Nicotine pouches are growing in popularity. These pouches contain nicotine, but do not contain tobacco and are completely smoke-free. Two of the most popular brands are LYFT nicotine pouches and VELO nicotine pouches. But what is the difference between the two? While both of these are produced by BAT (British American Tobacco), we uncover the differences in flavours and strengths as well as cover the history of the brands.
BAT (the manufacturer of both LYFT and VELO) launched nicotine pouches into the UK market in 2018. In most of Europe (including Sweden) these pouches were launched as LYFT, and in the US these pouches were launched as VELO. Both brands gained traction in their regions, but it presented an issue as while the products were similar, they were being marketed under two different names depending on region.
In 2020, BAT decided to transition to marketing all their pouches under the brand VELO in all countries except Sweden.
However, fast forward to 2022 and LYFT has made a return in several markets including the UK. LYFT has a new range of products, focusing on unique flavors and artisan nicotine pouches.
VELO has the original range of nicotine pouches that both brands offered (for example, you can still buy LYFT Freeze, but it is now VELO Freeze).
VELO has a selection of 7 different flavours:
You can find VELO pouches in either a mini or slim pouch size and 4 different strengths:
The new LYFT brand was reintroduced to the UK in 2022, with 3 artisan flavours:
These pouches are available in a slim pouch size in either regular (5.6mg/pouch) or strong (9.6mg/pouch) nicotine strength.
Deciding between the two will probably come down to two factors: the strength you want and the flavour.
If you are looking for a classic flavour in a wider range of strengths and pouch sizes, try VELO pouches. If you are looking to try a unique flavour combination and like a regular or strong pouch, try the new range of LYFT pouches.