Grizzly Dark Wintergreen Long Cut (American Moist Snuff/Dip) - Review. 23 March 2022.

Recently I announced that is getting back to basics - and that means more tobacco content.  I've had some requests to review American moist snuff/dipping tobacco, and as a tobacco enthusiast I figured what the heck, why not.  I'm a snus guy, don't get me wrong.  But I do enjoy all things tobacco!  I still believe snus to be the best harm reduced option for smokeless tobacco enjoyment/smoking cessation.  But these products are a fun break from time to time.  Grizzly is a relatively new brand, introduced in 2001 by the American Snuff Co (a subsidiary of Reynolds American).  It's a popular brand and has 25% of total US market share.  This one, as opposed to some other Grizzly products, says on the can that it contains 100% American tobacco.  This product launched in 2015, and then relaunched in 2019 with a new design.

Product Details
Flavor Description:  "Experience Grizzly Dark Wintergreen. Premium Dark Tobacco. Rich in flavor."
Can Contents:  1.2oz / 34.02g
Nicotine Strength:  A source put it between 10.3-11.2mg/g.

When you open the can, there is a pretty present aroma of wintergreen.  It's balanced out with a dark tobacco base and a present smokiness.  I pick up hints of wood that remind me of hickory, and oak.  The tobacco is pretty soft, and moderately moist, and I find it packs pretty well in the lip.  As a snuser, I use in the upper lip because the flavor lasts longer and there's less drip to it.  In the flavor profile, the wintergreen comes through pretty clearly.  It's not super in your face, nor does it overpower the tobacco.  The tobacco base is dark, and pretty smoky.  The wood notes are present; it's mostly hickory but I do notice some oak in the mix.  The nicotine strength feels about regular, and the flavor lasts about 40-50 minutes.

Rating and Final Thoughts

I'm not usually the biggest fan of wintergreen; it's not exactly a flavor I seek out.  But this one wasn't too bad.  I think the darker, heavier tobacco base made it a little more bearable for me.  It did balance out the wintergreen taste a good bit.  If you're into wintergreen though, I'd definitely suggest checking this one out.  While I'm not a big wintergreen person, I did find this one to be a better approach to the flavor than others out there.  


  1. Grizzly dark mint is my favorite I hope they never stop making it


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