ZYN Nicotine Pouches Review

Small, Simple And Subtle – Sounds Like A Zyn!
By Melanie, Lead Copywriter
13th May 2024(updated)
  • BrandZYN
  • Release Date2014
  • Price£6.50 / 3 For £18
  • SizesMini & Slim
  • Nicotine Strengths6mg – 12mg
  • Made InSweden

ZYN Nicotine Pouches Preview

ZYN is perhaps the most well-known producer of nicotine pouches, worldwide, and since their arrival in the UK, they’ve sparked a lot of interest amongst vapers and smokers. But, what exactly sets them apart from the other options in this growing category? Well, before we get into our thoughts about the brand, here’s a few things you should know about nic pouches. They’re small, convenient, produce no smoke or vapour and are available in a wide range of flavours and strengths. Ideal for when you can’t vape (think public spaces like the cinema or the office), they’re a handy addition for vapers.

ZYN pouches are no different, with everything from classic Cool Mint to the more exotic Chilli Guava and Espressino pouches on offer, the brand is looking to make its mark in the realm of flavour. But it’s not all about taste – as you’ll soon find out – and if you’re thinking of giving ZYNs a try, read on for our full review.

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What's Included In the Box?

Every ZYN Pouch box includes the following:

  • Xros Pro Device20 / 21 x Nicotine Pouches

What We Like

  • Range of familiar & exotic flavours
  • Several pouch sizes
  • Multiple strengths to choose from
  • Convenient storage for used pouches
  • 3 for £18 multi-buy

What We Don't Like

  • Many flavours only come in one size
  • Some flavours only come in one strength
  • Relatively small flavour range

Who Are ZYN Pouches For?

Zyn Pouches

ZYN pouches – also known as ZYNs, ZYNnies and about twenty other names (they really are that popular) – are a good choice whether you’re brand-new to pouches or just looking to try something different.

Available in a range of sizes and nicotine levels, from lighter options like 6mg pouches all the way to stronger 12mg ZYNs, it’s easy to find one that suits your preferences. If you’re really new, we’d recommend a 6mg (available in three unique flavours) and work your way up from there.

What Are The Flavours in The ZYN Nicotine Pouch Range?

The ZYN pouch collection features a curated range of flavours, that while small still finds room to cater to every palate. Whether you prefer sweet, zesty, spicy, cool or rich flavours, there’s something here to sample.

Zyn Citrus Nicotine Pouch


Citrus ZYN pouches are available in a 6mg strength. These mini pouches are ideal for beginners thanks to their low strength and small size. The tangy fusion of orange and lemongrass means they’re a good pick if you prefer a pouch that’s not too sweet.

Zyn Espressino Nicotine Pouch


The Espressino ZYN pouches are a good choice if you want a flavour that’s unique yet familiar. Featuring the classic taste of dark coffee, these mini pouches have a 6mg strength that makes them a good starting point for new pouch users or those who prefer a lighter level.

Zyn Chilli Guava Nicotine Pouch

Chili Guava

Looking for something entirely different? The Chili Guava ZYNs might be just the ticket – combining the sweet, tropical taste of guava with a spicy chilli kick. These 11mg mini pouches feature a medium level of nicotine so they’re best if you have some experience using pouches.

Zyn Cool Mint Nicotine Pouch

Cool Mint

If you’re after something simple and traditional, we recommend the Cool Mint ZYNs, which feature the cool and sweet taste of classic mint. You can pick from 6mg mini pouches as well as 9mg or 12mg slim pouches, so there’s something to suit every nic strength and size preference.

Zyn Icy Mint Nicotine Pouch

Icy Mint

For a pouch that really turns up the chill, go for ZYN Icy Mint. These slim pouches combine crisp mint, cool eucalyptus and frosty menthol, so they’re a good pick if you like a bold taste. In 9.5mg and 12.5mg strengths, they’re best for those with plenty of experience using pouches.

Zyn Icy Blackcurrant Nicotine Pouch

Icy Blackcurrant

Prefer a flavour that’s both cool and sweet? How about ZYN Icy Blackcurrant? These pouches feature the familiar taste of blackcurrant, cooled by a menthol finish. These slim ZYNs are available in a 12.5mg strength, so they’re ideal if you’ve already used pouches and know you prefer something stronger.

How Do I Use ZYN Pouches?

ZYN pouches couldn’t be simpler to use. Take a pouch out of the tub and insert it under your top lip, against your gum. You’ll feel a tingling sensation as your pouch gets to work, which will last for around five minutes. Leave your pouch in for up to an hour. Once you’re finished, dispose of your pouch in a general waste bin – or use the handy storage compartment in the tub’s lid.

Place Your Nicotine Pouch
Place Your Nicotine Pouch

Put your pouch in between your gum and upper lip.

Let Your Pouch Work
Let Your Pouch Work

You'll feel a tingling sensation as it begins working, which will last for up to 5 minutes.

Keep Your Pouch In Place
Keep Your Pouch In Place

Keep your pouch in place for up to 60 minutes.

Dispose Of Your Pouch
Dispose Of Your Pouch

When you're ready, remove your pouch and dispose of it in a general waste bin.


Our Expert Opinion About ZYN Pouches

So, how do ZYN pouches stack up? We’ve asked our resident vape experts to weigh in!

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JoshThe Vaping Specialist

I was an early convert to nicotine pouches, thanks mainly to an extended commute. I’ve tried a few in my time but always like to keep things simple. With that in mind, I stick to Cool Mint. It’s sweet, fresh and light – ideal for after meals. That being said, I start a lot of mornings with the Espressino pouches, they have a dark flavour that suits their 6mg strength.

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HugoThe Flavour Expert

I’ve tried pouches before but I had never really gotten on with them. I wanted to give them a second chance, though, so I brought a tub of Icy Blackcurrant ZYN with me on a recent long train journey where I wouldn’t be able to vape. I was really surprised by how quickly they satisfied cravings!

Should You Buy ZYN Pouches?

Nicotine pouches might seem a little unusual if you haven’t given them a try yet. But then again – didn’t vaping seem odd when you first heard about it? While they don’t recreate the physical act of smoking the way vaping does, they nonetheless offer a more convenient, fuss-free way to satisfy nicotine cravings.

If you’re looking to try nic pouches for the first time, ZYN are a solid choice. They have a good range of flavours, plenty of nicotine strengths to try, and some different size options too – it’s easy to find one you like. If you’ve already tried pouches before, ZYN features some really unique flavours that no other range does, so it’s worth taking a look!

ZYN Nicotine Pouches Frequently Asked Questions

You’ve asked, we’ve answered – below, you’ll discover everything you’ll need to know about ZYN.

  • You can keep a ZYN pouch in your mouth for up to one hour.

  • The most popular ZYN pouch is Citrus – they deliver a fruity yet tangy taste that’s not too sweet or overpowering.

  • ZYN pouches contain between 6mg and 12.5mg of nicotine. If you’re new to pouches, we highly recommend going for a low strength to start.

  • If you’re looking for a more comfortable pouch, we recommend the mini options. These pouches are extra small, and they’re available in flavours like Citrus, Espressino and Cool Mint.

  • ZYN pouches cost £6.50 for a tub of 20 – but you can stock up for less with our 3 for £18 multi-buy.

Which Pouches Are Similar To ZYNs?

The ZYN range features some flavours which are similar to those you’ll find in Velo pouches – like fruity, icy and citrus notes. Or, if you’re looking for stronger pouches, those in the White Fox range are available in strengths of 15mg per pouch, with mint, menthol and tobacco-flavoured options available.

Need More Help?

There’s our review of ZYN pouches – we hope this has helped you decide whether they’re right for you. If you’re still stuck, feel free to reach out to our Customer Service team. Our friendly experts are here to help, by phone, email and live chat.

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