What To Know Before You Buy Chewing Tobacco

by | Sep 29, 2014 | Tobacco

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Chewing tobacco is a type of smokeless tobacco that you chew by placing the tobacco between the cheek and gum or upper lip area. Crushing the tobacco manually using your teeth helps to release the flavor and nicotine. If you want to buy chewing tobacco, there are several choices to consider based on type, brand, and flavor. Read below for more information about chewing tobacco.

Types of Chewing Tobacco

Chewing tobacco is usually manufactured in three distinct varieties. There is loose leaf (or scrap) tobacco, pellets (or bits), and plug (which is loose leaf tobacco condensed with binding sweetener). Cigar clippings are also used to create chewing tobacco. The complete process for producing chewing tobacco entails curing, cutting, fermenting, processing and/or sweetening.

You can buy chewing tobacco in small metal or plastic cans or tins. It generally comes in 1.1oz (34 grams) cans of chewing tobacco and usually consists of moistened fermented tobacco that is synthetically flavored.


Here is a partial list of quality chewing tobacco brands.

* Chema
* Copenhagen
* Grizzly
* Husky
* Kayak
* Kodlak
* Longhorn
* Makia
* Red Man
* Red Seal
* Skoal
* Stokers

Out of the above list, the most common chewing tobacco brands on the market include Skoal (maintaining 30% of the U.S. domestic market), Copenhagen (owned by U.S. Smokeless Tobacco Company), and Grizzly and Kodiak (produced by the American Snuff Company).

Top Sellers

Skoal is a dipping tobacco, also called moist snuff or snus. The U.S. Smokeless Tobacco Company produces Skoal. You can find Skoal packaged in 1.2 oz plastic cans with a metal lid. If you are looking to buy chewing tobacco, it is available in different textures: fine-cut, long cut and two different pouch sizes. The Skoal brand contains fruitful flavors and less nicotine. Some of the flavors are: cherry, berry, peach, wintergreen, mint, and spearmint. Typically Skoal chewing tobacco pricing is higher than other brands.

If you want 100% American dipping tobacco, then Copenhagen is an option. It is available in pouches, Long Cut, Fine Cut, and Extra Long Cut. It is a premium priced chewing tobacco, along with brands Skoal and Grizzly.

Grizzly, made by the American Snuff Company, came on the market in 2001. It is available in pouches: Fine Cut, Long Cut, Wide Cut, and Extra Long Cut. The Grizzly brand packaging includes a 1.2 oz black plastic container with a metal lid. The nicotine delivered in this product depends on the cut.

Kodiak is also produced by the American Snuff Company and comes in three flavors: Wintergreen, Mint, and Straight. The wintergreen flavor is one of the strongest flavors of the tobacco product line. They’ve recently introduced Kodiak tobacco pouches as well.

If you are looking to buy chewing tobacco, there are various selections available, no matter which kind you use.