The Snuff Tobacco Reference

Tobacco Carrot

A tobacco carrot is a processed tobacco product that may best be described by its manufacture where fundamentally a quantity of tobacco leaves are stripped of midribs and are sauced and are together rolled in cloth into a fusiform that is bound tightly with cord which is wound in an enveloping pattern; such tobacco carrots are left to ferment for a relatively long period of time, multiple years even, and the constituent tobacco leaves ultimately coalesce into a hard block. Tobacco carrots were used to manufacture consumable tobacco products, and primarily snuff tobaccos. The production of tobacco carrots was in former times a major industry with a massive output, though is nowadays commercially extinct. Compare Tobacco Andouille.


  1. Gründliche Anleitung zur Kultur der Tabackspflanzen und der Fabrikation des Rauch- und Schnupftabacks. Sigismund Friedrich Hermbstädt. Fabrikation der Carottirten Tabacke. Part Thirteen. 1822.
  2. Der Tabacks- u. Cigarrenfabricant. Emanuel Schreiber. Das Carrotenzeihen. Pages 219–223. 1850.
  3. Lehrbuch der Gewerbwissenschaft. Johann Jakob Winterwerber. Sections 201–207; Pages 241–253. 1790.