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Old May 28th, 2008, 05:54 PM
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Default Re: hate to say it, but im sick of Starbuzz.

I just don't see the appeal of SB. Everything they make is super sweet and nothing is particularly realistic. I've tried about 8 flavours by now and it seems to me to be mostly hype. For the cost of 250g of SB I can get 500g of Desi Merli and enough honey and glyerine to get it ready to smoke (making about a kilo of fragrant goodness for my smoking pleasure by doing so) with enough left over to get 250g of Salloum Bahreny as well. No contest.

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Old May 28th, 2008, 09:25 PM
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Default Re: hate to say it, but im sick of Starbuzz.

man, now i really want that desi merli
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Old May 29th, 2008, 04:46 AM
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Default Re: hate to say it, but im sick of Starbuzz.

I 'll have to agree with Hajo on this one. I only had 3 flavours but i fell the same way. Yes, they do smell nice (artificial) but they dont really taste like something.
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Old May 29th, 2008, 10:05 AM
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Default Re: hate to say it, but im sick of Starbuzz.

I'd never thought I'd see the day when anyone under 30 would publicly knock Starbuzz, so this thread is shocking to me in many respects. That said, natural flavors are more appealing to my tastebuds, though I will always have a place in my heart for Blue Mist. Anything else by Starbuzz though, I can take or leave with no problem. Plus, as everyone's pretty much said, it's a bit pricey...
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Old May 29th, 2008, 01:36 PM
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Default Re: hate to say it, but im sick of Starbuzz.

Fumari is a much better tobacco. natural Flavors are much easier on the palate then those syrupy-sweet over-done newer Sb flavors. If you want mellow deliciousness, go with SB Coconut.

But i like Fumari much better then the SB Line (even though it's more expensive, it's worth it).
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Old May 29th, 2008, 03:07 PM
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Default Re: hate to say it, but im sick of Starbuzz.

I've had fumary prickly pear and i hve to say am impsessed. Cant imagine there's something bettter than that. Its also unwashed and offers the full deepness of the taste. If i had to compare i'd say Fumari gets 9 and SB 5 cz am in a good mood.

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Default Re: hate to say it, but im sick of Starbuzz.

wow, fumari is that much better? guess i should really get it now
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Old May 30th, 2008, 06:21 AM
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Default Re: hate to say it, but im sick of Starbuzz.

The difference between fumari and starbuzz is how deep the flavour goes. It tastes liek the real thing. Not like ice cream.
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Old May 30th, 2008, 07:22 AM
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Default Re: hate to say it, but im sick of Starbuzz.

I don't think I have ever been let down by a Starbuzz flavor, I think the White Peach is as close to the real thing as you can get! Tasted like I could chew the smoke!
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I don't think I have ever been let down by a Starbuzz flavor, I think the White Peach is as close to the real thing as you can get! Tasted like I could chew the smoke!
I was told it tasted a lot like the Trolli Peach rings, and thats why I got it.

That being said, I like starbuzz. I cant say i LOVE it because I buy other shisha as well ( more than 75% of what I have on hand is AF) but I dont mind the price. Complaining about the price is really pointless IMO because at a $20 average, people still buy it, so the price wont drop :P That being said however, I DO with she 100G containers were more readily available
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I was told it tasted a lot like the Trolli Peach rings, and thats why I got it.

That being said, I like starbuzz. I cant say i LOVE it because I buy other shisha as well ( more than 75% of what I have on hand is AF) but I dont mind the price. Complaining about the price is really pointless IMO because at a $20 average, people still buy it, so the price wont drop :P That being said however, I DO with she 100G containers were more readily available
i dont think people complain to get the price to drop...they complain because they dont feel its worth the money and can get something better for cheaper. i dont think anyone is really demanding a price drop
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Old May 30th, 2008, 02:18 PM
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Default Re: hate to say it, but im sick of Starbuzz.

and you are correct, but again, if no one was buying it for that price, maybe they WOULD drop the price. To compare SB to AF is unfair. They are both great, but I think they are 2 different worlds. As others have mentioned AF is more natural and subtle...sometimes I feel like AF, sometimes I feel like SB, I love being able to make choices
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Default Re: hate to say it, but im sick of Starbuzz.

Some people actually like that artificial super sweet. Sure its tasty but it is really easy to get tired of. Especially if they smoked it day in day out for about a month. They will never want to touch that stuff again
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Default Re: hate to say it, but im sick of Starbuzz.

I like a mix, I buy AF, Starbuzz, Nakhla, Hookah Hookah, Hookah Freak, Romman .. they provide me with a great assortment, and I have my favorite flavors from each brand.

Everybody is a critic, so what one person may like, another may not ..
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Some people actually like that artificial super sweet. Sure its tasty but it is really easy to get tired of. Especially if they smoked it day in day out for about a month. They will never want to touch that stuff again
I can see your point there, but I think that can happen with ANYTHING in life...thats why I like VARIETY

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I like a mix, I buy AF, Starbuzz, Nakhla, Hookah Hookah, Hookah Freak, Romman .. they provide me with a great assortment, and I have my favorite flavors from each brand.

Everybody is a critic, so what one person may like, another may not ..
I mostly have Nakhla, AF and SB, some Havana and some fantasia ( not in any order BTW)
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Default Re: hate to say it, but im sick of Starbuzz.

Of course, with respect to the price of Starbuzz, if the demand is there, the price is gonna remain the same. That said, while it isn't a problem for me to pay $20 for Starbuzz, the majority of hookah smokers where I live are college students, and when I was a college student making $5.05 an hour and working 20hrs. a week, something that cost $20 may as well have been $100. Can't be too different these days, I imagine.
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