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Loose Leaf Chewing and Plug Tobacco
Chewing tobacco is one of the oldest ways of consuming tobacco and comes in several varieties. Pinkerton produces loose leaf and plug chewing tobaccos.
Loose leaf tobacco contains shredded tobacco leaves that have been flavored with sugar, licorice and other ingredients. Consumers will place the leaves in their mouth between their cheek and gums. They will alternate between chewing it and letting it rest in their cheek to enjoy the flavor of the tobacco. Consumers will need to spit out the saliva they generate while using chewing tobacco. When consumers are done “chewing” they spit out all the remaining leaves.
Plug chewing tobacco also contains shredded tobacco leaves that have been flavored and then pressed into a dense brownie-like brick. The tobacco can be cut or bitten off and then placed in the mouth. Plug users consume the product like chewing tobacco as described above.
How is it made?
The Pinkerton Difference
Pinkerton Tobacco soaks the tobacco leaves in the flavoring slurry (known as casing), rather than spraying the flavoring on the leaf, which delivers a richer, more full-bodied flavor. Pinkerton is the only tobacco company to use this process.
Moist snuff, often referred to as “dip,” contains shredded tobacco leaves that have been flavored. Consumers place a pinch under their lower lip and need to spit any saliva that is generated. Moist snuff is also available in pouches that consumers place in their lower lip and use the same way. When consumers are done “dipping,” they spit out the loose tobacco.