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Old April 2nd, 2010, 05:13 PM
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Default What is up with al fakher?

Some 08 production ive smoked was great, now i bought 09 grape and 2010 mint and its plain garbage.
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Old April 2nd, 2010, 05:22 PM
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Default Re: What is up with al fakher?

I've never liked their grape. Just the smell gave me a headache. I've stopped smoking a lot of AF except their mint because of the "tingle" that you get. It doesn't happen all the time but it's still unpleasant enough to make me stop. What didn't you like about the mint?
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Old April 2nd, 2010, 05:32 PM
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ive smoked 250g mint and it was great, i didnt check the date on it. but the new 2010 mint and 2009 mint didnt have any mint taste.


There is nothing wrong with my hookah and im using coconaras, I recently smoked 08 af chololate and its was very good. Ive read on other threads that there are several complaints about the new batch of AF.
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Old April 2nd, 2010, 06:18 PM
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the 2009 prod. AF grape i had was amazing, the 2008 i had was garbage...
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Old April 2nd, 2010, 06:39 PM
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Default Re: What is up with al fakher?

I had the 09 grape and the smell and taste made me nauseous consequently i have moved on to different brands of AF because i can find better consistency elsewhere.
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Old April 2nd, 2010, 06:52 PM
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Default Re: What is up with al fakher?

af mint has always been good to me its always in my stash, the vallina has been good too, and the new orange is pretty good. I didnt really care for the 2007-2008 batches the 2009 was good I thought for the most part and 2010 seems okay as well.
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Old April 2nd, 2010, 07:13 PM
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Default Re: What is up with al fakher?

does anyone else get this plasticy taste/smeel while smoking AF ?
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Old April 2nd, 2010, 07:20 PM
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nothing good out of al fakher to me yet IMO
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Old April 2nd, 2010, 09:21 PM
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I should have asked the store owner when i bought af grape today "Smell this and tell me if you smell any grape at all?"


He would make some bs excuse like he did before about the coals i bought from him. "all my customers dont complaint about Al Fakher"


Fak al fakher!
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Old April 2nd, 2010, 09:27 PM
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Default Re: What is up with al fakher?

every af 250 Ive bought lately is sketch city. Any one else find the 50g packs smoke better?
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Old April 2nd, 2010, 09:31 PM
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I should have asked the store owner when i bought af grape today "Smell this and tell me if you smell any grape at all?"


He would make some bs excuse like he did before about the coals i bought from him. "all my customers dont complaint about Al Fakher"


Fak[e?] al fakher!
I wouldn't go as far to say that its necessarily fake Al Fakher, but there are severe consistency issues between AF. I personally haven't smoked much AF at all simply because I shouldn't have to gamble on the quality of a product and hope for the best. I greatly appreciate consistency and AF's quality isn't consistent enough. Hell, the consumer shouldn't have to question whether a product is genuine due to the manufacturing faults of the company.
If it is indeed fake AF you'll probably notice a lot more than the smell/flavor being off(like packaging, cut, moisture). Maybe its time to switch brands or switch vendors(if he is selling fake AF).
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Old April 2nd, 2010, 09:40 PM
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I didnt say fake, its real. Ive tried alot of samples from different vendors. The only 1 that was good is Chocolate, it was awesome, but im afraid to buy 250g of it because ive already bought 500g that ended up in the garbage.
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Old April 2nd, 2010, 10:12 PM
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I have given up on af. I brought some af golden grape and I smelled like tomato soup. Now, I can eat tomato soup but apparently I can't smoke it! If they marketed as tomato soup flavor I wouldn't buy it. I ended up giving it away to someone (I hope I didn't lose a friend). In my stash I have af mellon, af watermelon and caffe latte. When that is gone good riddance. Furthermore, with Nakhla's mizo line no need for af . I am a nak fan anyway. Long live Nakhla
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I didnt say fake, its real. Ive tried alot of samples from different vendors. The only 1 that was good is Chocolate, it was awesome, but im afraid to buy 250g of it because ive already bought 500g that ended up in the garbage.
Sorry for misunderstanding. I hope your purchases go well.
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Old April 2nd, 2010, 10:59 PM
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I hate to contradict what everyone else said, but here's my experience: my 2008 batches, all 12 of them, were amazing. Pure awesomeness. The Golden line is some of the tastiest stuff I've had the pleasure of smoking. The late 2009 batches, on the other hand, aren't nearly as impressive.

09 AF orange is great, the mint is still amazing, the grenadine smokes fine, but the lemon and the grape are terrible! Both of them are super harsh and don't taste anything like they're supposed to. The berries flavor is really weird, too.

I'm considering giving up on the brand, since I've thrown away over a kilo of bad AF tobacco. That's a lot of wasted money.
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Old April 2nd, 2010, 11:04 PM
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Default Re: What is up with al fakher?

Only thing I've had that I like so far was AF Soft Black :3
Mint was so cooling I couldn't smoke it, grape tasted like nerds (OM NOM NOM) but hurt my throat, lemon tasted like pledge and hurt my throat.
Only AF I'll be buying anytime soon is Soft Black!
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Old April 2nd, 2010, 11:31 PM
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I guess its not just me, alot of people are disapointed. They are doing something wrong.
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Old April 3rd, 2010, 01:01 AM
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Default Re: What is up with al fakher?

I have an 09 AF Grenadine that I've smoked a few bowls of (packing one right now actually) and it smells great and tastes yum a dum dum too. I'm going to pick up some more AF soon from a local shop and see if I can find an 09 or 10 batch and see if it's consistent.
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Old April 3rd, 2010, 01:19 AM
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Default Re: What is up with al fakher?

I keep AF Cardamom and mint in my regular rotation. Never had a problem with them.
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Old April 3rd, 2010, 03:08 AM
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Default Re: What is up with al fakher?

I've smoke quite a bit of AF, even worked at a hookah bar for a while which served a lot of AF. Have to admit a lot of their flavors aren't all that great, but I still really enjoy the AF mint and smoke it quite frequently, but mostly mixed with other flavors.
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Old April 3rd, 2010, 04:32 PM
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i recently bought AF watermelon and plum 250g, and they both taste like pure shit
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Old April 4th, 2010, 11:18 AM
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Yeah, don't really understand the craze with AF. . It's so bad now.
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Old April 4th, 2010, 11:40 AM
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AF is weird as f***, sometimes it's perfect and others it's just nasty and makes you want to puke!!! they need to do something really soon before they loose every single customer
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Old April 10th, 2010, 11:11 AM
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what happened is in 09 al fakher got new mass production machinery it was so they could make more and distribute further and compete better against the rivals but the taste isnt ass good now because of the mass production thats why all the flavours after taste so differant im of al fakher starbuzz or nakla my to way to go
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Old April 10th, 2010, 11:20 AM
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Default Re: What is up with al fakher?

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with Nakhla's mizo line no need for af . I am a nak fan anyway. Long live Nakhla

AMEN BROTHA!!!!1111111

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