And now, for something completely different! Today, I’m going to be reviewing Smokey Mountain Tobacco Free Arctic Mint! This is a tobacco free, nicotine free long cut product! “Wait a minute, what’s the point of this?” you may be asking. Well, there are a few people that want to quit snus (or dip), and miss the feeling of a pinch in their lip. Products like this are a great alternative for those who choose to go that route.
“Okay, so what’s in this stuff?” you may also be asking. According to the Northerner.com description, “Smokey Mountain Snuff is made with hand-selected corn silk and kudzu root. The manufacturer believes that these expensive herbs provide the best base for tobacco-free snuff. Smokey Mountain Snuff also contains a proprietary blend of ingredients and flavorings in order to produce a rich, smooth taste. It’s spitless!” The flavor of this product is described as a “a very crisp and clean tasting peppermint flavor.” The total can weight is 28.35 grams.
I recently reviewed the pouch version of this product, and this one is quite similar. With this one, however, I notice much more peppermint in the aroma than I did in the pouch version. The menthol seems to be quite present, as well. It just seems there’s more peppermint in this one. The material itself (because I don’t know what else to call it since it isn’t tobacco) is a lot like long cut snus or long cut dip. You can’t bake it, you basically just have to take a pinch and throw it in your lip. I’m not too experienced with this, so it’s a mess at first. The material is interesting; I find it to be moist, and it quickly releases flavor, but it doesn’t feel like anything I’ve ever had before. The flavor of this one is similar to the pouch version, but like the aroma I can taste more peppermint in the flavor. The menthol flavor is also quite present, but just a little less than the peppermint. There’s a slight sweetness, which isn’t too overpowering. It has a dark quality to it which is hard to describe. The flavor lasts a good amount of time – on average up to about 45-55 minutes.
If you like wintergreen and want to quit dip, Smokey Mountain Tobacco Free Arctic Mint is a good option to try out!