Manufactured by the National Smokeless Tobacco company, Skoal Xtra Crisp Blend is a long cut dip with a fruity flavor and moderately high nicotine content.
After opening my can of Xtra Crisp Blend, I noticed an aroma of dried fruits, tobacco, and a touch of wintergreen. I found the aroma to be quite pleasant, and there were definitely undertones of sweetness. Upon placing a dip in my mouth, I immediately began to notice a fruity taste which reminded me of dried apple. This fruit taste was complimented by a sweet and slightly smokey tasting tobacco flavor which grew increasingly stronger as time went on, and after about 20 minutes sweet tobacco was all I could taste. Unlike most other varieties of Skoal, I found that Xtra Crisp Blend had a much sweeter (and less saltier taste) even after the thirty minute mark. I found that I could leave Xtra Crisp in for almost an hour before I lost all flavor.
Skoal Xtra Crisp is a long cut, and I found that it was easy to keep in place as a result. I also had an easy time taking the dip out, and could get nearly all of it out at once thanks to the large strands of tobacco. The nicotine hit was fairly strong (definitely strong than regular Skoal), and after taking a mid sized dip I soon began to experience a nice nicotine buzz which lasted for about 30 minutes. Because of the sweetness of this dip, I found myself spitting more than usual. Although I didn’t mind the extra spitting this time, I imagine it could be a pain in times when spitting must be limited.
Overall Skoal Xtra Crisp Blend was a tasty and satisfying dip. Its sweet flavor and lack of a salty taste made it enjoyable to mix things up every now and then. My only complaint is that it felt like my can dried out relatively fast after opening, and definitely dried out faster than other brands I’ve tried. Skoal Xtra Crisp Blend pairs well with a tasty beer as well as to balance out a cup of black coffee.