Produced by the U.S. Smokeless Tobacco Company, Skoal Xtra Mint is a mint flavored dipping tobacco complimented by Skoal’s signature tobacco taste. In comparison to the regular Skoal lineup, Xtra is known for being more flavorful but with the same nicotine content as its regular counterpart. Each can of Skoal Xtra mint comes with 1.2 ounces (34g) of dipping tobacco.
After opening my can of Xtra Mint, I soon noticed a strong aroma of sweet peppermint which I found to be quite pleasant. In the background there was a slight hint of classic Skoal tobacco, but it was definitely quite subdued in comparison to the mint. After packing a medium sized pinch into my lower lip, I soon began to notice a crisp taste of peppermint which hit quite strongly and gave me a slight tingling sensation. The peppermint was quite sweet, but after about twenty minutes it started to give way to a slightly salty tobacco taste which reminded me a bit of Skoal Straight but with a mint twist. Overall the flavor was quite good, and I especially liked the peppermint taste.
Xtra Mint is a long cut dip, and as a result its quite easy to pack a pinch in your lip without the dip coming apart (which is great for those new to dipping). On average, I generally left my pinches in for about thirty minutes before I began to lose flavor and experience drip. Removing pinches was also fairly easy, and most of the time I was able to get my dips out without making a mess. The nicotine level was moderate, and within a few minutes I began to feel a pleasant buzz set in which lasted for about twenty five minutes before it began to subside.
As a whole, Skoal Xtra Mint is great for those who enjoy mint flavored dips with a slight hint of tobacco flavor to spice things up a little. I find Xtra Mint is a great post meal treat as well as a refreshing dip for hot summer days and weekend barbecues!