Product ReviewsSmokeless Alternatives

Whitetail Smokeless ZERO Nicotine Review

Whitetail SmokelessWhitetail Smokeless is a a team of small town Wisconsin dippers who have spent nearly two years perfecting what they feel is the worlds finest tobacco-free dip. They went through an extensive process to replicates the taste, texture, burn and packability of traditional dip. Whitetail currently offers the following flavors: Wintergreen, Mint, Apple, Cinnamon and Whiskey. This review will cover Wintergreen and Mint (Apple, Cinnamon and Whiskey currently sold out). All are available for purchase on their website They also 3 nicotine strengths including Full, Medium and Zero. 

PLEASE NOTE: This review ONLY pertains to the NICOTINE FREE version of these products.  I have not, and will not try the versions of this product that contain nicotine. 

100% of the profits from every purchase in their “Tail Gear” accessories section and 10% of all dip profits goes DIRECTLY to one of their supported charities: Farmers and Hunters Feeding the Hungry, Hunt Of a Lifetime or Wounded Warrior Project. For more details click here

Check out our Whitetail Smokeless Ingredients page here.

Whitetail Smokeless WintergreenWhitetail Smokeless ZERO Nicotine – Wintergreen

Started off with Wintergreen. If you’ve read my stuff you know I was a long time Kodiak guy so I’m always interested to see how Wintergreen chews are going to stack up. The flavor here is somewhere between Kodiak and Skoal Wintergreen, probably slightly more toward Skoal which isn’t a bad thing. This truly is an outstanding long cut alternative… probably the closest to an actual “long cut” on the market which has been lacking for quite some time. There are some out there that are close but this is the first one that I’m comfortable calling a long cut. Holds together really well in my mouth, produces a good amount of spit and had a nice deep Wintergreen flavor that is long lasting. Top notch if you’re looking for one of the “big two” traditional dip flavors. 

Whitetail Smokeless MintWhitetail Smokeless ZERO Nicotine – Mint

Next up was Mint. To me Skoal Mint is the “gold standard” when it comes to Mint chews so I’m always looking for something to compare favorably to that. Once again a great pack of a moist chew that holds together really well. There are others out there on the market that are probably closer flavor wise to Skoal Mint but I’m not sure there is one that’s closer in texture and cut. 

Whitetail Smokeless Recommendation

All in all the folks at Whitetail Smokeless have created a pretty outstanding long cut chew. The Mint tastes the way I want Mint to taste and the Wintergreen tastes the way Wintergreen should taste. Above all they have created what I believe to be the closest thing to a true long cut the smokeless alternative market has to offer today. And that’s a very good thing.

If I’m being honest I’m sort of bummed that yet another maker is coming to the market offering versions of their products that contain nicotine and others that don’t but from a business perspective I understand why they’re doing it. As I always do, I’d warn anyone who’s getting these to truly understand which version of the product they’re getting and I’d STRONGLY suggest them to go with the nicotine free product.  Whitetail does a good job with their labeling and on their website so you know just what strength you’re getting though there’s always that slight fear in the back of my mind that I’ve got a mislabeled can. Probably just my hypochondriac mind going crazy even 12 years after I was a dipper 😉

Special thanks to the folks at Whitetail Smokeless for providing me samples to try and review.

You can purchase Whitetail Smokeless from their website at or visit them on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.  All flavors are available in single, 6 packs or 12 packs. KTC users can get 15% off your entire order by using coupon code “KTC15” on checkout. Click here for full details

Disclaimer: In accordance with FTC Guidelines, we hereby inform this site’s viewers that we occasionally receive products for review purposes. At no time has payment has been made in order to elicit positive reviews. Affiliate links may be present in the above content. Read our disclosure policy for more info.

Show More

Related Articles


  1. I’ve tried nearly a dozen other tobacco alternative products and nothing could replicate the flavor of wintergreen (10 years of Grizzly wintergreen). However, whitetail nailed it! Others have complained about the burn but honestly, that’s where other companies have fallen short. I need a lot of convincing with “fake” dip in order to stick with it and Whitetail does a great job simulating tobacco juice and the burning sensation of the real stuff! Will definitely be getting more and hope to be tobacco free with this alternative.


  2. They finally got some Apple zero in stock, was anxious to try it since Apple Skoal was my old weapon of choice. It’s ok I guess, the same mint taste with a minimal apple flavor. Reminds me of Jake’s Mint Chew. Good effort, but another average fake chew. I’ll stick with Hooch.

  3. Love this stuff. Such a fuckin relief that it tastes as good as it does. I was worried it would suck, like some homemade concoction made a garage or something, but it’s pretty close to the real thing. I’ve struggled with regular tobacco dip since I was 15, couldn’t kick the habit for more than a month, but I’m positive I can with this stuff. I opt for the nicotine version they have but I don’t feel bad about it because it doesn’t have 2000 chemicals in it like regular tobacco. Good stuff, saved my ass.

  4. Completely agree 100% with Chewie’s review of Whitetail (the closest on the market to a long cut “all-a-round”). My only complaint, is there is a little to much pepper in the mix. I enjoy the nice “burn”, but the amount they use about burned my lip off. Couldn’t keep it it too long.

Leave a Reply

Flaviar - The Gift That Keeps On Giving
Back to top button