Review Preface: I am not a dip user. I am a long-term Swedish Snus user. Please take this into consideration when reading my review!
Today, we’re going to be talking about Kodiak Straight Long Cut, a product by American Snuff Co! This product comes in a 34.02 gram can and while I’m not sure what the nicotine strength is I’ve seen it listed anywhere between 10.7mg/g and 10.9mg/g. The flavor description is listed as “smooth, mellow tobacco flavor with a hint of spice and sweetness. This is a loose cut product that consists of small strands of tobacco.”
When you open the can, the aroma that greets you is a smoky, slightly sweet smell of tobacco with a hint of oak. It smells a little like root beer. Wait, root beer? Yes, root beer. I was told that both root beer and wintergreen have Methyl Salicylate, and that straight dip has Salicylic acid Ethyl ester, which may be why it reminds me of those things, as they’re only a carbon group apart. My grandfather was a chemist, so this kind of stuff always interests me. The tobacco itself is long cut, and is moist and quite soft to the touch! The flavor is a lot like the aroma. This product is very much a tobacco centric flavor. But what makes this different from others is the blending of sweet, spicy, and smoky. The sweetness serves as a nice compliment to the tobacco, then there is a spice flavor in the background and a little bit of smokiness. It’s a very interesting flavor; there’s no snus product that tastes like this! When I throw in a gram or two in the lip the nicotine strength feels to be about the regular level, and I find it stays parked pretty well in the lip for 30-45 minutes with a long lasting flavor to go with it.
The straight flavor of dip is very unique, and it’s quite enjoyable with this one! If you enjoy straights, definitely give Kodiak Straight Long Cut a try!