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    New to the forum

    Getting off the cigs I tried Marlboro mint a few years ago with some success but alas they went away. Just recently found General mint and love it. However, I'd be interested in knowing if there's anything out there that tastes as good as this but has more bite and lasts longer.

    I really do like this General mint and it's cut a pack a day smoker back to just a couple a day, and I don't even like them when I smoke them. So I feel like I'm pretty close to just doing away with smokes altogether. But some that has a little more bite and lasts longer I think would help. But I love the taste of this General mint so the flavor would also be important.


    Any help is appreciated.

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    Welcome JRen,
    Many of us were in the same boat with cigs. I don’t always like mint, but when I do, I use Odens Extreme Cold. Not as sweet as General, and a bigger nic hit. There’s lots of different mint snuses out there, try several and I’m sure you’ll find one you really like

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    To ME, Thunder Sweet Mint Slim White Dry taste the most similar to General Mint, and it is 11.2mg per portion instead of 8mg per portion. JMHO

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    Welcome JRen.

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    Welcome. I think Skruf do some mint portions that will be strong enough for you.

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    Welcome to snuson JR
    I have about 6 or 7 rolls of Jaks Wintergreen I need gone asap...cheap. PM me.
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    Thanks all.

    Another question, do all online stores charge a ridiculously high freight charge?

    I've been looking on buysnus.com and picked out 3 different cans to try and the freight charge was way more than the snus. $45 for three cans is pricey.

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    you need to buy more volume to reduce the price per can w/shipping....and look for sales.
    I have about 6 or 7 rolls of Jaks Wintergreen I need gone asap...cheap. PM me.
    Grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to hide the bodies of the people I killed because they were annoying......


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    Well being new to "exotic" snus I have no idea what I'll like so I don't really want to order a bunch of something and end up not using it.

    I guess for the time being I'll pay a bit more to find out what I want. I'll definitely order in bulk once I find something I like.


    So, I just ordered one can of N&J Crushed Ice white extra strong, one can of Odens Extreme Cold white, and one can of Siberia -80 Ice Cold white.

    I guess I'll see. Supposed to be here by the end of the week.

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    We have warehouses in Denmark, Sweden and the US. So the shipping prices depends on which warehouse you buy from. Right now we're having a free shipping campaign. Last day today!

    Quote Originally Posted by JRen View Post
    Thanks all.

    Another question, do all online stores charge a ridiculously high freight charge?

    I've been looking on buysnus.com and picked out 3 different cans to try and the freight charge was way more than the snus. $45 for three cans is pricey.

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    From looking at the different sites and shipping cost, snus24 has the lowest shipping, and there can price is around the roll price of other sites. To reduce cost per can, push the quantity to right before the next change in shipping. When trying new Snus, you are going to get some you will not like, but once you find the ones you do like, you can then order in larger quantity.

    Snus.us
    ?? to 37 rolls =$38.21 - 37 cans would be $1.0327 per can
    38 to 50 rolls =$41.74 - 50 cans would be $.8348 per can
    51 to 62 rolls =$45.10 - 62 cans would be $.7274 per can
    63 to 75 rolls = $47.78 - 75 cans would be $.6371 per can

    Snus24
    13 = $24.13 - 13 cans would be $1.8561 per can
    27 = $26.50 - 27 cans would be $.9814 per can
    41 = $28.88 - 41 cans would be $.7043 per can
    55 = $31.38 - 55 cans would be $.5705 per can
    69 = $33.88 - 69 cans would be $.4910 per can
    83 = $35.63 - 83 cans would be $.4292 per can
    $37.75

    Snus Central
    $34.85 - 25 cans would be $1.3940 per can
    $38.04 - 37 cans would be $1.0281 per can
    $41.57 - 50 cans would be $.8314 per can
    $44.93 - 62 cans would be $.7246 per can
    $47.45 - 75 cans would be $.6366 per can
    $50.64 - 87 cans would be $.5820 per can
    $54.00 - 100 cans would be $.5400 per can
    $57.19

    Quote Originally Posted by JRen View Post
    Thanks all.

    Another question, do all online stores charge a ridiculously high freight charge?

    I've been looking on buysnus.com and picked out 3 different cans to try and the freight charge was way more than the snus. $45 for three cans is pricey.

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    Good break down Burnie, but it is by weight, no?

    My last order from SC was 40 tins of my usual stuff and the freight was ~ $ 42. At the last minute I decided to throw on one can, a flavor I have not tried, and that one can bumped the total by ~ $6.50, so I took it out of my cart. You can play all day with the shopping carts and engineer the best value on shipping, but to my mind it's forty bucks. Anyhow, with sales, etc my "premium" snus was $ 4.45 a tin landed..... not bad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Burnsey View Post
    Good break down Burnie, but it is by weight, no?

    My last order from SC was 40 tins of my usual stuff and the freight was ~ $ 42. At the last minute I decided to throw on one can, a flavor I have not tried, and that one can bumped the total by ~ $6.50, so I took it out of my cart. You can play all day with the shopping carts and engineer the best value on shipping, but to my mind it's forty bucks. Anyhow, with sales, etc my "premium" snus was $ 4.45 a tin landed..... not bad.
    Yeah, I play with the can numbers, too, and order when SC has “15 for the price of 10 cans” sales. It works out good when you know what you want. I really miss the pre-PACT days when you could order one or two cans to try, and only pay a buck postage for the mailman to deliver them.

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    Yes shipping is by weight, but the breakdown gives you an idea. I just keep adding one can at a time until it goes up, then back down one can. Also with Snus central, you get the roll price if you add a roll, then go up by one. My last order I got 37 of one and 15 of another, both were at the roll price per can.

    Quote Originally Posted by Burnsey View Post
    Good break down Burnie, but it is by weight, no?

    My last order from SC was 40 tins of my usual stuff and the freight was ~ $ 42. At the last minute I decided to throw on one can, a flavor I have not tried, and that one can bumped the total by ~ $6.50, so I took it out of my cart. You can play all day with the shopping carts and engineer the best value on shipping, but to my mind it's forty bucks. Anyhow, with sales, etc my "premium" snus was $ 4.45 a tin landed..... not bad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JRen View Post
    Getting off the cigs I tried Marlboro mint a few years ago with some success but alas they went away. Just recently found General mint and love it. However, I'd be interested in knowing if there's anything out there that tastes as good as this but has more bite and lasts longer.

    I really do like this General mint and it's cut a pack a day smoker back to just a couple a day, and I don't even like them when I smoke them. So I feel like I'm pretty close to just doing away with smokes altogether. But some that has a little more bite and lasts longer I think would help. But I love the taste of this General mint so the flavor would also be important.

    Any help is appreciated.
    If you're looking for something with a mint flavor, with more, and longer lasting, but along the lines of General Mint (which is a peppermint snus), these are my suggestions. I'll link to my reviews on these, as well.

    First, in terms of flavor longevity. Original portions tend to last around 45 minutes, white portions around an hour, and white portions up to 1.5 hours. So it depends on how long you want a product to last.

    Thunder Cool Mint Slim White Dry - twice as strong as General Mint, smooth peppermint flavor, and long lasting taste.

    G3 Mint Extra Strong - similar taste to General Mint, a little stronger, but about the same longevity in terms of flavor.

    Catch XRANGE - same strength, same portion material, but I like the taste of this one more than General Mint.

    Nick & Johnny Crushed Ice White - this one is a mint blend, it's stronger than General Mint, and lasts about the same amount of time.

    The Lab 12 Mint Strong - Stronger than General Mint, lasts about the same amount of time, but a milder peppermint taste.

    Those products will have a similar flavor as they're all peppermint.

    Quote Originally Posted by JRen View Post
    Thanks all.

    Another question, do all online stores charge a ridiculously high freight charge?

    I've been looking on buysnus.com and picked out 3 different cans to try and the freight charge was way more than the snus. $45 for three cans is pricey.
    First of all, this is due to the PACT Act which requires tobacco to be shipped via a carrier that verifies age. The stores don't have any information control over that. If you're buying online, it isn't cost effective to just buy 3 cans. I buy 40 cans every 2 months, and with shipping included in the cost I pay 4.00 per can or less (depending on what is on sale). General is 7.00 a can here, so buying online, even with shipping included, is much cheaper than buying locally for me.

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    Thanks all folks.

    I got my second order in today, still haven't received the first. My impressions on the four cans I got today...

    N&J Crushed Ice White- a little disappointed in the flavor. Milder than I was expecting but good. Didn't really feel much stronger the General.

    Kapton White Mint- the closest to General out of the 4 IMO. Not as sweet but good. Noticable more buzz than General.

    Nordic White Mint- I don't know what was in this but I did not like it at all. Did not taste any mint and didn't leave it in long enough to get a feel for strength. To me it was gross.

    Oden Extreme Cold White- mild mint taste with an equal amount of tobacco flavor. Slightly bitter but not bad. Strength was WOW. Annihilates any cig craving.


    So out of these I think I'll probably get settled more of the Kapton for more regular use and Odens for those occassional extreme cravings.

    Will also keep trying other suggestions mentioned here and abroad.

    And still waiting for my other shipment with a couple new ones to try.

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    Welcome to the forum bro! Glad you found us!

    As far as mint snus goes.......what they all said ^^^^^
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