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

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!

My first pinch was Copenhagen Snuff at the age of 11. Since then, my palette has changed quite a bit, and I choose to dip Copenhagen wintergreen on a daily basis. On special occasions, or when I feel like it really...I'll buy a can of snuff. That usually turns into weeks or months of only Copenhagen snuff. Then I go back to wintergreen. Copenhagen straight is a nice change from time to time as well. Regardless of flavor choice, Copenhagen is a far superior product. I've had them all, and Cope is still the best. In particular, Copenhagen Snuff is the best. On the side of loose leaf chew, Levi Garrett takes the cake.

Copenhagen offers the most flavor of any dip I've had yet. It's very moist. I live in a pretty country ass area, and Cope's #1 round these parts. (Grizzly's probably a far #2)

Been chewing for 47 yeasr I started on Copenhagen and I live it once in awhile I'll chew hard day work

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2 Grizzly

Can't say I agree with Grizzly topping several of the chews below it. But that is just based on personal taste preference. I started with Copenhagen and that is one hell of a bar to try to reach by any company. I will say that the in mouth flavor is not horrible, but the after taste was always nasty to me. Tried several flavors of this brand and always got the same aftertaste. Perhaps it's the imported tobacco used in it? Not sure. All in all Grizzly is not a horrid chew, but it definitely does not beat out Skoal, Redman or Levi Garret in my view.

Grizzly has one of the most popular wintergreens out today, which is available in long cut, wide cut, fine cut, and pouches. - FaZeCain

The first dip I ever tried was Longhorn natural. I was only 12 years old, I hated the taste but I loved the insane buzz!. My friend got me to try Copenhagen straight and I started chewing that on a daily basis. I then tied grizzly wintergreen and I still chew that, its not my favorite but I do like it. I do love all the natural flavors best though,

Hella Good

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3 Skoal

Skoal is the most popular dip nowadays, and offers a wide variety of flavors and cut sizes. They developed the first wintergreen dip, which is arguably the most popular flavor today. - FaZeCain

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.

Skoal classic mint long cut great taste used to chew redman but got no buzz just tried skoal and I can actually feel the nicotine buzz been dipping skoal last few weeks definitely gonna try cope snuff next though

Skoal peach is my favorite. Started dipping at young age. Around 8-9 years old. I switched from grizzly wintergreen to skoal peach.

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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.

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

Been chewing it for about 4 years. Love it & gold river they both taste great. If you want sweeter try gold river. Its good and a good price if you don't have the money for a few bags of chew a week like me.

Lit

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5 Red Man

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 dipped Copenhagen Wintergreen mostly and recently started getting sick of the smell of dip. I decided I would try out some loose leaf for a change and got Red Man golden blend and haven't chewed anything else since. It tastes all natural and lasts a whole lot longer than dip and I love it!

Red Man is definitely the most widely available loose leaf tobacco brand, with such flavors as original, select, and golden blend, it is a big name in the tobacco world. - FaZeCain

Good chew!

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6 Red Seal

I prefer red seal natural. One reason, because red seal natural actually has that NATURAL after taste that lingers around that most other dip brands don't... Most other Natural flavors from other companies just taste really salty and there is really no actual natural flavor to it. 2nd reason is that it may be a little more expensive than cope in my area but it's always FULL to the top and the can is a little bigger than any other brand. The only downside is that it will loose it's flavor pretty quick.

I used Copenhagen for 11 years until it got too expensive. Then I tried all other options until I found Red Seal Fine Cut Natural. At the time, it was half the price, the can holds 25% more and it was the closest thing to That Copenhagen taste I've ever found. The price has gone up after 10+ years, but Red Seal sends me coupons about 3-4 times a year. Not to mention that you can go on their website once a month and get a free coupon mailed to you.

Red Seal is a dip which is manufactured by U.S. Smokeless, the company that manufactures Skoal and Copenhagen. With cans that have 25 percent more tobacco than normal cans, it is a great dip to either start out on, or to dip every day. - FaZeCain

The only kind I like is natural

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7 Timberwolf

Timberwolf Peach holds its flavor longer than any other dip I have had. The problem is you just can't find it anywhere lately.

Timberwolf is a very cheap dip with flavors such as cool wintergreen, mint, peach, and straight among others. It is pretty good for its price. - FaZeCain

The best cheap dip I've ever had. The wintergreen and the straight are very good.

The best fine cut

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8 Kayak

Its got the best grape flavor

It had the best wintergreen flavor out of anyone brand out there

If you don't want get caught in class this the brand for you.

I lost my virginity to this brand

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9 Gold River

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.

Have chewed it for years but can't find it!

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10 Beechnut

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..

This is a loose leaf tobacco brand which comes in a wintergreen and original. It is one of the more popular chewing tobacco brands out there. - FaZeCain

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 Stoker's Mint

Stokers in general has to be hands down the worst snuff I've ever tried. I get it. Some people just dip cheap, and if that is what you are going for this is the brand for you. My first dip of stokers was out of a free can given to me by one of their agents about a week ago. They said it was comparable to Copenhagen LC in flavor. As I said in a previous post I typically hate knock off flavors, but this snuff has a different flavor altogether and I do NOT mean that in a good way. It almost taste like chemicals to me, or at least artificial in nature. They put very very little salt in this snuff which I'm sure most seasoned chewers have come to know in their natural flavors. If you enjoy anything with reasonably good flavor don't try stokers. If you are broke and want a dip, by all means do what you do. I do believe if I ever offered this snuff to a friend, it would cost me a friendship.. That goes for all of its flavors. But to each their own.

I'm a Grizzly Wintergreen man. But every once in a while I will dip stokers. By far it is the juiciest and the longest lasting dip I'm tried. Great dip. My second favorite dip behind grizzly.

It's a cheap brand with a lot of flavor. When I'm running low on money and can't afford any type of Copenhagen I always go straight to the store and pick up Stoker's mint.

Best dip always moist

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12 Kodiak

Another brand that I don't see how it is this low on the list. Kodiak has been around for a little while now, and back when I was a young boy was very cheap. I think you could get a free can with the purchase of a can of something else (can't remember which brand). Their wintergreen is much better than Grizzly's to me, and the cut of the tobacco isn't bad either. It is easy to pinch and the flavor lasts for a reasonable amount of time. The only problem I had with Kodiak was that from time to time you would by an in date roll and it would be completely dry, but that was far and few between.

This one should be number one. It's smooth on the mouth, has great flavor, tastes natural, has a natural feeling buzz (unlike Grizzly or Skoal which feels chemical), has a great kick, you can dip it all day and do it again tomorrow with no soreness, and the cut is second to none. You can always get the perfect pinch, and can count on it being smooth no matter what.

Has the best wintergreen flavor, with wintergreens being my favorite flavor, I honestly think this should be at least In the top 5. Overall my favorite brand. (Oh and it has the strongest kick of all American dips I've tried)

Best cut and flavor I have tried. I have tried most of them and nothing beats it.

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13 Longhorn

Longhorn mint I buy the tubs great price great taste. Was in the Skoal brotherhood for awhile but change to longhorn 8 years ago and never went back to Skoal. Longhorn should be in the top 5

Copenhagen is by far the best, but longhorn is easily 2 or 3 maybe behind grizzly. Started chewing longhorn cause of price but has a great taste.

I switched to Longhorn for the price there's none better. I don't even like Copenhagen anymore I dip the natural

Longhorn mint tAste like mouthwash

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14 Stokers 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

I tried all different kinds of dip and stokers straight is the best

It's the best like bobby stoker says,"great dip at a fair price"

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15 Stokers Wintergreen

I have dipped for 30 of my 45 years of life. Dipped skoal for about 20 years, grizzly about 5 years and now buy Stokes by the tub. It is cheaper but juicer and has more flavor. I'm past anything that gives me a buzz. Skoal didn't even give me a buzz and I haven't spit in about 25 years.

I started when I was seven years old which which was my dad's favorite dip and I remember going trout-fishing and he would always get 5 can role and he would. Leave it in the tent so I snuck a can out to try it

Stokers has one of the best wintergreen dip I love it but it doesn't have a good pinch too it

the best

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16 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

Dip is good

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17 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

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18 Hawkin

It was my first dip I didn't puke on Skoal was the very first one oringnal fine cut good but too strong for 10 Hawkins tastes great just needs a little more kick keep it real though

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19 Husky

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

Husky is the only brand I've had that doesn't burn in my mouth!

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20 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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