Top 10 Smokeless Tobacco Brands

FaZeCain
List of the top 10 smokeless tobacco brands in my opinion, based on quality, flavor, price, variety, popularity, nicotine content, and availability among other aspects.

The Top Ten

1 Copenhagen

I'm 51 years old and probably been dipping snuff since I was 14 or 15. Started with Skoal wintergreen and switched to Copenhagen after about 2 years. I've never even heard of half the brands that are listed in this review. I was a loyal Copenhagen man but when I was 24 I broke my jaw and had to have it wired shut for close to 3 months. I couldn't use regular Cope then because it was cut so fine it just wouldn't stay in my lip so I tried the pouches which I really didn't care for so then I tried the Cope long cut and that was the ticket, the longer cut actually stayed in place with my jaw being wired. Then after about 10 years on the long cut it started to get so expensive that I had to try something different. I think Cope was around $.40 or $.50 a can when I started and now it was $5.00 a can which is just plain ridiculous so after trying all the cheaper versions out there I finally tried Red Seal and that was the closest thing to Copenhagen and it was half the price and came in a ...more

Copenhagen is not your ordinary dip its more sweet than other dips in my opinion. There is also a lot of dips out there than just destroy your gums like Grizzly, don't get me wrong I like Grizzly but its rough on your gums if you dip a lot then Copenhagen is definitely the dip for you.

Sitting on the porch with my grandpa in 1973 I watched him put a dip of snuff in his mouth. He saw the Curiosity in my eyes and asked if I wanted to try it. Of course my answer was "heck yeah". I didn't much like it the first time but a few days later I tried it again. The next thing you know I'm digging through the sofa cushions for pocket change so I could go by myself a can of Copenhagen. The original Copenhagen. I don't go for none of that flavored crap. Of course it wasn't but about $0.25 a can back then. I was a member of the original Copenhagen Gold Diamond Club. Other than that... I just hope Copenhagen never gets away from using the original paper can!

As one of the head CEO's at Grizzly, I would have to say that Copenhagen does have a better, more natural taste to it than grizzly.

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2 Grizzly

Grizzly Wintergreen

Wintergreen dark fired is my favorite

Wintergreen dark fired up is the best

Grizzly snuff is the best

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3 Skoal

Awesome, good to spit on your night crawlers or redman for catfish

My first dip when I was 18 was Kayak Wintergreen snuff (I know, what the hell was I thinking). After that first can I tried a variety of different chews including Stoker's Mint and Wintergreen short cut, Skoal original snuff and wintergreen long cut, Cope Mint long cut, Grizzly wintergreen long cut, and then Timberwolf straight pouches. Some were good, others were just awful. Then, I noticed my brother had been doing Skoal Mint pouches for quite some time, so I tried one. Ever since I've been hooked on them. Occasionally I'll try other chews but nothing has ever come close to comparing to it! I love it! I love the variety that Skoal has to offer, especially with their different varieties of each flavor (like mint and wintergreen xtra vs. classic). Overall, Skoal has my heart (and my lip! ).

I've been dipping since I was 11 and I just turned 39 and I have to say Skoal longcut wintergreen is the best anywhere. Red Seal LC wintergreen is a close second and you can't beat the the price and the 25% extra per can.

If Mint or Fruity flavors is your thing in a chew, this brand is definitely for you. I've always seen Skoal as US Smokeless' hybrid line. Skoal definitely has the most assorted of flavors to choose from, and they are all reasonably good. Of course everyone is going to have a least favorite and a favorite. Its no Copenhagen but its also far better than Timberwolf and Grizzly.

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4 Levi Garrett

Levi Garrett was my Grandfather's chew of choice. Their symbolic tan bag has not changed what so ever since I was a very young boy (if ever), and that goes for the quality of this chew as well. I tried my first chew of Levi with my Grandfather when I was around 16 and was out of snuff. It was a big change from what I was use to but I really enjoyed it. It has a very rich sweet flavor, and the leaves to me seem a bit thicker than Redman which keeps it in tact a little better while you chew it. If you are a frequent dipper and are going to try chewing loose leaf for the first time, I would go with this over Redman because it's a lot smoother. Nothing against Redman at all, as I chew Redman all the time. But the preference between the two is obviously Levi.

Smooth!

Levi Garrett makes loose leaf tobacco, which comes in a mail pouch and is chewed on rather than sucked on, which makes it different from most of the other brands on this list. This is by far the best quality loose leaf tobacco, with great flavor and cut and it is available in most stores. - FaZeCain

It's a good chew.

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5 Red Man

I've been chewing Red Man since I was a teenager, I'm 67 now. Tried many other brands including plugs, twist, and even cans of dip which I've never cared for. They just sit there and do nothing, I want something I can taste, sink my teeth into, and work up some juice and Red Man does it all for me. So I always ended up coming back to the best chew ever. Some of the other LL chews might have a better texture to them, and even less stems, but you just can't beat the taste of Red Man. I am now dietetic so I have gone from the original pack to the sugar free pack. It's a little weaker than the original but still has that great taste. Oh and here's a little tip...I've gotten to where I can feel them, every once in awhile you can find a huge leaf in a bag. If you unroll it and fill it with the rest of your chew then roll it back up, it stays together and packs great. It makes for an excellent chew. Anyway, in my opinion Red Man is the best chew ever.

This is the best I have ever had

I enjoy Redman. It has a great spice to it that you wont get in Levi, but I still would not suggest to anyone to try this loose leaf first. Most people I saw chewing LL growing up were chewing Redman. Very popular brand, easily attainable, and it also has a bit more variety than Levi. To me Redman is also a bit stronger than Levi. Also tried their snuff when it came out. Can't say I was very impressed with it, but it was something different and I'm sure there are those out their that enjoyed that kind of flavor in a dip. Always with dipping/chewing I try my best to keep an open mind.

I've been chewing for 5 years and I chewed this stuff with my uncle before he died I started to get sick and tired of it but I never said I would quit chewing it cause its good.

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6 Red Seal

For a natural tobacco Red Seal is great. It has a taste very similar to Copenhagen, but I feel like the flavor lasts a little longer, and the can is always completely full and bigger than any other brand. For a wintergreen flavor Skoal is my favorite.

There for a while stokers was my favorite till I tried red seal natural and red seal mint. Now It's red seal with Stokers at 2nd place

More for same price...

Redseal Wintergreen it personally my everyday dip, in my opinion it's better than Copenhagen, because it holds more in the can, but the flavor is far from the taste of Copenhagen, I think this should be in the top 3 best dips of all time.

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7 Timberwolf

There is timberwolf in all of my area peach is the best

TimberWolf peach is a very good flavor but they tried changing it to strong peach. That killed the good flavor of regular peach and TimberWolf has slightly disappeared around my area.

My husband loves this brand of peach. It has become hard to find, I've been told it has been discontinued. He is very disappointed. Trying to find another brand / type

I like it it's my favorite one from this brand

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8 Kayak

Best price
Taste good to me

This is the cheapest most awful thing I've ever put in my mouth. It is like they got tree bark that has been rained on and cut into smaller pieces and put it in a can

Its got the best grape flavor

It's pretty hard to fine a lot Indian gas stations have it's a good dip for begginers. But it is hard to pack u get what u buy for it's feels like putting a grape jolly rancher in your mouth

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9 Gold River

Where can I find this stuff? I want it so bad! it's been years since I've had any!

Great for those new to dips. Stringy super long cut. Packs and pinches well. Weak nicotine hit. Seasoned dippers will need experiment and mix this with another dip for nicotine. I mix this with copenhagen straight for a wonderful dessert style dip. It smells like waffles with butter and syrup or maybe a bit like stokers butternut chew.

This is a dip which is quite uncommon. It is one of the only dips manufactures by Swisher which is widely recognized as a good quality dip. It comes in one flavor, which is a natural. - FaZeCain

While this will not give you a buzz it was great for beginners. Sadly not being produced at this time. I will wait patiently for this to come back to the market. Truly amazing taste with honey, and vanilla notes. Once you dip it you won't quit it.

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10 Beechnut

Does Stokers have the beechnut flavor?

I like the flavor and the tradition, est.1897. It's been around a long time. Problem is it is sold out at the stores, so I have to hunt for it at times. I been refused a carton at Walmart before. I'm lucky if they have a pack left.

I'm kind of surprised that Beechnut is this low on the list. It is a great LL chew and has been around a long time. Around here it is reasonably cheaper than Levi or Redman which is kind of weird as I've always thought it to be just as popular(but considerably harder to find). It is another brand my Gandfather use to chew, and was his honest preference over Levi but where we lived made it difficult to find any, or at least any that was still fresh. Beechnut to me is like a cross between Redman and Levi, a little bit more bite than Levi and sweeter than Redman. I would honestly rank it between the two rather than way down here..

I'm the third generation in my family to chew Beechnut, I grew up with it. It's a nasty habit but I can't hunt or fish without it.

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The Contenders

11 Kodiak

Simply by far the best

Great stuff, hard to find around here though and expensive when I do, I go for Copenhagen because of that.

Best wintergreen ever made, strong though, not for the faint of heart.

Best dip

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12 Stoker's Mint

I'm normally a Grizzly Wintergreen guy but if I'm cravin some mint I will go get a can of Stokers mint. Stokers is great because it it juicy and it is way cheaper than most other dips. I first started dipping at age 14 with Copenhagen mint long cut then I switched to Copenhagen straight now Grizzly wintergreen.

Stokers has the best dip and best chew hands down

Best dip out there

Yeah Stokers is cheep but I'd spend twice what they charge. I was the closest flavor to Rooster's mint and they folded. And I love the extra long shreds

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13 Longhorn

Been chewing longhorn for 35yrs loyal customer

I've been dipping Longhorn for 19 years now and just can't find anything better or cheaper. Love the long cut wintergreen!

Good taste, good texture, great nicotine buzz. Started chewing this cause it was cheap and ended up really enjoying it. I haven't been chewing super long but I think this deserves a #4 spot behind copenhagen, skoal, and grizzly

Longhorn is great. Their wintergreen is the best. If I go too long without Longhorn, and then try it again I'm on Cloud 9. Good stuff, and nicely priced if you buy the 12x tub.

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14 Stokers Wintergreen

I like how long the cut is all stokers very sweet and great here in ky 16 for 5 cans of cope or 12.99 for 10 cans of stokers

Packs nicely, long flavor, and a long buzz

Number 14 come on I love this dip I have dipped it for years this and grizzly

best

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15 Stokers Straight

Was a Copenhagen straight guy for a long time then switched to wintergreen. When there prices started going up I switched to grizzly wintergreen. I bounced between grizzly and Copenhagen for a couple years then quit altogether. Couple years ago I got really stressed out at work and a coworker offers me there can of Skoal extra mint and I was a Skoal man for a while. Here recently I was at work and realized I left my new can at home and the one in my pocket was empty. A good friend slid his can of stokers straight long cut across the table and the rest is history. I love the flavor and how long that flavor last. Holds its pinch really well and stays in place too. And best of all ITS CHEEP! 7.95 for a roll. It’s stokers straight long cut for this ol boy from here on out.

My husband loves his Stockers Straight.

I started with Grizzly, then Copenhagen (both were wintergreen) and then I saw I could get Stokers straight dip for $2.65 and I could get two for the price of one. For me, that wasn't a bad choice. Every tin I buy of Stokers is completely full and tightly packed so they seem to be consistent, and it is always fresh and good quality because it doesn't fall apart when I pinch. Hell I almost took half the tin with one pinch because it was so well packed. It is very strong. I guess I can't say I like it like want to taste it or crave the flavor but I guess it's one of those things that you acquire a taste for. It smells terrible because it's so strong but overall, I feel like people aren't giving Stokers credit. I once tried a tin of rum flavor Skoal and I got it for dirt cheap. It was loose and not packed as tight as my Stokers and it tasted like ass. I don't know how to describe it other than I couldn't dip it it was so bad. It may have been a bad tin but until a quality Skoal tin ...more

I can't see why people are putting down on stokers this is one of the best dips ever! Maybe y'all aren't getting it around the south I live in Tennessee and every time I get a can or tub it has like 4-5 months till expiration. Really one of the best dips ever and a hell of a lot better than skoal

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16 Hawkin

Tastes like a minty sweet tea. I love it

I liked it for a snack was like candy in tobacco form.

This dip for kids that's that

Best chew in a can

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17 Copenhagen Mint

Cope mint is the best to me tried about every dip mint is smooth and not crazy priced it and cope wintergreen are my favorites by far.

Great flavor

At age 15 it is my favoate

It's the best dip I have ever tried. It's moist and always satisfies my crave.

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18 Southern Pride

It's a great chew in my opinion tastes very close to Levi

Southern pride I a damn good dip

Taste a lot like Levi garrt

Cope!

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19 Taylor's Pride

I think Taylor's pride is by far one of the best tasting loose leaf tabbaco flavors tilt doesn't have as harsh of a taste as Levi garrets I know because when I first started I frequently accidentally swallowed a little bit every now and then

Cope!

20 Tough Guy Dip

Very good cut and very juicy. This brand is hard to find unless you order it online. But if it was easier to find it would be my every day dip.

Since I have started with this brand every other brand completely sucks

Its fat cut and the flavor last forever. Ita juicy and it taste good. #vanilla

Best cut juicy and flavorful! So much different from any other brand it really stands out

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21 Lancaster

Just wondering where you get it for around $6.00? In my neck of the woods it's around$10.00.

By FAR the best loose leaf out there

My everyday chew. I get two bags for around $6 great long lasting flavor. Most bang for the buck. Also it doesn't have the raisony taste red man does

Great chew.. perfect cut an moister.

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22 Husky

Love it

Husky to me is about like taking half a can of timberwolf and half a can of grizzly and throwing it in the same package. It was never a very good snuff, and left a weird aftertaste. The flavor did not last very long either. It was not the worst dip I tried but it was not far from it either..

They should not be down towards the bottom with these weird ass dips

Great dip especially fine cut natural next best thing to snuff

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23 Camel

I know a lot of people do not like snus. Me personally, I really enjoyed the flavors of Camel Snus but the fact they only make it in spitless pouches is what deters me from this product. If they were to package in loose grain cans like other snuff companies or at least put more packets in their tins I believe they would be a bit more successful with this product. It was not a horrible idea, and as I said I liked their flavors. I think Robust was the one I enjoyed the most. Frost was also on the same page for me. Just not enough tobacco for the price it costs. Plus I always had to put in like 3 packets just to get a feel from it. So weak nicotine, needless to say. Kind of surprising coming from a company that produces one of the strongest cigarettes on the market.

Camel is absolutely terrible by far the worst

Camel frost is the best in my opinion

I have tried all the Camel Snuz flavors and I prefer the Mellow the best. Good taste good flavor and it is priced very well.

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24 General

Best snus I've come across. Harder to find but definitely worth it. Not really a chew, comes in portioned pouches and just sits in your lip but you can swallow normally. I just tell people I have gum in if they're not tobacco friendly, and I can use it all day at work. Personally I go for the Mint (blue can) but the other flavors are either too potent or nonexistent. I like the mint flavor a lot, complements the snus flavor well.

One of the best snus out there

Ända snusen som fungerar på denna hemska lista, bort med all amerikansk skit och in med det riktiga!

25 Smokey Mountain

The best dip I have ever had I have dipped this sense I was 12 and know I am 15

Great chew

26 Starr Chewing Tobacco

My personal favorite

The exact same as landcaster.

27 Plug

I like plug. But in my neck of the woods it's so expensive. Can't afford it.

Cannon ball and days work best moneybcan buy and at 7 bucks per block trust me your payin for it

28 Silver Creek Fine Cut Wintergreen

Been dipping silver creek fine cut for 10+ years now best for the price.

Good

Tastes like dog balls. I bought a can a month ago. Took one dip out of it and the rest is still sittin in my truck.

Better than skoal by far

29 Goteborgs Rape

Like the name says it rapes your mouth

30 Derringer

It's the cheepest snuf I've found with the best flavor in the straight long cut

Strong, cheapest

31 Golden Eagle

I like the hibiscus flavor, it is unique but only lasts about 20 minutes to a half an hour. Wish nicotine free/tobacco free chew could be made to taste like the tobacco brands with lasting flavor. Costs more than most chewing tobacco brands.

Teriable dip

32 Stokers Tennessee Chew

One of the best chews I've ever had this should definitely be number three at least

Not easily found but a great chew. Beats out Red Man, Beech Nut, and probably Taylor's Pride. It doesn't have that rich, almost natural taste of Levi Garret though.

Nasty

Just good stuff. really good stuff.

33 Tinsley

:My late husband, who died 3 days before his 80th birthday, quit cigarettes altogether & went with Tinsley Thick tobacco to chew. He had always used it at events where no smoking was allowed. He was very neat & discrete about his use, never spitting in a group, etc. He was very disciplined.

Cope!

34 Bowie

Iv always liked it when I quite smoking I bought a box of bowie and chewed it from there on

35 Rooster

Big tin and big savings. Con is the flavor didn't last long. After 15 min it felt and tasted like mud mush

36 Jake's
37 Stokers Natural

I believe this was the flavor I was given in a free can and was told "It compares to Copenhagen". Like all others that claim that, it's a lie. People don't waste your money on Stokers. It's a horrible product and you will only end up wasting twice the money to drive back to the store and get a can of real snuff.

Great but not to great smells like perfume but great taste cheap 99c a can

38 Hooch

I think Hooch is the best dip. Ever since I was a young feller I've been dippin' this stuff. It provides the biggest pinches for the lowest prices. My paw gave me a can for my 9th birthday and I've been hooked ever since.

39 Cowboy
40 Klondike

It's not bad to be honest

41 Buff Buzz

One of the best buzz if ever had

42 Whitetail Smokeless

Had this about four days ago its not bad

43 Decade

Oooh haha trick

Cope!

44 Seneca

Not bad at all! and cheap

Most bang for yer buck

45 Elicit Herbal
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49 Young's Chew

Best duo ever not around anymore

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