so-easy to slide under your lip. Trust us, these pouches are made for stealth and comfort! Best of all, ZYN pouches offer a smooth, long-lasting nicotine sensation that can last up to an hour. Talk about good company, right?

    When you pop open a canister of ZYN nicotine pouches, you'll find exactly 20 inside. That number perfectly aligns with industry standards, ensuring you've got plenty of enjoyment stashed in your pocket or purse.

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

    Now, let's delve into the many wonderful flavours of ZYN nicotine pouches! ZYN excels in curating a diverse range of flavours that cater to various palates globally. It’s important to note that flavour options vary depending on the country you’re located in. But no matter—whether you find yourself in the frosty terrains of Canada or the snug corners of Sweden, the exceptional taste remains consistent.

    Let's start with ZYN Black Cherry. Envision a delightful explosion of black cherry that gracefully envelops your taste buds. Its boldness and audacity exude fruity decadence. Next, there's ZYN Citrus, which is a harmonious blend of zesty citrus flavours sure to rejuvenate your senses. Citrus brings a vibrant, tangy delight to your day.

    ZYN Espressino, on the other hand, is crafted for all you coffee aficionados. This flavour perfectly encapsulates the essence of rich, aromatic coffee and offers a robust kick paired with comforting warmth. Then there’s ZYN Cucumber Lime—a fusion of refreshing cucumber and zesty lime that embodies a cool, invigorating essence. It’ll make you feel like you’re sipping a summer cocktail.

    Finally, ZYN Spearmint offers the timeless freshness of Spearmint coupled with delectable notes of citrus. It's a rejuvenating choice for moments where all you want is a breath of fresh air.

    And get this: That’s just a few of the delightful flavours that ZYN offers. Keep reading to learn more about the many flavours of ZYN nicotine pouches!

    the range of flavours available

    Performance: Do ZYN Nicotine Pouches Hit the Spot?

    Now, let's chat about the strength offerings in ZYN nicotine pouches. One of the fabulous perks of ZYN is its incredible range of strengths. Trust us, there's truly something for everyone! Whether you're dipping your toes into the world of nicotine pouches for the first time or you're a seasoned veteran, ZYN has got your back.

    The strength offerings start at a super manageable 1.5mg and 3mg per pouch for those who like to keep it light. And for the more daring souls, it scales up to a mighty 11mg per pouch. As for everyone in between? There are several options to fine-tune your experience.

    ZYN offers various formats, too, including Slim, Mini, and Standard/Pearls canisters. To make things as easy as pie, ZYN adopts a simple Dot system to signify strength levels, ensuring things are always crystal clear. This way, you’ll know precisely what you're looking for without any fuss. How fantastic is that?

    Still confused? Here’s a quick and simple breakdown to provide more information on ZYN’s formats:

    Mini 1/4 → 1.5mg per pouch

    Mini 2/4 → 3mg per pouch

    Mini 4/4 → 6mg per pouch

    Mini 5/5 → 9mg per pouch

    Slim 2/4 → 6.5mg per pouch

    Slim 3/4 → 6.5mg per pouch

    Slim 4/4 → 11mg per pouch

    Standard Strong → 9.5mg per pouch

    Standard Extra Strong → 10.5mg per pouch


    ZYN nicotine pouches are the granddaddy of them all! With one of the most globally esteemed reputations of any brand out there, ZYN is already well-known by the vast majority of nicotine pouch lovers. What makes the brand special is its storied history, its global dominance in the market, and the incredible flavours it offers. It also helps that ZYN has beautiful branding and nicotine strengths for all sorts of pouch enthusiasts!

    The honest truth? It’s hard to find anything bad to say about ZYN. Before we dive into some reviews from our taste testers, here is how I would rate ZYN nicotine pouches:

    Taste: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 5/5

    Flavour Range: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ 4/5

    Nicotine Strength: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 5/5

    Design: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 5/5

    Overall: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 4.7/5

    ZYN Nicotine Pouches Panel Test Reviews

    We tested ZYN 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 ZYN Nicotine Pouches

    Overall: I’m pretty sure everybody knows ZYN. Even people who don’t like nicotine pouches know what ZYN is, I would imagine. And for good reason. It’s far and away one of the top brands out there. They don’t even have many fruity flavours to offer (sigh), but I’m still a pretty big fan. All the other flavours are quite fantastic, and they have some of the loveliest nicotine options on the market! 

    1. ZYN has seriously perfected its flavours. Even though they don’t have any flavours that I’d traditionally love, I still find myself amazed by the aromas.
    2. Those nicotine strengths. They are unparalleled. Seriously. I’d even wager the nicotine strengths are what makes ZYN so popular in North America.
    3. The design of ZYN’s canisters is straightforward and lovely! Such nice colours.

    1. I really wish they would introduce some berry-forward flavours. I have literally written to their customer support team about this in the past!


    Taste: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ 4/5

    Flavour Range: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ 4/5

    Nicotine Strength: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 5/5

    Design: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 5/5

    Overall: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ 4.5/5

    James' Review of ZYN Nicotine Pouches

    Overall: ZYN is a classic brand for a reason. Their flavour range is, to me, among the best of any brand out there. They don’t skimp on the citrus offerings whatsoever (unlike so many other brands)! And all their non-citrus flavours are quite lovely, too, because they know not to make things abundantly sweet. The only thing that’s always irked me about ZYN is that they don’t offer much in the way of stronger nicotine options. I suppose they’re trying to appeal to a larger audience, though?

    1. The citrus flavours are to die for.
    2. The design of the packages is quite lovely too. Nice and clean and simple.
    3. Recently they’ve been shifting to Wet pouches instead of Dry in Europe. I enjoy the Wet pouches quite a bit. They feel better under my lip.

    1. I’d love it if they offered more flavours in their 10.5mg and 11mg options. That would be nice!


    Taste: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 5/5

    Flavour Range: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 5/5

    Nicotine Strength: ⭐⭐⭐ 3/5

    Design: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ 4/5

    Overall: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ 4.3/5

    Clare's Review of ZYN Nicotine Pouches

    Overall: Oh, ZYN! ZYN has been a favourite brand of mine ever since I got into nicotine pouches. In fact, I think the first pouch I ever tried was a ZYN pouch. And here I am, years later, still enjoying their offerings! Whether it’s the flavours or the nicotine options, there are so many nice things to say about ZYN. But I’ll end by simply saying that they are the best!

    1. Every flavour at ZYN is simply fantastic. I even enjoy the Espressino flavour, which wouldn’t typically be my thing!

    2. ZYN might have the nicest nicotine options on the market. Just saying!

    3. It’s nice to know that ZYN comes from Swedish Match. There’s just something about knowing a brand has been around for a while. 

    1. Some more fruit-forward options would be nice. But that’s about my only complaint!


    Taste: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 5/5

    Flavour Range: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ 4/5

    Nicotine Strength: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 5/5

    Design: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ 4/5

    Overall: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ 4.5/5

    ZYN Nicotine Pouches Product Taste Test:

    ZYN Apple Mint

    Stephen: What a delightful start to ZYN’s offerings! The apple and mint notes in here pair so well together. It’s crisp and refreshing. Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ 4/5

    James: Pleasantly surprised by the apple, which is crisp and not too sweet! But it's the mint that ties everything together for me and gives it that refreshing vibe. Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ 4/5

    Clare: This is honestly a perfect marriage of mint with a touch of apple sweetness. Divine! Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 5/5

    Overall rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ 4.3/5

    ZYN Bellini

    Stephen: Oh my. This is fantastic. The peachy, sparkling aromas truly captures the essence of a Bellini. Now I want one. Haha! Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 5/5

    James: It’s a unique flavour that teeters on the edge of being too sweet. Seriously tastes like peaches though, which is impressive. Rating: ⭐⭐⭐ 3/5

    Clare: I feel like I just touched down in Italy. This flavour is bursting with peachy goodness. And I swear it’s sort of effervescent. Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ 4/5

    Overall rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ 4/5

    ZYN Black Cherry

    Stephen: The depth of black cherry flavour is impressively authentic and enjoyable. It’s so juicy. Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 5/5

    James: Cherry can be super hit or miss for me. Many brands really lean into the sweetness. But ZYN strikes a perfect balance. Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ 4/5

    Clare: There are tart notes and sweet notes dancing with one another in ZYN Black Cherry. It’s super tasty! Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ 4/5

    Overall rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ 4.3/5

    ZYN Citrus

    Stephen: A solid citrus offering! Although I honestly found it just a touch one-note. Rating: ⭐⭐⭐ 3/5

    James: Come on. It doesn’t get better than this. Citrus perfection with just the right amount of tang. Exactly what I'm always searching for. Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 5/5

    Clare: Crisp and refreshing! I almost felt like I was sipping on some lemonade with reduced sugar content. Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ 4/5

    Overall rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ 4/5

    ZYN Cool Mint

    Stephen: Noticeably cool with a refreshing finish! And the mint is not overpowering the way it can be with other brands. Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ 4/5

    James: So nice and refreshing. This is one of the finer mint flavours on the market. There’s a subtle sweetness to it. Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ 4/5

    Clare: Cool Mint is an exhilarating experience. It’s everything I want. This has been a favourite pouch of mine for a while now. Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 5/5

    Overall rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ 4.3/5

    ZYN Cucumber Lime

    Stephen: I enjoy the zest from the lime a lot but don’t love the cucumber. I’m not sure why, but I just don’t love cucumber-flavoured things! Rating: ⭐⭐⭐ 3/5

    James: The cucumber is refreshing and the lime adds the perfect twist of tartness and acidity. It's a summertime dream in a pouch. Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 5/5

    Clare: Interesting … but doesn’t quite meet the requirements of what I’m looking for! Rating: ⭐⭐⭐ 3/5

    Overall rating: ⭐⭐⭐ 3.7/5

    ZYN Espressino

    Stephen: It’s rich, milky, and a little chocolatey. About as good as a coffee-forward flavour gets. Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ 4/5

    James: I always appreciate the novelty of a coffee flavour. This is one of the absolute best out there. I tip my cap to ZYN. Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ 4/5

    Clare: ZYN Espressino offers a charming complexity! It has some really intense chocolate and coffee notes. I liked it! Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ 4/5

    Overall rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ 4/5

    ZYN Fresh Mint

    Stephen: Fresh and invigorating, but I enjoy the Cool Mint from earlier a touch more. Rating: ⭐⭐⭐ 3/5

    James: This is a delightful mint flavour. It’s slightly herby and sweet. Best of all, it’s incredibly cooling. Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ 4/5

    Clare: The epitome of mint freshness! ZYN Fresh Mint is utterly sublime. Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 5/5

    Overall rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ 3.7/5

    ZYN Gold

    Stephen: There are some rich and indulgent flavours in here. A bit of herbaceousness too. But at the end of the day, I didn’t love it. Rating: ⭐⭐⭐ 3/5

    James: ZYN Gold is honestly quite fantastic. It’s sweet, bitter, and savoury all at once. Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 5/5

    Clare: Interesting! But the bitterness of it really comes on strong. It was too much for me. Rating: ⭐⭐⭐ 3/5

    Overall rating: ⭐⭐⭐ 3.7/5

    ZYN Lemon Spritz

    Stephen: What a pleasant surprise! There’s some sweetness that adds to the citrus, and there’s a bubbly taste too. Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ 4/5

    James: This is the citrus wonderland I’ve been dreaming of. I’d give it ten stars if I could. Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 5/5

    Clare: Okay, this seriously reminded me of an Aperol Spritz. It has nice citrus and sweet notes in it. So, so good! Now I want a cocktail! Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ 4/5

    Overall rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 4.3/5

    ZYN Original

    Stephen: Hmm. Hard to pin down the flavour here. Is there even a flavour to go along with it? Rating: ⭐⭐⭐ 3/5

    James: Not much to say about ZYN Original. You’ll like it if you’re looking for a flavourless pouch. Rating: ⭐⭐⭐ 3/5

    Clare: I don’t really know what to say about a flavourless pouch … It was okay, I guess? Rating: ⭐⭐⭐ 3/5

    Overall rating: ⭐⭐⭐ 3/5

    ZYN Pearls Ice Mint

    Stephen: I’d say this is the second-best mint flavour from ZYN after Cool Mint. It’s quite lovely. Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ 4/5

    James: Another very delightful mint flavour right here. There is a very mild sweetness to it. Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ 4/5

    Clare: Win after win after win for ZYN! The effect from these pouches is so cooling. It’s like walking through an ice cave lit by string lights. Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 5/5

    Overall rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ 4.3/5

    ZYN Spearmint

    Stephen: I feel like this has the most complex notes of all the mint flavours so far. It has notes of citrus and spice to it! Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ 4/5

    James: This is honestly one of the best spearmint flavours I’ve ever had. The citrus notes are divine. Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ 4/5

    Clare: WOW! Somehow I’d never had ZYN Spearmint before. It’s so refreshing and delicious. I will absolutely be buying it soon. Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 5/5

    Overall rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ 4.3/5

    ZYN Violet Licorice

    Stephen: This is a true departure from the ordinary. It’s a unique blend that tantalises. The violet notes reminded me of those little violet candies I used to adore as a kid. Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ 4/5

    James: Hate to sound like a square, but this knocked my socks off. The violet and liquorice work so well together. Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ 4/5

    Clare: I just don’t love liquorice! I’m sorry, everyone! Rating: ⭐⭐ 2/5

    Overall rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ 3.3/5

    The Wombat Verdict – The ZYN Range

    What’s not to love about ZYN nicotine pouches? For many years now, this has been the dominant brand on the market. And it’s easy to see why. With a trusted parent company in Swedish Match, loads of delightful and tantalising flavours, and several different nicotine options, ZYN is easily one of the best brands out there!