The Snuff Tobacco Reference

Mangote Roll

A Mangote Roll is a processed tobacco product in the form of a thick rope that fundamentally is manufactured by saucing and then spinning a quantity of fresh tobacco leaves and then subjecting the resulting green rope to a fermentation process. Mangote rolls are a product of Brasil where traditionally they are sewn into fresh cowhides for the purpose of packaging for exportation, though one tobacco manufacturing concern states that the mangotes they source are nowadays packed in plastic rather than skins (T. Alhäuser-Clausen, personal communication, 2022-11-23). A sort of snuff tobacco that is customarily made with mangote tobacco is the Bavarian schmalzler.


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