Kyandi by B-Eazy Buds

I had never heard of the Kandy strain, let alone had the opportunity to smoke it, and had no knowledge of the genetics… which is my favorite type of review to write! This flower had a nice combination of greens and purples that gave it a darker overall coloration, with rust-orange colored pistils and a decent coating of resin. The bud structure was small and squatty, still with a nice fluff to them. They were easy to break apart and work with, and the cure felt on-point too.

The aroma on this was unique. I got a funky sweet terp that was like the candy of Zkittlez, with this gassy savory funk, too. A skunky, musky aroma, that had a little bit of the Gelato to it… but then something else too, almost like Chem.

When smoking, the candy terps came through nicely, along with a good amount of the chem gas/funk and some subtle earthiness. To me it seemed like the sweet candy gas that is really popular right now, but with a different twist on it.

The high was decent — a medium one that I found relaxing physically but had my mind going creatively. I really liked that combination so I smoked through this one fairly quickly. Overall, flowers that smoked very well, tasted unique, burnt clean, and with a very useful high. This one checked a lot of my boxes, and I can definitely recommend. I’m three flavors in now sampling B-easy’s flowers, and really impressed with the consistency he is providing.

Fruity Pebbles by Blackleaf

(Green Ribbon x Grandaddy Purple x Tahoe Alien)

Yeee! I’m excited about this one! Since I started reading about and researching cannabis, one of the brands with consistently great customer feedback and awesome sounding strains was Blackleaf. It took me forever to get the opportunity to smoke and review stuff by them, but I finally did, so here we go! Visually, this flower was different than what I’ve seen from Blackleaf in the past. I thought I’d heard they were going Rec, so I was genuinely concerned that they changed their methods and had possibly lost their quality. The main difference was the structure of the buds (small, squatty, dense), that almost give it the PGR look (I said almost!). I found out later they’ve started using LED lights, and apparently dense flowers is one of the outcomes when making that switch. Any PGR concerns quickly faded when smelling and handling this flower. It was a nice medium green, with a few specks of purple scattered in, and the light orange pistils almost give the appearance of yellowing when looking at the bud as a whole. There was great resin coverage, really rounded everything out nicely. When handling the bud, the texture was fluffier than I expected and had a nice squeeze to it. The feel in-hand actually reminded me a lot of Blue Zushi. If you’re familiar with the dense look but soft squish they have, that’s what I’m talking about.

When smelling this flower I was legit blown away. The aroma is a mixture of fruit flavors and gas, and after listening to their podcast I could safely call it the candy gas terps they’re looking for. The fruit flavor was tangy and sweet, with notes of grape, cherry, citrus and melon. I feel like there was more to pick out from it, but I honestly smoked this up so fast I really didn’t sit and think on it as long as I normally do. When smoking, the flavors transferred over really well, and I kept thinking to myself that it was like smoking a fruitier version of Blue Zushi. The burn and smoke was very clean, with all white ash like they claim. The high was solid — not really energetic or sleepy, but a major mood elevator and stress reliever. I was able to relax and chill without feeling overly sleepy. Overall, this is some really great smoke, even if the bag appeal was not what I was expecting (listening and talking with Blackleaf, I really think it’s the lights). Ultimately who gives a fuck? Bag appeal is really not that important to me, other than for the gram. The Fruity Pebbles taste and high were outstanding. Normally I bounce around on whatever flavors I have at the moment, but I kept coming back to this and pretty much smoked it straight through. I will be grabbing more of this and other Blackleaf varieties when the opportunity comes up. If you get the chance to scoop some, I highly recommend it!

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Zen Zai by Way Up and B-Eazy buds.

Super stoked that I was asked to review these flowers by B-eazy himself. I had seen the flavor popping up here and there in my stories and was definitely curious, as it was a strain I haven’t even had the opportunity to smoke yet, let alone review. Visually the flowers were quite striking, with nice contrasting greens, a little bit of purple, and sporadic rust-colored pistils tucked in tightly. This had a healthy coating of resin and great traditional structural appearance. The cure was slightly dry, but still sticky and stinky.

When I first opened the jar, the aroma was creamy gas and sweet candy terps, as well as some savory pepper terps. But interestingly enough, when breaking it apart, some additional aromas came through. I picked up on some tropical overripe terps that I first thought of as papaya, but then realized were closer to the citrus over-ripeness of Tropicana cookies, with hints of the papaya too. Still, quite gassy and has a skunky funk that leads to some complex smells, which I really enjoyed. When smoking, the prevalent flavor was creamy gas, with a slight undertone of sweet fruit, which grew stronger at the end. I definitely appreciated the clean, smooth smoke on this, especially since I was just recovered from pneumonia when I sampled it. If the smoke was rough, my lungs for sure would have reacted from being so sensitive, so it’s been really nice to have this strain to help my lungs get back in shape. The high was relaxing and uplifting, a mellow to medium strength head change that should please new smokers and experienced smokers alike. I definitely felt it first behind the eyes and in heavy eyelids, progressing to a full relaxing warmth over my whole body. Overall, this was a really solid smoke with a high I feel could appeal to a broad range of smokers if the goal is to chill and relax. I enjoyed the unique terp profile and great clean smoke. After taste testing a few flavors from these guys, I’ll definitely be watching for what they’re putting out next.

Bacon Macaroni and cheese by The Mac and Cheese

So when Cali hit me up saying he wanted me to try his edible company that makes mac and cheese, I thought dang what a great idea! I was stoked to get to try it. The package needs to needs to be refrigerated until used, but I and @westcoastweedreviews can both vouch it stays good easily for a couple weeks. There are easy-to-understand directions on the underside of the lid and mine baked up fairly quickly in the oven. Overall it was very easy to make. When the bowl came out of the oven, it had a gorgeous cheese crust that ended up with a perfect cook. Under the crust were large, perfectly cooked noodles, nice size chunks of bacon, and what seemed to be a combination of cheese sauce and melted cheese bits.

I had the bacon version this round, but there are multiple options for ingredients, including lobster! When eating this, you would never guess it’s medicated. It tasted delicious, and was honestly one of the best mac and cheese dishes I’ve ever had. It was very rich and really was a whole dinner portion, or enough to share between a few lighter eaters. Given the portion size and richness, my only complaint is in regard to the strength — I think there needs to be a 500 mg option, or possibly a 1000mg option (especially if planning to share). At 200 mg, I felt a slight relaxation and slightly heavy eyes that lasted me a good couple hours. Overall, this was a delicious, gourmet-quality edible that I would love to enjoy again, especially with options for increased strength next time. Edit… found out 500mg and 1000mg available in single serve and up to 2000mg in catering platters.

Runthol by Pure and Proper

Runtz x Menthol

Pure and Proper is one of the craft cannabis brands that I automatically link to quality and potency when ever I hear it mentioned. So naturally as I’ve seen Runthol around on my Ig stories, my interest was peaked. With that being said, I really appreciate @b_easy and @gulfcoast for helping make this review happen. The flower really looks on-point, with a nice combination of olive green and purples so dark some almost look black, for a nice eye-catching contrast. There is a nice coating of trichomes that look so heavy that it has a nice silver shimmer. The trim job was pretty much perfect, and it had a really nice cure and structure that was easy to work with.

When smelling, I noticed a gas profile that turns to a menthol tingle in the nose with a deep inhale, which I really enjoy, and expected would translate when smoked. The terps were complex with this one. I picked up on a sweet, creamy gas and a slightly minty gas, that combine for an almost spiced gum drop smell. That happens to be one of my favorite candies, so I really enjoyed smelling this. When smoking, you taste more of the herbal component of the aroma and not much of the candy. There was a little bit of black licorice, and a little eucalyptus, with earthy/musty mint notes. Possibly a bit of a sweet finish, but slight and inconsistent. It’s still very enjoyable and burns super clean. Also, this has that nice lung expanding feeling I typically associate with a strong gas-profiled strain. The high was surprisingly strong, something I don’t typically associate with Runtz, so guessing that’s the Menthol influence (but not familiar with that strain so it’s just a guess). I felt it come on heavy behind my eyes, and a nice whole-body feeling of relaxation. I found it was fairly effective at easing pain and relaxing my stress. Soon I found myself just stuck going down rabbit holes on my phone, and a hour had quickly gone by. There aren’t a whole lot of cannabis strains that make me lose track of time and myself that way, and it’s such an enjoyable relaxing time (as long as it’s planned for, haha). So initially I was disappointed with this one, because with the crosses I was expecting a different flavor profile and it took me a little bit to get over that bias. But being past that, I can say this overall is a very flavorful, clean-smoking strain, that is highly effective at medicating me. I kept going back to stick my face in the jar and revisit the smell because I enjoyed it so much. I’m definitely looking forward to seeing what flavors pop next from Pure and Proper, and I will be watching and waiting to scoop some.

Sugar Cake by Jungle Boys

Divorce Cake x Jungle Cake

Well, I fell for the “don’t miss this absolute fire” post put out by Jungle Boys and scooped Sugar Cake. The bag appeal on this one was crazy. So much so that I couldn’t really get a picture I liked of it. It was almost like the shimmer of the frost was fucking up the color settings or something, very weird…. but, I don’t know jack about photography as probably can be seen by my inconsistent results. The buds were all kinds of green with arrays of orange pistils, mostly at the tops. They were heavily coated in resin, so much so that the flowers actually came out looking odd.

When smelling you get a sweet and skunky, earthy smell. Not really a very exciting aroma, kind of reminded me of Jungle Cake terps but not as good, and nothing discernible from the Divorce Cake. When smoking it came across as earthy skunk or basic weed taste, and there was nothing wrong with how it burned. The high with this was solid and definitely did what it needed to do — relaxed me and elevated my mood. Overall, this strain was very boring and not at all what I was expecting. Nothing Exoticz about this one.

Gummy Gas by NorCal Nemo

Pretty stoked to have the opportunity to review this one, as I know it’s a pretty limited release and a very expensive one! The flower is a pretty even shade of green all the way through, with some very faint orange pistils sprung out in a way that reminds me of some kind of sea urchin. I noted lots of great trichome coverage on this. The structure and appearance really have the “well grown cannabis” look to me. There was more sugar leaf left after the trim than my preference, but wasn’t horrible. With that said, when you get to these price points, you really want to be picky.

The aroma was enjoyable in a way that makes you want to go back to the jar over and over again, to revisit the delicious smell — a tropical fruit mixture, not over-ripe or rotten like the guavas or papayas, but fresh, with mostly citrus fruit notes and some exotic twist. There’s also this minty gas, like a nice sweet menthol, that gives this some artificial candy smell, so I can comfortably say this is one of those strains that smells like it’s named. When smoking, it does do a decent job of maintaining its taste. It’s not super strong, punch-you-in-the-face — it’s more the “terps under the smoke” type vibe. This smokes and burns really clean and damn near perfect, although I did receive it a slight bit wetter than my preference. Normally I’m cool with all that, but again, at this price point I’m being super picky. The other thing is, you taste the extra sugar leaf and it really adds un-enjoyable bitterness. Not overwhelming, but definitely there. I properly trimmed a nug and smoked the sugar leaf on its own, and then the bud on its own. First, no question that’s where the bitterness is coming from, and second, the sugar leaf by itself had quite a strong head change (and it was a clean enjoyable one) so I could see the argument for the trim based on that. The high on this one was pretty strong. It comes on reasonable at a good comfortable head change, that slowly transitions into a pretty strong euphoric high. This one really got my mind rushing and had me feeling a sort of buzzy head pressure (not uncomfortable but there). It eventually mellows into a fairly active high that, for me, made tackling some much-needed and physically-demanding yard work quite doable. For sure much more enjoyable of a job than it typically would be. Overall this is some very well grown weed, that you could argue needs a slightly better trim job. Not overwhelming in flavor, but solid. For me, an experienced smoker, it delivered a substantial and enjoyable high. It boasts some cool and really unique genetics that you can’t really get anywhere else. Plus there’s that little bit of pride from scoring elusive flowers that not everyone gets to smoke. If those boxes checked make it worth the ticket, I’d say grab it. Otherwise, you can find some flowers here and there that I would say smoke at similar quality, and often times with punchier terps, at a more reasonable ticket.

Frosted Gelato by The Jungle Boys

Gelato 45 x Mike and Larry

So there’s a lot of Gelato in here, and if it hadn’t been for a buddy saying he really enjoyed it, I probably wouldn’t have scooped it. The flowers were pretty striking, with lots of purples and just enough green and orange to give it some contrasting looks that really appeal to the eye. Nugs had good shape, nice structure and cure, and were really easy to work with.

When smelling this flower, you get a nice gassy sweetness that definitely reminds me of Gelato — but there’s this almost-artificial candy terp there too, that makes it sweeter and more enjoyable than a typical Gelato. When smoking, you really taste the sweet gas of the Gelato, with some extra earthy and sweet notes I don’t typically think I’d taste with a Gelato. Although the taste didn’t blow me away, it was still quite solid and enjoyable. With this flower the notable thing was the head change — came on quick and strong. Not too long before I felt like my extremities weighed twice as much and was feeling clumsy walking around the room. I have to say, it was an outstanding high that lasted a good amount of time. Definitely had me couch locked once too. Overall, not the most unique terps and not really up my alley taste-wise, but I would definitely grab this one again just for the high.

Lemon Cherry Gelato by B Eazy Buds

Ok so was super stoked to contacted by Beazy himself and that he enjoyed my reviews and was interested in having his flowers reviewed. It’s a bit of a nerve racking experience when you meet these people before reviewing their product because I’m very aware of the work and risk involved and plus they’re usually very nice people so I don’t want to disrespect that but also balancing that with not disrespecting the trust my followers give me. With that being said all these reviews will be honest and any criticism will be as constructive and respectful as possible. The appearance on these flowers was crazy so much so I posted to my story just to show them off. Dark purple flowers for the most part. Some bits of darker greens on possibly the inside of the plant where it might have stayed insulated and warmer than the rest of the environment and not turning purple. Great solid structure with a crazy amount of trichome coverage. When I say crazy I mean some of the most I’ve seen on any flowers I’ve had. It’s quite spectacular looking. The cure was perfect not wet but sticky easy to work with and break apart.

When smell the flower it’s a sweet and gassy lemon treeish smell that’s really in my wheelhouse of lemon terps. With the sweetness it also reminds me a bit of the lemonade terps I really enjoy just not as tangy. When smoking the taste really transfers over very well. I really couldn’t find anything thing missing from the flavors that I was smelling. The smoke and burn was clean and really burned just right. The terps also had a decent punch to them that left my coated in that sweet lemon terp. The high was a pretty medium high that was uplifting and relaxing. Definitely not a good smoke if you got a lot to do but will still allow you to be creative or enjoy some video games or funny tv. Overall I was really stoked on the quality of flowers and even I’d say pleasantly surprised by the all around solid offering here. I can give it a strong recommendation to the pickiest of smokers.

Grapes of Wrath by Wonderbrett

Grape pie x Jet fuel gelato

So I’m a pretty big fan of Wonderbrett they have some really strong unique flavors that come at a real reasonable price compared to flowers that are less consistent and more expensive. I kept hearing Grapes of Wrath was one of the best so was super stoked to do this review. The flower really was quite nice looking with a good variety of green colors and even little bits of purple in there too. A nice coating of trichomes that gives it the nice salted appearance.

Upon smelling I was really surprisingly underwhelmed by the smell and really only got a little bit of sweetness and dusty earthiness. This flower really had pretty near perfect structure of flower great shape good size. But when handling I noticed right away it was pretty dry. And I guessing that’s why the lack of smell. Now since I post my reviews a little slow there’s always some confusion on the packaging dates and when I smoked and handled this flower. So to make things clear this flower was packaged on 3/18/21. I first opened and smoked this flower on 4/28/21. I’ll admit that’s a little past my typical one month rule but still well within a range I feel should still have someMoisture. Definitely interested in your thoughts and experiences on this. When smoking not a lot of flavor came through mostly tasted like smoke and the earthiness I could smell. Maybe a little bit of sweetness too but very faint. The high was a sedative one that really made it easy to settle in and relax. I instantly felt my eyelids get heavy and an overall feeling of calm wash over me. I could also see it being very useful for sleep. Overall not the best representation of Wonderbrett or probably of this strain. If I can get a chance to get it fresh I’ll definitely try again. This is a good example of why those dates on the back matter. They just need to be more consistent so we really can have a threshold in place that works for us.