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Old January 18th, 2010, 12:58 PM
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Default nakhla or al fakher?

heyhey! im checking to get a new order on shisha and ive been smoking nakhla for a while now.. ive never tried al fakher. which do i go for and which flavors!?
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Old January 18th, 2010, 01:09 PM
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omg you have never tried al fakher? I guarantee you once you tried al fakhers flavours you will never want to smoke any of the others. Nakhla does not even come close , its harsh its thick when cut, it has loads of stems, the flavours are strong but have no real enjoyable taste.. overall nakhla is not really good, what do i know =/ ive had nakhla apple and mixed fruit and i hated all of them they tasted absolutely horrible everytime, nothing i tried made them taste nice. On the other hand there is nakhla mizo which i have not tried so i can not review it however many people on this website claim it to be very good and that in some cases the flavours better then al fakher.. this i doubt.

Al fakher was a premium quality shisha flavour producer few years ago, due to the boom in hookah bars/shihsa lounges they have changed their production to suit more customers, so the flavours are no longer very strong. They are now very sweet and all have a distinct taste. Some say that the old version of al fakher was much better that it is now. I also share this view however this is not enough for you to not try and fall in love with al fakher, which you surely will.

Al fakher flavours you should try are orange, apple, grape, pomegranate, guava,mint,strawbbery,chocolate,kiwi... all these flavours you should try and mix them up to get your own personal tastes.

Overall in my honest opinion nahkla can never touch al fakher maybe this is because i have become accustomed to al fakhers taste. However many members on this forum like nakhla a lot, why? I dont know. Its all about personal taste but for those who have never had shisha. Al fakher is the way to go!
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Old January 18th, 2010, 01:30 PM
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Default Re: nakhla or al fakher?

and you get a cool little bucket to store it in, cant forget about that
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Old January 18th, 2010, 01:35 PM
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Meh, I used to be an af smoker, and have completely converted to nak, not that af doesn't have any good flavors, but imo nak flavors are less hit or miss, they're alot more consistent throughout and heat management is better as well, plus with the new mizo line you can't really go wrong. The price is better also. But out of all the af flavors I still keep af grenadine in my rotation.
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Old January 18th, 2010, 01:49 PM
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i like both. i really like the nak mizo line but imo AF is way better with some flavors.
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Old January 18th, 2010, 01:50 PM
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I personally think all the af were very consistent.
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Old January 18th, 2010, 02:10 PM
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I've been smoking for about a year and I started with AF then moved to Nakhla for the price. I like them both, AF is touchy with heat managment. But I feel Nakhla has more choices when it comes to flavors. AF guava, berry, strawberry, (good) grape are ones you gotta try out. But I'm mostly a Nakhla guy anyway.
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Default Re: nakhla or al fakher?

Both.

nakhla MIZO or af.

umm...idk...im a nakhla man.
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Default Re: nakhla or al fakher?

I can't tell you one way or the other. Each has it's good flavors. Nakhla I used to like is Sweet Melon and Mixed Fruits, but that was 5 years ago. Waiting to try Nak Cinnamon.

AF, I have only had Cinnamon, Bubble Gum, and Orange. Stay away from bubble gum!!!
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nakhla...screw the rest!
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Old January 18th, 2010, 03:21 PM
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lol i must try this nakhla that you lot speak of. ever nakhla ive had has been eww
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lol i must try this nakhla that you lot speak of. ever nakhla ive had has been eww
If you have only been smoking Nakhla in the 50g packs they are usually much to dry and do not compare to a 250g box. There is quite a difference in taste between the 50g and the 250g.
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Default Re: nakhla or al fakher?

really it comes down to your preference.

AF- Very wet tobacco, always dyed (cept their soft black), washed so smaller buzz, more expensive, good flavors but a little on the inconsistant side. Heat sensitive, but very easy to manage heat.

Nakhla- more greesy than wet, almost never dyed, unwashed so packs a relaxing smoke buzz, cheap, great flavors and always consistant, almost every flavor they make has a very subtle tobacco note that is almost NEVER found in AF because it is always covvered up by their flavors/glycerin. Can take a lot of heat NP.

Me personally, I enjoy Nakhla a lot more. Its cheaper and there is no real mess made when packing abowl because its not overflowing with drippiness. But I do smoke AF quite often when friends are over who dont smoke often, or for more pronounced/stronger flavors.
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Default Re: nakhla or al fakher?

both good.

BUT, AF got better quality.
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Old January 18th, 2010, 03:45 PM
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I agree that AF overflows with juices and as soon as any peice of coal or heat touches they give off a terrible smell and then burn the rest of the flavours causing all sorts of mess. While that is a nuisance, the flavour it self is great. al fakher smokes best with quick lite coals and as long as the coal dont touch the flavour the heat causes it to taste very very nice. But when it burns thats when issues come.


I actualy had 250grams of nakhla but it was horrible. I never NEVER smoke flavours on their own, i can not STAND flavours on their own, i always must mix... so maybe thats why i also dont like nakhla =/
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al fakher smokes best with quick lite coals

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Default Re: nakhla or al fakher?

I like both, both brands have flavorus to try and to avoid like any other brand, if i had to pick one it would be AF no Nakhla actually i duno both are very good
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Old January 18th, 2010, 04:08 PM
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I personally have switched over to jus smoking nakhla and tangiers only,,,NAkhla is way more consistant. I have tried AF Orange, Mint and Watermelon. I didnt dislike AF until I got a ketchup batch of AF Grape. I ocasionally smoke tangiers when I want huge clouds
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I like Nakhla in 250 gm. boxes.
I find it to be just right in the moistness dept.,
flavorful, and not overpriced.

You know I've never tried the Nakhla Mizo yet.
My next purchase I will have to try some Mizo.
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In my opinion, Nakhla got only 2-3 suitable flavours. DA,Mint and Sweet Melon.
I've never smoked Mizo so far so i cant say anything about it.

AF got a lot more intensive flavours and smoke a lot better then Nakhla.
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Old January 18th, 2010, 05:05 PM
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i found natural coals were not hot enough when using on al fakher, so you had to add like 2-3 on them. where as quick lites, 1 and a half was enough and even then it got harsh some times...

so like yeh =/ i been soming shisha for 4 years now and ive practiced a lot. i find that for some reason al fakher when the *** is hot is really horrible, but if u let it cool down and add less water in the bowl you get A lot of flavour and smoke, bleh its all gobly gook
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Old January 18th, 2010, 05:15 PM
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Raised myself on alfakher but you have to love nakhla for its consitency price and the fact it would work well as a flame retardent suit cos of its ability to take heat
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great! and is the mizo line a washed tobacco? meaning no or verry little buzz.?
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