Smokeless Alternatives

Part of the reason that quitting chew is so difficult is that it’s not just a mental & chemical battle. There is also a very physical part of breaking nicotine’s hold on us. For some of us, the oral fixation is one of the most difficult parts of our quits. If you’ve had something in your lip/mouth for the past 15 years your body gets used to it… take that away (along with all the nicotine that you’re losing) and you’re bound to be a little on the irritable side. Below is a list of alternatives to smokeless tobacco (also known as fake dip or fake tobacco) that will help you get past the oral fixation.

For more information about fake dip, check out these pages as well:

Smokey Mountain SnuffSmokey Mountain Snuff

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Jake's Mint ChewJake’s Mint Chew

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Hooch SnuffHooch Snuff

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Teaza Energy PouchesTeaza Energy Pouches

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Amarillo Snuff Co.Amarillo Snuff

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Mini-Green Energy PouchesMini-Green Pouches

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GrindsGrinds

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Nip Energy DipNip Energy Dip

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Black BuffaloBlack Buffalo

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Bacc-OffBacc-Off

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Cowboy Coffee ChewCowboy Coffee Chew

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Schmitty's SnuffSchmitty’s Snuff

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Holt Tobaccoless ChewHolt Tobaccoless Chew

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Fully Loaded ChewFully Loaded Chew

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Go Coffee EnergyGo Coffee Energy

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Mint SnuffMint Snuff

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Whitetail SmokelessWhitetail Smokeless

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Java ChewsJava Chews

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Long Ball LicoriceLong Ball Licorice

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Dryv Energy PouchesDryv Energy Pouches

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Golden Eagle Herbal ChewGolden Eagle Herbal

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Triuimph ChewTriumph Chew

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Green Leaf Organic PouchesGreen Leaf Organic Pouches

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Gator Sunflower Seed ChewGator Chew

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Absolut SnusAbsolut Snus

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Major League Coffee DipMajor League Coffee Dip

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PRO-DIPPRO-DIP

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Wisconsin’s Fintest Root 100Root 100

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Elicit Herbal ChewElicit Herbal Chew

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KIKITKIKIT
Young's ChewYoung’s Chew

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Herd Sports ChewHerd Sports Chew

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The Ryan ExpressThe Ryan Express

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Brandon
Brandon
2 months ago

If there is a good alternative for me, I’m willing to try. I made the decision to quit 5 days ago. I’m a long time smokeless tobacco user (40 years roughly). I’ve used or tried about every brand name dip. The snuff (dip) I have liked best was Grizzly straight long cut. Then, I went to Stoker’s straight long cut, which I liked a lot better. I’ve tried a couple alternatives in the past (the names escape my memory). One made me feel as if I was putting mad fire ants in my lip, or just lighting the inside of my mouth on fire! The other kind of burned too, but my bigger issue with it was, it made me feel weird like I had overloaded on caffeine. Both gave me headaches when using as well. Is there nothing out there in a long cut style, that has NO caffeine or energy booster ingredients? One that tastes similar to Stokers, and is smooth, instead of setting my mouth on fire?

Jill Garman
Jill Garman
3 months ago

Hi. Hubby needs to quit for heart surgery. Looking for the best alternative to original Skoal fine cut wintergreen. Thanks

Fertileturtle
Fertileturtle
3 months ago

Hey all,

im just reaching out as I am currently one week into quitting. I’ve been chewing a lot of fun to try and replace my skoal mint pouch habit. Gum is helping a little, but it’s just not quite the same.
Was anyone else a skoal mint pouch person that had success with a fake alternative? I’m open to any and all suggestions.
I chewed for about 13 years so no oral fix right now is a struggle.
thanks in advance for the help!

Fertileturtle
Fertileturtle
3 months ago
Reply to  Chewie

Thanks for the reply, Chewie.

Before coming across this site on Saturday I had ordered some Hooch, Triumph (no Nic) and Teaza. I am hoping these come in relatively soon, cause the trident gum just isn’t doing the trick.

I will have to put an order in for the Black Buffalo today and will be sure to avoid the nicotine.

Thanks again for the help.

James
James
4 months ago

I am having a difficult time quitting Copenhagen Long cut. I can’t find anything that comes close to it.

James
James
3 months ago
Reply to  Chewie

I usually chew 1/2 a can of (Cope Long Cut) on two days.

Jesse T
Jesse T
4 months ago

Hi everyone, I have been tobacco free for 27 days. Today I had a terrible craving after getting stressed out (I’m a law student and have a big test coming up). I just caved… to fake snuff. Close call! I tried quitting without fake snuff out of fear that in the long term it would be harder to kick the snuff habit if I kept encouraging the oral fixation with fake snuff.

In your experiences, has fake snuff worked in the long run? How long until you eventually kick the oral fixation, thus no longer needing the fake snuff?

Any advice would be great – I just bought Baccoff rough cut Wintergreen and really like it. Before I purchased more, I was hoping to get some advice on the long term strategy with it. The sunflower seeds and gum just aren’t doing the trick anymore.

Dan O
Dan O
3 months ago
Reply to  Jesse T

HI Jesse, congrats on your quit bud. I am 6 yrs plus tob/nic free. Would not have been able to do it without KTC & fake dip. I wouldn’t worry at all about getting addicted to fake dip. Fact is most of it tastes like ass anyway. Lol. If it helps, use it. I rarely use it anymore, but everyone is different. My personal favorites are Teaza & Hooch. Good luck bud, you can do it.

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Jon L
Jon L
6 months ago

I’m trying to find a good alternative to Grizzly Mint pouches. I’m using fully loaded now, it is okay but not great. Baccoff has horrible taste. Smokey mountain is kind of small.

Jon L
Jon L
6 months ago
Reply to  Chewie

I would say it’s close to skoal mint, haven’t tried Kodiak mint.

Clark
Clark
4 months ago
Reply to  Jon L

If you’re open to CBD then try: https://chewalternative.com/teaza-herbal-cbd-cool-mint-pouches/
Almost every company has a mint flavor, so there are lots of options out there. Black Buffalo just came out with tobacco/nicotine free mint pouches which are pretty good. However, I wish black Buffalo was more transparent with their ingredients.

The Tank
The Tank
6 months ago

Just wanted to say that I appreciate this page. I used it as a guide for a new go to for dipping. For me I found out that it was not so much the nicotine as it is the oral fixation of having it in my mouth. I am officially a week as of today using SMC wintergreen. So far I have tried SMC wintergreen and it is good, (hey at least I quit cold turkey using it) but it is a bit too sweet and I don’t like the cut, it is more of a fine cut. I even tried SMC classic and it tastes like crap! Hey I’m being honest here but I’m sure some like it. Today I ordered a couple cans of Hooch wintergreen rough cut. I must say the Hooch is pretty dang close to as real as it gets as far as the feel in my mouth but the wintergreen doesn’t taste like wintergreen, it is more of a spearmint taste to me. That leads to my question, who makes a good replacement for Grizzly wintergreen long cut? For some reason I really like wintergreen dip but I hate mint flavored dips. I have read the reviews and get a mix of answers. Just looking for a wintergreen like the Grizzly, it is bold flavor without the sweetness and that is what I want. Thanks!

Kevin
Kevin
6 months ago
Reply to  The Tank

Hey, I never liked wintergreen so I’m not much help in that department (I was a Skoal or Grizzly Straight guy), but what I did was try a whole bunch of alternatives and then settled on what worked best. I found the cut and feel of Hooch to be good as well, but lacking in flavor. My favorite classic straight alternative is actually the Bacc-off pouches. I wasn’t a pouch guy, but I don’t mind them for replacing my old long cut. Good luck!

The Tank
The Tank
6 months ago
Reply to  Chewie

Which of these has the closest taste to the Kodiak? Best I remember, Kodiak and Grizzly tasted the same just Grizzly was cheaper at one time. I have tried SMC (and so far it is the leader just a bit sweet), Hooch, Bacc-Off, and Golden Eagle (all in wintergreen flavor). The Hooch was nothing but spearmint taste to me. The Bacc-Off had a chewing gum flavor. The Golden Eagle has a peppermint flavor. I’m waiting on Schmitty’s to come in now since I ordered several just to try. I like nothing but Wintergreen and I guess Grizzly has spoiled me. I don’t like sweet, I just like a good bite and really like the wintergreen flavor but I like it strong like Grizzly. If I could just find that flavor, I would be happy. I thought I was happy with the SMC but after a few days, the sweetness gives me a headache.

The Tank
The Tank
6 months ago
Reply to  Chewie

The only thing I don’t like about Amarillo, Whitetail, Triumph, and Fully Loaded is they offer nicotine versions. Not saying they would purposely but makes me wonder if they ever mislabel any cans. You know employee may not care that day. Like I say just a phobia I guess. I have been trying to look at a company that focuses only on non tobacco and no nicotine. As my options are winding down, I may have to try one of the above mentions. I just miss that distinct wintergreen flavor.

I see you noted the Holt chew, I have been looking at it but the peppermint has me confused. I like peppermint but not sure I’d like a dip that flavor along with the other mints. I just want that nice wintergreen flavor. I know I will probably never get that exact flavor I’m looking for but if I can get close without the sweet I’d be good.

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Clark
Clark
8 months ago

Two of my favorites are missing from the list: Purple Mountain and Amarillo.

Amarillo does sell a full nicotine, half nicotine, and zero nicotine version, so make sure you get the zero nicotine version. It is made of corn husks, and the dark cherry tastes really good. However, it doesn’t pack great. you can find it here: https://amarillosnuff.com/ingredients/

Purple mountain is made from hemp and contains CBD. I like the tart cherry, and I don’t crave nicotine when I use CBD. They are a smaller operation, and have really good customer service. You can find it here: https://purplemountainchew.com/

I dipped Cherry Skoal for almost two decades. I’ve tried every Cherry Fake dip available. Hooch and Jake’s make good cherry products, but I like Amarillo and Purple Mountain the best.

Clark
Clark
4 months ago
Reply to  Chewie

Chewie,

Thank you, I like to mix one can of Purple Mountain with two cans of Amarillo. The Amarillo Snuff takes away some of the harshness of the CBD.

NukeEngineer
NukeEngineer
10 months ago

So, my review of SMC Wintergreen. It’s got decent taste and good bite. Consistency is great. My saliva does feel all sticky from the molasses which I don’t love. Overall, it definitely does the job of replacing the real stuff. At this point in my quit, it’s less about the nicotine and more about the oral fixation.

I did notice after I spit it out that I had gator mouth. Not crazy about the higher cancer risk from increased cell turnover rate.(still better than tobacco by a mile) But, For that reason, I don’t think I want to use it regularly. I would keep it for emergencies as it is great for particularly bad cravings, but I noticed it is only good for 2 weeks and cravings that would necessitate using it are pretty far and few between. Even when I used to chew, I was only going through a little over a can a week. And often would be on the same can for over 2 weeks if life was busy. Since it’s a food product, idk if it actually goes bad instead of just drying out… I can deal with putting a dry lip in.

Anyone know how long i can actually keep it past the shelf date? (Unofficially, if legal reasons require it) I would rather not have to waste the majority of a can and then buy a new one when I get a bad craving.

Bo
Bo
11 months ago

I use red man strait and longhorn strait is there an alternative to those that someone could point me to thanks.

KhamDawg
KhamDawg
10 months ago
Reply to  Bo

Black Buffalo

Ronald Cox
Ronald Cox
1 year ago

Are there any pouch alternatives that have a flavor profile close to grizzly wintergreen, but doesn’t have any kind of sugars or ingredients that can cause cavities?

JAYP
JAYP
1 year ago
Reply to  Ronald Cox

Not a big pouch fan, wasn’t when I was a Dipper either but I bought a Wintergreen, Zero Strength, pouch can of Wintergreen of Triumph for a friend who was a grizzly Dipper. He said they were pretty good. But, as I always say, NOTHING will be like the real thing. The key is finding something that will “do” and doesn’t contain nicotine.
I’d be more worried about grizzly staining and rotting your teeth out before some sugar from a fake dip.

William
William
5 days ago
Reply to  JAYP

Some people are Diabetic and can’t use sugar, or sugar alcohol (no matter what the sugar alcohol mfgr’s and others say) even in very small amounts. Carbs are a very B8G no as well.

Walter Burns
Walter Burns
1 year ago
Reply to  Ronald Cox

Bacc off wintergreen is working for me and i dipped grizzly long cut wintergreen for years

Phillip Turchen
Phillip Turchen
1 year ago
Reply to  Ronald Cox

I had chewed Grizzly wintergreen for 20 years or so. I’ve found Peppermint Grinds has been satisfying for flavor

Rob M
Rob M
1 year ago
Reply to  Ronald Cox

Whitetail Smokeless (deerdip.com) Wintergreen pouches. Literally use Xylitol for sweetneer and so much nicotine in them you gotta be careful. Very strong although a Nicotine free variant is available i believe..

Ty
Ty
1 year ago
Reply to  Ronald Cox

I’ve been using zyn wintergreen. It taste the exact same and I really like it. You can find it at most gas stations.

Andrew Phone Hanson
Andrew Phone Hanson
8 months ago
Reply to  Ronald Cox

I was a grizzly man, I feel like Triumph is the closest to me

Robin
Robin
1 year ago

Looking for a good substitute for Grizzly Longcut Wintergreen for my husband…can someone help me narrow down the search and point me in the right direction? Thanks!

Rudy stacy
Rudy stacy
1 year ago
Reply to  Robin

Outlawdip.com 100% tobacco free

JAYP
JAYP
1 year ago
Reply to  Rudy stacy

But outlaw contains nicotine, if you’re going to use nicotine, you might as well just continue to using dip.
You’re only trading one habit for another.
This advice is a complete FAIL!

Ryan
Ryan
1 year ago
Reply to  JAYP

Tobacco contains carcinogens not nicotine

Dustin
Dustin
10 months ago
Reply to  Ryan

I don’t know if you’re trolling, but tobacco and all processed tobacco products contain nicotine. The alternative market for dip is geared towards harm reduction, and the fact that Big Tobacco makes it nearly impossible for start up companies to make new brands of tobacco dip, so these companies are developing products using different herbal blends and adding nicotine. They can’t legally state that their products are safe, but they do state that their products are a better alternative to tobacco. The thing is, Nicotine is highly addictive, and if you have any genetic predisposition towards heart disease, using nicotine will only contribute to that. Tobacco related cancers likely will not develop, as the products are tobacco free, but is paying money to use a product that will have you hooked to a chemical that is known to constrict blood vessels and increase blood pressure really that much safer in the long run?

Like I stated earlier, tobacco naturally has nicotine, but the way it is processed in the USA makes the final product deadly. If you are truly concerned about using a “safer” nicotine product, then brands like Whitetail, Outlaw, Fully Loaded, and Black Buffalo would be safer than sticking with anything from Big Tobacco.

David
David
1 year ago

Just for fun, why don’t you put these in order of what they may be similar to in the tobacco market. Flavors, cut, etc. Would be great if there was a mechanism to grade/vote for each as to what the user found was a good replacement for their habit. Even an excel spreadsheet table would be helpful. If I want to replace Copenhagen regular – what have the users found is best? If I want to replace Skoal wintergreen long cut – likewise.

JAYP
JAYP
1 year ago
Reply to  Chewie

I think this is a good suggestion too

Gregory
Gregory
1 year ago

Any alternatives to regular Copenhagen snuff?

Bill
Bill
1 year ago
Reply to  Gregory

I’ve been chewing kodiack,grizzly and Copenhagen wintergreen for 30 years. I can’t find anything to replace it. Any one have advice? Pouches aren’t my thing. I’m open to any suggestions. Thanks.?

JAYP
JAYP
1 year ago
Reply to  Bill

I used Kodiak & Wintergreen Long Cut Skoal when I dipped for 30 years…but I did try Cope over the years. So take my suggestions as just that, a suggestion.
I’ve heard some say Classic Triumph, the Zero Strength tastes like Cope. I always thought Smokey Mountain Straight smelt and tasted like Cope, but the texture wasn’t the same. What I remembered most was the fine cut of Cope. I think Elicit, who I don’t know is still out there, had a really close cut. I think Hooch sells a fine cut (opposite Rough Cut). Try their classic. Your classics and straights will be the ones “close” to Cope.
Remember, nothing, and I mean NOTHING, will replace the real stuff. The trick is finding one that’ll do. Back when I tried quiting in the 90’s, all that was available for fake stuff, was Oregon Mint. That shit, is still shit! There are several good alternatives out there (above), don’t be afraid to dabble with them. Just be sure they are Nicotine Free ?
Good Luck!
-JP
Quit since 07-15-14

Tim
Tim
1 year ago

What is the best alternative to red man loose leaf chewing tobacco.

JAYP
JAYP
1 year ago
Reply to  Tim

I’ve been waiting for someone to ask. My opinion, and I was a Skoal user, but recently tried Grape Flavored Smokey Mountain and I immediately thought it had a close taste to Red Man and Beechnut (the leafy stuff).
Again, nothing and I mean NOTHING, will be the exact same. But try that Grape Flavored Smokey Mountain….I think you’ll be surprised how close it is.
-JP

Nathan
Nathan
1 year ago

I dip Copenhagen Mint Long Cut. What do you recommend that would be the closest?

Kevin
Kevin
2 years ago

I use Grizzely Wintergreen Pouches and Copenhagen Wintergreen Pouches. What suggestions do you have to replace those?

The main thing for me is the feel of something in my lip that has a slight burn.

Russell
Russell
11 months ago
Reply to  Kevin

I’m trying fully loaded wintergreen. It has a nice burn at first but it goes away quick. They have pouches too the long cut is sort of unfulfilling. I’ve been using Grizzly Wintergreen long cut since it was $.99 a can and I still keep going back. But I’m giving it a shot still can’t find something that gets the taste right.

Dustin
Dustin
10 months ago
Reply to  Kevin

Baccoff Wintergreen pouches have a similar flavor to Grizzly Wintergreen. Good spitability too.

Jeremiah
2 years ago

I reckon the top 3 are the best ones? If not, what are the top 3 you’d recommend.

Thanks in advance!

Kevin
Kevin
2 years ago
Reply to  Jeremiah

I chewed primarily Skoal Straight and Redman leaf – there is nothing that exactly takes the place of tobacco, but after trying nearly all of the non-tobacco products my favorites are Bacc-off pouches and Hooch Keylime rough cut. I also like the Hooch fat pack pouches. As Chewie says, “The farther away from tobacco I get I’m preferring the pouches more.”

Rae
Rae
2 years ago

Any good substitute for Kodiak Longcut?

JAYP
JAYP
2 years ago
Reply to  Rae

None of these fake dips really have the same flavor of the real shit. The key, try as many as you can, find one you like….don’t use nicotine anymore.
I was a Skoal Wintergreen guy myself, Triumph was hands down, my favorite of the litter. I liked all they offered too, they had Wintergreen, Classic, Mint and Cinnamon. Classic and Wintergreen were.my favorite. Mint was probably #3.
If you like heat, Hooch has a spit fire flavor that is very, very warm.
When I first started dipping, Hawkens was what I started with. I’ve always felt, Wintergreen Smokey Mountain tastes a lot like Hawkens. And Smokey Mountain Straight, tastes a lot like Cope.
But the key to these, as I said, is finding one that “will do”. None of this stuff is like the real shit, but they are definitely some very good alternatives out there that have kept me clean for almost 5 years. Find one, stop using nicotine!

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