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 Wintergreen 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 wintergreen“. 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.
To add another preface to this review, I’m not a big fan of wintergreen. I like it from time to time, but it’s not a regular in my rotation.
When I open the can, a strong, bold smell of wintergreen hit me in the face, with a little smokiness in the background. I recently reviewed Timberwolf Wintergreen Pouches and found this to have an even more bold aroma than that one did. The pouches are quite large, bigger than what I’m used to with Swedish Snus. They feel large in the lip, and aren’t as discrete as snus portions are, but they’re still comfortable, moist, and quickly release the flavor. The flavor is much like the aroma, a big, bold American wintergreen flavor. There’s a little tobacco character in the background and a little smokiness, as well. As far as the nicotine goes, it’s there, but not too powerful. If you’re used to snus, it feels just a little above regular strength. The flavor, on average, lasts around 30 minutes.
While I’m not a big fan of wintergreen products, I’d suggest trying these out if you are. Longhorn Wintergreen Pouches certainly has that big wintergreen flavor profile that people really seem to like!