Coco-Nara coals going bad?
So I normally use coco-nara coals, however I was trying new coals to combat price issues for the past month or two. I stopped using Cocos halfway through a box and just picked up the same box yesterday. It was utter crap. The coals splintered while heating, imparted a horrid taste to my tobacco and almost ruined a session (I saved it by dropping the cocos, purging, letting the bowl sit and adding new coals - tada great session.
The box was stored with my other coals, some of which I used to save my session, and had been working fine prior to last night's use.
This ever happen to anyone else? I think I'll try them again tonight but I'm scared my other box of coco's will be crap as well.