Flavours For Tobacco Industry

What we have:

Flavours for cigarettes, chewing tobacco, hookahs, etc.

Some applications:

Smoking Tobacco

Tobacco smoking is the act of burning dried or cured leaves of the tobacco plant and inhaling the smoke.

Manufactured cigarettes

are the most commonly consumed tobacco products worldwide. They consist of shredded or reconstitued tobacco, processed with various flavours, and rolled into a paper-wrapped cylinder.

Kreteks

are clove-based cigarettes. They also contain a wide range of various flavourings.



Roll-your-own (RYO)

cigarettes are hand-filled by the smoker from fine-cut loose tobacco and a cigarette paper.


Bidis

Bidis consist of a small amount of crushed tobacco, hand-wrapped in dried tremburni or tendu leaves, and tied with string. Despite their small size, bidis tend to delivermore tar and carbon monoxide than manufactured cigarettes because users must puff harder to keep them lit.

Pipes

Pipes are made of briar, slate, clay, or other substances. Tobacco is placed in the bowl, and the smoke is inhaled through the stem.




Cigars

Cigars are made of air-cured and fermented tobaccos rolled in tobacco-leaf wrappers. The concentrations of toxins and irritants in cigars are higher than in cigarettes. Most prevalent: Worldwide


Smokeless Tobacco

Chewing Tobacco

is an oral smorkeless tobacco product that is placed in the mouth, cheek, or inner lip and sucked or chewed.






Moist snuff

Moist snuff consists of ground tobacco held in the mouth between the cheek and the gum. Tobacco pastes or powders are similarly used, placed on the gums or teeth. Fine tobacco powder mixtures are usually inhaled and absorbed through the nasal passages. Most prevalent: Sacndinavia and US, but becoming worldwide; banned in several countries.

Dissolvable smokeless tobacco

Dissolvable smokeless tobacco products dissolve in the mouth without expectoration. They contain tobacco and numerous added constituents whose purpose is to deliver nicotine to the user via oral mucosal absorption.


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Discover about Tobacco

  • A popular theory is that the tobacco plant was born in the mountainous area of the Andes, bordering three countries: Argentina, Peru and Bolivia
  • Some say the word tobacco is derived from the Caribbean Island of Tobago, while others are sure that it comes from the Mexican province of Tabasco.
  • Tobacco was introduced throughout Europe after Christopher Columbus discovered the New World in 1492. In light oh the economic aspect, tobacco turned out to be commercially viable around 1530.
  • The botanical name for tobacco is ”NICOTIANA”.
  • There are over 40 species of NICOTIANA throughout the world.

Almost all the species come from America, except three that come from Asia and Australia.

  • But none of them have importance for the tobacco market.
  • Only two species are used for smoking: “Nicotiana tabacum” and “Nicotiana Rustica”, of which “Nicotiana Rustica” has only a very small market share in Western Asia and in a few countries of Eastern Europe.

FLUE-CURED
VIRGINIA

Market

 – 58% of the world’s production of tobacco

Growth

 – Growth throughout 75 countries in the world from New Zealand in the south up to Germany in the north.
 – The main producers are China, USA, Brazil, India, Japan and Zimbabwe

Characteristics

 – Virginia is by far the most popular tobacco type today
 – Virginia is the mildest of all blending tobacco and has the highest level of natural dextrose (sugar), which basically gives it a light, sweet taste.

Color & Leaves

 – From golden yellow through orange to dark mahogany.
 – Leaves are relatively large (90-140 cm2)

AIR-CURED
BURLEY

Market

 – 15% of the world’s production of tobacco

Growth

 – The original Burley plant gave heavy and dark tobacco. It is nowadays only rarely produced.
 – Today’s crops come from light Burley, which was grown for the first time as a mutation in the state of Ohio in 1864.

Characteristics

 – Burley contains almost no sugar  which gives a much dryer and fuller aroma than Virginia.
 – Burley is used in many aromatic blends because it absorbs the flavourings.

Color & Leaves

 – The appearance of the dry leaf includes colours from slightly yellow-brown / red to brown without yellow shades.
 – Leaves are large (90-160 cm2)

  DARK
  AIR-CURED

Market

– 17% of the world’s production of tobacco

Growth

 – Grown in India, Indonesia, Barzil, Cuba and France.

Characteristics

 – Dark air-cured  is a strong tasting tobacco.
 – Mainly used in cigar, dark tobacco for pipe and dark cigarette.

Color & Leaves

 – The color of leaves is nearly dark.

SUN-CURED
ORIENTAL

Market

– 8,5% of the world’s production of tobacco

Growth

– Grown in Turkey, the Balkans and Russia.
– The best known types are Izmir, Samsun, Yedidje, Cavella and Bursa

Characteristics

– Their common characteristic is a duty, dry and sometimes slightly sourish aroma.
 – Some of them are also used in “exotic” cigarettes from Egypt and other Arab countries.

Color & Leaves

 – The particularity of the Oriental tobacco leaf is its small size compared to Virginia and Burley (8-25 cm2)

 

LATAKIA

Growth

 – Mainly grown in Cyprus and Nothern Syria

Characteristics

 – Latakia produces a very rich, heavy taste, with an aroma that has a “smoky” characteristic.
 – Latakia is an indispensable ingredient of traditional English mixtures. The content can vary from small percentage to about 40-50% or even more.

Color & Leaves

 – The color of the leaves is nearly dark 

KENTUCKY

Market

 – 0,7% of the world’s production of tobacco

Growth

 – This is actually a specially treated Burley tobacco, produced in Kentucky

Characteristics

 – Its aroma is not as heavy as that of Latakia, but very aromatic and unique.
 – Its nicotine content is usually rather high and is therefore used in limited amount.

Color & Leaves

 – The color of leaves is dark brown.

MARYLAND

Market

 – The world production is low.

Growth

 – Maryland is the only producer of Maryland tobacco.

Characteristics

 – Mainly used in blends for Swiss cigarettes but also for American blend cigarettes.
 – Good burning properties, relatively low nicotine content, neutral aroma.

Color & Leaves

 – The color of the leaves is bright.

PERIQUE

Market

 – Curiosity and unique.
 – Production is small, so its value is quite high.

Growth

 – It is exclusively grown in a tiny region of Southern Louisiana.

Characteristics

 – Perique is a rare, strong tasting tobacco.
 – The nicotine content is overwhelming, thus Perique cannot be smoked by itself. It is used on a limited basis in blends.
 – About 5% in a blend is the maximum
 – It is usually blended with Virginia to give it more body

Color & Leaves

 – The color of the leaves is nearly dark 

 « American Blend »

    The most popular blend for cigarettes is the so-called « American blend ».

  Its characteristics are blended of dark Burley and/or Maryland tobaccos with bright   flue-cured and air-cured tobaccos.

 « English Blend »

  English blend, also known as Virginia blend, is made, as in the second name, of a mixture of different Virginia (flue-cured) tobaccos.

  This blend is very popular in England, therefore known as « English blend », as   well as in China.

« Kretek »

  Kretek is an indonesian (especially Javanese) cigarette, containing cloves. The   part of the clove varies a lot. In some blend, it could be up to 50% cloves. The filter is   usually trated with sweeteners.

  • Tobacco Casing Flavours

– Casing is always used in hot solution, so that it can be easily absorbed by the leaf cells.

– Casing flavours are water soluble but not easily volatile.

– Casing can be applied as:  dipping/  fine hot spray

– Casing contain substances which:

+ works as a moisturizing agent

+ has the task to minimize variations of crops in taste and smoke

– The Casing ingredients are mostly compounded by sweetening syrups, honey, maple syrup and molasses, sugar, apple-prune or fig juice either in liquid or in paste form, concentrated raisin juice, liquorice root, cocoa powder, vanilla beans, tonka beans…

  • Tobacco Top Flavouring:

– It gives personality and improve the top note.

– These easily volatile flavours are normally sprayed in alcoholic solutions on the tobacco at the end of production process.

– A number of essential oils have been used for the last few year and the list of newer nature identical compound is growing constantly. These additives are extremely intensive and are used at a very low dosage.

  • Cigarettes

– In general cigarette contains Virginia And Carolina leaf, Burley and Oriental tobacco. This combination has an abundance of natural flavour.

– The use of rum, fermented or unfermented fruit juice, vanilla and tonka (either natural or synthetic), liquorice, cocoa and sugar, terpenless essential oils, will take off the roughness.

  • Cigars

– Cigars are seldom flavoured.

  • Pipe mixtures

– Contain a mixture of Burley, Virginia leaf, Latakia and Perique tobacco.

– Spice and fruit flavours are used in pipe mixtures together with flavours such as a maple, vanilla and rum.

  • Chewing tobacco, Water pipe

– Chewing tobacco and Water pipe tobacco are flavoured with anise, peach, liquorice, and other sweet flavourings.