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  1. Here’s what’s REALLY crazy, anytime a flavor or blend pops up with a serious following all the sudden the company that makes it can’t keep it in stock as if every company for past 10 years I’m now counting can’t up production. I’m totally convinced that tobacco companies feed them cash because there’s no other explanation NONE. Past 9.5 years I’ve seen WITHOUT EXCEPTION AND I MEAN ZERO NONE a brand puts out something that’s awesome they get assloads of orders, not only can they not “keep it in stock” but slowly it just goes away. You don’t have to be a tin foil hat wearing conspiracy theorist to see what’s going on.

  2. I’m looking for the best alternative for skoal straight. Currently have baccoff and it’s not doing it for me. I’m also searching for the best mint out there. Thanks

    • Todd, I chewed Skoal Straight and have tried lots of the alternatives. Taste wise the closest would be Smokey Mountain Straight and the Bacc-off Straight pouches. I personally don’t like the feel of Smokey Mountain. And even though I never used pouches I don’t mind bacc-off’s pouches. Interestingly, enough my favorite replacement is Hooch Keylime rough cut. I’ve tried Tough Guy’s Wintergreen and Orange and really liked them, but they haven’t had any in stock for months. I was never a flavored tobacco guy, but those are my top recommendations. Hooch Cherry rough cut isn’t horrible either.

  3. Tough Guy has their herbal orange in stock. I’ve already ordered some. Will give a review after I receive it!

    • I’ve chewed a can of Tough Guy Orange and it is my favorite non-tobacco chew! Great mellow flavor. It is long lasting. Generates lots of spit. Feels great in the lip. Awesome metal lid, but make sure you get it back on tight. It is more on the fine cut side, but super moist. One warning: it is the first non-tobacco chew I feel like I could get addicted to!

  4. Tough Guy has herbal Wintergreen in stock. They’re soliciting feedback on their herbal “cut” before getting the other flavors back into production. I ordered some cans. Will share my thoughts after receiving them.

    • So I received my Tough Guy Herbal Wintergreen and first off, I love the metal lid! You do have to make sure it’s back on tight. The lid said fine cut and I was super happy when I opened it and it was more a fat or long cut. Super moist with great flavor. Pinches awesome and it is not sticky like so many herbal chews. Feels like tobacco in the lip (Hooch does as well, but in my opinion Tough Guy beats Hooch in the flavor department). Stays packed in the lip, too. This is by far my favorite herbal chew and I don’t even like Wintergreen chew. I chewed Skoal and Grizzly Straight and Redman leaf. Their biggest issue is having any in stock. I would love to try the other herbal flavors, but all they produced was Wintergreen and it was a limited amount. Highest ratings for this product!

  5. I just got my hands on two cans of Whitetail Wintergreen ( It is offered in similar strengths of nicotine such as (fully loaded, elicit, triumph, & tough guy). I quit dipping over 5 years ago, tried every fake on market and let me just say… WOW! IMO this is the closest “feel” to a long cut tobacco. Packs and spits well. This offering has a lot of burn (a little too much for me) and needs a bit more favoring. All in all… best I’ve tried “all-around”.

    • I recently tried Whitetail Wintergreen and didn’t care for it at all, but to be fair I never liked Wintergreen snuff either. I felt like it had a burn from the pepper; far too strong of a burn in my opinion, and once that wore off there was no taste whatsoever. Love the can, but it’s definitely not for me.

  6. Moose_in_blankets

    Big fan of black buffalo, I’ve tried both the mint and Wintergreen, has a little chocolatey notes to it but packs a punch! Waiting on those pouches! Big fan going on my 4th can

    • No nicotine free options, however. I contacted them about offering their products without nicotine and they said, “Maybe in the future, but right now we’re giving people what they want.” I explained there are many of us who don’t want nicotine!

      • I reached out as well… received the same feed back… & (as you) told them a lot of persons are looking for the nicotine free versions.

    • 100% agree with this statement. I’ve tried everything and the only can that has helped me has been Black buffalo. Wintergreen and mint are the best. Straight is a little tame. But I would recommend this product.

  7. Levi Garrett alternative? Looking for a loose leaf type substitute.

  8. Any tips on something similar to Grizzly Wintergreen?

  9. FINALLY was able to order some Tough Guy Chew, they make an Herbal Tea/nic/tobacco free blend & have 4 flavors, WG, Cinnamon, Lemon, & Orange. The WG was OK & the Cinnamon was a little better than the WG, but not too impressed. But man, the Orange & Lemon flavors are OFF THE HOOK, AWESOME. The Orange tastes & smells like an orange peel, I love it. The lemon is very similar as far as it tastes like it smells. The price is pretty middle of the road, around $5 a can, S & H was free with a code. Here’s the issue, the product is rarely in stock, ever. The site keeps saying they are having equipment issues? Tough Guy teamed up with the Outlaw dude, the guy made famous from his You Tube channel. So the product is in high demand. But the lack of product is concerning. Hooch has been my favorite fake dip, TG is giving it a serious run for it’s $$$$$$

    • Not sure how you got it Dan O, but lucky you. I’ve still not been able to place an order. All “sold out” still. I’m a Hooch guy myself… it’s “that good”?

      • I follow the FB page & for a day they had it in stock. I dig me some Hooch, Key Lime is my favorite. but as far as pure flavor goes, TG hit a homerun. I guess if I had to nitpick the TG fake stuff, it gets a little float, with Hooch, none of course. Flavor wise though, TG is the real deal. As far as the “sold out” problem? I made a general statement saying this was not a good business model as far as being out of stock most of the time, didn’t go over too well. They claimed they would have the problem fixed by April 1st. Well, it’s the 15th, so I’m not sure what to believe. I know I’m babbling, but if it ever becomes available, it’s some good ass shit, I’d give it a shot for sure.

        • I forgot, there is a 5th flavor, Vanilla. It was the worst of the bunch.

          • Thanks Dan O… I emailed them as well and was told the same as you… “machines ordered ALL products would be available starting the 9th and would strive to NOT be “out of stock” going forward. Guess that is not the case. When it “does” become available, I’ll order the 6 pack since it’ll be worth the try.

          • I’ve given up… after my 3rd email I was told to keep an eye on FaceBook for inventory. That doesn’t make an sense to me if you have a website (which they do)… SMH. Oh well… still labeled as “Sold Out”. I am glad you did get a chance to try and post a review though.

          • Dan is the wintergreen for Hooch?

        • I hear ya NOCAM, ridiculous.

          • I was able to order a can of lemon today. They had it and their black tea in stock. The other 3 were sold out though.

          • Dan O… FINALLY got 2 cans of the cinnamon. Same review as you and a few additions. Really would like to see the tea leaves a little more moist, more flavor, and flavor lasted longer. I’m hoping to get my hands on the lemon and orange… per you, there is more flavor. I too am a Hooch guy, but TG is right there with Hooch. The only other issue i had is the can lid. You have to be careful to make sure it snaps on tightly. if not, it’ll blow up on a pack. First can every for herbal to have a tin top and plastic body similar Skoal and all others. If they can just keep stock up, they’ll be a hit in both the non-nicotine herbal and nicotine products.

          • An Apple product has me intrigued. Please keep me posted NO CAM.

            FYI, for some reason I cannot respond to you on the Tough Guy thread we were talking on, so here is what I tried to write:

            Yeah, the lid is an epic fail, definitely causes the product to dry out. Popped in a Lemon & Cinnamon over the last few days, both were pretty darn dry. No doubt due to a shit seal. That NEVER happens with Hooch.

            My final verdict is:

            The flavor goes slightly to TG, love the Orange.

            For longevity in the lip & in the can, Hooch blows away TG, not even close. I’ve had cans of Hooch for close to a year & they still stand tall.

            If I was told to pick one, I’d go Hooch. It is easily attainable.

            My 2 favorites are TG Orange & Hooch Key Lime (regular, not RC, the RC has that nasty mint taste). Stay tuned…..

          • Something is acting funky NOCAM, the post below did work I guess.

          • James Cook, I dig the WG Hooch, still prefer the Keylime though. Sorry for the delayed response.

  10. Has anyone tried black buffalo? Came across it online today, very few reviews but they all seemed to be good. They have mint, WG, straight, and peach is coming out soon, they also have pouches. Seems a bit pricey at 6 bucks a can with a 2 can minimum. Just trying to get some insight before I give it a try! Thanks!

    • Do they have a nicotine free option now? The last time I looked all they had was chew/snuff with nicotine.

    • Nevermind on that last post, i dont see a nicotine free product on the website

      • I reached out to the guys at Black Buffalo to see if a Nicotine Free option is being considered… and I quote, “we have been asked by many persons such as yourself and its seems like a Nicotine version would be in high demand… we are in the process of looking into that option and you may see a Nicotine free product in the very near future”. Good sign to me… IF anyone does want to try it… start sending them emails for the Nic-Free option.

        • I have asked about a non-nicotine version as well. I told them there’s a big group who would love to try their product without the nic!

    • Hands down the BEST authentic alternative on the market same flavor,pack,pinch ability is Black buffalo.I got some wintergreen in the mail nothing compares.Ive tried fully loaded full nicotine,hooch,cowboy chew,smoky mountain,and whitetail nothing compares hope this helps and good luck

  11. Chewie… searching through websites tonight and came across another new alternative (Whitetail Chew). Same type of alternative as (Elicit, Triumph, Fully Loaded) where it is offered in 3 levels of Nicotine strength (100/50/0). Only 2 flavors (Wintergreen & Mint). I haven’t tried any new items for some time now, but I wanted to make sure I continued to reach out since this site helped me quit! Hope you reach out to the new company… look forward to your review!

    • Thanks man – I’d seen them before but I didn’t realize they had a nic-free version. Will check it out.

      • Hey Chewie… ran into another one. Green Leaf Organic mint pouches. One flavor (wintergreen) and one on the way (cinnamon).

    • I’d be interested in a review as well. I know they used to have more flavors, but now they only have Wintergreen and Mint. It is an impressive looking can.

  12. There’s another fake dip on the market called Fully Loaded, they offer different levels of tobacco too like Elicit. They have a zero tob/nic version called Bullseye, I ordered a few cans.

  13. I see theres whitetail smokeless and fully loaded chew. Non tobacco, different levels of nicotine. Maybe review those?

    • Hi Jordan – I posted my review of Fully Loaded over the weekend. Will try to get my hands on Whitetail as well:

      • My buddy tried getting some Whitetail but they were sold out.

      • A representative from Whitetail emailed me back the other day. They are only offering Wintergreen and Mint at the moment. All other flavors are on hold until, get this one, they finish wrapping up on a movie called “Dip Run” (I checked IMDb and yes there is a movie being made with that title and one of the stars is “Outlaw” from all those YouTube dip videos). Once post production, there other flavors (including Apple) will start being produced once again. So, only Wintergreen and Mint for now.

  14. Any heard of Tough Guy chew? It is like other chews in the regard they offer both tobacco/nicotine versions & herbal/tob-nic free products. The herbal flavors are black tea based & there are like 5 flavors. The only issue is they have a problem keeping their product in stock. I emailed them & they are working on getting more product. Will advise if I sample some.

    • Tough Guy is amazing. My favorite is the Lemon. I have 10 cans of Lemon, 2 cans of Wintergreen, and 2 cans of Cinnamon. They all taste amazing! Hold their taste for a long time. The spit is good, but to add a little bit more juiciness I sip a little water when I first put one in. Give them a try man.

  15. Looking for closest thing to Copenhagen snuff

  16. My son just gave me Black Buffalo straight long cut. It contains nicotine, so it is painless in that regard. Ordering wintergreen as it is what I normally chew. Hopefully it will allow me to cut back more easily moving towards quitting.

  17. I’m on 48 hours now. I wanna cave in, but yet I don’t. I need something similar to a long cut, mint, wintergreen, whatever. Just something that somewhat mimics the real thing. Smokey mountain is absolutely disgusting. It’s sticky, messy, and just simply sucks.

    I right now, more than anything, just miss something being in the pouch of my lip. I’m going nuts.

    • I’m right there with you man. Get on Amazon and grab green leaf organic mint pouches. They are working great for me. Good luck to you

    • Rodney stay strong I have been without chew for 8 days and honestly the first three days were the worst.

      • Good job and keep it up. I made it a little over a year and ended up caving in. My advice to you is to stick with the fake stuff for a few months at most but start phasing the fake stuff out too. The sooner the better. Eventually you will get to a point where you don’t need it or crave it. After a year it will sneak back into your mind. But be stronger than me. I’m ordering fake dip tonight and quitting again when it arrives.

        Good luck. You can do it.

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