Jake’s Mint Chew Cinnamon Pouches
I was a bit skeptical when I popped this one in but that quickly went out the window. I’m still not a huge fan of cinnamon as a flavor but these pouches are outstanding. Outstanding smell upon opening the can and you could tell at first glance that the moisture issues that were present with the first version of their pouches has been addressed – these are MOIST.
Jake’s Mint Chew Pouches
The pouches, available in Straight Mint, Wintergreen and Natural Spearmint, are available on the Jake’s Mint Chew website. Each tin contains approximately 20-22 pouches (.40 ounces).
Jake’s Mint Chew
A few weeks back I ran across a new smokeless alternative called Jake’s Mint Chew. I reached out to the folks at Jake’s and they were gracious enough to get me some samples so I could give some product reviews. With that said… here goes!
Jake’s Mint Chew Apple Spice
I’m not typically a fan of flavored dip products and that’s especially true when it comes to apple flavored products. There has only been one apple product that I can recall and it wasn’t great. This is a HUGE step up and actually smells and tastes like apple. If I’m putting this on the apple scale from that sour Granny Smith and that super sweet Red Delicious I’d say it’s definitely toward the Granny Smith side of things but without sourness. I’m dating myself a bit, but this really reminds me of Apple Jolly Ranchers.
Jake’s Mint Chew Blackberry
This stuff smells AMAZING! Even before I cracked open the can, I could tell I was in for something special. The tin is packed… and I mean… PACKED tight. There’s no need (or ability for that matter) for additional packing prior to popping one in for the first time. I can remember back in my dipping days when I’d get a can of Kodiak / Skoal that seemed damn near 3/4 full once I packed it. Definitely not the case here.
Jake’s Mint Chew Brandy
Our friends at Jake’s Mint Chew have done it again! I’m thrilled to announce their newest flavor offering known simply as Brandy! This new Brandy flavor is the first “seasonal” flavor from Jake’s and will be available now through the 1st of the year. It is now available as a single case or as a “Mix & Match” flavor included in their variety packs.
Jake’s Mint Chew Cherry
As I said in a recent post, Jake’s Mint Chew has introduced a new Cherry flavor of their product. As I said in my initial Jake’s Review, I’ve never been a huge fan of “flavored” chews. This is ironic seeing as I did have a 2 year stint as a Cherry Skoal guy but toward the end of my dipping “career” I couldn’t even stand the smell of a flavored dip… let alone cherry.
Jake’s Mint Chew Cranberry
As I said in a recent post, Jake’s Mint Chew has recently introduced a new Cranberry flavor of their product. Honestly I was a bit worried about this flavor as I’m not a huge fan of “flavored” chews, and my love for cranberry is limited to my once-a-year dip into the Thanksgiving cranberry jelly that comes out of a can in a big lump.
Jake’s Mint Chew Kola
As we announced previously there are some big new things going on with our friends at Jake’s Mint Chew. They recently received their USDA Organic Certification and just recently they’ve released their newest flavor – Kola.
Jake’s Mint Chew Kola Re-Review
I recently wrote a review of the newest flavor from Jake’s Mint Chew called Kola. I’ve received some feedback on that review that possibly my taste buds were off (which is entirely possible). So, I reached out to Jake’s and got a couple of additional cans for a re-review.
It’s drier than the other herbal chews out there. I’m comparing it to Smokey Mountain since most have tried that. Doesn’t have the cayenne pepper or guarana, still has a little tingle in the lip though. No need to pack, its very easy to get a pinch. NO MESS AT ALL which is a big plus as the others are sticky.
The feeling in the lip is perfect, doesn’t fall apart (I’m on 30 min. right now with the same dip, stays together better than the real thing). There is only a *hint* of wintergreen flavor which is the biggest downfall. Smokey Mountain has it beat on taste but it still doesn’t have a *bad* taste either. It’s just not as good as Smokey Mountain in this 1 area.
For me, this is a 9/10. Only thing that would make it a 10 would be taking Smokey Mountain’s flavor.
Wintergreen – slight taste of wintergreen, can taste mint after a little while.
Cherry – can taste slight bit of cherry but like most fruity gums, it runs out of flavor FAST then it has no taste. Don’t recommend this one.
Cinnamon – this is for the people that love the burn/tingle feel!! It tastes like a stick of big red but not quite as strong… the burn is the same but feels like tobacco. I also like it because it doesn’t make me want the real thing at all. One person said they couldn’t chew this because it was too close to the same well, I dont recall a cinnamon chew so this would be one I’d recommend…for everyone.
I have “Licorice”, “Mint Straight”, and “Spearmint” to try as well. I’ll give flavor reviews for them after I try them.
Tried the Jake’s Cherry Chew and as a former Skoal Cherry user, I must say this stuff was pretty good.
I am still not a huge fan of the consistency of the Jake’s cut, as it is very bulkie and doesn’t pack as nicely as Hooch or SMC, but flavor wise the cherry tasted pretty good and Chewie’s “Wild Cherry” Lifesavers analogy from his review is accurate.
I still give the edge to Hooch Cherry over Jake’s Cherry (SMC makes a cherry as well but it is ridiculously sweet and not great), only because Hooch packs much better.
However, if curious, especially if you are a former fruity/cherry flavor dipper, then this stuff is worth checking out.