Manufactured by the American Snuff Company, Hawken Wintergreen is a sweet tasting chewing tobacco with a fairly long cut. Although Hawken is marketed as a chewing tobacco, due to its cut it can also be used the same way as dip -it all comes down to your preference! Every can of Hawken Wintergreen contains 1.2oz (34.02g) of regular strength chewing tobacco.
Soon after opening my can of Hawken Wintergreen, I began to notice a strong wintergreen aroma with not much tobacco. After taking a pinch and trying it out, I noticed that the wintergreen flavor is very sweet and you can’t taste much else. This is definitely one of the sweeter brands that I’ve had, and it certainly makes for an interesting flavor which produces quite a bit of tasty juice. I usually found that the wintergreen flavor lasted for around forty five minutes before the flavor dropped off significantly.
The tobacco is coarser than a long cut, but you can still take pinches of it quite easily. In the past I’ve used both dip and chewing tobacco for a period, so I decided to try Hawken Wintergreen both ways. I noticed that both worked well, but I found that I prefer taking a pinch since I find it more comfortable than the chew position. Due to its sweet flavor, Wintergreen produced a steady flow of juice so make sure that you have a good spitter handy! I found that a mild nicotine buzz generally sets in quick with Wintergreen, and I normally removed my pinches after about forty minutes when the wintergreen taste wore off.
As a whole, I found Hawken Wintergreen to be enjoyable as both a chew and a dip, it all depends on what you’re looking for. Furthermore, the wintergreen flavor is very strong and sweet, and I found that it was very tasty despite not normally being a big fan of wintergreen. I highly recommend trying Hawken Wintergreen if you’re a dipper who is looking to try something different!