This post is more for the non-US members.
I have found a source of US chewing tobacco and moist snuff. I would like to solicit opinions as to which you would like to try. I will pick only 10 to experiment with (ie the vagaries of getting it to the UK), so whichever comes out tops....
Also consider the price. I will break it down on a per pouch basis, though obviously I would be sending over several hundred tins/pouches.
Here is how it works: I send it over a $4 a pouch plus $1 shipping. HMRC will Add these two numbers together before they start. So, $5. Call it GBP3. Excise applies at GBP79 per Kg. A 3oz pouch is for the sake of argument 75g. Add GBP5.92. Subtotal: GBP8.92. Now add customs duty at 40.6%; new total GBP12.52. Now add to that VAT. New total GBP15.05. That's cost remember. So now add on 20% profit: GBP18.06.
The question is, would any body be willing to pay GBP18.06 for 75g of tobacco?
I find it incredible that on a GBP3 bag of baccy you have to pay the government GBP12. But it is what it is.
Here are your options for Chewing Tobbaco. I will post the Moist Snuff later:
Apple Jack Chewing
] Apple Sun Thin Chewing Tobacco
Beech-Nut® Wintergreen Loose Leaf 3 Oz
Black Maria 2lb Chew
Bowie Chewing Tobacco
Bull Of The Woods 2.1 Oz Brick
Cannon Ball Chewing Tobacco
Chattanooga Chewing Tobacco
Durango® Loose Leaf 3 Oz Pouch
Granger Select Chewing Tobacco
H.B Scott Chewing Tobacco
J.D Blend Chewing Tobacco
Lancaster Chewing Tobacco
Levi Garrate Chewing Tobacco
Levi Garrate Plug
Morgan Chewing Tobacco
Peachy Chewing Tobacco
Red Man Chewing Tobacco
Red Man Plug
Red Man Select Chewing Tobacco
Red Man Gold Chewing Tobacco
Red Man Silver Chewing Tobacco
Southern Pride Chewing Tobacco
Stoker's Butternut Chewing Tobacco
Starr Chewing Tobacco 3 Oz
Starr Peach Chewing 3 Oz Tobacco
Sun Cured #2 Chewing Tobacco
Tennessee Chew® Loose Leaf Original 16
Tennessee Chew® Loose Leaf Original 8 Oz. Pouch
Trophy® 2 Pouch Loose Leaf 3 Oz
Taylor Pride Chewing Tobacco
Taylor Pride Plug