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Old January 2nd, 2013, 12:26 PM
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Default Odd AF Mint Issue - Possible Fake ?

My regular supplier whom I always purchase my 1kg packs from in London recently sold me pack in clear packaging. Alarm bells began ringing as it was obviously not the usual AF packaging.

Upon asking he said it has been repackaged to avoid custom charges and the usual HRMC business. Having bought flavour from him multiple times and with the option to bring it back if I believe it to be fake, I bought it.

Opened it up at home and immediately the smell of mint was so strong I felt that something was up. Smoked a bowl and it was so incredibly harsh 3 out of 4 people couldn't smoke it.

The next day I left some out to dry thinking it may have been to wet/fresh but its the same again.

To me its fake. I had some remnants of my old batch left which I just squeezed dry and it was perfectly fine to smoke. However I did read somewhere that AF changed their mint recipe/flavouring ?

Anyone care to chime in before I take it back ?
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Old January 2nd, 2013, 12:48 PM
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Yes they did change their recipie but yes drying af is known to reduce throat tickle
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Old January 2nd, 2013, 12:59 PM
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Default Re: Odd AF Mint Issue - Possible Fake ?

Harsh isn't a bad batch, it's improper heat management. What's your setup look like?
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Old January 2nd, 2013, 01:54 PM
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Yes they did change their recipie but yes drying af is known to reduce throat tickle
Never heard of that before, i always get the best sessions from a fresh newly opened pack
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Old January 2nd, 2013, 02:49 PM
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Default Re: Odd AF Mint Issue - Possible Fake ?

Using KM Cafe style pipes, AF Foil and the coal varies. Some guys like instant light some like cocobrico in varying quantities.

I wouldn't say its harsh but I would say it's so menthol its virtually un-smokable.

I've been smoking AF mint for about 10 years and this is the first time I have ever had a batch like this.

When did they change the recipe ?
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Old January 3rd, 2013, 12:42 PM
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Default Re: Odd AF Mint Issue - Possible Fake ?

I've got a batch of AF mint manufactured aug 2012 and it smokes great. Is the tobacco you got dyed red? Does it look like usual af mint?
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Old January 3rd, 2013, 12:59 PM
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Default Re: Odd AF Mint Issue - Possible Fake ?

I got a tub of AF Mint Gum the other day, and the mint is exactly like your describing in it, its terrible, but the mint I bought was normal...I'm wondering if maybe he gave you the Mint Gum.
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Old January 3rd, 2013, 01:18 PM
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Default Re: Odd AF Mint Issue - Possible Fake ?

Its not gum.

The cut and colour are identical however I havent found a single stem whatsoever. My last batch had the usual AF amount.
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