A long cut dipping tobacco, Klondike Peppermint is interesting because it undergoes the same pasturization process that snus does, resulting in a product with lower nitrosamine levels than normal dip (which is fire cured). According to Nordic American’s CEO Darren Quinn, “Our have access to the Swedish snus manufacturing process, which can provide low nitrosamine levels without compromising taste, quality, and overall tobacco satisfaction traditional adult smokeless consumers are accustomed to.” Every can of Klondike Peppermint Long Cut comes with 1.2 oz (34g) of regular strength dip.
After opening up my can, I soon began to notice a mild peppermint aroma with hardly any tobacco character present. Not long after packing a lip, I soon began to taste the peppermint flavor and not much else. I didn’t detect much of a smoky tobacco flavor like I do with other brands of dip, and once the peppermint flavor subsided after twenty minutes, I began to taste only a hint of peppermint as well as a bit of salt. On average I usually took my dips out after the thirty five minute mark.
I also found that the tobacco itself had some interesting characteristics. Firstly, it had the look and feel of dip, but it also had the smooth taste of snus which meant that I didn’t need to spit. Moreover, the cut is quite short for a long cut, and it almost seems to be in between long and medium cut. The tobacco was moderately moist, and I began to experience a nicotine buzz set in within about five minutes. The nicotine buzz was moderate and lasted for about twenty five minutes before starting to decline.
Overall, I find Klondike Peppermint’s flavor to be a little too mild for my tastes, and I found myself missing the smoky taste that I get from regular dip. I recommend Klondike Peppermint if you’re a mint fan who isn’t afraid to try something new. I find that the peppermint flavor works well with teas, and its also refreshing to have in place of dessert after a meal!