Your first chew

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Sun Apr 28, 2019 6:09 am

Never did get there.

Closest was when I confused a co-workers spit cup for my coffee. That was cope.
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Sun Apr 28, 2019 8:15 am

Redman was my first leaf chew back in the 70's Gold River and Hawkens were my first experience with dip and Happy Days Raspberry was good to.
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Sun Apr 28, 2019 11:33 am

I haven't chewed anything for about 20 years now but I believe it was Red Man that I first tried but then found Cannon Ball Plug and I was hooked on that for about a decade (until I realized how much the ladies truly hated it). In addition to chew I used to dip Gold River which had a nice, sweet tobacco taste but I also went through many cans of Copenhagen as well. I remember the first time I tried Copenhagen and thought that it smelled a little like a finely processed cow manure, so as a Texas boy I naturally had to taste it... and found that I liked it... a LOT! :lol:
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Mon Apr 29, 2019 5:27 pm

That nasty event was lying undisturbed somewhere deep in the dark recesses of my memory until this thread came along.
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My Grandpa (mom's side) chewed Copenhagen, and my uncles snuck around and chewed it, too. My very first experience happened when I took cover from the rain in my Grandpa's old rust-red '75 Ford F-150. I found a half full tin of Copenhagen wedged between the seat. Under camouflage of rain I was able to smell it for a few minutes, take a small piece and taste it, then put a pinch in my bottom lip like I saw the uncles doing. The buzz came and I spit it out, but I didn't mind the flavor so much.

Come 5th grade the big thing was Hawkins Winter Green on the playground. It was pretty good, but it was a pain because we had to look at each other's teeth before recess ended - so the teachers didn't spot a reason to search our bags. Later that year we discovered Skoal Bandits and it was on like Donkey Kong. No more worries. :thumbs:

One winter, 7th grade, I was waiting in line to buy a pop (soda) and saw Canon Plug sitting on the chew shelf. I posted this story here on PSF previously, but it's worth repeating. It looked like a dang brownie so I just haaaaaaad to try it. And it was AWWWWWWESOME... it smelled and tasted so dang good that I spit huge black tar slugs into the snow all the way home. The only thing I didn't like was not being able to seal the plug so it wouldn't dry out. Not that it really had a chance... I chewed that brownie daily until it was gone. Later that year I tried Redman and Levi Garrett, and I like those flavors as well and appreciated the resealable (fold over) pouches.
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Wed May 01, 2019 6:55 pm

First chew was 1 sliver of Beech-Nut swiped from my dad's pack. That was way back when the packs were shaped like a large cigarette pack. I was probably 5 or 6 years old at the time, and that was enough chewing to last me for 8 or 9 years.
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Sat May 11, 2019 6:50 pm

Picked this up today...wasn’t aware it was still made.

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Sun May 12, 2019 4:08 am

Tried it once age 13.. Kodiak.. Totally Nasty.. I puked. Lol.. Never again.
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Sun May 12, 2019 12:26 pm

My first & only chew came from a sliver of Days Work that was given to me by a neighbor when I was about 10. I chewed it for about 5 minutes and threw my lunch up for the next hour or so. I never looked at chewing tobacco again!
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Tue Jun 04, 2019 9:58 pm

Cope whisky (when that was a thing) got it from my sisters boyfriend at the time had me pukeing in about 3 minutes. But didn’t stop me from trying agen and agen I was probably 14 or so
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