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Long Ball Black Licorice – Plug Style Alternative

Long Ball Black LicoriceIf you’ve been reading this site for any length of time you know that I’m personally a huge proponent of smokeless alternatives or fake tobacco products. I firmly believe they are a tool that any quitter should put in their arsenal and should use as needed. There are a slew of outstanding products out there for dippers, but there’s never been a great alternative for those folks who used long leaf or plug products. I can’t tell you how often I get asked if there’s an alternative out there for them and my standard answer have been chewing gum, sunflower seeds or beef jerky. I’m happy to report that I’ve now got another recommendation to provide. Introducing Long Ball Licorice.

Long Ball Licorice is a new candy licorice made in Australia. It was created by Andre Chiavelli, a former employee of the New York Yankees and is exclusively licensed by the Babe Ruth Family! Check out the video I made of opening and trying the product for the first time below.

Long Ball Licorice will carry an SRP of $5.95 per each 3.75 ounce pouch of the candy, and is scheduled to be placed in major league ballparks as well as select candy stores.

Long Ball Black Licorice Review

This is pretty straight forward. It’s black licorice. It’s in plug format. Rip off a piece and pop it in. It’s a food grade product so you don’t need to spit but if you choose to you’ll get a ton of dark brown / black saliva. Taste is again, very straight forward… it’s black licorice. If you like that flavor you’ll like this. If it’s not for you, this won’t be either.

As an alternative this will work very well for plug or long leaf users. I’d never really considered licorice as something to chew on longer than a minute or two as I’m eating it but it works really well as a tobacco substitute. It works REALLY well if you just sort of “park” you chew in your mouth. I wasn’t a big long leaf user but when I was that’s exactly what I did. I didn’t really “chew” it as much as I parked it. That being said, this lasts a good long while. No cleanup to speak of as you’ve consumed it and it’s gone.

Long Ball Black Licorice Ingredients

The product that I sampled didn’t have ingredients on it so I can’t provide them here. I’ll update this post when I get them but I’d be shocked if the ingredients list said anything other than “black licorice”.

Long Ball Licorice can be found at the following social sites and their website is currently under construction and the product will be available for purchase in the next couple of weeks. Special thanks to Andre for providing a sample for me to try and review.

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Jay Turberville
Jay Turberville
3 years ago

This is an excellent black licorice if you like black licorice … which I do. I’m not sure that it is $6 good though. If they are paying a lot for the Babe Ruth part of their marketing, I’d rather see the Babe dropped along with the price.

5 years ago

So I’ve tried both the black licorice and red raspberry. I didn’t ever chew plug tobacco, but I did use Redman. You just tear this off (I guess you could cut it like plug tobacco if you wanted to) and what I’ve found to be best is to place it in your mouth. Let it get moist and then form it into a roll. Place it in your cheek and let it sit there. You can roll it and spit if you want. I just swallowed mine since it is licorice. The key is you can’t chew on it or you’ll just eat it. The black licorice works better than the red, although I prefer the reds flavor. It’s not a bad alternative.

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