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Has anybody here tried the new Afghan snuff MrSnuff is offering?

This is the product I am talking about. https://mrsnuff.com/afghan-p-3915.html?osCsid=98d49290c8e40dab4cf25ac7112534a8
I dont know what the package actually says besides Afghan snuff, so I was wondering if anybody has tried this and can describe the scent?
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  • No, but the story behind it's becoming is interesting.
  • I talked to a fellow on FB it's a white snuff like W.E.  Contains no heroin!    =))
    My knowledge is worthless if not shared and applied . "Joseph McKenna"  
  • ...you couldn't pay me.
  • Think I'll have to bag a tin, just for the curiosity value. I thought most of the so-called "snuff" from Afghanistan was more like gutkha or snuss. Although in one of his travel books, VS Naipul talks about exchanging a pinch with a guy over there.
  • AamonAamon Member
    Yeah it looks like an interesting product, though $50 (Aus) is a large commitment for a snuff nobody seems to have tried yet. I'm interested though probably going to wait until I can get at least one review.
    @JakartaBoy if you end up picking up a tin, if you could report back on your impressions and opinions would be appreciated.
  • @Aamon, it says $15 or less! Where did you get $50 from?!
  • PikeyPikey Member
    @newbiesnuffer has tried it I think ?  . I d love to try the Afghan too but it's just a bit rich for my poor British blood  :)
  • I looked up the Naipul book, "Amongst the Believers".

    We spoke to a young man who was dressed in the Pakistani fashion. He was moustached, with a tanned white skin and a jovial peasant face. But he was canny; he thought that we - in a government jeep - were government men; and the first thing he said to Masood was that the people of his camp had left Afghanistan many years before and now lived permanently on the Pakistan side of the border. Masood, not turning away from the young man or altering his voice, said to me in English, 'He's lying. He's come from Kabul. He's just been to Kabul. But he doesn't want to get into any political trouble.'

    The young man took out a brass snuff box. It was full of a dark green mixture of tobacco and herbs, a pinch of which was meant to be kept below the lower lip. He gave me some to try. I placed it on the tip of my tongue and as it moistened it pricked and was not unpleasant. He took in return a speck of my own brown tobacco snuff. It was too strong for him and he made no attempt to control his disgust; he sneezed and spat almost at my feet.

    Naipul was quite a regular snuff user, as well as smoking pipes and tobacco. He once said "I'm a fiend for it."
  • Hey Pikey - yes, I've tried it. There is little to no scent to it, and the consistency and base is similar to Cheeta or a white snuff in general. I find it stronger in nic than the Cheeta for sure. I use it to spike snuffs which I find are low in nic. I bought it since there are few fine white snuffs in the market and I'd like to try them all.

    P.S. - what's with the poor British blood? Then what are so many other countries blood? Below poverty line? :)
  • AamonAamon Member
    @newbiesnuffer thanks for the information on this snuff, just wanting to make sure im not missing out on anything too unique.
    @JakartaBoy your right the snuff is around $13.50 though with tax in Australia would be around the $50 mark. Most of my orders have been getting stopped by customs lately which costs an arm and a leg.
  • PikeyPikey Member
    edited April 5 PM
    @newbiesnuffer , Afghan snuff works out at 880 rupees a 40 gram pot for me in the UK plus delivery ....whereas I could buy over 150 grams of LA Natural for the same money . I m not a wealthy guy ....That's a lot of snuff :D . I m fascinated by the Afghan though :).  

    For me in the UK,  smoking  tobacco is a luxury well beyond my means . 20 UK cigarettes cost about 850 rups at todays prices . So even a modest cigarette habit is 5950(?) rupee per week . My weekly income (low by UK standards) averaged out is probably 12000 rupees ,  , some weeks I consider myself lucky to make 8000 . 

    Fortunately I live a rural lifestyle and the land gives me free fuel and food so I don't need much money to live well :) . 8000 rups is all bills paid and enough left over to spend on a bit of fun every month ...


    Snuff prices are much more affordable .The taxes are much less .  British snuff is in the 240ish rupee/ounce mark ...but can be as little as 120 rupee/ounce in bulk . 






  • HitsuzenHitsuzen Administrator, Moderator
    I have to be honest, going by the description I thought the Afghan snuff was some kind of joke. Based on the back story of where it came from and such... Now that I know it's actually a thing, I kind of want one just to do a video about it!
  • You have videos? What name do you go by on YouTube?
  • Pikey where do you live. Sounds like a pretty chilled lifestyle, though I know every life has its pros and cons.
  • rossarlenrossarlen Member
    edited April 6 PM
    I've purchased it and it will be my first white snuff. It was just too interesting to pass up. 
    When it comes in, I'll post here about it. 
    Ross Arlen Tieken, Tobacconist
    The Briar Shoppe, Houston, TX
  • MrSnuffMrSnuff Administrator
    It is stronger in terms of nicotine than either Cheeta, Dholakia White or White Elephant.

    I will be interested to hear your opinions.

    Please post some reviews on mrsnuff.com if you don't mind. That will let others have an idea of what they are getting into. This is definitely not for the faint of heart.
  • HerneHerne Member

    I ordered a case from Mr Snuff.

    I know I 'am taking a chance, but what the hell.

    I have just a feeling that it is going to be good.

    And also if it will be hard to keep in stock, considering where it comes from and then I would like to have a decent supply.

  • newbiesnuffernewbiesnuffer Member
    edited April 6 PM
    @Hitsuzen - I've seen your videos. An ex-smoker like me! I'm using fine dry a lot these days (a gram a day, somedays more with other snuff). How much do you think I can take until I develop a serious tolerance?

    BTW - like your videos a lot! Very non-orthodox. :)
  • HitsuzenHitsuzen Administrator, Moderator
    @newbiesnuffer Thank you, I take unorthodox as a compliment! In fairness, I'm still a smoker, just not cigarettes. I smoke pipes and cigars, though more as a hobby than anything else. Cigars are my occasional time out, and pipes are like meditation. Snuff, however, is all day every day. I have no idea how much it'll take you to build a serious tolerance, though I guess I'd submit that the longer you use it, the less nicotine will become the main goal anyways. The worst I ever got was the first month after my son (now nine months) was born. At the time, on top of not sleeping nearly enough, I was working extra hours at my regular job and putting the final touches on what would go on to become the OSP line. I'm epileptic, do I have to be careful with caffeine. That's where snuff has always come in for me. I've never had anything restore so much focus and patience as snuff, at least without serious side effects. Long story short, that month I got up to consuming sometimes up to ten grams of Madras a day. Huge boxcars every ten or fifteen minutes. I ended up quitting snuff for the summer to get my head back together.
  • Mine just arrived. I'll be sampling it soon. Fighting a head cold currently. IMG_4951
  • I ordered two of them. The white snuffs are my staple diet, so I like to try all the different types that are available. Gotta tick this one off my list.

    @MrSnuff: Dave, did you write the blurb that's up on your site yourself? If so, you got a flair for words. You ever need a bit of extra work on the side, I know a few agencies in Jakarta that are always looking for copywriters.
  • I ordered a tub of it also. I got it almost one week ago and my impression is this: It's almost exactly like Dholakia White. In fact, as I write this, I'm feeling the effects of it coming on.. Yeah, it's strong, but I wouldn't say it's exponentially stronger than the whites we all know. As for the price, I think it's rather high. Fortunately, the tub is packed solid, and ought to last me a long time, as I don't use it often. I was hoping it would be more exciting, but it's not. Any time a new snuff appears, I have to try it. Oh, and like others have mentioned, I liked the story of it's origin on Mr. Snuff. Thats probably why I bought it. 
  • Hawaiian_RyanHawaiian_Ryan Member, Moderator
    What is it like the Cheeta or White Elephant,Dholakia white,or like the Willie Pete etc..
    If some1 is willing to trade for a sample lmk what u would wanna try.(I might have what u wanna try).Shoot me a message.

    Peace and Aloha :-c
  • HerneHerne Member

    I have just received my order and I must say it is very nice. It compares very strongly with White Elephant.

    More likely I will use it on a regular bases.

  • MrSnuffMrSnuff Administrator
    @JakartaBoy Guilty as charged. I might just take you up on your offer!

    I was based out of (what used to be called) Irian Jaya for a while back in the 90s. Flew from Santani to Wamena on a regular rice and gasoline run. Fun times. Then out of Halim to Balakpapan and other places in Kalimantan. Also some of the other islands like Ambon. Ultimately based in Singapore for 3 years. I miss SE Asia a lot.
  • @MrSnuff, for all its faults, it gets under your skin, doesn't it? I've never made it up to Wamena. I was on the very eve of setting off, when the org I worked for pulled the plug for "security concerns." But I've been to all the big Papuan cities, Jayapura, Sorong, Biak, and one of the islands, Yapen. I've only been to Ambon City and within a few hours drive, but I've been all over Kalimantan, NTT, Sulawesi, and Sumatra, including some of the more off the track places. Still got lots more I haven't seen yet, though!
  • Hawaiian_RyanHawaiian_Ryan Member, Moderator
    I was going to place an order but its all sold out.I wish someone can sell or hook me up with a sample.I will make a good trade just lmk what you want.
    send me a message if your down with my offer.

    peace and Aloha
  • MrSnuffMrSnuff Administrator
    I have my guys out on motorcycles as I type hunting down some more Afghan snuff. 

    Give us a couple of weeks, we should be able to dig up some more.

    @JakartaBoy you are not wrong. My eldest daughter is heading off to Cambodia to work in July so at least I have an excuse to go out and visit. Last time I was in Phnom Penh was back in 1997. It will be unrecognizable.

    You could spend your whole life just travelling in Indonesia and just scratch the surface of the 18,000 or so islands. 

    Did you ever read "The Malay Archipelago" by Alfred Russel Wallace? It's a great book. Darwin gets all the credit for the discovery of evolution, but ARW deserves at least half IMHO. They were friends, but I read somewhere that Darwin rushed "On The Origin of Species" to print when he realized Wallace might beat him to the punch after they co-authored a paper in 1858.


  • @MrSnuff, I bought a copy of the Malay Archipelago years ago for some research on orangutan, but I've never read it cover to cover. It's still there on my bookshelves. I should dig it out. I read Origin of the Species years ago, it's actually a good read.

    Phnom Penh has changed beyond recognition. Back in 97, it was still pretty edgy and rough. These days people make jokes about how you're more likely to run into trouble in tame old Thailand.
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