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Old August 10th, 2008, 08:43 AM
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Default My first hit of AL Fakher

Was quite excited to find a local shop who stock Hookah Tabaco.
THe price also seemed quite cheap 1$.50c for a 50 Gram Pack.

But boy was I majorly disappointed. Have to go and return all the flavours I got.
The other Tabaco I normally smoke is Nakhla Tobacco Two Apples which is light years ahead in taste and flavor.

Dont know how anybody can smoke this Al Fakher stuff.
I tried the Peach Flavor and there was zero flavor or taste.
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Old August 10th, 2008, 08:52 AM
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I think its fake
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Old August 10th, 2008, 09:17 AM
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Default Re: My first hit of AL Fakher

zero flavor from AF peach? you're obviously doing something wrong or you got fake stuff because that flavor is one of AF's best. I'll say it again as i've said this before....I love how people have one bad experience with something and they blame the tobacco.
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Old August 10th, 2008, 09:21 AM
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yea, thats so lame. when you got a tobacco with zero flawer, then its fake or very very very old !
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Old August 10th, 2008, 09:26 AM
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Default Re: My first hit of AL Fakher

There is no date on it. So I cant tell how old it is. But its a large shop with huge stocks.

Its also given me a splitting headache. Enoughf to put me off even the thought of trying it again.

Yes the Nakhla was gifted to me with the Hookah and was purchased in Doha. So maybe its original and this is not. Luckily the shop stocks Nakhla also so will return the Al Fakher and get the Two Apples. Should be able to tell if its orignal or not then.
Oh man what a headache.

I wouldn't call it no flavor. The flavor is there all right but nothing like the Nakhla.
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Old August 10th, 2008, 09:38 AM
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something wrong? thats for sure, but normaly on AF they are a date on ? meaby you get fake, all thise AF i have is there a date on
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Old August 10th, 2008, 09:50 AM
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yep, looks like you got some of the fake stuff. could you post a pic?
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Old August 10th, 2008, 10:54 AM
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Default Re: My first hit of AL Fakher

if the tear strip had to AF logo on it than it was real.I f it a plane red tear strip like a pack of cigs, than it is fake. however peach is a new flavor ,and Im not aware of it being bootlegged yet.
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Old August 10th, 2008, 02:08 PM
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Default Re: My first hit of AL Fakher

I would never pick up anything that doesn't have a production date on it anyways...
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Old August 10th, 2008, 02:10 PM
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Default Re: My first hit of AL Fakher

alot of the older packaged AF does not have the prod. date on it ,but is still fine for smoking.In fact, come to think about it,most brands don't even bother w/a prod. date.
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Old August 10th, 2008, 08:51 PM
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Default Re: My first hit of AL Fakher

but saying it was 1.50 for 50 grams tells me that it must be fake cuz I dont see anybody making money on 1.50 tobacco where I buy my 50g its 2.99 which isnt too much of a difference...But also saying Nahkla Tobacco is light years ahead with taste in flavor is just wrong....
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Old August 11th, 2008, 12:20 AM
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Default Re: My first hit of AL Fakher

AF is great.. deff fake or there was miss communications while setting up ur hookah..and if peach was the only flavor try a diff flavor if it was not even 2 bucks.. what is the diff.. dont give up to fast..
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Old August 11th, 2008, 03:07 AM
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Default Re: My first hit of AL Fakher

i love af gape is my fav with monster in the base yummy
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Old August 11th, 2008, 03:38 AM
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Default Re: My first hit of AL Fakher

I believe something is wrong somewhere. Al Fakher peach is no good for you? I support Nakhla shisha but AF is my favourite. That's odd
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Old August 11th, 2008, 08:05 AM
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Default Re: My first hit of AL Fakher

Here is a picture.
The price is Rs 70/- 1$=Rs 43.x
I tired his Nakhla 50 Grams Tobacco which did have a date. Aug-2008.
He says most stocks do not last more than a month. i.e. nothing in the shop is older than a month.

It was insipid too.

This leaves me with these thoughts.
a. The tobacco sold in 50 Gram Pouch is different from that sold in the 250 Gram Pouch.
b. The Tobacco sold locally in the Arab countries is better than the stuff they export.
c. There is a variation from batch to batch.
d. The shop is selling fake shit. Though it didnt look fake to me.

Ps: There was a huge difference in the smell also. With the Nakhla my brother got for me the smell is so strong you cant put your nose to close to it. Just open the packet and hits you like a brick wall. With the stuff here you can burry your nose in it and get the smell.

Im pretty sure there is good stuff to be had cause Ive had a few shishas at the Pub and Disco and the flavour was nice and strong. Maybe they are importing it direct from Saudi.
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Old August 11th, 2008, 11:53 AM
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Default Re: My first hit of AL Fakher

IMO Nakhla have better taste than AF, but you got the right stuff, this 50gr. is real, i have more like this, the flavor is difrent from Nakhla, just try aother flavors, maybe you like them
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Old August 11th, 2008, 12:15 PM
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Default Re: My first hit of AL Fakher

AF is all I smoke anymore, although I am venturing out to a few other things, but anyways, I bet it is a cheap fake, AF has a ton of flavor, it is sensitive to the heat though, must remember that all tobacco is smoked differently, some stuff is way sensitive to heat where as some you need twice as much. Just practice and make sure you have the real stuff. Enjoy.
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Old August 11th, 2008, 05:07 PM
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Here is a picture.
The price is Rs 70/- 1$=Rs 43.x
I tired his Nakhla 50 Grams Tobacco which did have a date. Aug-2008.
He says most stocks do not last more than a month. i.e. nothing in the shop is older than a month.

It was insipid too.

This leaves me with these thoughts.
a. The tobacco sold in 50 Gram Pouch is different from that sold in the 250 Gram Pouch.
b. The Tobacco sold locally in the Arab countries is better than the stuff they export.
c. There is a variation from batch to batch.
d. The shop is selling fake shit. Though it didnt look fake to me.

Ps: There was a huge difference in the smell also. With the Nakhla my brother got for me the smell is so strong you cant put your nose to close to it. Just open the packet and hits you like a brick wall. With the stuff here you can burry your nose in it and get the smell.

Im pretty sure there is good stuff to be had cause Ive had a few shishas at the Pub and Disco and the flavour was nice and strong. Maybe they are importing it direct from Saudi.
The product in the pic is not fake and I have had afew 50gs of AF peach, and it was tasty(although I'm not a peach guy).And fyi, Al fakher is made in the Unite Arab Emerates, not Al Saud.
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Old August 11th, 2008, 07:58 PM
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Default Re: My first hit of AL Fakher

I just dont see how Nahkla is any good..omg ewww.. has no good flavor I have the peach now and half way through one coal and the flavor is gone...
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Old August 11th, 2008, 09:59 PM
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Default Re: My first hit of AL Fakher

All I can say is that AF Apricot (pictured) kicks ass. Just finishing up a big phunnel right now
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Old August 12th, 2008, 04:34 AM
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Default Re: My first hit of AL Fakher

could be your set up, or it could b the coals and how they were set up, you might have even been unlucky enough to have a dud box. but every box of AF i have ever smoked has been nothing less than premium
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Old August 13th, 2008, 08:03 AM
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Its just that AF doesnt have the deepness of traditional unwashed shisha. It may have a strong smell but its never has the texture of unwashed tobacco like nakhla.
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Old August 13th, 2008, 08:07 AM
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I just dont see how Nahkla is any good..omg ewww.. has no good flavor I have the peach now and half way through one coal and the flavor is gone...
Spoken like a true noob. LOL Nakhla is far more consistent and has more great flavors than AF.
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Spoken like a true noob. LOL Nakhla is far more consistent and has more great flavors than AF.
yeah as much as I like AF, Nakhla peach and many other flavors whoop AF's butt.
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yeah, Nakhla Sweet Melon is delicious!
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