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Old March 15th, 2010, 08:09 AM
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Default New Nakhla packaging/cut?

I bought a 50gr pack of Nakhla double apple about a week ago for the same price that I usually buy for.
Now, I noticed right away that there was no sticker on it (there usually is over here). Also, the box smelled more like cardboard than usual.
Once I opened the box, it only came in one layer of plastic wrapping (usually comes in two.) The tobacco was more compressed, but when I took it apart to fill a bowl I noticed that:
1. The cut was much smaller and without stems, sort of like Soex.
2. The tobacco was very juicy, much more juicy than normal.
3. It might've been redder too.

When I started smoking it, it was the same ol' Nakhla DA, except with more flavor (or maybe that was placebo). Just wondering what's going on here :P

Also just wanted to add that I haven't seen any more packs like that since last week when I bought it.
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Old March 15th, 2010, 11:40 AM
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Default Re: New Nakhla packaging/cut?

Might be a Knockoff
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Old March 15th, 2010, 12:12 PM
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Default Re: New Nakhla packaging/cut?

It didn't look like a knockoff, same Nakhla quality packaging, only different. And the flavor was the same as well, except the cut was smaller and juicier. Also I bought it from the store I always buy from and they never carry knockoffs.
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Old March 27th, 2010, 10:23 AM
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Default Re: New Nakhla packaging/cut?

I picked up another pack of double apple along with some sweet melon and others. The double apple was once again in that sort of packaging while everything else was in the same old packaging.
I took some photos:
Comparison of the packaging:

If you can see, the double apple is much more compressed and cube-shaped.

Also, if you can see, here's the cut:

It's shredded into a much smaller cut and is also juicer.
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Old March 27th, 2010, 10:48 AM
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Default Re: New Nakhla packaging/cut?

Interesting, looks legit and it does look juicer then the DA batches that i have had hope my next one looks like that
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Old March 27th, 2010, 11:08 AM
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Default Re: New Nakhla packaging/cut?

it just looks like DA to me, but if it tastes better who cares?
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Old March 27th, 2010, 11:10 AM
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Default Re: New Nakhla packaging/cut?

I got that in all of my hookahstore.com samples, it seemed much juicier to me
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Old March 27th, 2010, 11:13 AM
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Default Re: New Nakhla packaging/cut?

It could simply be a fresh batch w/a new packing method.
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Old March 27th, 2010, 01:31 PM
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Default Re: New Nakhla packaging/cut?

i wanna get some like this it looks so good
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Old March 27th, 2010, 04:06 PM
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Default Re: New Nakhla packaging/cut?

It is good
Lasts a bit longer as well.
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Default Re: New Nakhla packaging/cut?

Im going to say knock off EL nakhla i think its made in china. I could be wrong tho
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Old March 27th, 2010, 04:44 PM
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Default Re: New Nakhla packaging/cut?

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Im going to say knock off EL nakhla i think its made in china. I could be wrong tho
all the boxes of nakhla sweet melon say el nakhla...
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all the boxes of nakhla sweet melon say el nakhla...
Your right! Im looking at a box right now never noticed that.
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Default Re: New Nakhla packaging/cut?

''el'' nahkla is a sub-brand from Nahkla.
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Default Re: New Nakhla packaging/cut?

what about fakhfakhina?
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Default Re: New Nakhla packaging/cut?

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what about fakhfakhina?
Fahkfahina, El Besha, El Nahkla, Sheherazade, and Mizo are all sub-brands brought to us by the great Al Nahkla.
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Default Re: New Nakhla packaging/cut?

thank you abu
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Old March 27th, 2010, 09:50 PM
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Default Re: New Nakhla packaging/cut?

looks good to me
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Default Re: New Nakhla packaging/cut?

The egyptians tend to anglicize their Al into El a lot of times, so thats why you have both al and el nakhla. just throwin it out there.
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The egyptians tend to anglicize their Al into El a lot of times, so thats why you have both al and el nakhla. just throwin it out there.
Iraqis do the same. Only w/''An'' ( An Nasiriyah) and ''Ar'' ( Ar Ramadi). But you already knew that.
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Default Re: New Nakhla packaging/cut?

You know what that looks like, Mizo Apple. Same great DA taste just in a juicy, tasty, Mizo format. I just packed a bowl and it looks identical.

Maybe the assembly line for DA has a split now, one is DA and one is Mizo Apple.
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Default Re: New Nakhla packaging/cut?

It still tastes more like NDA than Mizo Apple.
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Old March 28th, 2010, 06:35 AM
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Default Re: New Nakhla packaging/cut?

I got a new kilo of sweet melon a couple weeks ago and it is very moist. It actually accumulates a pretty good amount of juice in the bottom of the tupperware it is in.
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Default Re: New Nakhla packaging/cut?

Yeah but this is a standard 50g pack that comes in packaging like this, not in Tupperware.
Some more photos for you:

And once again of the cut:
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