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Twist tobacco query

Discussion in 'Smokeless tobacco' started by Ben85, Sep 15, 2016.

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  1. Ben85

    Ben85 Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 16, 2014
    Kent, UK
    Hello all,

    Firstly, how have I been on here all this time and not known about this subsection?! I have been a vaper for years now and because of my love for tobacco, turned to snuff and chewing rather than smoking.

    I have found a snuff I really enjoy (Wilsons of sharrow Spearmint plus) but have struggled when it comes to chewing. Up until recently I used Oliver Twist, which was Ok, but not amazing. So I ordered some Gawith Hoggarth twist in Spearmint. This I really enjoy, however, I am wondering how all you other chewers use this stuff? What do you cut it with to avoid it all breaking up? And if it does break up, do you put it all in regardless, or just stick to the main clump?

    Looking forward to chatting to you all.

    Many thanks

    Ben
     
  2. hittman

    hittman ECF Guru Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    The only person I know of that has tried the twists is long gone from the forum. I remember Twisted Victor mentioning that he tried it before. Most of us here just use snus in portion form. A few do use loose snus on occasion. I can't do it myself. I like the pouches that the portions come in.
     
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  3. rothenbj

    rothenbj Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Jul 23, 2009
    Green Lane, Pa
    Hi Ben and welcome. I agree with Hitt, i's a rather small group at this point as many have come and gone. I'd pose the question in the What's Under your Lip thread, there might be some lurkers, who knows. Like Hit, I'm a portion guy although I have done some los snus, it's just too messy for me unless I'm at home.
     
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  4. Ben85

    Ben85 Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 16, 2014
    Kent, UK
    Thanks for the replies guys. It's a shame that I appear to have joined the party too late!

    I did try snus portions once, but it was so salty tasting that I really didn't enjoy it. Perhaps I just tried a bad one and should give it a go, but I feel I have all my bases covered at the moment what with vaping, snuff and chewing twist.
     
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  5. hittman

    hittman ECF Guru Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    I think I have some of that spearmint snuff. I'll have to look. I liked the honey menthol quite a bit.
     
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  6. The Rebel

    The Rebel Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jul 15, 2010
    Grand Rapids, Michigan
    Hello Ben, welcome to our little slice of the tobacco underworld. I have no experience with twist tobacco but I am a fan of snus and snuff. The saltiness is present is most Swedish snuses, it's an ingredient used as a preservative. The good thing is that the salt taste usually doesn't last long before the tobacco flavor takes over. If you struggle with it, try using regular portions, and steer clear of the whites. The white portions are dryer and it takes longer for your saliva to clear out the salt. US snus might be a good alternative as they use sugar which lessens the salty taste. Check out the "what's under your lip" thread. As Roth mentioned, plenty of lukers there that might weigh in.
     
  7. The Rebel

    The Rebel Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jul 15, 2010
    Grand Rapids, Michigan
    Oh, and for snuff, my go to is Wilsons Dr. Rumneys. Great mentholated scent and good at clearing out the sinuses. ;) The Irish High Toast is another good one, very fine and easy to use with a great toasted tobacco scent.
     
  8. hittman

    hittman ECF Guru Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Maybe I'm just used to it but I don't taste salt in the thunder raspberry that I use. I've noticed that some of the regular tobacco flavor snus has a salt taste but the flavored snus has seemed less obvious to me.
     
  9. The Rebel

    The Rebel Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jul 15, 2010
    Grand Rapids, Michigan
    I agree Hitt. The General mint has some salt at the very beginning, but it fades fast. The Thunder apple, melon, and raspberry are pretty much salt free. The whiskey ones are the same way, or as you mentioned, maybe I just don't notice it anymore.
     
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