After using these things for a million years, I decided to pick some up recently again this time settling for the 108 box. After opening it up, I noticed that the coals were a little "shorter" at their height. After placing them on the coil burner it came to my attention that they take a lot longer to light. After waiting a couple minutes I also noticed that some of them actually to "pop" up sparks and it reminded me of a thread of how they were "blowing up" for some users. Another thing is... when on the stove they were giving out a faint smell which I have never noticed on the other boxes.
Idk what really coconara is up to these days. I never had a problem before and this is kind of ridiculous. Noway I have a bad batch because of the 5 boxes I ordered, ALL of them are having these issues. I guess I may be in the market for new natural coals.
Tangiers - Pear, Orange Soda
Nakhla - Double Apple