Swift Lite Exelior
Swift lite's consistent quality and availability have made it the UK's top
selling easy lite charcoal and one of the most recognisable shisha brands
Shisha lite is another swift lite product, on par with swift lite exelior is
marketed at the dedicated hookah shisha smoker.
A high quality Iranian Brand, similar texture as most of the high end easy
lite names but produces the lowest amount of smoke we've seen in any easy lite
charcoal. This may also explain why it's pleasant to smoke with
A Chinese brand which is on par with the top quick lite charcoal brands but
produces far less smoke than most brands. On testing we found it to give a great
smoke and exceptional value for money.
A natural charcoal from Syria made from recycled olive pips. Its log like
shape makes it easy to use. Supplied in 1kg bags and often classed as wood
Nakhla Natural Wood Charcoal
The most natural charcoal on the market. Its low smoke, low dust, high heat
makes it second to none when it comes to shisha smoking. Made from natural lemon
and orange wood it add's little or no extra flavour to your smoke.
Vivi Natural Wood Charcoal
Available in several sizes, and made from wood and burns longer than any
brand we've tested, this may have something to do with the fact its more than
twice the thickness of other natural charcoal. Vivi can taste very nice but you
need to make sure you pick up a bag from their export batch rather than the
charcoal made for the local market which seems to be poorer quality.
Vivi Quick Lite
Gives a great smoke but can be a little crumblier than other brands. Vivi
quick lite seems to be available in more than one quality, this may be explained
by vivi willing to produce their quick lite charcoal in smokeless if you
purchase a large enough quality from them.
Three Kings Easy Lite
This brand is usually sold as incense charcoal. The discs are larger and are
usually supplied in 100 disc box's. A good quality brand but untested by us for
BBQ Charcoal & Shisha Charcoal
Impossible to lite and produces far too much toxic smoke to use for shisha.
We don't recommend using it unless you want an early death !
Japanese Style Silver Blocks
Authentic Japanese charcoal produces no smoke is easy to lite and has little
or no flavour. This is probably due to the fact it's made not to overpower
delicate Japanese incense which is what it was made for. The silver coating
seems to be enough to stop the charcoal rumbling until you touch it. Another
great product from the very inventive Japanese. We've only tested it for incense
so are unsure if it creates enough heat to smoke with. You'll find several
middle eastern and Chinese companies now producing it for the hookah shisha
Cococha Coconut Charcoal 3kg
This brand seems to be popular in Germany, we've not had the opportunity to
test it yet so are unable to grade it.
NOUVEAUTÉ de Belgian charcoal
A Belgian Brand, we've not had the opportunity to test it yet so are unable
to grade it.
Rolland Wood Charcoal
Rolland Quick Lite Charcoal
Mangrove Wood Charcoal - Chinese charcoal