How to Choose your Nicotine Pouch Strength and Flavor

New to the world of nicotine pouches?

Similar to other smokeless alternatives like vaping, nicotine pouches offer lots of choice when it comes to strength and flavor. Ultimately, this gives you more control and more variety (although everyone knows the best is wintergreen 15mg. Change my mind.) However, it can be hard to know where to start.

Let’s dive into the different nicotine pouch strengths and flavor options.



What even are these pouches I keep hearing about?

Maybe your friends told you about Bridge. Maybe your girlfriend or your parents thoughtfully (forcefully) suggested you look into a tobacco-free option. Or maybe you saw a mysterious, shiny, red tin on a counter one day and thought “huh.” Either way, we’re glad you’re here.


nicotine pouches are small, soft packets that contain nicotine and organic ingredients. The nicotine in the pouch is absorbed through swallowing your saliva as well as through the lining of your mouth. (That’s right—no spitting. You’re welcome, mom.)

These tobacco-free pouches are also known as "snus pouches," "nicopods," or "nicopresses." They ‘re a popular way to get your nicotine hit without having to smoke or chew tobacco, as they do not contain any tobacco product.



What are the benefits of using pouches?

So, there are a lot of benefits to tobacco-free pouches. And we’ve done a lot of Googling. If you want the full run down, head to this deep dive post on the benefits of tobacco free pouches over smoking or chewing tobacco if you want the full run down. But in the meantime, here’s a recap:


Tobacco-free pouches are:

  • Good for ditching cigarettes - Forego the combustion, smell, inhalation, and harmful chemicals induced by smoking tobacco. (The doctors are right. We checked.)

  • Safer for those around you - There’s no secondhand smoke, smell, or spitting associated with tobacco-free pouches, making them a safer choice for those around you.

  • Discreet and easy to use - You can use tobacco-free pouches pretty much anywhere, at any time, without anyone even knowing. They fit easily in your pocket and can be used quickly and discreetly.

  • A handy way to kick tobacco - Tobacco-free nicotine pouches can help you wean yourself off of cigarettes or dip, and eventually stop using tobacco altogether. I both smoked and dipped for yeeeeears. Now, I just use Bridge.

  • Don't stain your teeth or fingertips - Forget the gross brown stains and enjoy the minty or citrussy goodness.



How to choose the right nicotine pouch flavor for you

First: If you’re looking for something that tastes like cotton candy or skittles …yeah no. We’re past that, my guy. But never fear—Bridge tastes great, and everyone around you is about to notice your subtle, sophisticated new scent.


Bridge™ nicotine pouches come in a variety of nicotine pouch flavorsfrom full-on flavorless to options like citrus and wintergreen.Choosing the right nicotine pouch flavor for you is a matter of personal preference, but here is a breakdown of the flavors on offer:


Wintergreen nicotine pouches

Wintergreen is my favorite for a reason. It’s light, refreshing and cooling—perfect for those who enjoy the minty afterglow of a good tooth brushing.

Oh, and it turns out I’m not alone; wintergreen is the most popular flavor among our customers to date.

Citrus nicotine pouches

Citrus flavors are tangy and bright with a zesty kick—yes I said “zesty”—perfect for those who want a little bit of tartness in their nicotine pouch. Citrus flavors are also a great way to add a little bit of variety to your nicotine pouch rotation if you usually stick to minty flavors.


Spearmint nicotine pouches

Not your grandfather’s spearmint (or maybe it is, if your grandfather was cool) the spearmint flavor is a classic that’s perfect for those who enjoy a traditional minty taste. Similar to the flavor of many chewing gums, spearmint has a subtler, lighter flavor that’s vaguely sweet.


Cool mint nicotine pouches

Cool mint nicotine pouches are refreshing and cool, with a hint of sweetness. These pouches are perfect for those who want to enjoy a cool minty flavor with a stronger, more punch-you-in-the-mouth mintiness compared to spearmint.


Unflavored nicotine pouches

For the most dapper among us (or maybe just the undecided?) flavorless nicotine pouches are perfect for, 1: those who just don’t like added flavors, 2: those in certain regions where flavored tobacco products are a no-go, or 3: those extra hands-on, crafty bastards who want to add their own flavor to our product. You do you, dude.

So basically, when it comes to choosing a flavor for your nicotine pouch, it really comes down to personal preference. We encourage you to try a few before settling in.



How to choose the right nicotine pouch strength for you

Just like with anything new in life, if you’ve never experienced a tobacco-free nicotine pouch before, we recommend starting at the bottom and working your way up. Yes, even if you’re a seasoned chew, dip or cigarette guy. Even if the voice in your head is telling you to jump straight into the deep end braaah what’s the worst that could happen!?!!?

Well, you might get a really intense hit of nicotine that you’re not totally into, and kinda ruin the experience for you, not to mention waste your money. That’s what.

Especially if you’ve never done a tobacco-free nicotine pouch before you’ll want to figure out how the nicotine hits your system and how it feels differently than smoking or dipping. (Spoiler alert: it’s intense.)

There are three main strengths of nicotine pouches: mild, medium, and strong. The strength of the nicotine pouch is measured in milligrams per gram (mg/g). A mild nicotine pouch will have a lower mg/g, while a strong nicotine pouch will have a higher mg/g.


Bridge™ pouches come in three different strengths:

4mg nicotine pouches
- These are perfect for first-time users or those who want a very mild nicotine experience. We also recommend these pouches if you’re trying to wean yourself off cigarettes.


10mg nicotine pouches - These are our most popular strength and are perfect for those who want a little bit more of a nicotine buzz. If you’re a former smoker, these pouches will give you a similar feeling to smoking a cigarette.


15mg nicotine pouches - These are for those who want a strong nicotine buzz, or are heavy smokers. We do not recommend these pouches for first-time users.

At the end of the day, our motto is to start low and go slow when it comes to choosing the strength of your nicotine pouch. That 15mg hit isn’t going anywhere if you end up deciding it’s the buzz for you.


What is the strongest nicotine pouch?

Let’s start with a comparison: a typical cigarette contains around 10-12 mg of nicotine. Lighter ones will contain around 3-5mg, and very strong ones can be a whopping 28mg. The strongest nicotine pouches we offer contain 15mg of nicotine. Compared to a cigarette, these pouches will give you a strong nicotine buzz without combusting and inhaling the chemicals found in cigarettes.



How Bridge™ makes it easy to choose, satisfies, and is here for you

When we founded Bridge, the aim was to make it as easy as possible for smokers and dippers to find an alternative that actually satisfies. That’s why we offer a variety of nicotine strengths and flavors, so you can find the perfect pouch for you.

Our subscription model also means that you’ll never have to worry about running out of pouches; we’ll send you a fresh batch every month. In combination with our existing discounts and pouch parks loyalty program, you’ll save even more money by kicking tobacco and switching to Bridge.

But, if subscriptions aren’t your thing, no sweat. if you just want to try a couple of different kinds and see what you think, we offer single packs of all our strengths and flavors so that you can find your perfect match before setting up a subscription. (You don’t get married on the first date.)

All of our products use the highest quality, food-grade ingredients, and our manufacturing process is GMP certified. This means that you can be sure you're getting a product that is not only delicious but safe and of the highest quality.

If you have any questions about choosing the right nicotine pouch flavor or strength for you, we’re really reeeeally into this stuff so don't hesitate to reach out. Our team is happy to chat about our favorite habit all day long.

Last thing: once you've found your perfect nicotine pouch, be sure to check out our other blog posts for more tips on how to make the most of your switch to smokeless tobacco.



Where and how to purchase Bridge

Ready to make the switch to tobacco-free nicotine pouches? Try our products. They’re awesome.

Bridge is available for purchase from our website.

Where to buy nicotine pouches near me? Coming soon.