Eureka! I found it!

As you well know, it has been over a month (heck – maybe even two?) since the Hookah Snobs have been able to find their tobacco of choice — Argelini. We have found some flavors here and there, but nothing amazing. The two tobacco shops that we frequent – Dream Tobacco in Anaheim and Quik Stop Tobacco in Orange – have yet to receive new deliveries, leaving the Snobs sad and dissatisfied with their hookah experience…

Enter A and A Tobacco in Orange (at the corner of Chapman and Main). I went to pick up some Thai Food last night, and decided to jump into A and A Tobacco before picking up the food. Sure, I’d called and tried numerous shops for Argelini (to no avail), but there might just be a glimmer of hope, right? Well, what I saw put a spring in my step… those beautiful little black tins beaconed to me from the shelves… Eureka! I found it!

I was able to get a tin of Lychee and Pomopolitan (do not judge), both worthy mixing flavors. They did not have our beloved Calamantina in stock, although the gentleman working there claimed to carry it often. They, apparently, have not suffered the lack of Argelini. Which means the Snobs have a new Argelini source – close to home, slightly more expensive than Dream (but worth it), and well-stocked with our favorite delights.

Life is good again!


The Quad – do you dare?

I have referred to a variety of flavor combinations on this blog – from mixing two flavor treats, to going so far as mixing THREE flavors together (the “tri-blend”). Last night Nan and I got real crazy, making the move to the “QUAD BLEND.” That’s right, folks, we blended four flavors together for what ended up being an exemplary taste sensation.

Not only was it a good tasting hookah, the smoke it gave off was consistent and plentiful. In Nan’s words, “This is a good blend. A smooth smoking experience.” Well said, Nan.

So what, you ask, did we blend? I’ve found that blending some Fumari tobacco, which tends to be quite sweet and flavorful (yet lacks a punch) with some Argelini tobacco (which is more neutral tasting, yet can give you a good head rush), you end up with a well-balanced smoke. So, I blended some Argelini Cool Mint, Argelini Champagne, Fumari Strawberry and Fumari Mint. The result? Deliciousness.

Tune back in soon to learn more about our flavor mixing experiments!