From Tobacco Products
Chewing tobacco is a smokeless tobacco product and is one of the oldest ways of consuming tobacco leaves. Modern chewing tobacco is produced in three forms: twist, plug, and scrap.
- Twist: Leaves are braided and twisted into a rope while green, and then are cured in the same manner as other tobacco. Users cut a piece off the twist and chew it, then expectorate (spit). Modern twist is occasionally lightly sweetened. Twists may be flavored with whisky, rum, cherry or other flavors common to pipe tobacco.
- Plug chewing tobacco is made by pressing together cured tobacco leaves in a sweet (often molasses-based) syrup. Originally this was done by hand, but since the second half of the 19th century leaves were pressed between large tin sheets. The resulting sheet of tobacco is cut into plugs. Like twist, consumers cut a piece off of the plug to chew. Major brands are Days O Work and Cannonball.
- Scrap, or looseleaf chewing tobacco (sometimes referred to as "chew" or "chaw"), was originally the excess of plug manufacturing. It's sweetened like plug tobacco, but sold loose in bags rather than a plug. Looseleaf is by far the most popular form of chewing tobacco. Popular brands are Red Man, Levi Garrett, Beechnut, and Mail Pouch. Looseleaf chewing tobacco can also be dipped. Learn more
- Smokeless Tobacco Fact Sheets 3rd International Conference on Smokeless Tobacco
Pages in category "Chewing"
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