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Old August 18th, 2009, 06:35 AM
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Default Fake Al Fakher, what to do?

Hey all,

Bought some strawberry AF the other week, and was a little dubious of it at the time and now have concluded that it was fake stuff due to the lack of any real flavour and that the box was sealed in a cheap way, no AF banding and the tub had no handle . everything other than that was spot on however. The other AF I've had (100% genuine ######## and lemon + mint) was actually quite flavoursome when I had worked out how to pack it correctly.

So, the question is..... it smokes ok. Not too tingly on the back of the throat and get decentish clouds. I still have like 200gr of this stuff left. Anything I can do to flavor it up a little? Or should I just use it a little at a time as a filler for other bowls? Or just bin it lol?
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Old August 18th, 2009, 07:08 AM
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Old style AF tubs are a thin plastic with no handle. AF strawberry is crap anyway, real or fake.
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Old August 18th, 2009, 07:11 AM
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This was newer style thick tub. Had holes for handles but no handle, and no band around it in the wrapping. Just shrinkwrapped. And any ideas why my first post got censored?
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Old August 18th, 2009, 07:31 AM
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Default Re: Fake Al Fakher, what to do?

if there was no band it probably is a fake unfortunately. Lol once someone tried to sell shishabuzz fake Al Fakher the outside box looks like the old style Al Fakher box however the tub inside had EL Fakher written on it lol I still have them lol
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if there was no band it probably is a fake unfortunately. Lol once someone tried to sell shishabuzz fake Al Fakher the outside box looks like the old style Al Fakher box however the tub inside had EL Fakher written on it lol I still have them lol

that's the Mexico export version!
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Old style AF tubs are a thin plastic with no handle. AF strawberry is crap anyway, real or fake.
MrBungle speaks the truth!
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AF Strawberry is the best plastic flavor I've ever had.
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Old August 18th, 2009, 12:17 PM
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I think that you just got a bad flavor from a bad batch from a not-so-great company. It may have been re-wrapped as well, and it could be old expired stuff. Who knows.

There's nothing you can do but chuck it and buy some good tobacco.
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Old August 18th, 2009, 03:14 PM
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nah theres a lot of fake af in the uk, i got a peppermint one too, even though i knew it was fake, it was either that or soex lol.. it's decent though but a while back i got fake af cherry and that has like 0 taste to it.. dont mind trading for your fake af strawberry lol... if it doesnt have the genuine strip though i just won't buy it from now on
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