Produced by the American Snuff Company, Cougar Natural Long Cut is a discount brand dipping tobacco aimed at the budget minded consumer. Every can of Natural Long Cut comes with 1.2oz (32g) of dipping tobacco; 85% grown within the U.S.A and 15% imported tobacco.
Soon after opening my can of Cougar Natural Long Cut, I began to notice a pungent aroma of smokiness, combined with hints of salty tobacco. The tobacco aroma wasn’t bad, but the pungent aspect wasn’t nearly as enticing. Even as a fan of natural dips (such as Copenhagen Natural), I can’t say that I enjoyed the taste of Cougar Natural Long Cut very much. The flavor is weak and quite bitter from the onset, and after about twenty minutes my lip became increasingly salty and bitter, and I generally found myself removing the dip around the twenty-five minute mark due the taste.
The tobacco was a long cut, but I found it harder to keep Cougar Natural together in my mouth compared to other long cuts, and I imagine that there is a high proportion of stalks to leaves in this blend. The nicotine kick was very mild, and as a seasoned dipper and snus user, a large pinch left me hardly feeling much.
As a whole, I can’t say that I particularly liked Cougar Natural Long Cut. The flavor was weak and bitter tasting, and the nicotine buzz was very weak which led me to using larger than normal amounts of dip and going through cans faster. However, if you’re someone who enjoys dips with a mild nicotine hit and a bitter taste, it may be worth trying Natural Long Cut when it goes on sale.