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Copenhagen vs Grizzly

Grizzly or Copenhagen, that is the question.

 

While both brands offer premium smokeless tobacco products, most consumers do have a favorite between the two—and there’s usually a good explanation for that. Whether it’s the price, taste or even texture, these 100% American-made brands continue to dominate the smokeless tobacco industry year after year. Wondering which one wins in the battle of Grizzly vs Copenhagen? Let’s dive in! 

When Was Copenhagen Introduced?

Introduced in 1822, Copenhagen was among one of the first brands of moist smokeless tobacco in the market. In other words, Copenhagen has been around much longer than Grizzly. The only product available then was its original snuff (fine cut). It wasn’t until 1997 that Copenhagen introduced long cut tobacco, and their pouches didn’t hit the market until 2001. 


What consumers seem to love and celebrate most is that all Copenhagen tobacco products are 100% American-grown.

 
  1. Copenhagen Mint Long Cut
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    Copenhagen Mint LC
    10 - cans
    1 - can ($4.65 / can)
    $4.65
    5 - cans ($4.65 / can)
    $23.25
    10 - cans ($4.53 / can)
    $45.30
    25 - cans ($4.31 / can)
    $107.75

When Was Grizzly Introduced?


Grizzly was first introduced in 2001 and was originally only available in long and fine cut wintergreen dip. Snuff and wintergreen pouches were later introduced in 2008, and the metal lids came shortly after in 2010. 


Like Copenhagen, a big reason why consumers love this brand is because of where it comes from—America.

  1. Grizzly Mint Long Cut
    Rating:
    100 % of 100
    Grizzly Mint LC
    10 - cans
    1 - can ($5.25 / can)
    $5.25
    5 - cans ($5.24 / can)
    $26.20
    10 - cans ($5.12 / can)
    $51.20
    25 - cans ($4.87 / can)
    $121.75

Who Owns Copenhagen?

Copenhagen is owned by the U.S. Smokeless Tobacco Company. Even today—under this company—Copenhagen remains one of the most authentic and best-selling premium products in the category, with retail sales exceeding $1 billion per year.
 

Who Owns Grizzly?

Grizzly is the flagship brand of the American Snuff Company and is considered a great success story in the smokeless tobacco category. Between its packaging innovations and unique 100% dark-fired tobacco, the brand quickly became a household name and still remains very competitive.

Comparison of Styles

 

How many styles does Copenhagen have?

Copenhagen comes in original fine cut, long cut, extra long cut, smooth, snuff, pouches, and packs. Flavor-wise, you can choose from wintergreen, mint and their natural flavor. Plus, all products are packaged in their traditional metal lids and fiberboard cans.

 

How many styles does Grizzly come in?

Grizzly comes in 15 different styles, including short cut, long cut, extra long cut, fine cut, pouches, snuff, and wide cut. Like Copenhagen, Grizzly also comes in wintergreen, mint and their original flavor. There are quite a few cuts to choose from, so our suggestion is when in doubt, go with long cut because it’s easier to pinch and pack.

 

Copenhagen Wintergreen vs Grizzly Wintergreen

Copenhagen wintergreen long cut is considered to be a little bolder in flavor than Grizzly. 

Cut-feel, Copenhagen is finer and harder, while Grizzly is more moist. Both have reviews of lasting up to an hour and a half which is pretty impressive. 

  1. Copenhagen Wintergreen Long Cut
    Copenhagen, Wintergreen LC
    10 - cans
    1 - can ($4.65 / can)
    $4.65
    5 - cans ($4.65 / can)
    $23.25
    10 - cans ($4.53 / can)
    $45.30
    25 - cans ($4.31 / can)
    $107.75
  2. Grizzly Wintergreen Long Cut
    Grizzly Wintergreen LC
    10 - cans
    1 - can ($5.25 / can)
    $5.25
    5 - cans ($5.24 / can)
    $26.20
    10 - cans ($5.12 / can)
    $51.20
    25 - cans ($4.87 / can)
    $121.75

Grizzly vs Copenhagen Price

When you purchase through us, Grizzly costs $5.25 while Copenhagen costs $4.65, making Copenhagen more affordable by .60 cents.


When breaking down the two brands side-to-side, it’s hard to determine a true winner. If pricing is your concern, then definitely go with Copenhagen. If texture is a priority for you, Copenhagen might be the way to go. Either way, you’re guaranteed to be satisfied with the many options these American brands have to offer.