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I've searched all over and can't find anything about the non-tobacco ingredients in Makla.
The general consensus is likely slaked lime and texturing agents but that's pretty vague.
Has anyone discovered information on this yet?
edited December 2017
MAKLA IFRIKIA ingredients (in 1000 mg of product):
tobacco 377 mg
water 490,5 mg
calcium hydroxide 45,5 mg
calcium carbonate 52,5 mg
Magnesium carbonate hydroxide 5,5 mg
activated carbon 6 mg
disodium hydrogen phosphate 4 mg
edible oil 19 mg
... that's incredible!
Looks like the Slaked Lime and washing soda guesses were spot on.
Thank you so much for your time!!
What is makla?
edited December 2017
You are welcome! As an ex fan of makla, I was eager to find out the composition, too.
Makla is a popular brand of
- highly alkalised, mud or wet clay-like oral tobacco product, loaded with free (unbound) nicotine. It is sold in some EU countries labelled as chewing tobacco, but used as loose snus.
There is this interesting short thread about
Apparently, Sifaco is making efforts to introduce Makla into the U.S. market. Just found this article:
Now that is deplorable: "Sifaco hopes to educate retailers and consumers about how Makla differs from U.S.-style smokeless tobacco or chew products", but in the same article they lie through their teeth, stating that their product is free of chemical additives.
Even though classified as food additives, half of Makla ingredients nevertheless are chemical compounds which are added to the product.
Sorry for borrowing this thread, i have got some things i wonder about Makla aswell guys.
You seems to know quite a lot about Makla Ifrikia.
Makla Ifrikia are a favourite of mine, and i have used it for a while in Spain, on a long holiday there.
Im normally using Swedish Snus, i making Snus myself actually, but this time i wanted to have something a bit different, and Makla Ifrikia became my choice.
Now when im back in Sweden im missing Makla quite a lot, ihave tried to find it here, but it is not to be found.
Im thinking about catching a flight to Poland and having a look there and buy it, but im not sure that Makla is there.
Do you (or anybody else at all that reads this thread) happend to know in which European countries that Makla is sold in normal tobaccoshops, except from Spain?
I would be very happy if its sold in Gdansk in Poland, as i can go there very easily from where i live.
Its something very speciall about Makla, and i dont think its just the nicotine alone that makes me feel so good when using it...but what can it be?
Am also a fan of Makla as you can see, and people has been talking about that Makla can be used in different ways...i only know one way of using it, as loose snus under the lip...what other ways are they to use it?...is there any way that gives an even bigger buzz?
edited June 6
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As far as I know, Makla is available at tobacconists in France, Italy, Spain and Czech Republic. I found it in Paris and Beauvais airport shop, Rome Termini station (underground tobacconist), Barcelona (somewhere in La Ramblas) and Prague (Kaprova street,
You can order Makla online:
(my source of fresh makla products).
There are other vendors as well:
(for Czechia, prices in CZK)
(for Slovakia, prices in EUR)
(for Poland, prices in PLN)
My favourite makla was Makla Bouhlel Bentchicou (the one in the red tin), I found it a bit stronger than Ifrikia.
Both Makla Africaine Bentchicou and Makla El Kantara Bentchicou are weaker.
If you are out of makla at the moment, I could advice putting three big prillas of regular loose snus (say, Ettan or Roda Lacket) under your upper lip at once (one prilla at the front and two at the sides). It will deliver. I wouldn't recommend extra or ultra strong because these strong snuses just taste bad (too acrid).
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