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Old July 23rd, 2009, 12:23 PM
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Default Starbuzz > Al Fakher

Is it just me or is starbuzz better than AF? Ive only tried 2 starbuzz flavours but tried many AF flavours so could be wrong. Out of the 10 AF flavours ive tried i only liked the old DA.

Ive tried starbuzz citrus mist, which i thought was nice but tried melon dew yesterday and was totally blown away. IMO starbuzz has more clouds than AF, texture of the smoke is more rich, less juice (good thing), more natural flavour and the MAIN thing - THE SMOKE WAS SMOOTH and didnt tickle the throat like AF does. Maybe starbuzz is also chemical, candy like taste like AF but the melon dew seemed quite natural.

What do you guys think?
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Old July 23rd, 2009, 12:37 PM
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Default Re: Starbuzz > Al Fakher

i also like SB better, but recently i'm starting to like tangiers lucid line a little better than SB. But yes, better than AF. Although AF has some very nice flavors, it gives me a weird feeling buzz at times..
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Old July 23rd, 2009, 12:41 PM
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Starbuzz is WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY better than AF

Try Guava, Blue Mist ..... u will love them both
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Old July 23rd, 2009, 12:58 PM
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Starbuzz is king.
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Old July 23rd, 2009, 01:01 PM
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my king is flatline
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Old July 23rd, 2009, 01:17 PM
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Default Re: Starbuzz > Al Fakher

Nakhla is the true king.
But I suppose SB>AF
Nakhla>SB>AF
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Old July 23rd, 2009, 01:17 PM
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Default Re: Starbuzz > Al Fakher

How is this a fair comparison, SB is almost twice the price... I would sure hope it's better. However for people like me, I will never pay that much for shisha so Starbuzz can stay away from me until it's free and runs into my home
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Old July 23rd, 2009, 01:19 PM
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Nakhla is the true king.
But I suppose SB>AF
Nakhla>SB>AF
SB>AF>Nakhla
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Old July 23rd, 2009, 01:34 PM
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SB>AF>Nakhla
i can agree with this one!
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Old July 23rd, 2009, 01:41 PM
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SB>AF>Nakhla
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Old July 23rd, 2009, 01:54 PM
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Everything SB makes is super sugary and fake tasting and when I buy moassel I expect that more then a third of the weight will be something other then glycerin. For the most part I am no fan of AF but basically everything that AF makes is more natural tasting then SB. Of course since Salloum is far better then either and costs about a third less then AF it's my go to brand when I want fruity, natural flavours.
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Old July 23rd, 2009, 02:11 PM
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Everything SB makes is super sugary and fake tasting and when I buy moassel I expect that more then a third of the weight will be something other then glycerin. For the most part I am no fan of AF but basically everything that AF makes is more natural tasting then SB. Of course since Salloum is far better then either and costs about a third less then AF it's my go to brand when I want fruity, natural flavours.
I usually smoke Nakhla but have to admit that i was impressed with the melon dew.

Do you prefer Salloum over Nakhla?
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Old July 23rd, 2009, 02:20 PM
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Yeah, AF melon is pretty nice and it's about 40% less then Fusion melon which is about the same quality. I am not a huge Nakhla fan though I think basically anything they make that comes in cans is very good and the brand is better then Most. Still, Salloum blows Nahkla out of the water when it comes to fruit and mint flavours. My favorite brand that you can get in the U.S. overall is Desi Merli but it's anwashed product so it likely won't appeal to a lot of people.
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Old July 23rd, 2009, 02:58 PM
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Yeah, AF melon is pretty nice and it's about 40% less then Fusion melon which is about the same quality. I am not a huge Nakhla fan though I think basically anything they make that comes in cans is very good and the brand is better then Most. Still, Salloum blows Nahkla out of the water when it comes to fruit and mint flavours. My favorite brand that you can get in the U.S. overall is Desi Merli but it's anwashed product so it likely won't appeal to a lot of people.
I know you prefer the black moassel over fruit. I've never tried black moassel do can't say what I prefer. I would love to try it but I've never seen any over here in the uk. I once tried tombac from Pakistan in my shisha mixed with honey but it was too strong and tasted horrible but u think that was because I mixed too much honey.

To be honest the fruit flavoured tobacco and the big clouds is the only reason why I started smoking shisha in the first place.

The only non fruit flavour I've tried apart from mint is nakhla pistachio and it's one of my favourites.
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Old July 23rd, 2009, 03:54 PM
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Default Re: Starbuzz > Al Fakher

Both are on my 'do not buy list'.
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Old July 23rd, 2009, 04:18 PM
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I know you prefer the black moassel over fruit. I've never tried black moassel do can't say what I prefer. I would love to try it but I've never seen any over here in the uk. I once tried tombac from Pakistan in my shisha mixed with honey but it was too strong and tasted horrible but u think that was because I mixed too much honey.

To be honest the fruit flavoured tobacco and the big clouds is the only reason why I started smoking shisha in the first place.

The only non fruit flavour I've tried apart from mint is nakhla pistachio and it's one of my favourites.
Well you are right that black style moassel is what I more often then not go to smoker but I still smoke lots of fruity stuff. I smoke tombac occasionally but unless you know how to set it up and smoke it I wouldn't recomend it. Thing is that the fruity stuff I like has to be natural/realistic rather then candyish or artificial. Salloum is a washed (but not as heavily processed as AF) fruity product that is the best of it's type around. I also like various indivual flavours from AF, H-H, AW, HF, Afzal and of course Nakhla so it's not like I am oppossed to fruity stuff but I have gotten bored with it.

More often then not I like complicated, bold, heavy flavours and often that means spicy/herbal/coffee like flavours and unwashed tobacco. I've also gotten to not like the film that glycerin heavy products have and I want more texture to the smoke so that means less processed stuff. In the end DM is my favorite brand but I smoke something else 2 out of 3 times.
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Old July 23rd, 2009, 04:30 PM
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Default Re: Starbuzz > Al Fakher

Glad you enjoyed it, its one of my fav's as well, i finished a 250gram tin in a week and now im all out, shouldn't have sold it
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haha i was thinking the same thing
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Default Re: Starbuzz > Al Fakher

I like some starbuzz, and I like those better than AF.

AF back in the day > starbuzz

AF now on par with starbuzz as a whole...sorry.
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Old July 23rd, 2009, 06:54 PM
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starbuzz is no where near AF. some starbuzz flavors are good but in the end the flavor doesn't last that long. i think both nakhla and AF are way better than starbuzz
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Old July 23rd, 2009, 07:19 PM
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SB>AF>Nakhla
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I just smoked some AF grenadine.. it tasted like hand soap and was slightly harsh. Only the Golden line is good IMO.
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I just smoked some AF grenadine.. it tasted like hand soap and was slightly harsh. Only the Golden line is good IMO.
dude then your not packing ur bowl right and your heat management is off. you know what tastes like soap SB white grape. lol
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Old July 24th, 2009, 10:32 AM
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I've found that no brand is particular consistent over what people say is "better". While some brands are consistently crappy, most brands have a flavor or a few flavors that someone likes. When it comes to stuff like SB, Nahkla, AF fights, I think they all have their merits.

I've only tried SB on a handful of occasions, and it's usually very sweet. However, when it comes to nakhla and AF, I honestly can't tell the difference in "quality", but of course I still prefer some flavors over others.

My roomate loves double apple, and while I'll smoke it with him, I'm not a fan. it tastes like black liqourice. As to the topic at hand, I would have hoped that every flavor is a knocout considering how much more expensive SB is than AF, but that's not the case. It's going to just be personal preference.
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Old July 24th, 2009, 11:04 AM
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Starbuzz does do some nice flavours but has 2 MAJOR downsides. Its too expensive and the flavour lasts for a far shorter time. But hey its nothing to worry for all you rich people out der!
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