Da Schreds Coconut Chew™ was developed specifically to provide the same sensation as dipping smokeless tobacco, including the packaging. Flaked coconut provides the same texture, tactile experience, packing ability, and mouth feel as a pinch of rough-cut smokeless tobacco.
Our Denver Mintergreen™ flavor (peppermint-wintergreen) provides the same mouth “bite” or sting sensation that dippers expect from wintergreen smokeless tobacco. Our product is packaged in the same size and shape of container that is familiar to smokeless tobacco users. Our product does not contain nicotine; however, it could easily be added to the recipe.
A unique benefit of Da Schreds Coconut Chew™ is that the MCT’s (medium-chain triglycerides) in coconut get sent directly to your liver, where they are metabolized for energy, as opposed to fat storage. Coconut also has a thermogenic (or calorie-burning) effect. Studies have shown that after eating a meal containing MCTs from coconut, your metabolism stays elevated for at least 24 hours.
Another unique benefit of Da Schreds Coconut Chew™ is that it is completely edible and delicious. Other smokeless tobacco substitutes, which are typically herbal based, have an unfamiliar, unpleasant taste and are certainly not digestible. All smokeless tobacco and most substitutes require the user to spit out the juices. Our product does not require the user to spit. Coconut Chew can be enjoyed and consumed by the entire family and should be placed in the “snacks” retail category on store shelves and displays.
Da Schreds Coconut Chew™ is currently a development stage company in pre-production. We have secured Trademark approval for Banzai Pipe-Lime® and others are pending. We offer 12 proprietary flavor names and slogans.
Due to great interest on Facebook, we performed a product trial in March, 2018 and issued samples by request.
Here are some of the responses we received via Facebook Messenger:
“Caleb really likes them and threw away his Grizzly, which makes this Mama very happy!”
“We received the samples! Thank you for your generosity! We already have several friends interested!!!!”
“I have a ton of friends interested in this!” “I just got home today to find mine...it is awesome!! Can’t wait until it’s available for sale!”
“Push on...there is a HUGE market for this!! I have tried everything out there, and nothing comes close in my opinion!!”
Da Schreds Coconut Chew™ - "The Tasty Way To Go Smokeless!"™
Creation of concept and brand, artwork, flavor names, slogans, and social media pages for Da Schreds™ Coconut ChewJuly, 2015
USPTO granted trademark for Banzai Pipe-Lime® name and logoAugust, 2016
LLC Certificate of Formation for Da Schreds, LLC, filed with State of DelawareAugust, 2018
Da Schreds, LLC, approved for listing on RangeMe, the official portal of 7-11, Walmart, Spartan Nash, and other large vendorsAugust, 2019
Da Schreds, LLC, submitted company and products to Yet2 for possible licensing by Fortune 500 company(ies)September, 2019
Second trademark application submitted to US Patent and Trademark Office for Denver Mintergreen™; application is pendingSeptember, 2019
Michigan State University Product Center completed positive test results for Da Schreds™ showing shelf stability for company productsOctober, 2019
MDARD Application filed for Food License; production of products will begin early DecemberNovember, 2019
Sam.gov account created and Dun & Bradstreet number obtained for submission of products to military for contractNovember, 2019
State of Michigan Food Production License issuedDecember, 2019
GSI UPC Bar Codes obtained for retail sales (10)December, 2019