Makla is a chewing tobacco Snus from the Belgian manufacturer Sifaco, which consists of a mixture of selected rustica tobacco leaves, water, high-quality oils and flavors. All of these ingredients are of natural origin and therefore free from artificial additives. "Makla" is the Arabic word for "food" and with its earthy, moist consistency is easy to knead between your fingers. It is not delivered in sachets like snus, but in bulk. However, the handling is the same: Makla, like loose snus, is formed into a ball and placed under the lip.
Makla uses a 100-year-old production method that gently preserves the tobacco in its pure form. The brand is particularly popular in France and is now becoming increasingly popular in German-speaking countries like Switzerland.
The Makla manufacturer's history dates back to 1865 when the Bentchikou family established their business in the French part of Algeria. After the First World War, one of the founding members invented the Makla variety. The family founded the Sifaco company in Belgium in the 1960s and has since specialized in the production of the Makla series.
The series currently includes varieties such as Makla Red or Makla Africaine, all of which have moderate nicotine levels. They captivate with their pure tobacco aroma and their rather subtle strength. The content of nitrosamines is kept low and Sifaco strives to continuously improve the formulation of its chewing tobacco in order to further reduce the value of harmful nitrosamines, which are naturally produced in the tobacco processing process. It is particularly important to ensure that the quality and taste of the chewing tobacco are retained.
The manufacturer makes every effort to make their Makla and its production methods accessible to the consumer in order to underline the value of smoke-free products and to increase their level of awareness as an alternative to cigarettes.