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Old April 9th, 2010, 09:18 AM
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Default Al Fakher age question

I was in a local Turkish food store and I saw some Al Fakher for sale. The only issue was that it was the old Al Fakher packaging as pictured below. At first I thought it was fake but checking online I know its different packaging. My question is how old is this tobacco? When did Al Fakher change the packaging?
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Old April 9th, 2010, 09:29 AM
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Default Re: Al Fakher age question

I've got a box of AF Cardamom that I picked up yesterday with the old packaging. Manufactured May 2008, so it's still good, but it expires next month if that helps at all.
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Old April 9th, 2010, 09:35 AM
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Any AF Grape??
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Old April 9th, 2010, 09:40 AM
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Default Re: Al Fakher age question

The packaging says it's going on 2 years old. It should have a manufature date on the box. don't worry, even if it's past the two year mark, if it's sealed, it should be just fine.
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Old April 9th, 2010, 10:17 AM
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Default Re: Al Fakher age question

im sure they are fake, as the packaging before this was the tubs, check the way AF is spelt it probably wont have a space inbetween them
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Old April 9th, 2010, 10:19 AM
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does it have an expiration date on it?
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Old April 9th, 2010, 11:19 AM
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Well they had most of the classic flavours just like in the picture, including grape SamB. Maybe it will be a good batch!
I didn’t get to check the boxes for expiration dates because they were behind the counter and I didn’t have time to check. The boxes were 250g sized and had tubs (plastic tub with small handle) inside, much like the current Al Fakher packaging however with the ‘older’ typeface etc.
I don’t think it’s fake because I have had the displeasure of purchasing fake AF in the past. With the fake stuff I got the box is slightly smaller then a regular 250g with small differences on the box and the tub is like a plastic yoghurt container and inside the tobacco comes wrapped in plastic. What makes it worse is that on the container it has ‘El Fakher’ printed on it!!

How long has AF used the current packaging? I’m guessing it might be 2 years. I think the AF in the store will be roughly that old.
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I'd go for it. I ended up smoking some AF once that was about a month past the expiration date and it was still good
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I didnít get to check the boxes for expiration dates...
The date on the box will be a production date, not a exp. date. and the 'good for two years' rule is more of a guideline than anything else.
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How does the container for the shisha look? Is the wrapper still intact? What about the structural integrity of the container? Does it appear to have any water stains? If these aren't answered correctly, the shisha could have been exposed to the elements making the production date be a concern.
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@ Uglybiker, I'll be sure to check the production date next time I am there.


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How does the container for the shisha look? Is the wrapper still intact? What about the structural integrity of the container? Does it appear to have any water stains? If these aren't answered correctly, the shisha could have been exposed to the elements making the production date be a concern.
The boxes looked fine, no leaks or stains. One of the boxes was open and the tub was next to it. The tub itself looked fine just like they usually do just with the older Al Fakher graphics on it.

Anyone else seen AF with this packaging being sold?
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Old April 9th, 2010, 06:46 PM
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Any AF Grape??

honestly sam exact same thing came to mind...
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Old April 9th, 2010, 08:46 PM
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it is real.
the tub inside it will be a very cheap kind of plastic tub.
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Ihave some older AF Grape (The Good Stuff) amd it seems like heaven smoking it!!!!
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Old April 10th, 2010, 10:36 AM
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I doubt AF ever goes bad! That stuff is a chemical soup.
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Old April 10th, 2010, 07:13 PM
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lol chemical soup/fine wine. justs get better with age. I think I will pick some up next time I got to the store. hopefully it will taste like 2008
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