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Reviews? Makla Neffa Ifrikia

2 questions ( okay maybe some elaboration, which can be construed as more questions )
I noticed reviews are gone from SH, must be because of SR or MS or reviews weren't being placed in correct section ( or not used here much )
Anyone ever try MAKLA NEFFA IFRIKIA ? I was expecting grind to be more coarse from reviews. The second I opened small 8 gram disc, and looked at snuff, immediately thought WILSON'S. But Wilson's what ? I haven't tried enough Wilson's to know, closest I have ever tried to say it is, is Wilson's 21.
If it is a WILSON'S , I would rather buy there's than MAKLA.. Because of comparative size of tins.
ANYONE KNOW? No matter what, the MAKLA is very tasty, easy to take, no clog if overused.

Also, anyone ever try other MAKLA's for nasal usage? MS says there for oral consumption. Thanks


  • horus92horus92 Member
    edited May 2013 PM
    Pretty sure Makla is meant to be dipped, though then again people say the same thing about American snuffs.

    Edit: Ah if I understand Juxtaposer right this one is meant to be snuffed, my mistake.
  • JuxtaposerJuxtaposer Member
    edited May 2013 PM
    Neffa Ifrikia is awesome! It has a very nice tobacco scent and a higher percentage of alkalizer than most snuffs. Unfortunately no other products of these are designed for nasal use.
  • Definitely and infinitely snuffable. A lot like Top Mill No. 1 on steroids. Highly recommended.
  • XanderXander Member
    Ok, first of all the Snuffhouse Review section is still online here:
    Its easily accessible and visible from the Snuffhouse homepage. Its deliberately set up so that new reviews are not classed as new discussions, so they won't come to the top of the new discussion page. That way its not obvious and it reduces the amount of casual comments in it.
    Having said that, we'd much prefer you write new reviews on Snuff, our partner site. Its set up specifically for reviews and they are more easily organized there. If authors migrate their reviews over to Snuff Reviews, and let me know, I can clean up and begin to downsize ours to save space.

    Second, maybe the reason you can't find any reviews of it is because Neffa Ifrikia is not Makla. Makla or Chema is a type of oral tobacco product. Sifaco is the company that produces both the various Maklas and also Neffa Ifrikia which is a snuff. The Maklas are not really snuffable.
    It has one review (by ermtony) listed under Sifaco:

    Maybe add your own now since you seem to have some strong thoughts about it? ;)

    Anyway, personally I didn't find it very similar to any Wilsons snuffs but I was strongly reminded of Samuel Gawith's Yellow Crest or Blue Crest, but yes on steriods as Tony says; much stronger. Someone sent me a sample awhile back and its in the huge box of snuffs that I'm supposed to write reviews for..... 8-| I'd have to dig to find it, so that's my memory of it anyway.
  • WhalenWhalen Member
    One of the better snuffs available IMHO.
  • I have it and I like it too. I am not excited with their malka. I am not sure what in it, saw dust , splinters, chards of glass ? It does deliver some nicotine 4 sure.
    My knowledge is worthless if not shared and applied . "Joseph McKenna"  
  • dawood84dawood84 Member
    edited February 2018 PM
    Makla  Neffa Ifrikia is a delicious excellent snuff. It's kind of sweet. I've never had any kind of nasal problems from snuffing it. It doesn't cause sneezing or even dripping usually. There is a sweet taste to the snuff and has a good nicotine content. It's a good cousin to Neffa Green, which is also excellent. There is something very addictive and nice about Neffa Ifrikia. It is pleasant and has a very nice hit. I like to take it in the mornings first thing, and is my go to snuff apart from afghan white from six photo. On an unrelated note I posted something negative about Platinum Makla Ifrikia, that problem is solved by refrigerating and moistening. Makla has an excellent selection, and I highly rate all their products

  • i have the neffa ifrikia which is a bit like ntsu black while the black seems to be stronger or has more tobacco content and coarse texture the neffa ifrikia smells similar (besides the extreme ammonia from ntsu) yet has more "texture agents/alkalization" from what i can tell by the brighter color and a very fine grind so the nicotine release is quick and kind of different from other snuffs and the effect for me goes in the direction of calming/numbing.
    there is zero humidity in it at least not the tin i got still the powder particles are heavy and not do not fly too far if sniffed very carefully
  • volungevolunge Member
    edited April 2018 PM
    I was raving when started selling maklas, but for some reason they didn't offer neffas.
    A month ago I inquired them about the possibility of broadening their Sifaco product range, adding Sifaco nasal snuffs. They promissed to look into that.

    Just visited their site - voila!

    I hope they will offer the green one soon, too.

    Both Sifaco nasal rustica snuffs are on stock at MrSnuff, but I find Neffa Green way overpriced there (even buying the box).
  • Is NEFFA IFRIKIA mentholated? It says so on the MrSnuff description but none of the reviews mention it. I
  • My tin is unflavoured tobacco, must be a typo
  • tinhueytinhuey Member
    edited April 2018 PM
    Thanks 9
  • tinhueytinhuey Member
    edited April 2018 PM
    That's what I wanted to hear.
  • Neffa Ifrikia is plain, but Neffa Green is slightly minty (think mint-ghosting).
  • Received the Neffa Ifrikia yesterday. A plain mild pleasant natural tobacco taste with no other detectable flavorings. Nicotine is indeed quite strong, long lasting and bit of a creeper. I would never guess this to be a rustica. No burn, no drip, no sneezing, no back-drip. Very unique.
  • Is there a differrence between neffa bledi and neffa ifrika ? Neffa bledi is very fine and very strong with only pure tobacco flavour. Bledi is maybe just a name for the french market.
  • tinhueytinhuey Member
    edited May 2018 PM
    Neffa Ifrikia and Neffa Green are the only nasal snuffs made by Sifico. The rest are oral. I have never heard of the Bledi.
  • tinhueytinhuey Member
    edited May 2018 PM
    I do wish that Sifico would market their nasal snuffs in larger than 8 gram cans. It is quite expensive even with the discount when purchasing 10.
  • volungevolunge Member
    edited June 2018 PM
    @tinhuey Nice prices in Spain! Neffa Green is only EUR 1.15 per can.

    And chema/Maklas:
  • @volunge That is about the price of a pack of chewing gum. The Neffa Ifrikia which I like a lot is only EUR 1.45.
  • volungevolunge Member
    edited October 2018 PM
    I haven't taken NI for a good while, so included it in my last snuff order. I'm surprised to find it this moist, looks like fresh stuff (referring to present stock), I even get
    some faint ammonia smell here (very subtle). No burn whatsoever (save for a very mild, really), not much of a forward drip. I feel some sand in the backdrip, but it's not harsh. A very nice plain snuff, not overpowering at
    all, somewhat lacking the smell of tobacco in the nose. Seems fairly moderate on nicotine (well, my tolerance is way boosted; gul, Madras, neftobak are to blame for as of late). I can see myself chain pinching this all day long every 10-15 minutes, which is both a disadvantage (the stuff is too expensive to be taken this often and frequent nose cleaning is quite a waste of time) and a beneficial property (no OD on continual intake; keeping n-tolerance low enhances the pleasure of occasional stronger pinch).

    Would like to do side by side comparison of Neffa Ifrikia and Neffa Green, but I don't have the latter by my hand. I recall Neffa Green as more satisfying in the nicotine department, but this could be related to my lower nicotine intake over a specific period of time (I was doing mostly WoS snuffs back then).
  • @volunge interesting, I find my one tin of Neffa Ifrikia on the quite strong side. But dosing may be everything here - while I do have Gul & Madras I don't take them in large enough quantities at a time to really move the needle. The grind & moisture (came fresh from MrSnuff) of the Ifrikia is up my alley so I probably have more per sitting.

    Mine has ammonia too, has a bit of a manure scent. I've layered it with WE a couple times and I find the result quite close to a skunk X_X
  • volungevolunge Member
    edited November 2021 PM
    Some more notes. In regards to sandiness of this snuff, firstly. I have just spotted some German snuffer's review on, where he shares interesting fact. Annoyed by the sand in Neffa Ifrikia, he has reached out to the manufacturer to find out why this snuff contains sand. According to the manufacturer, Neffa Ifrikia is made from the lower leaves of the plant.

    Which absolutely makes sense - bottom leaves due to their dirtiness are even called "sand leaves". This also explains lower nicotine content of this snuff - a modest 1%, i.e. 10 mg nicotine per one gram snuff (sand leaves render less nicotine than the "upper floors").

    And Sifaco does claim that their Neffa is made from rustica:



    The composition, pH, tobacco and nicotine content are publicised on website and can be accessed, clicking "Donnees de composition des produits du tabac et a base de plantes " and "Liste des autres produits du tabac et produits a base de plantes"
    (right-click these links and select "Open file..." to download .xls
    files; open the files and using Ctrl + f, search for "Neffa", there are
    two of them there, Sifaco Neffa Ifrikia and Poschl Neffa Bledi).

    To save your time and in case if links are dead or documents are inaccessible, or you can't find the data and badly want to know what additives this snuff contains:

    Neffa Ifrikia composition (in 1000 mg):
    Water 167.5
    Sodium carbonate 51.25
    Sodium bicarbonate 25.31
    Calcium hydroxide 10
    Calcium carbonate 8.75
    Nicotine - 10, pH 8.

    pH value is oddly low for such amount of alkalis, probably it's reduced by the natural acidity of rustica.
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