what is tobacco free dip

What is Tobacco Free Dip? An Expert Guide to Tobacco Free Dip Alternatives


Want to explore tobacco-free dip alternatives? In this guide, our Northerner team show you what tobacco-free dip is all about. We'll delve into the range of different tobacco free dip alternatives, explore the best options available in the U.S., and even share some advice on making your own custom dip. 


What is Tobacco Free Dip? An Overview

Tobacco-free dip is a dip alternative that offers a similar experience to traditional dipping tobacco but is tobacco leaf-free (and in some cases without nicotine too). There are many types of tobacco-free dip alternatives, even though they may be made of different materials, they are still all used orally. Once a portion of the product is taken and placed in the mouth against the gum or inner cheek, saliva is produced which helps release the flavors and nicotine. 

These dipping alternatives are usually used as an alternative to chewing tobacco or classic dip tobacco as they are the most similar in composition and use!


Types of Tobacco Free Dip

There are many different dipping alternatives available in the U.S., each offering its own unique characteristics by changing up the flavor and what the tobacco free dip is made of, so there are many options to choose from. Let's explore the best dip alternatives you can buy in the U.S., looking at 4 top brands of that offer different dipping alternatives:


  • Cotton Mouth
  • Black Buffalo
  • Grinds
  • Smokey Mountain
  • TeaZa 


  Cotton Mouth Black Buffalo Grinds Smokey Mountain TeaZa
Product Summary: What  is the Tobacco Free Dip Made Of? Nicotine Infused Pellets made of Synthetic Fibers that are soaked in a flavored nicotine liquid. Chew alternative made from edible fibers to  mimic the texture and chewing experience of traditional chewing tobacco. Coffee Dip Pouches made using roasted coffee grounds or extracts. Herbal Snuff and Pouches  made from a blend of herbs, spices, and other plant-based ingredients.  Tea Leaf Dip Pouches,  using processed green tea leaves
Product Format Loose Synthetic Fiber Pellets Pouches and Long Cut varieties Pre-portioned pouches Pouches and Long Cut varieties Pre-portioned pouches
Contains Nicotine? Yes No No No No
Contains Caffeine? No No Yes No




Each brand mentioned above offers unique features, flavors, and ingredients in their tobacco-free dip alternatives. It's important to explore and try different brands to find the one that best suits your preferences and provides a satisfying experience.


Want to know where to start? Here is the best tobacco free dip rankings on Northerner.


Top Dipping Alternative: Cotton Mouth

Introducing Cotton Mouth Nicotine: the best tobacco-free dip product and a revolutionary approach to oral nicotine products. One of the standout features of Cotton Mouth products are their patented and vegan-friendly cotton-like synthetic fibers. These fibers provide a unique texture and mouthfeel that, combined with premium food-grade flavorings, give a unique experience that is a popular dipping alternative.


1. Black Buffalo

If you are looking for the best nicotine free chew, Black Buffalo is the best choice. This product most closely mimics the experience of long cut chewing tobacco and dip pouches - offering the same flavors and experience as the regular Black Buffalo range but with no nicotine and tobacco. 


2. Grinds

Grinds are one of the best dip alternatives, containing no tobacco or nicotine - however, they do contain caffeine. These caffeine alternatives come in pre-portioned pouches and a range of different flavors for a popular alternative to dip pouches.


3. Smokey Mountain

Smokey Mountain is a 100% Nicotine-Free and 100% Tobacco-Free dip, that comes in both long cut and pouch formats. They offer a range of popular flavors and even though it’s not identical to moist smokeless tobacco, it is a popular chewing tobacco and dipping alternative.


4. TeaZa

TeaZa Tobacco-Free Pouches are an alternative to dip tobacco pouches and snus that are made with green tea leaves rather than tobacco and nicotine. Each pouch contains caffeine from the green tea and comes in a range of different dip flavors.


Tobacco Free Dip Flavor Options

Non-tobacco dip is available in a range of flavors that are often similar to traditional dip tobacco flavor options. The popular flavors you can find include wintergreen, mint, and fruit flavor options. 


The Best Tobacco Free Dip Product 

Want to know which are Northerner’s best-selling dipping alternatives? Learn more about the top 3 best dip alternatives.



1. Cotton Mouth Citrus

“A flavor combination of raspberry, lemon and lime for a fruity ball of flavor.”

Cotton Mouth Blue Lemon Nicotine Infused Cotton
  • $3.99
  • $19.95
  • $38.30
  • $91.75
  • $175.50


2. Cotton Mouth Wintergreen

“A crisp and bold wintergreen flavor. Combining evergreen and icy mint with a subtle sweetness.”

Cotton Mouth Wintergreen Nicotine Infused Cotton
  • $3.99
  • $19.95
  • $38.30
  • $91.75
  • $175.50


3. Cotton Mouth Berry

“Sweet strawberry, mixed berries and watermelon unite in a fruit and berry flavor medley.”

Cotton Mouth Berry Nicotine Infused Cotton
  • $3.99
  • $19.95
  • $38.30
  • $91.75
  • $175.50

Buying Tobacco Free Dip Alternatives Online

While we do not have the full range of dipping alternatives on Northerner, you can find some of the top brands, such as Cotton Mouth as well as other tobacco free products such as nicotine pouches. Order and get your order dispatched from one of our U.S. warehouses straight to your home with fast shipping options. 


Tobacco Free Dip Alternatives FAQ

  • There can always be risks associated with nicotine or caffeine products.

  • No, you should not swallow tobacco-free dip. It's best to spit out the excess saliva and dip juices, plus you should remove the dipping alternative after you use it.

  • How you use the tobacco free dip varies depending on the product format. To use classic loose tobacco-free dip, take a pinch or scoop of the product and place it between your cheek and gum. Allow the flavors and juices to release gradually while avoiding excessive swallowing. Spit out the excess saliva as needed.

    However, pouches should be parked between the lip and gum and then removed when you are finished using it.

  • On Northerner, the best non tobacco dip alternative is Cotton Mouth Citrus.