The term chewing tobacco refers to a tobacco product that is only intended for oral use. The luxury food is usually mixed with other additives and either held in the mouth or chewed. The nicotine contained in tobacco is absorbed through the mucous membranes and thus unfolds its effect.
Historically, chewing tobacco was especially popular among seafarers, as the consumption of cigarettes was prohibited on ships due to the risk of fire. In the meantime, chewing tobacco is popular with many athletes who use it to experience a quick energy kick and to reduce nervousness.
What is the difference between snus and chewing tobacco?
Snus has been popular for many years, especially in the Scandinavian countries. Snus can be bought either loose or in compact sachets and is also an oral product. The first snus recipes go back to the 18th century and the product is also becoming increasingly popular in other European countries.
The fundamental difference between snus and chewing tobacco lies in the processing of the tobacco. In the case of snus, the tobacco is ground into grains and either packed in sachets made of cellulose fibers or stored loosely in cans.
With chewing tobacco, the tobacco leaves are not ground, but cut into pieces about 0.5 mm long. The cut leaves are then packed in chewing bags or loose and consumed in a similar way to snus. Usually, chewing tobacco contains less moisture than snus so that the tobacco leaves can be processed better.
What makes Makla Africaine so special?
Makla is a variety from the Belgian manufacturer Sifaco and is very popular due to its spicy tobacco taste. Sifaco was founded in 1979 and all products are prepared according to traditional recipes without any artificial flavors or additives.
The taste of Makla can therefore be described as particularly natural, with the nicotine content varying in strength depending on the variety. The term ‘Makla’ originally comes from Arabic and means something like Food ’. At Makla the tobacco is preserved in its purest form and the production method is several hundred years old.
The nicotine is released very quickly with Makla chewing tobacco and compared to other chewing tobacco products the taste of rustica tobacco can be clearly felt. Thanks to its purity, connoisseurs of tobacco products get their full money's worth at Makla.
How is Makla chewing tobacco consumed?
Makla chewing tobacco is packaged in loose form and when consumed, the chewing tobacco is formed into a small ball in the fingers and clamped under the lip. The tobacco is moistened by the saliva and the nicotine is quickly absorbed by the body. Although the name chewing tobacco suggests that the product will be bought permanently, it is only chewed briefly when it slowly loses its taste.
The method of application may vary depending on the experience of the consumer. If this is your first time using chewing tobacco, you should try to avoid swallowing the tobacco juice. This can cause nausea and vomiting in first-time users. Users of chewing tobacco therefore usually carry a container for the tobacco juice with them.
How long the chewing tobacco should be kept in the mouth depends on individual preferences. Typically, users leave it in their mouth for about 15 to 60 minutes.
Tip: Order FILT snus paper with Makla chewing tobacco and wrap the ball in a small strip of paper. This way you avoid a mess on the hand and in the mouth. And it feels even more like snus ;-)
Why is Makla chewing tobacco more environmentally friendly than conventional tobacco products?
Those who consume chewing tobacco instead of cigarettes are less damaging to the environment. With chewing tobacco, the product is not burned and therefore no dangerous pollutants are released into the environment. The risk of passive consumption is also completely eliminated, since oral consumption does not produce smoke that annoys other people.
Furthermore, cigarette filters contain microplastics, which are harmful to the environment. The cellulose bags in chewing tobacco are biodegradable and do not leave any rubbish on the streets.
What types of makla do we offer?
On our website you can reliably order the Makla Bouhlel Rouge Bentchikou and Makla Africaine Bentchikou varieties and have them delivered promptly.
Makla Bouhlel Rouge:Makla Bouhlel Rouge is the strongest variety among the Makla chewing tobacco products. It is free of artificial flavors and additives, so the tobacco taste can be enjoyed in its most natural form. The nicotine content is 12 mg / g.
Makla Africaine Bentchikou:Makla Africaine Bentchikou has a nicotine content of 11 mg / g and, like other Makla products, is also made without flavorings or additives. The spicy tobacco taste unfolds in the mouth after about 15 minutes.