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Reaction to dark snuffs?

At this point I've had SPs, an Indian white, a couple of medicated snuffs, and few coarse dark snuffs (from Gawith and F&T). And a schmalzler. I am finding that the dark coarse snuffs give me an immediate strong reaction of violent sneezing and heavy nose dripping. Maybe not so much the schmalzler. But I can take the lighter ones just fine, no sneezing, and I can hold them in my nose for awhile. My daily snuffs are Gawith Vereys Plus and Old Paris.

Are the dark snuffs a different kind of tobacco? Does anyone else have a specific reaction like that?


  • The main difference is just moisture and grind, but you will see fire cured leaf used a lot more in the darker, coarser snuffs. Could be you are reacting to the smoke in there.
  • ar47ar47 Member
    I used dark snuffs only seldomly for the same reason ... until I found Viking Thor's Hammer (thanks @SammyD13) which I enjoyed so much I put up with the Niagara Falls nose I got with many darks. After enjoying one regularly my nose quickly adapted and now I can take darks - within reasonable volume - before leaving the house without a tissue. Practice makes perfect!
  • volungevolunge Member
    @Boxen, besides (a blend of) powdered tobacco (-s) and water, most snuffs contain some of the further listed ingredients, such as edible salt, salmiak, potassium, sodium or ammonium carbonate, slaked lime, various essential oils, camphor, menthol; there might be a small amount of molasses or artificial sweetener, as well as paraffin oil or ghee, to mention but a few (most common constituents).

    Poschl Red Bull Strong snuff always triggers crazy sneezing fits for me, but it's neither dark nor coarse. I'm sure it's my reaction to the additives, not the tobacco. I didn't sneeze from Old Paris, but I do remember The Drip (I would blame higher pH - which is the case with most fresh (moist) strong snuffs; all schmalzlers are oiled with paraffin that makes them runny). I especially enjoyed OP as a morning nose primer.
  • bobbob Member
    yes coarse snuffs don't agree with me as much as finer snuffs do. Though as has been pointed out it's not all coarse snuffs. And poschls really disagree with me. I have long suspected that it's the paraffin wax. How do I deal with it, well not taking them.
  • BoxenBoxen Member
    Yeah, I guess there's all kinds of additives that I'm not thinking of as well. I hope I can eventually adjust - I'd like to be able to take Elmo's Reserve without my nose complaining so much, that stuff is nice.....
  • volungevolunge Member
    @Boxen, you could try cutting Elmo's with other snuff, which doesn't cause you those issues.
  • eblipeblip Member
    edited July 20 PM
    I love dark coarse favorite is NTSU, I also like gawith hoggarth sp, which is not dark but the best sp by favorite snuff is kendal brown , taxi red is pretty good..and wos best dark is wonderful stuff..
    ntsu and kendal brown i could not live without...and would be happy with just those two.
    The white snuffs dont even compare.
  • If you like Taxi and Best dark try Babaton Blue
  • n9inchnailsn9inchnails Moderator
    @PrinceValium love the username, Spaceballs rocks!
  • mrmanosmrmanos Member
    I like dark snuffs but not exclusively. Black rappee, London Brown, Santo Domingo, and NTSU are my favorites, plus Princes. Oh, taxi, babaton and other SA snuffs.
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