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Posted by Holtasaur on 03/20/2010
PROCTOR, MINNESOTA -- So, I went to the local milk house to buy a tin of Skoal... usually not my cup of tea because of the price, but today I noticed the usual six dollar can was on sale for five bucks. I decided to step up and buy one.. I eagerly drove home excited to taste the quality of the tin I payed double for. I opened the tin and saw that the chew looked dry, maybe its how Skoal rolls, I didn't stop to think, I wanted a chew... I put that chew in my damn mouth and the first spit nothing, still see through no brown coloration.. I decided to look at the bottom of the tin now and saw that it was expired February 6th almost two months out of date... I was quite upset and decided to go back expecting a new tin or a refund on the piece of poop tin I bought.... I walked in and told the cashier that the tin she sold me was two months out of date and that she should look at the other tins for sale so they don't sell them to other loyal customers, she didn't give a refund she didn't give me another tin, and she set the other tins that were out of date back on the shelves for sale. I am a very angry man with a terrible skoal tin that actually set me back two tins for buying one that is un-chewable... so thanks Skoal, thanks milk house never will you get my service again... how can you brand guaranteed fresh on your label if you sell the worst product that makes no sense, a pinch better! its just funny and ironic I just laugh and take both companies as a joke. I don't blame Skoal for most of this but how can you sell a guarantee without refunds or a chance for a different tin I wasn't satisfied with. two months out of date I'd rather chew on dirt. all I wanted was some chew

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Posted by Anonymous on 2010-03-20:
I feel for you.

Posted by Anonymous on 2010-03-20:
I was actually kind of grossed out by this review (LOL) but you surely didn't get what you paid for. Is there an address or phone number for Skoal on the tin? Give them a call and tell them that this store is selling their product, out of date, which is giving them a bad rep. I would think the company would be eager to give you a new tin or a refund for your trouble. They may also send the Skoal field representative out to the store to retrieve the out of date product.
Posted by Anonymous on 2010-03-20:
I don't even know what Skoal is?
Posted by Anonymous on 2010-03-20:
Wally, I believe it is chewing tobacco.
Posted by *Brenda* on 2010-03-20:
It's chewing tobaco (sp?)
Posted by *Brenda* on 2010-03-20:
Proconsumer I agree! Shame on the Milkhouse for selling out of date products.
Posted by Anonymous on 2010-03-20:
Oh got ya thanks.
Posted by Starlord on 2010-03-20:
You couldn't turn the tin over at the store and see it was out of date? I smoked for over forty years, and quit November 14, 2006 with hypnosis. I would never use spit tobacco as I got sick on Red Man when I was a kid, and I have seen pictures of people, including former pro ballplayers who have half a face due to spit tobacco. Best of luck to you.
Posted by Anonymous on 2010-03-20:
might be the perfect excuse to quit
Posted by dano on 2011-07-23:
same thing happened to me. was told sorry my hands are tied because it is against s.c law to refund tobacco for any reason ? i then ask clerk to remove bad product from shelf so another customer would not have the same experience. she obliged but i bet i will find it back on shelf next visit. regardless of product if it is bad a refund and maybe a nice sorry for troubles would be better for business. guess some people in retail serving the public should be trained a little better or should not have a job that deals with the public.sorry you or anyone else with any bad product would be turned away and maybe even not return to store for future purchases. good luck consumers.
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Skoal Quality Slips North Of The Border
Posted by Scfarmerjack on 02/28/2009
WOODSTOCK, OHIO -- I am originally from South Carolina. I've been using smokeless tobacco since approximately 1994. When I moved to Canada I now have to import it from the States.

There are a couple of reasons for this:
1. The quantity in a "standard can" is about half the size of a can in the U.S.
2. The cost - a can half the size of a can in the states costs approximately 7.99 plus associated tax - usually 14%. If you are actually lucky enough to find a can of a "standard size" it's going to cost you 14.99.
3. The quality of the product is absolutely Sub-Par by comparison to what I can find in the states.

The quantity is just an inconvenience when you can only find the small cans, and the associated costs of purchasing the product is insane. What's most disgusting is the quality. I'd expect that if I am going to pay top dollar for something I get top shelf. It's a standard for Skoal products to be at least 2 months post stamped date on the bottom of the can. I can pick up cans of Skoal in the states that are 1 week off stamp.

Monday I went into my "normal store" as it is the only store I've found that has "standard-size cans". On Monday they did not have the "standard-size can" and I had to settle for the "half-size". I go back in today to get my fix, and they had "got a fresh shipment", according to the attendant behind the counter. I get my can, and am excited I might actually get some fresh 'chew', for once, in Canada. I get back to my truck, cut into the paper seal, and crack the lid. I am shocked, and sad to find that it's the usual dry powder that it normally is. I check the stamp on the bottom and it's 51/8 (For those not in the know that means the 51st week of 2008, and for those of you who are reading this and didn't pay attention to the date it was posted today is 09/9 - 9th week of 2009). I had just paid Fifteen dollars and change for a can of 10 week old, dry powder, chew.

I suggest if you are coming North to Canada, and you are going to chew bring enough to last the trip. I work up here so I bring back as much as I legally can, and usually run out before I make it back to the U.S. I long for the days I can run to ANY corner store and pick up a can of reasonably priced, fresh smokeless tobacco products.
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Posted by GenuineNerd on 2009-02-28:
It might be a good idea to give up the smokeless tobacco...those products cause mouth cancer, and I have seen shocking pictures of people with deformed mouths due to mouth cancer caused by smokeless tobacco products, such as pouches, snuff, chewing tobacco, and the latest smokeless product, snus. And smokeless tobacco products are not safe alternatives to cigarettes.
Posted by old fart on 2009-02-28:
I don't have an argument with anyone who uses tobacco because I smoked for 54 years but chewing tobacco is like having a mouthful of $h*t..
Posted by jktshff1 on 2009-02-28:
OF fyi...I have been off the cigs since last Saturday. Smoked for 48yrs...last 20 heavy 2-3packs a day. I ain't cured yet but am working on it.
I have an attitude problem right now. Mrs JKT wants me to just stay out of town for a while!!
Posted by old fart on 2009-02-28:
I can relate.. I've been smokefree since December 1st..
I smoked 2 packs of "little cigars" a day, (Smokers Choice) and there is no "cure".. any more than there is a "cure" for alcoholism.
I quit drinking 34 years ago and quitting tobacco was much harder than quitting the booze...
Posted by BokiBean on 2009-02-28:
jtkshff1, that is awesome! I'm rootin for ya.
Posted by CDP on 2013-09-05:
Addressing GenuineNerds comment:
The chances of you getting mouth cancer is the same as dying in an automobile accident. Sounds like he got his facts from truth.com which should be renamed lie.com.
Here is the way "truth.com" facts work: lets say there are 3 guys, one is smoking and gets run over by a truck and dies, the next is smoking and gets struck by lightning and dies, the third is smoking and gets bit by a Great Gabboon Viper and dies. All 3 will be recorded as dying as a result of smoking. So there is no truth at "truth.com".
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Why the extra cost?
Posted by Bigbangerik on 10/10/2006
CINCINNATI, OHIO -- So, i recently quite smoking. To aide in my quitting, I started dipping. Finding myself short on funds, I purchased a can grizzly dip for 1.99. I found this acceptable, and thoe i hate dipping, has slinked my urge to smoke. When payday came, i decided to buy a can of skoal for 4.99. it came as a shock to me to find that the quantity and quality of the tobbaco was the same. Now, i wonder, why the price hike? Doesn't it seem logical that same quality tobbaco would cost the same? When i smoked, i bought camels because they tasted better to me, and the tobbacco was stronger than say basics, which were a full two dollars cheaper. It just seems silly that so many people will pay more money for the same product. I will dip grizzly from now on, even if it is a disgusting habit.
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Posted by Sparticus on 2006-10-10:
You probably already know this, but dipping tobacco can cause just as much damage to your mouth/throat as smoking does to your lungs. I would recommend trying one of the patch systems, or nicotine gums. Regarding the price, this is a common theme in most product lines. The top brands will always charge more for the name since they know folks trust the brand more than some no name company.
Posted by Anonymous on 2006-10-10:
I agree with Sparticus about the dangers of dipping. I am currently trying to quit smoking, myself. Hopes are high as I once successfully quit for 9 1/2 years, started again last year (don't ask..it's a stress thing). I have found that nicotine gums tend to make me gassy, but, my husband had a lot of success with the lozenges. Most of all, I wish the best of luck to you! Just don't trade one bad habit for another.
Posted by bigbangerik on 2006-10-10:
trust me, im kicking the dip asap! i hate doing it, but its a helluva lot cheaper than patches and gum :) good luck to you as well
Posted by Anonymous on 2006-10-11:
Posted by Slimjim on 2006-10-11:
I was thinking the same bigbang, you're going from bad to worse. Here's a tip from someone who has quit (a few times). There's a product out called Bravo at bravosmokes.com. They are cigarettes made with mostly lettuce believe it or not, instead of tobacco. They are an acceptable substitute enough if you want to quit but can't do it cold turkey. You can order a carton and wean your system off nicotine with them, as well as the habit itself hopefully. Good luck.
Posted by Anonymous on 2006-10-11:
Just curious, Slim, did you quit?
Posted by Slimjim on 2006-10-12:
So far emt, but I've gone longer in the past only to screw it up. Staying positive and focused though. *knocks wood*
Posted by bigbangerik on 2006-10-12:
well, im off the dip, and i dont feel like smoking anymore. now what to do about that carton of lettuce smokes i ordered?
Posted by Slimjim on 2006-10-12:
You can send them back. I remember from the site they do that. I smoked my order down to the last two packs and keep those just in case I feel like slipping.
Posted by Anonymous on 2006-10-12:
Smoking lettuce.........is that what you call it?
Posted by Anonymous on 2006-10-12:
Hey, bigbang! You could always send them to me!
Posted by Anonymous on 2006-10-13:
I have a question. If you get addicted to the lettuce cigarettes, and then you have to try to stop smoking them, what's the solution? A cabbage patch? hahahahahahaha!
Posted by Anonymous on 2006-10-13:
"smoking lettuce" gimme a break.
Posted by bigbangerik on 2006-10-13:
cabbage patch?! lolz
Posted by bigbangerik on 2006-10-13:
wow, they wanted 100 bucks for 18 packs!! thats crazy!
Posted by Slimjim on 2006-10-13:
Gee pirate, that truce didn't last long did it. Smoking a pole I believe is what you call it. I know BB, but if they work, and for me so far they have, it's the last hundred you'll spend.
Posted by Anonymous on 2006-10-13:
Hardly slim, what's your favorite flavor, "thousand island?" lol.
Posted by Slimjim on 2006-10-13:
That was funny sheriff. Why are you butting in pirate? You claim you don't smoke cigarettes so why not leave us to discuss it without your interference. When someone wants to discuss smoking johns, we'll let you know, ok tough guy?
Posted by Anonymous on 2006-10-13:
Seems you're "up to snuff" on that topic since you mention it all the time, eh slim? Guess we can call you a f@g for another reason now.
Posted by Anonymous on 2006-10-14:
Hey! It's not a funny subject (quitting smoking) It's a very hard thing to do and only a disembodied retard would try to make a joke out of it. Quit anyway you can it’s worth it. If smoking a $100.00 box of lettuces works, then do it. GOOD LUCK!!!
Posted by Anonymous on 2006-10-14:
Hey! It's not a funny subject (quitting smoking) It's a very hard thing to do and only a disembodied retard would try to make a joke out of it. Quit anyway you can it’s worth it. If smoking a $100.00 box of lettuces works, then do it.
Posted by skoalover69 on 2007-06-05:
skoal cost more because they have more flavors than grizzly like now they have this new flavor citrus and i heard there going to making watermelon soon so they have to charge more so they can have more flavors
Posted by Yungpolo on 2014-02-03:
How much is long cut skoal xtra wintergreen in ohio perferablly lancaster
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