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Old August 5th, 2009, 05:19 PM
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Default AF U.A.E VS. AF U.S

Well basically, it all started when i first ordered cherry online, i remember smoking it and absolutely hating it, tasteless, poor clouds, too dry, and overall just an absolute rubbish shisha. then a few weeks later,(about the time there was a real alfakher drout in the UK) my local shisha supplier only had cherry left so i was pretty much had nothing else to smoke.

but to my complete amazement, very moist, intoxicating aroma, huge smooth clouds, and extremely full flavoured. for the next few weeks this was all i smoked untill he ran out.

when he ran out i decided to order some stuff from the states (john with CH) so bagged myself some cherry, bubblegum, watermelon, tangiers and fusion.

but when i smoked this cherry it was like the first time extremely poor, but i couldnt understand why. first thought that came to my head was a batch problem. but on closer comparison of both the boxes from john and my local supplier, i found one had all english writing and the other, half english half arabic. after some research i found the box with arabic writing had been produced in ajman, and the other box produced in california.

so as a final test i sourced some cherry from ajman, and some from the US and sure enough i was right the stuff was better when it was produced in ajman. ive noticed this with watermelon, mint and single apple.

the issue doesnt seem to be for all the flavours like grape and double apple are rubbish wherever i get them from, but across some.

the differences are quite suttle in some cases and larger in others. overall the stuff from ajman has more of a natural taste is extremely wet and better smelling

has anyone else had this experience, with AF or any other brand, because im sure the nakhla you guys get in the US is more wet and tastefull than the stuff we get here?
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Old August 5th, 2009, 05:36 PM
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Default Re: AF U.A.E VS. AF U.S

Umm...I m not aware that any AF is made in the states. The distributor is in california however...

And no..the nakhla we get here is fairly dry and oily, but delicious.
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Old August 5th, 2009, 05:40 PM
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Old August 6th, 2009, 03:19 AM
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Default Re: AF U.A.E VS. AF U.S

many tobacco brands have two different productions:
on the one hand the tobacco for the people in the UAE and on the other hand the tobacco for the international market. its the same with nakhla (but they actually have at least 3 different productions: for egypt, international and for germany which is really awful)
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Old August 6th, 2009, 05:10 AM
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Default Re: AF U.A.E VS. AF U.S

yep i noticed the same thing as well, so i try and get AF from UAE as its more consistant
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Old August 6th, 2009, 06:21 AM
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Default Re: AF U.A.E VS. AF U.S

They have 2 factory's 1 in Ajman which is good, and other in Dubai which sucks
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Default Re: AF U.A.E VS. AF U.S

As far as I know, you can get the Ajman AF in Egypt
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Old August 6th, 2009, 08:43 AM
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many tobacco brands have two different productions:
on the one hand the tobacco for the people in the UAE and on the other hand the tobacco for the international market. its the same with nakhla (but they actually have at least 3 different productions: for egypt, international and for germany which is really awful)

i think we tend to get the nakhla produced for germany, cos everytime i smoke its just rubbish
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her is a side by side comparison of the two boxes
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i think we tend to get the nakhla produced for germany, cos everytime i smoke its just rubbish
i dont think so, there is a very special recipe for germany, due to our laws.
its a very dry tobacco.
but where are you from?


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her is a side by side comparison of the two boxes
its just another package for the international market. european packages are different as well, since there must be a big warning.

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Old August 6th, 2009, 10:25 AM
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her is a side by side comparison of the two boxes
Yep so true, i got both packages and just noticed the difference, the US AF dont seem to be a nice as the UAE, no offence but i think te US gets the crap stuff left over
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Yep so true, i got both packages and just noticed the difference, the US AF dont seem to be a nice as the UAE, no offence but i think te US gets the crap stuff left over



same here i mean really no offence, but the us stuff is pretty dry and tasteless
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i dont think so, there is a very special recipe for germany, due to our laws.
its a very dry tobacco.
but where are you from?





its just another package for the international market. european packages are different as well, since there must be a big warning.
im from the UK but the nakhla here just isnt, that nice, its what i called a back up flavour, when there is nothing else around
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Old August 6th, 2009, 12:18 PM
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Its cos the U.S has the mizo line etc, we just get the standard line which im not a massive fan of

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Old August 6th, 2009, 02:33 PM
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Its os the U.S has th mizo line etc, we just get the standard line which im not a massive fan of

yh ive always wanted to try the mizo line
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Old August 6th, 2009, 03:01 PM
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Default Re: AF U.A.E VS. AF U.S

I smoked a mix of AF orange and AF grenadine today, very tasty and thick smoke. I ordered it from ********** and it has the english/arabic writing on it. The shisha was drier compared to what I'm used to using but it didn't seem to effect how it smoked.
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Old August 17th, 2009, 01:27 PM
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Default Re: AF U.A.E VS. AF U.S

hey
on the us box where does it say its produced/made
i thought all af was produced in ajman and then send arround the world :S
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Old August 18th, 2009, 06:25 PM
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wow this really explains alot.. I got a Af PIPE from US that was compleeet BS... its not even smokeable..
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Old August 18th, 2009, 09:57 PM
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You know.....AF isnt the most consistent shisha company. It could just be fluctuations in their batches. Possibly there was an excess of ketchup in their break room?
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Old August 18th, 2009, 10:26 PM
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i have a 250g tub and 2 50g boxes sitting in my stash because they are horrid. the boxes came from dubai, at least it has no arabic writing on it. you may be correct, because my friends in quebec say they get great sessions out of their AF.
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Old August 18th, 2009, 10:30 PM
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This is true. I got some AF plum from an american site and found it very different to what a friend got from dubai. the 1 from dubai was much smoother and better tasting also the american 1 has a lot more tobbaco warnings
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Old August 19th, 2009, 05:02 AM
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im from the UK but the nakhla here just isnt, that nice, its what i called a back up flavour, when there is nothing else around
hhahaha i TOTALLY agree!!!!
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