And now, for something completely different! Today, I’m going to be reviewing Smokey Mountain Tobacco Free Straight! 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 “sweet, smooth, and rich flavor. This is a loose cut product that consists of small strands of tobacco.” The total can weight is 28.35 grams.
The aroma of this snuff reminds me a lot of root beer. I notice the same thing whenever I smell straight dips. I was told that both root beer and wintergreen have Methyl Salicylate, and that straight dip has Salicylic acid Ethyl ester, which may be why it reminds me of those things, as they’re only a carbon group apart. Perhaps that’s how they did the flavor 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 is a lot like the aroma. The taste reminds me of the root beer element I notice in straight flavored dips. It also has this dark quality to it which is hard to describe. It has a light touch of sweetness, but definitely not too much, which is a good thing. The flavor is quite rich, and well rounded! The taste lasts a good amount of time – on average up to about 45-55 minutes.
If you like straight flavored dip, you may like Smokey Mountain Tobacco Free Straight. I found the flavor to be quite enjoyable!