Produced by the CN Smokeless Company (the makers of Klondike), Decade Peppermint Long Cut is targeted towards the budget minded consumer and aims to deliver a tasty and affordable experience. I’m unsure whether or not Decade using 100% American grown tobacco as it isn’t specified on the can. Every can of Decade Peppermint comes with 1.2 oz (34 grams) of long cut dipping tobacco per can.
After opening my can of Decade Peppermint, I started to notice a peppermint aroma with sweet undertones. Soon after taking a decent sized pinch I began to taste peppermint with hints of sweet tobacco in the background. As a fan of peppermint flavored dips, the taste was pleasant but I wouldn’t say that its one of my favorites. Around fifteen minutes in the peppermint flavor began to subside and was gradually replaced by a sweet tobacco taste which turned increasingly bitter as time passed.
As a long cut dip, Decade Peppermint is easy to take pinches of and the pinches hold together quite well. The tobacco is fairly moist with a moisture content of 55%, and as a result I started to notice a pleasant nicotine buzz set in within a few minutes, but it wasn’t as strong as some of the other brands that I’ve had. On average, I generally left lips of Decade Peppermint in for around thirty minutes before taking them out due to a loss in flavor.
As a whole, I must say that even though I wasn’t a huge fan of Decade Peppermint Long Cut, I didn’t dislike it either, especially given the price. If you’re used to dipping other discount brands of dip, then I definitely recommend giving Decade Peppermint a try in order to see what you think! However, if you’re someone who mainly dips something like Copenhagen, you may find the taste and strength of Decade to be somewhat lacking in comparison.