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 Longhorn: Mint (Pouches), a product by Pinkerton Tobacco, which is owned by Swedish Match. I mostly review snus but have had some request for dip reviews, so I figured I would go with Pinkerton products, as I’ve been a Swedish Match fan for many years and I know they ensure quality.
Looking at this can, it reminds me a lot of a snus can! It even has a catch lid, or, as they call it, a “Stow & Throw” compartment. For those who may not be familiar with this, it’s a place to discard of your used pouches. Remember! With dip they’re called “pouches” and with snus they’re called “portions”.
The taste is described as having “a taste of mint“. Each can comes with 15 pouches and each pouch is around 1.5 grams, much bigger than regular Swedish Snus portions! I’m not sure of the nicotine content, but looking around online I was able to find it listed as 13.8 mg/g total nicotine, and 5.7 mg/g free (usable) nicotine. So, the strength is most likely between regular and strong, when looking at it on paper.
Upon opening the can, the aroma I notice is a mild, but sharp smell of peppermint balanced out by a little menthol. There’s also a little smoky tobacco presence in the background. The pouches are large, quite plump, and pretty moist. The flavor releases pretty quickly, as well! The pouches aren’t uncomfortable, they’re just different from what I’m used to. Being a mint product, I also notice there is a fresh cooling sensation I encounter in the lip. The taste reminds me a lot of the Timberwolf Mint Pouches I reviewed a few days ago. The flavor is a lot like the aroma. The peppermint flavor I notice up front, it’s not too sweet, but it is there. I notice a little hint of menthol, as well, rounding out the peppermint. In the background I do pick up a little tobacco character, and some smokiness, along with a little wood presence. Mint dip tastes so much different from mint snus, and that’s one thing that has surprised me the most reviewing these products. As far as the nicotine strength goes, it feels to be between regular strength and strong, comparing it to snus. The flavor, on average, lasts about 30 minutes.
While I’m not a dipper, I can say that Longhorn: Mint (Pouches) weren’t that bad. Granted, I’m not going to start doing dip regularly, but they were fun to try out and review. If you’re a dipper and you like the mint flavor, these are definitely worth checking out!