Top 10 Smokeless Tobacco BrandsList of the top 10 smokeless tobacco brands in my opinion, based on quality, flavor, price, variety, popularity, nicotine content, and availability among other aspects.
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.
Hands down the greatest moist snuff every made in my opinion. Copenhagen lives to all of its standards and sticks to its traditions. Never once have I opened an in date can of Cope and been displeased. Perfect blend of tart and smooth for those who enjoy the original flavors like me. For those who enjoy the minty flavors Cope is still a good choice. From what I've noticed the cut is a little different for LC WG than LC Orig, not that its bad or anything. I'd say all around Copenhagen has all brands beat by 200% and need not improve on anything because its already perfect.
First time I had a dip was Skoal Straight at first I was like what is this nasty. The second dip I ever had was probably like a week later I was with my dad and one of my dads friends pulled out a can of copenhagen wintergreen and put him one in, and looks at me and goes "you want one? " so he packs the can for me and I get me a dip and is was amazing every since that day I have been dipping copenhagen wintergreen. It's my everyday dip. And for chew my favorite is Starr Original.
I've tried Skoal but I've been using Grizzly for 20+ years. It's flavor lasts me 2+ hours. I use long cut and alternate Wintergreen and Mint.
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.
I dip grizzly every day and it the wintergreen. I love grizzly because it calms my nerves after a long day. My first dip was grizzly wintergreen and it gave my the biggest nicotine buzz, I still dip grizzly and I still love it I remember me, my brother, and his friends hangin out in the back yard of where I lived and my brother put a dip in and so did his friend, I asked em if I could try some and I three fingered it and they said it wasn't a good idea for me to three finer it and I did anyways. It was amazing grizzly is my #1 favorite by far.
The only fair way to rate the best dip/chew is to weigh all the applicable factors and in this case, that's flavor, packability, spit gratification and price. While it's obvious Copenhagen has the best flavor(OLC, WG and snuff), not too sweet nor too salty, flavor lasts a long time and any aftertaste is a pleasant reminder of the delicious dip you just spit out. Also, Copenhagen's cuts pack among the best depending on which you get, however in most places it can cost up to 3x more than other premium brands and it's best flavors(snuff and Original long cut) don't produce as gratifying spit either.
Grizzly on the other hand, has great(almost as good as Copenhagen) flavor, which can last just as long, depending on cut. On top of that, grizzlys natural flavors, which compare to(and very well may be an attempt to replicate) Copenhagen original and snuff, produce a darker and thicker juice and in turn a more gratifying spit. To top it all, in most communities, Grizzly can cost up to 70% ...more
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! ).
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 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.
Skoal Cherry was my first dip and I liked it at first, but then I tried Skoal X-tra mint... BOOM! Way better taste to me. Skoal cherry is good but for an everyday dip it gets kinda old.
This is a great chew as well. I think that this is the best lasting chew. It stays together well in the mouth and has a great sweet flavor.
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.
I love the sweetness and larger cut of Levi Garrett. I started with redman golden blend but Levi has a smoother taste and no after taste at all. I tried a few bags of stokers to save money but came back to Levi Garrett. It's my only chew.
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.
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 a quality brand of chewing tobacco. My favorite is Golden Blend because it's mild, sweet and somewhat reminds me of Levi Garrett. You can never go wrong with Red Man!
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've always been a Cope LC Original man. Started on it, and have continued to dip it for a long long time. I tried my first dip of RS LC Natural when I was 15 and loved it. The tobacco cut sticks together great for easy pinching, the flavor is unique in its own (I never was one for imitation flavors as Cope leaves a high mark to meet in snuff flavor) and I really enjoyed it. The biggest problem with RS LC Natural is finding it in my area. Due to the great taste, 25% more and cheaper price than Cope it tends to sell out quick. A great dip first dip, a great everyday dip, and RS LC tends to not leave a bunch of grains in your teeth for those who care.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Timberwolf Peach holds its flavor longer than any other dip I have had. The problem is you just can't find it anywhere lately.
One of the cheapest dips out there, the quality is fairly shabby, but it makes up for that with its low price, and wide variety of flavors. It is one of the only smokeless tobacco companies that makes a grape flavor.
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
If you don't want get caught in class this the brand for you.
Tastes like crap. It's only 99 cent and I don't even think its worth that
Gold river is now sold under the name Creek long cut if I remember correctly. Siver creek is Creek wintergreen and Redwood is Creek natural.
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.
Why the hell did the nanny-state shut this down? It's the only dip I ever liked - tastes like leaf chew but with the convenience of it being packable and in a can.
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.
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.
I bought my first can of kodiak today after a customer at Casey's general Store recommended it to me. I've been dipping Copenhagen on and off for the past two years. The big win for Kodiak right now is how nice it is on my gums. Copenhagen leaves my gums RAW after a day of chewing. So far kodiak has been an amazing switch up to my mouth without losing any flavor at all. I'm really surprised how low it ranked on this list. I rank it over Copenhagen any day.
When I first started dipping I was 17 and while working out in the berry fields I needed something to help wake my ass up. I tried cope long cut, grizzly long cut Wintergreen and finally Kodiak Wintergreen. That was the ticket. It has ~8.4mg of free nicotine, Wich free nicotine is the nicotine that your can actually absorb. It has a good length of cut and is a consistent length, as well as being moist and having a Wintergreen flavor comparable to grizzly wintergreen. Good every day dip.
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.
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 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.
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.
This is my go to because stores always have it and I like the flavor. It keeps my mouth moist when I'm doing some dusty outside work.
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.
Some lovely smelling Grizzly Mint on a Golf Course got back on the chew chew train. Copenhagen/Grizzly. Always try a good deal (longhorn/kayak unimpressive). Then Stoker's at $2 a can or less... Moist enough to last over an hour, cheap enough not to cut into my beer $, and as good of quality as any woman I've every known! My honest advising guy opened my eyes to non-tobacco insurance for chewing tobacco users. Saving money and riding that Stoker's chew chew train for the long haul! Goes well with Busch, Miller Lite, or Yuengling, but real men don't drink Coors!
Stokers has the longest cut by far over any dip out there and packs better than any other dip. As for taste I think it has a more natural and less artificial taste than other dips and I find the Wintergreen and Mint flavors to be extremely pleasant. Don't let the low price fool you this is a great dip. Overall it's my favorite for flavor, cut and packability. 10 out of 10 for me!
This is one of the best dips I've tried so far (3 yrs) but the only dip ahead of it is Copenhagen that's how good it is. The fact that it's so cheap to well at least for CA it is like $2:50 a can and $18 a tub. That's another thing if you are in a hard spot with money and can't afford Cope but can't stand a lot of the cheaper dips and if your able to acquire this than defiantly do it.
Always dipped cope, when cope mint came out I dipped cope mint, then seen longhorn wintergreen chill a few weeks ago and got interested enough to try a can. It's all I've been dipping, prolly all I will dip from now on at the price. Straight longhorn is pretty damn good too. Great nic too.
The price of loose leaf has gone through the roof so I revisited dip, which is still fairly cheap. Longhorn is among the cheapest, under $2/can. I dip the straight pouches. Lots of flavor, very satisfying.
I like it. Good all round, especially if it is fresh. Won't tear up my mouth like the others. Don't particularly like the fact that 35% of the tobacco is imported, but people in Malawi gotta eat same as people in Turkey.
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
I was a tried and true Copenhagen wintergreen guy, you couldn't convince me other wise. When you're in the middle of the woods for military training and run out of snuff, you take what you can get. My chief had his stokers tub, we gave him hell for dragging it around, I got a pinch and haven't looked back, the hardest part is finding locations that carry stokers as an over the road trucker.
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.
Again. Stokers and all their flavors are horrid. Do not even bother buying this to try, buy it as a last resort when you have no money and they have no cans of any other snuff what so ever on the shelf.
I dipped Skoal Wintergreen for 25 years. I've tried every brand known to man and nothing holds a light to Stoker's Wintergreen. It is cheap and is the perfect dip.
I liked it for a snack was like candy in tobacco form.
Tastes like a minty sweet tea. I love it
Best chew in a can
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
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.
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 believe I've said enough on Stokers in my previous post about it. This is hands down the worst snuff ever made. The company really needs to take a step back and rethink their process in making it.
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.
I'm a mint guy first off but I switched from smoking a pack a day to dipping cope and it's the only chew that provides the amount of nicotine to actually keep me from smoking. great flavor, high nicotine content. in my opinion, it's the only chew worth dipping.
It's the best dip I have ever tried. It's moist and always satisfies my crave.
Ever since it came out, this is all I chew, better flavor than Wintergreen.
Like a drier version of Levi Garrett.
I think Taylor's Pride is by far one of the best tasting loose leaf tobacco flavors. Tilt doesn't have as harsh of a taste as Levi garretts. I know because when I first started I frequently accidentally swallowed a little bit every now and then.
This is a good tasting chew with a little more of a ribbon cut. It's got a fairly unique flavor that to me has more of the tobacco tones of fine cigars and not so much sweetener. It's hard to find at times.
All others seem to cause my heart to race, maybe too much nicotine?
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.
I love the fat cut. this dip is super juicy and really moist, the flavors are ok but they also have wintergreen and orginal which is great! the tough guy dip has a series called outlaw and the three flaovrs they have now are lucky lipper,burbon badass and wild watermelon!
Best cut juicy and flavorful! So much different from any other brand it really stands out
Its fat cut and the flavor last forever. Ita juicy and it taste good. #vanilla
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
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..
Husky is the only brand I've had that doesn't burn in my mouth!
Way to underrated... (Try the peach)
Yup...next best thing to Cope...
My personal favorite
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.
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.
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.
This is a top shelf product.