Starbuzz Maximus Hookah Hose Review

starbuzz maximus hookah hose reviewIt’s always a good idea to have a nice washable hose on hand, I’m a huge fan of the Fancy Hose, or Nuhose, its cheap, simple, easy to clean, and they work. But they don’t look that nice, regardless of how well they perform. I wanted something that looked nicer for when I do video reviews, and I originally got a yellow wrapped Nammor hose, which works great and everything, but I honestly hate how but the heel end of the hose is, it sticks out of my hookah a good 10 inches or so and it bothers me. So I went ahead and spent the money on a Starbuzz Maximus hose. It costs a pretty penny compared to my $6 fancy hoses, but it seemed good enough.

Once I got it I tested it out for about a month before I did a review on it...

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Fantasia Gingerbread Shisha Review

fantasia gingerbread shisha reviewWhen I was choosing what I wanted to review for this winter season, I decided to get some wintery type flavors. One of them included Fantasia Gingerbread, which I have never tried before but have heard a few good things about. Fantasia isn’t one of my go to brands, but they do have a few flavors that I enjoy from time to time. This one smells like cookies when you open it, not quite gingerbread, but more of a sweet freshly baked cookie type smell. It reminds me slightly of snickerdoodle cookies because it has a little bit of a cinnamon note to it.

My set up for this review was an alien mini phunnel bowl(awesome choice for a quick one round of coals session), kaloud lotus, and 3 coco mazaya coals on top of my KM Trimetal hookah. The clouds are awesome, but I did pack on the heat...

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Decloud Shisha Fruits Banana Review

decloud shisha fruits bananaI’ve reviewed the Decloud Shisha Fruits before, and I honestly didn’t plan on getting more afterwards, they were just okay. But based on a suggestion from Paul over at, I decided to pick up a few more flavors. Today I’m reviewing the Decloud Shisha Fruits Banana flavor. I know I just reviewed Haze Bananarama, but oh well! haha

If you didn’t already know, these are literally chopped up fruit soaked in juices. No tobacco or nicotine here. They smell like super sweet banana candy, almost like runts. I smell a little bit of caramel too but I’m not sure why. I used my KM Trimetal, a Tangiers pico bowl, and 2 Chronic Hookah Coals. The clouds on these are insane, because they are all glycerin and flavoring they produce massive billowing clouds...

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Haze Bananarama Review

haze_bananaramaThere are very few good banana flavors out there, for some reason all you can find is super sweet candy ones or really mild and weak ones. But Haze Bananarama has taken a different spin on it by making a banana bread type flavor. When you smell it you get hints of cinnamon and sweet banana and almost like a cooling effect from it. Its way more than just…banana. The cut is pretty big for a modern tobacco, but you can always use scissors to chop it up more if you don’t like that, I’ve had no problems packing it as is though.

My set up is a KM Trimetal, Harmony Bowl, Kaloud Lotus and two Chronic Hookah Coals. The clouds are decent, some people like to add a 3rd coal on because Haze is good at taking heat...

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Starbuzz Pumpkin Pie Review

Starbuzz_Pumpkin_PieNovember is almost over and that means fall is just about over too, but I felt it was the right time of year to grab a good pumpkin pie flavor to enjoy for the season. I decided on Starbuzz Pumpkin Pie because its one of the ones I could find in a small 50g pack. It smells nice and sweet, with hints of cinnamon and nutmeg and all those pumpkin pie spices we love so much. You can also smell a little bit of creamyness in it which is nice.

The clouds are typical Starbuzz quality, nice and thick and puffy white clouds. My set up for this review is a KM Trimetal with a Tangiers Pico Bowl, 2 Titanium Coals and a windcover. With a set up like that, or a similar one, you will have no problem getting good clouds. As for the flavor, you get a nice blend of spices with a tiny bit of cream to it...

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Mazaya Tobacco Cool Lemon Review

Mazaya Tobacco Cool Lemon ReviewMazaya Tobacco is a lesser known brand, as it’s somewhat new to the market in the US. But so far I’ve had nothing but good experiences with it and will definitely continue to buy their flavors. I’ve tried two flavors of theirs, one was Gum with Cherry, and the one I will be reviewing today is Cool Lemon. Which is a lemon mint flavor, as I’m sure you gathered by now.

The packaging and cut and everything about this tobacco is just like Al Fakher. The 50 gram packs come in small boxes just like AF, with the small foil bag and everything. The cut is very similar as well.  This particular flavor is not dyed, but many of them are. Basically, this an AF clone, but its not all the same so keep reading to find out more...

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Titanium Coconut Coals Review

Titanium Coconut Coals ReviewIt’s time for another charcoal review here on Hookah Hooligan. This time its on the currently super popular and hyped up brand, Titanium Coconut Coals. These are made by Hookah John(though I got mine from Hookah-Shisha) in collaboration with Coco Brico. I got a small 16 pack to try out and ended up liking them a lot. Compared to Chronic Hookah Coals, they don’t burn as hot, but they last much longer. I get around 1 hour and 25 minutes of good smoke time when I use them in my lotus, and a little over an hour with foil. Thats pretty standard and what I expect from a high end coal. They also don’t smell as bad as the Chronic Hookah Coals I had did, which is a major bonus since I light my coals in my kitchen.

So they are good coals, but are they really any better or different than other coals ...

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Mya Genie Coconut Coals Review

I’ve been trying a lot of new coals recently, and one of those brands is Mya Genie Coconut Coals. Theymya genie coconut coals are an all natural coconut shell coal like Coco Nara and similar brands. But one thing I didn’t know when I picked up the 24 pack, was that they are 24 finger style coals, not the flat rectangles. The other boxes they sell are all the normal shape, but for some reason the 24 pack comes in this style instead. For a closer look, please see the video below.

They are round instead of squared off, which presents a problem when used with foil because they tend to roll around with the vibration of the hookah. This scares me so I only use them in my lotus now haha The good thing is that they fit perfectly inside the lotus. I break one finger into 3 pieces and use them like that...

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Al Tawareg Blueberry Review

al tawareg blueberry Every now and then you come across a brand or flavor that just disappoints you, and unfortunately for me today, this is one of those flavors. I got some Al Tawareg Blueberry from my friends over at Hookah-Shisha and was excited to try it like I am for most new things. When I opened it up, I first noticed that the foil bag inside had leaked all over. I’m sure this isn’t a regular thing, but it is worth noting. Once I got the bag open and I smelled the shisha, I already knew I wasn’t going to like it much. It smells very artificial and overly sweet. Not like a candy artificial either, just plain artificial.

I loaded it up anyway, I put it in my harmony bowl and used my lotus with 3 coals. The clouds are okay, this stuff is fairly juicy so thats not really surprising...

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Coco Mazaya Coals Review

Coco Mazaya CoalsI have tried quite a few coals since I started smoking hookah, mostly to experiment. Most of them are the same, some are slightly better. One of the better ones is Coco Nara, and today’s review is going to be on a brand made my the same people, Coco Mazaya. Basically, Coco Naras originally came in two shapes, cubes and flat rectangles. Then eventually the two shapes split into two different brands, even though they are made by the same people. You can come to expect the same high quality from Coco Mazaya that you can from Coco Nara, just in cube form.

I grabbed these simply because I wanted to try something different. I usually use 3 in my Kaloud Lotus, but they work great with foil as well...

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