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How It’s Made 2017-04-26T12:56:50+00:00

CHEW and PLUG

  1. Tobacco is harvested from around the world.
  2. The tobacco leaves are heated with steam so that when the stems are removed the leaf is not damaged.
  3. Once slightly dried, the tobacco leaves are dipped into a sugar-based slurry known as “casing” that flavors the tobacco leaves. Some blends also receive a special top flavor. Sugar and licorice are the primary sources of chewing tobacco’s flavor.
  4. The leaves will be stored for 24 hours before being packaged.
  5. Chew products are packaged in foil-lined pouches that seal in freshness.
  6. Plug tobacco is produced the same way as chew, but is then wrapped and pressed into the well-known squares and set aside for special aging. When ready, they are packaged in either foil or plastic material.

LOOSE and POUCH SNUFF

  1. Tobacco is harvested from around the world.
  2. The tobacco leaves are heated with steam so that when the stems are removed the leaf is not damaged.
  3. Sharp cutters turn the tobacco leaves into snuff-sized tobacco. Loose snuff is cut into long cut or fine cut.
  4. The tobacco is returned to the warehouse for a special aging process.
  5. The aged tobacco is then placed in a huge blender where it receives additional flavoring.
  6. Loose snuff is packed into the familiar snuff cans.
  7. Pouch snuff is loaded into little fabric pouches and then packed into the snuff cans.