During World War II, war rationing reduced the amount of sugar available for making chewing tobacco. Sherwood Pinkerton Jr. discovered a way to by using sugar substitutes from natural fruits. His formula remained in production until sugar production returned to normal.

Fifty years later, we launched Sugar Free Red Man Silver Blend. This high-quality, Sugar Free chew's mellow taste is something we think Mr. Pinkerton would be proud of. After all, it’s made by replacing sugars with sweeteners found naturally in fruit.