Top 10 Smokeless Tobacco Brands

  1. Copenhagen


I’m 51 years old and probably been dipping snuff since I was 14 or 15. Started with Skoal wintergreen and switched to Copenhagen after about 2 years. I’ve never even heard of half the brands that are listed in this review. I was a loyal Copenhagen man but when I was 24 I broke my jaw and had to have it wired shut for close to 3 months. I couldn’t use regular Cope then because it was cut so fine it just wouldn’t stay in my lip so I tried the pouches which I really didn’t care for so then I tried the Cope long cut and that was the ticket, the longer cut actually stayed in place with my jaw being wired. Then after about 10 years on the long cut it started to get so expensive that I had to try something different. I think Cope was around $.40 or $.50 a can when I started and now it was $5.00 a can which is just plain ridiculous so after trying all the cheaper versions out there I finally tried Red Seal and that was the closest thing to Copenhagen and it was half the price and came in a

Sitting on the porch with my grandpa in 1973 I watched him put a dip of snuff in his mouth. He saw the Curiosity in my eyes and asked if I wanted to try it. Of course my answer was “heck yeah”. I didn’t much like it the first time but a few days later I tried it again. The next thing you know I’m digging through the sofa cushions for pocket change so I could go by myself a can of Copenhagen. The original Copenhagen. I don’t go for none of that flavored crap. Of course it wasn’t but about $0.25 a can back then. I was a member of the original Copenhagen Gold Diamond Club. Other than that… I just hope Copenhagen never gets away from using the original paper can!

Copenhagen offers the most flavor of any dip I’ve had yet. It’s very moist. I live in a pretty country ass area, and Cope’s #1 round these parts. (Grizzly’s probably a far #2)

I dip original cope snuff that’s just what I like in the morning with coffee mid day after a meal at night it tastes kind of pungent really awesome stuff

2. Grizzly


Can’t say I agree with Grizzly topping several of the chews below it. But that is just based on personal taste preference. I started with Copenhagen and that is one hell of a bar to try to reach by any company. I will say that the in mouth flavor is not horrible, but the after taste was always nasty to me. Tried several flavors of this brand and always got the same aftertaste. Perhaps it’s the imported tobacco used in it? Not sure. All in all Grizzly is not a horrid chew, but it definitely does not beat out Skoal, Redman or Levi Garret in my view.

Grizzly has one of the most popular wintergreens out today, which is available in long cut, wide cut, fine cut, and pouches.

I dip grizzly every day and it the wintergreen. I love grizzly because it calms my nerves after a long day. My first dip was grizzly wintergreen and it gave my the biggest nicotine buzz, I still dip grizzly and I still love it I remember me, my brother, and his friends hangin out in the back yard of where I lived and my brother put a dip in and so did his friend, I asked em if I could try some and I three fingered it and they said it wasn’t a good idea for me to three finer it and I did anyways. It was amazing grizzly is my #1 favorite by far.

Grizzley long cut winter green and natural is the best damn dip I’ve ever found… So for

3. Skoal


My first dip when I was 18 was Kayak Wintergreen snuff (I know, what the hell was I thinking). After that first can I tried a variety of different chews including Stoker’s Mint and Wintergreen short cut, Skoal original snuff and wintergreen long cut, Cope Mint long cut, Grizzly wintergreen long cut, and then Timberwolf straight pouches. Some were good, others were just awful. Then, I noticed my brother had been doing Skoal Mint pouches for quite some time, so I tried one. Ever since I’ve been hooked on them. Occasionally I’ll try other chews but nothing has ever come close to comparing to it! I love it! I love the variety that Skoal has to offer, especially with their different varieties of each flavor (like mint and wintergreen xtra vs. classic). Overall, Skoal has my heart (and my lip! ).

If Mint or Fruity flavors is your thing in a chew, this brand is definitely for you. I’ve always seen Skoal as US Smokeless’ hybrid line. Skoal definitely has the most assorted of flavors to choose from, and they are all reasonably good. Of course everyone is going to have a least favorite and a favorite. Its no Copenhagen but its also far better than Timberwolf and Grizzly.

Skoal is the most popular dip nowadays, and offers a wide variety of flavors and cut sizes. They developed the first wintergreen dip, which is arguably the most popular flavor today. 

Get Jacked Up BOYY

4. Levi Garrett


Levi Garrett was my Grandfather’s chew of choice. Their symbolic tan bag has not changed what so ever since I was a very young boy (if ever), and that goes for the quality of this chew as well. I tried my first chew of Levi with my Grandfather when I was around 16 and was out of snuff. It was a big change from what I was use to but I really enjoyed it. It has a very rich sweet flavor, and the leaves to me seem a bit thicker than Redman which keeps it in tact a little better while you chew it. If you are a frequent dipper and are going to try chewing loose leaf for the first time, I would go with this over Redman because it’s a lot smoother. Nothing against Redman at all, as I chew Redman all the time. But the preference between the two is obviously Levi.

Levi Garrett makes loose leaf tobacco, which comes in a mail pouch and is chewed on rather than sucked on, which makes it different from most of the other brands on this list. This is by far the best quality loose leaf tobacco, with great flavor and cut and it is available in most stores. 

I love the sweetness and larger cut of Levi Garrett. I started with redman golden blend but Levi has a smoother taste and no after taste at all. I tried a few bags of stokers to save money but came back to Levi Garrett. It’s my only chew. 


5. Red Man


I’ve been chewing Red Man since I was a teenager, I’m 67 now. Tried many other brands including plugs, twist, and even cans of dip which I’ve never cared for. They just sit there and do nothing, I want something I can taste, sink my teeth into, and work up some juice and Red Man does it all for me. So I always ended up coming back to the best chew ever. Some of the other LL chews might have a better texture to them, and even less stems, but you just can’t beat the taste of Red Man. I am now dietetic so I have gone from the original pack to the sugar free pack. It’s a little weaker than the original but still has that great taste. Oh and here’s a little tip…I’ve gotten to where I can feel them, every once in awhile you can find a huge leaf in a bag. If you unroll it and fill it with the rest of your chew then roll it back up, it stays together and packs great. It makes for an excellent chew. Anyway, in my opinion Red Man is the best chew ever.

I enjoy Redman. It has a great spice to it that you wont get in Levi, but I still would not suggest to anyone to try this loose leaf first. Most people I saw chewing LL growing up were chewing Redman. Very popular brand, easily attainable, and it also has a bit more variety than Levi. To me Redman is also a bit stronger than Levi. Also tried their snuff when it came out. Can’t say I was very impressed with it, but it was something different and I’m sure there are those out their that enjoyed that kind of flavor in a dip. Always with dipping/chewing I try my best to keep an open mind.

I dipped Copenhagen Wintergreen mostly and recently started getting sick of the smell of dip. I decided I would try out some loose leaf for a change and got Red Man golden blend and haven’t chewed anything else since. It tastes all natural and lasts a whole lot longer than dip and I love it!

This is the best I have ever had

6. Red Seal


I prefer red seal natural. One reason, because red seal natural actually has that NATURAL after taste that lingers around that most other dip brands don’t… Most other Natural flavors from other companies just taste really salty and there is really no actual natural flavor to it. 2nd reason is that it may be a little more expensive than cope in my area but it’s always FULL to the top and the can is a little bigger than any other brand. The only downside is that it will loose it’s flavor pretty quick.

I used Copenhagen for 11 years until it got too expensive. Then I tried all other options until I found Red Seal Fine Cut Natural. At the time, it was half the price, the can holds 25% more and it was the closest thing to That Copenhagen taste I’ve ever found. The price has gone up after 10+ years, but Red Seal sends me coupons about 3-4 times a year. Not to mention that you can go on their website once a month and get a free coupon mailed to you. 

Red Seal is a dip which is manufactured by U.S. Smokeless, the company that manufactures Skoal and Copenhagen. With cans that have 25 percent more tobacco than normal cans, it is a great dip to either start out on, or to dip every day.

For a natural tobacco Red Seal is great. It has a taste very similar to Copenhagen, but I feel like the flavor lasts a little longer, and the can is always completely full and bigger than any other brand. For a wintergreen flavor Skoal is my favorite.

7. Timberwolf


Timberwolf Peach holds its flavor longer than any other dip I have had. The problem is you just can’t find it anywhere lately.

My husband loves this brand of peach. It has become hard to find, I’ve been told it has been discontinued. He is very disappointed. Trying to find another brand / type

Timberwolf is a very cheap dip with flavors such as cool wintergreen, mint, peach, and straight among others. It is pretty good for its price. 

TimberWolf peach is a very good flavor but they tried changing it to strong peach. That killed the good flavor of regular peach and TimberWolf has slightly disappeared around my area.

8. Kayak


Its got the best grape flavor

This is the cheapest most awful thing I’ve ever put in my mouth. It is like they got tree bark that has been rained on and cut into smaller pieces and put it in a can

It’s pretty hard to fine a lot Indian gas stations have it’s a good dip for begginers. But it is hard to pack u get what u buy for it’s feels like putting a grape jolly rancher in your mouth

Best price
Taste good to me

9. Gold River


Great for those new to dips. Stringy super long cut. Packs and pinches well. Weak nicotine hit. Seasoned dippers will need experiment and mix this with another dip for nicotine. I mix this with copenhagen straight for a wonderful dessert style dip. It smells like waffles with butter and syrup or maybe a bit like stokers butternut chew.

This is a dip which is quite uncommon. It is one of the only dips manufactures by Swisher which is widely recognized as a good quality dip. It comes in one flavor, which is a natural. 

While this will not give you a buzz it was great for beginners. Sadly not being produced at this time. I will wait patiently for this to come back to the market. Truly amazing taste with honey, and vanilla notes. Once you dip it you won’t quit it. 

Where can I find this stuff? I want it so bad! it’s been years since I’ve had any!

10. Beechnut


I like the flavor and the tradition, est.1897. It’s been around a long time. Problem is it is sold out at the stores, so I have to hunt for it at times. I been refused a carton at Walmart before. I’m lucky if they have a pack left.

I’m kind of surprised that Beechnut is this low on the list. It is a great LL chew and has been around a long time. Around here it is reasonably cheaper than Levi or Redman which is kind of weird as I’ve always thought it to be just as popular(but considerably harder to find). It is another brand my Gandfather use to chew, and was his honest preference over Levi but where we lived made it difficult to find any, or at least any that was still fresh. Beechnut to me is like a cross between Redman and Levi, a little bit more bite than Levi and sweeter than Redman. I would honestly rank it between the two rather than way down here.

I’m the third generation in my family to chew Beechnut, I grew up with it. It’s a nasty habit but I can’t hunt or fish without it.

I like it

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