Re: Salloum Shisha
Salloum is a great brand and I like the plain stuff a lot (i've got about 3 kilos of it) but it's not for everyone. Anyway, Salloum is one of the older brands out of Egypt and basically everything out of the Gulf states (except Al Waha) has only been around for less then 20 years.
The big question is who made the first commercially available moassel that is still in business and that is something that will be agreed upon. Personally, I think that the Syrian Al Buhturi was the first but I know that the Egyptians, Iranians, Turks and Lebanese will never agree on the matter.