Produced by the National Tobacco Company, the Stoker’s line of dip is well known by most dippers as being a tasty yet affordable brand. After receiving a can of Stoker’s Long Cut Straight in the mail a few days ago, I was excited to give it a try and share my thoughts here on the Northerner Blog! Every can of Stoker’s Straight comes with 1.2oz (34.02g) of long cut dip produced with 100% U.S. grown tobacco.
Soon after I opened my can of Stoker’s Long Cut Straight, I began to notice a strong, sweet aroma of smoky tobacco with a tad of molasses in the background. After examining the dip, I took a medium sized pinch and placed it in my lower lip. Within a few minutes, I began to taste a sweet tobacco flavor with hints of smokiness in the background. The flavor developed over time, becoming less sweet and increasingly smoky around the thirty minute mark. I also found that Straight produces some very tasty juice and the sweetness definitely helps to keep it flowing! Compared to Stoker’s Natural, I found Straight to have a sweeter taste, so I recommend Straight over Natural if you prefer sweet tasting dips.
As the name implies, Straight is a long cut dip and I find the tobacco to be quite coarse compared to other long cuts. Pinches are easy to form, and removing dips is also mess free once you have some experience with it. However, I did find the nicotine buzz to be a little milder than most other brands, but it was nonetheless pleasant and lasted for nearly half an hour before subsiding. I usually removed my pinches around the forty five minute mark when I found the flavor started to diminish.
Overall, Stoker’s Long Cut Straight is a terrific classic tasting dip, and I highly recommend giving it a try at least once if you’re a fan of straight dips. Furthermore, Stoker’s is priced quite affordable, making it great for dippers on a budget! I find that Long Cut Straight pairs especially well with a black coffee to get going in the morning, or a nice stout while relaxing in the evening!