Episode NO.289

Jeffery David “JD, cofounder of Black Buffalo, joins the show. Black Buffalo recently raised $9.75 million for their smokeless tobacco alternative products.

It gives users a very similar dipping experience without tobacco leaf or stem. JD says its flavor is the closest to traditional brands, but retains its own distinct flavor profile. It’s an alternative tobacco product in much the same way plant-based burgers offer the taste, smell of beef patties without the actual beef

For JD and his team, preserving the ritual of dipping but ditching the tobacco is the driving force behind the company. That’s why everything from the name to the metal tin are designed to look and feel like a premium product, made to coexist along with the $7.5 billion industry’s mainstays.