Onico snus

Onico snus

Launched in 2006 by Swedish Match, Onico is a line of snus which contains no tobacco or nicotine and instead uses a special blend of vegetable fibers in order to replicate the taste and feel of real snus. Because Onico branded snus contains no tobacco (ironically the name means ‘Nicotine’ in Swedish!), it is exempt from tobacco duties and taxes (which are normally charged for other brands of snus) when shipped across international borders, and this can make it inexpensive to order (providing you don’t order it alongside tobacco snus brands!). When it was originally released, Onico was endorsed by the Swedish actor Mikael Persbrandt, and during the 2009­2010 SHL season the Onico brand was one of five main sponsors. Until 2008, all formulations of Onico contained corn fibers, but these were replaced by cocoa and oat fibers after dentists found that the corn fibers used in the original recipe could contribute to the formation of cavities. Today, Onico is the most popular brand of nicotine free snus on the market and is enjoyed by many.

Types of Onico

Onico is available in several varieties including Original & Mini (both of which have a taste of classic tobacco), licorice, and enbar (cranberry). A special variant of Onico known as Onico Ginseng & Guarana also exists and was introduced in 2010. This Onico variant contains the stimulants ginseng and guarana which help boost concentration and focus (and can help replace the feeling of nicotine for those missing it to an extent). All types of Onico are offered in a white portion style, creating a dryness which allows for a long lasting and flavorful snus experience. Due to the popularity of the Onico brand, Onico Peppermint was released by Swedish Match in 2013.


Onico’s primary use is as a quitting aid for traditional tobacco snus, and it is popular because it allows individuals to enjoy the flavor and physical aspects of snus, but without the nicotine that normally comes along with it. For those who are planning on quitting snus entirely, one of the best ways in which to do so is by following a tapering method with Onico. Start by slowly substituting Onico in for regular tobacco portions over a period of days (or weeks depending on your preference) and continue this substitution process until only Onico is being used throughout the day. For many people, this tapering method of quitting makes things much easier than stopping cold turkey. Aside from its use as a tool for those who are looking to quit snus entirely, Onico can also be used during times that you’d like to cut back on snus without having to quit entirely. For example, someone who uses eight regular snus portions may decide (for whatever reason) to cut back on their consumption by replacing some of these tobacco portions with an Onico brand. In using a method similar to the one used by those looking to quit, Onico can help you keep your snus consumption in check in an easy manner!

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