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Old March 19th, 2010, 11:30 AM
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Default Any good (Cheap) alternatives to starbuzz???

Hi there, as you probably already know starbuzz is around $22-$25 per can. But i usually AF when i cannot afford it. Does anyone know a brand that is similar to starbuzz when it comes to cut, taste, but reasonable in price?? Please help i'm broke.:h ookahsmiley:
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Old March 19th, 2010, 12:01 PM
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Default Re: Any good (Cheap) alternatives to starbuzz???

Black Snow 360 is comparable to SB from what I've heard. And yes, much cheaper.
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Old March 19th, 2010, 12:09 PM
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Default Re: Any good (Cheap) alternatives to starbuzz???

I'm not a big Starbuzz fan but something similar which I enjoyed were JM's flavors. Comparable since I feel there's good smoke, hard to burn, sweet flavors, no buzz.

But you can always go for something great like Nakhla Mizo, however I'd have to say starbuzz and nakhla are different breeds.
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Old March 19th, 2010, 12:22 PM
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Default Re: Any good (Cheap) alternatives to starbuzz???

#1 answer = JM's

Im starting to love this brand more and more.

Also a new brand was made by Starbuzz called "Hypnosis".. Its about $12 a 250g if you buy it in store. They made it to compete with Al Fakher and such.
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Old March 19th, 2010, 12:26 PM
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Default Re: Any good (Cheap) alternatives to starbuzz???

Try getting black snow anywhere besides in store though...
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Old March 19th, 2010, 12:29 PM
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Default Re: Any good (Cheap) alternatives to starbuzz???

Nakhla Mizo?
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Old March 19th, 2010, 12:31 PM
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Default Re: Any good (Cheap) alternatives to starbuzz???

lol.. Nakhla Mizo is not anywhere close to a Starbuzz alternative.

You might as well say Desi Murli is a starbuzz alternative.
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Old March 19th, 2010, 12:39 PM
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Default Re: Any good (Cheap) alternatives to starbuzz???

Well except for the buzz Nakhla Mizo Lemon isn't a bad choice I love SB and I love Mizo Lemon.
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Old March 19th, 2010, 12:40 PM
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Default Re: Any good (Cheap) alternatives to starbuzz???

starbuzz, being super weak tobacco, the alternatives are fantasia and AF, if you want to know specific flavors we can all help
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Old March 19th, 2010, 12:44 PM
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Default Re: Any good (Cheap) alternatives to starbuzz???

Fantasia is not cheaper, its more expensive!
AF is not a good alternative for SB. I really like the candyish stuff like SB and I also enjoyed the JM's Hookah. JM's is similar, some of their flavors are better, than Starbuzzes.

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Old March 19th, 2010, 12:50 PM
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Default Re: Any good (Cheap) alternatives to starbuzz???

JM like they all say.. i hear its really good.. havnt had the pleasure of trying out for myself.
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Old March 19th, 2010, 05:37 PM
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Default Re: Any good (Cheap) alternatives to starbuzz???

I'd say JMs. IMO, JMs flavors aren't as strong (some of them arent to me) but for the price its a pretty good brand.
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Old March 19th, 2010, 06:36 PM
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Default Re: Any good (Cheap) alternatives to starbuzz???

I've heard Golden Layalina is a cheaper alternative to Starbuzz. Never have tried it myself though, but from a few video's I've seen on youtube some people have said that. It's not much cheaper, maybe $4-5 cheaper than Starbuzz. Figured I would just put it out there.
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Old March 19th, 2010, 06:43 PM
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i really don't like JM's. i tried their white peach before I tried SB's and i didn't get through a full bowl and tossed the whole thing. I've heard some of the non-fruit flavors are good (like smores, stuff like that).
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Old March 19th, 2010, 06:57 PM
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Default Re: Any good (Cheap) alternatives to starbuzz???

ive been smoking starbuzz for about 2 years and just got some nakhla mizo watermelon and guava, i like them both, they have strong flavors and just like starbuzz the flavor will last. i know the cut is not anywhere near starbuzz but so far they both have some good strong flavor i highly recommend you try nakhla mizo and its half the price.
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Old March 19th, 2010, 09:38 PM
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Default Re: Any good (Cheap) alternatives to starbuzz???

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I've heard Golden Layalina is a cheaper alternative to Starbuzz. Never have tried it myself though, but from a few video's I've seen on youtube some people have said that. It's not much cheaper, maybe $4-5 cheaper than Starbuzz. Figured I would just put it out there.
Golden Layalina/Layalina is the worst thing you can put on your bowl and inhale in your lungs everrrrrrrrrr. It tastes grossssssss you guys should read up on the reviews around here.

I agree on the JM's recommendation. It's very much equivalent to StarBuzz. My favorites are Tangiers, Butterscotch and Blue Rain. Also you guys should make it a habit to check out the reviews on everything before buying. We have a huge reviews section in this forum and it helped me a lot.
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Old March 19th, 2010, 09:54 PM
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BlackSnow is now my favorite brand. I think it is as good if not better quality wise at 1/2 the price. Before I found locally here is where I used to buy it for around $10 www.alamirusa.com . I used to buy 4 cans plus shipping for about $50. These guys are the actual importer/distributor for this brand. The only thing the site is not setup for e-commerce so when you order you give your name and email/phone and someone will call you back with a quote. You can also call the number directlly. My other choices are Tonic and Fusion ( in the tin, not the pack). Very similar but cost more online.

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Old March 19th, 2010, 10:01 PM
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JM is ok but for $16.99 it is not that much cheaper than SB. You can get SB here for around $17 www.dirtcheaphookahs.com. limited selection of flavors. Also good prices on Hookahs, coals and hoses.
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Old March 19th, 2010, 10:03 PM
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Well except for the buzz Nakhla Mizo Lemon isn't a bad choice I love SB and I love Mizo Lemon.
Not a big fan of Nakhla but I'm going to try Mizo for the hell of it. Is still as strong (buzz) as Nakhla or is it the washed version?
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Old March 19th, 2010, 10:42 PM
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JM is ok but for $16.99 it is not that much cheaper than SB. You can get SB here for around $17 www.dirtcheaphookahs.com. limited selection of flavors. Also good prices on Hookahs, coals and hoses.
Who's selling JM's for $17? I've never seen it higher than $15.

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Not a big fan of Nakhla but I'm going to try Mizo for the hell of it. Is still as strong (buzz) as Nakhla or is it the washed version?
Sam says it's washed.
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Sam says it's washed.
I'm pretty sure it's not. Same nicotine content is stated as reg line.
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I'm pretty sure it's not. Same nicotine content is stated as reg line.
You and I both know that it's a totally unreliable measurement.
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Default Re: Any good (Cheap) alternatives to starbuzz???

yea i dont get a strong nakhla buzz from the mizo. but for the price i dont think you can beat it, definitely worth a shot.
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