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Prilla Deep Dive: What is ZYN? How to use ZYN & more

Prilla Deep Dive: What is ZYN? How to use ZYN & more
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What is ZYN, anyway? Oh, it’s only one of the most popular nicotine pouch brands on the planet. But if you didn’t know that, don’t worry – that’s why we’re here today, to talk all about this much-loved line. This is the first installment of Prilla’s Deep Dive series, in which we explore brands in-depth so that you can get a better understanding of them and sharpen your knowledge of the smokeless world. Ready? Let’s get into it!

What is ZYN?

First, let's start with the basics. What are nicotine pouches? Nicotine pouches are a smokeless and tobacco-free nicotine product as opposed to traditional tobacco products like cigarettes and chewing tobacco. They typically come in small, discreet pouches that are placed between your gum and lip.

As for ZYN specifically, ZYN is a brand of nicotine pouches made by the legendary Swedish Match. There has been a huge influx of ex-tobacco users looking to buy ZYN online since its launch in the late 2010s. One of the main reasons for this is that it comes in a variety of flavors and strengths, which means there's something for everyone to enjoy.

How does ZYN work?

ZYN works by delivering nicotine orally, instead of the lungs, like smoking and vaping, or the nose, like snuff. It's absorbed into the bloodstream via the oral mucosa (the lining of your mouth), providing a quick and discreet way to consume nicotine without smoking or chewing tobacco.

What’s inside ZYN?: ZYN ingredients

If you're curious about what's inside these pouches, you're not alone. Many users want to know what they are putting into their bodies. ZYN ingredients are always of high quality. They include food-grade fillers, nicotine salts, flavorings, and artificial sweeteners. The fillers used are made from a blend of plant fibers, which provides a comfortable and satisfying experience.

How to use ZYN

Wondering how to use ZYN? It's actually quite simple. Here's a step-by-step guide:

1. Wash your hands to ensure that they're clean.

2. Open the ZYN tin and take out a pouch.

3. Place the pouch between your gum and lip.

4. Leave it there for anywhere from 5-30 minutes, depending on how strong you want the effects to be.

Head over to our home page if you’re looking for a more detailed guide on how to use nicotine pouches. There, you’ll be able to get a broader overview of pouch prep and learn all the do’s and don’ts.

Can I swallow ZYN nicotine pouches?

The short answer to this question is – no, you can’t swallow ZYN. However, you can swallow your saliva. Many customers often ask, “can you swallow ZYN spit” or “do you spit ZYN.” It’s completely fine to swallow your spit. In fact, a key unique selling point of the brand is that it is ‘spitless.’

ZYN pouches side effects

What are the ZYN Nicotine Pouches side effects? Are there even any? Unfortunately, yes, there are. But the good news is that they’re rare and usually gentle if they occur. The main side effect, and the one you’re most likely to run into, is that it can be addictive, like all nicotine pouches. It's also not recommended for pregnant or breastfeeding women, as well as anyone under the age of 18.

If you're new to nicotine pouches, it's always a good idea to start with a lower strength and work your way up from there. This will help you avoid minor (but potentially uncomfortable) side effects like nausea, heartburn, and gum pain.

Is ZYN bad for you?

If you're considering using these products, you may be wondering if they are bad for you. While ZYN is marketed as a tobacco-free alternative to traditional tobacco products, it is important to remember that nicotine itself can be harmful, particularly if used in excess or if you're sensitive to it. However, compared to traditional tobacco products, like Camel Snus, nicotine pouches are generally considered to be a less risky alternative.

If you’re looking for some reassurance, these pouches are made with high-quality ingredients and undergo rigorous testing to ensure their safety. To mitigate any risks, use them responsibly and in moderation, and consult a medical professional if you have any concerns about their potential health impacts.

ZYN flavors

One of the appealing aspects of ZYN nicotine pouches is the variety of flavors they come in. Whether you prefer something fruity or minty, the brand has something to suit your taste buds. Some of the most popular ZYN flavors include spearmint, peppermint, wintergreen, citrus, and coffee. Want to find out all the flavors and what they taste like? Take a look at the table below.

ZYN Cool Mint Icy-cool and fresh
ZYN Spearmint Smooth, sweet, and refreshing
ZYN Peppermint Punchy, sharp, and cool
ZYN Menthol Super-icy, potent, and fresh
ZYN Wintergreen Smooth and creamy yet oh-so refreshing
ZYN Citrus Bright, tart, and sour
ZYN Coffee Rich, sweet, and creamy
ZYN Cinnamon Spicy, aromatic, and warm
ZYN Smooth Smooth and satisfying (Unflavored)
ZYN Chill Cool and plain (Unflavored)

ZYN strengths

ZYN nicotine pouches come in a variety of strengths, allowing you to customize your nicotine consumption based on your preferences and needs. They are always measured in milligrams per pouch (mg/pouch) and range from 3 mg/pouch to 6 mg/pouch. We recommend that you opt for a lower strength if you're new to nicotine or have a lower tolerance. But if you've got some experience, by all means, go higher!


Still got some questions? Hopefully, you can find the answer you’re looking for below. Otherwise, get in touch with us at support@prilla.com, and we’ll be happy to help. 

Where can I get ZYN near me?

Wondering where to buy ZYN? You can get it in most gas stations and convenience stores. However, many consumers recommend that you get ZYN delivered online, as it arrives fresher, stays in date longer, and can be found in all flavors and strengths. 

How much are ZYN pouches?

Here at Prilla, ZYN prices range from $3.99 to $4.19 a can.

What is the best ZYN flavor?

That’s subjective! A firm favorite at Prilla HQ is wintergreen for its combo of creamy and refreshing notes. We did an article in collaboration with the great Chad Jones, AKA ‘Snubie’, called ZYN flavors ranked. So if you’re looking for an expert’s opinion, be sure to check it out!


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