What is UP with this Shisha?
October 16, 2007 3:43 PM Subscribe
No tobacco? Ingredients in Pig Latin? Sugar cane bagasse? What is in this sketchy, sketchy shisha, and should I smoke it?
posted by 235w103 to grab bag (7 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
I just bought a new hookah, and the kindly old lady at the tobaccionists hooked me up with some complementary shisha. However, upon leaving the store, I looked at the box. It said it was "Herbal Hukka" and promised no tobacco, nicotine or tar. Oh well, I can just get real, nicoteeny goodness elsewhere. Then I looked at the ingredients, which read:
Ugarsay anecay agassebay+Molasses+Flavour.
Reading it, I was like, huh.....Ugarsay? That doesn't sound like Urdu or Hindi or....it sounds like pig latin!
And it was! "Sugar cane bagasse" is what's left over after you get all the sugar out of sugar cane. Does anyone know if this is a thing you CAN use as a base for shisha? Why would they put the ingredients in pig latin, for god's sake? What's going on here?