On a Sunday afternoon in the fall of 2013, I was tired of working, sat down to watch a movie, and decided on “The Tourist” starring Johnny Depp and Angelina Jolie (it’s a good movie). In the opening scene, Jolie is walking down the aisle of a train car trying to recognize her boyfriend who had had plastic surgery to hide from a Russian mob boss. Depp is smoking an electronic cigarette (back in 2013, vaping was new). I had never seen such a device and put the movie on pause to search it on Google. After learning about it, I thought “why not put nicotine into a tobacco substitute to make a safer snuff”? Easier said than done…
The next five years was spent trying to perfect the idea. Finding the right tobacco substitute, the right grind, the right flavors, etc., etc., turned out to be a lot of work. A sign with Thomas Edison’s quote “I have not failed, I just found 10,000 ways that won’t work” hung in the lab and gave me inspiration after yet another failure.
In the end, I believe we have developed an excellent product. The use of corn husks is patented as the tobacco substitute. Husks are flavorless and odorless and allow crisp, clean flavors and aromas. The grind supports a solid pack with few floaters. There is no bad breath or heartburn. Most importantly, it provides an alternative to tobacco. To the best of anyone’s knowledge, there is nothing in corn husks that is carcinogenic (cancer causing). Hardly a week goes by that someone doesn’t thank us for helping them get off tobacco.
I hope that you will give us a try and we can help you on your journey to a healthier and longer life spent with family and friends.
We discovered a perfect blank canvas for our tobacco replacement, corn husks. They are flavorless, odorless, and have the closest texture to tobacco we’ve found. Our patented corn husk recipe became the ideal base to allow each flavor to be experienced like the layers of a fine wine, crisp and clean, and without aftertastes. And of course, all of our flavors and dyes are FDA approved.
All flavors are available with full nicotine, half nicotine, or nicotine free.
Black Cherry – A deeply satisfying dark cherry flavor.
Cinnamon – a hot ‘n’ spicy cinnamon flavor and burn.
Classic – A smokey, savory tobacco flavor.
Copenhagen – Yeah, we have tried. That flavor is a very well-guarded secret. We will keep trying…
Lemon – A tangy and sweet lemon drop flavor.
Mint – A refined “date night” minty flavor. Not to be confused with wintergreen.
Original – Sharp edges of sweet and salty. One of our best sellers, but polarizing…people either love it or hate it.
Peach – A delightfully fresh ripe peach aroma and flavor.
Vanilla – Our best seller! A sweet creamy vanilla flavor.
Wintergreen – A smooth wintergreen flavor and burn.
Can’t decide or want to experiment? Try our Mix and Match option and build a custom roll of five different flavors and/or nicotine levels.