Howdy party people. Are you ready for a new era of Al Fakher flavors? The genius minds at AF have been hard at work developing their latest edition titled “Crafted Batch” and you’re about to learn all about it.
Al Fakher has been providing the hookah industry with delicious single note blends since before some of you were even conceived (for the older crowd we’ll say the 1980’s).
The single note blend approach created a huge following because fans could easily pick up the exact flavor profile desired, without having to decipher an off-the-wall flavor name.
(enjoying our time at the Al Fakher Crafted Batch launch event)
This new series has a different approach as it takes Al Fakher to an area where they’ve dabbled with in the past; CUSTOM MIXES.
What Is Al Fakher Crafted Batch?
The serious AF fans will remember the old “Special Edition” series that contained some unique flavor blends that utilized flavors unseen in their standard lineup. This collection disappeared a few years ago and fans have been craving for another series of blends from the great mix masters of AF.
Ladies and gentlemen, I would like to introduce you to the Al Fakher Crafted Batch Edition. All this time you might’ve thought that Al Fakher had given up on making those custom blends, instead they were hard at work on something magical for you.
This new collection of tobacco is just as easy to use as all the original Al Fakher flavors. So, you can keep on using your favorite bowl and hookah with your next session.
Al Fakher Crafted Batch flavors deliver a hefty amount of bold flavoring through a roller coaster experience in new depths of flavors.
The crafted batches contain slightly more juice than the standard line of Al Fakher and we don’t recommend patting this shisha any bit dry while preparing the bowl. You’ll want all the extra bits of flavoring inside your bowl to get the full flavor experience. Before you smoke any of these blends be sure to mix up the shisha to evenly distribute the juices.
Al Fakher Crafted Batch Flavors
Alright, enough about the series let’s get talking about what’s really important...THE TASTE. The current lineup gives you 3 flavor options to choose from and we’ll give you our first impressions below.
Each flavor will arrive in white cylindrical containers with a separate interior container that is sealed tight for ultimate freshness. All of the flavors are available in 250g sizes and we might see some new size options in the future. This series will continue to grow on our site, so check back to see if we’re smoking on something new or join our newsletter for instant updates.
AF Crafted Batch #04
“Let’s start with a classic taste and improve it TEN FOLD.” This is what I believe was going through their heads when they crafted this mix because it uses one of the earliest flavors in hookah history...APPLE. This isn’t a single apple blend and it’s definitely not a double apple blend.
What we have here is something special that produces a taste of red apple spice, slightly sour green, and an overall sweetened apple flavor profile. After this formula was perfected with the perfect balance of apples, they revisited this blend to add a touch of crisp cooling.
It’s not their natural mint taste that you would find in the OG line. Instead, it’s a new cooling experience that sends your session into outer space.
AF Crafted Batch #07
Once again for the people in the back, we’ve been enjoying Al Fakher for a LONG time and we like certain blends like blueberry because of the sweetness. The 7th crafted batch is SWEET! This sweet hit caused a slight double take in the first session, and I even stood up (mid exhale) to go grab the can and smell it again because of the unique flavor delivery.
The first aroma to crash land into your nostrils will most likely be a new passion fruit flavor. This is a new flavor profile for Al Fakher and they nailed it! It actually tastes like they’re using multiple versions of passion fruit in #7, but that’s a secret AF will keep.
It’s not a custom blend if you’re only using one flavor profile and lucky #7 is comprised of two. Are you ready for the finisher? This new AF passion fruit formula is expertly paired with a zesty grapefruit that shines bright throughout your session. If you’ve tasted the grapefruit flavor from their standard collection, this one is better and I might be convinced that there’s a splash of orange.
AF Crafted Batch #08
This is where we let the viewers at home know that this is an inside job. We may or may not have had the opportunity to taste test some flavors before they were finalized. Hello #8,t we’ve missed you….ALOT.
This is perfect for a morning, mid-day, or evening smoke, during any season of the year. This is the citrus combo you’ve always wanted but never knew it existed. The #8 blend combines two classic flavors (lemon/lime) with a brand spanking new flavor profile...GREEN TEA.
“A roller coaster experience in new depths of flavors.”- Me
A regular lemon-lime blend is cool but we’ve all been there before. AF had to make this combo standout for this mix and they achieved that by using a combo of sweet and sour lemons, paired with a vibrant lime aroma.
This citrus couple is united with a subtle green tea note that includes a tea leaf after taste with a splash of sugar. This should arrive by the third exhale of thick clouds and it hangs around through the adventure of your session.
To prevent this blend from becoming too bitter or warm, there’s a minty undertone to #8. This time around it’s not a cooling mint, but more of a colder version of their standard mint.
That's A Wrap For Now
You’ve got 3 flavors to choose from today and we’ll have even more blends available as they’re released exclusively at hookah-shisha.
What flavor would you make in you custom batch? Let’s us know in the comments below and we’ll get your feedback over to the mixologist.