Phantom Cookies by Royal Tree Gardens
In need of some smoke on Friday night, I headed down to Issaquah Cannabis Co. to pick up a couple grams. I had been there before, and it’s a bit of a treasure hunt the first time. Make sure you setup your GPS before you hit the road. When you near the building, you can see signs that are easy to follow to get to your destination in the building.
Wanting to try something new, I decided to pick up a gram of Phantom Cookies by Royal Tree Gardens. I’ve had good experiences in the past with Royal Tree products, and look forward to trying new strains in time. Genuinely my only complaint- packaging. Great, well designed graphics on the bag. But that’s the problem- it’s in a bag.
You should be able to tell by the first then second picture that the buds are smooshed. This isn’t the first, or likely the last time this will happen. Unfortunately, this bag that many in the industry are using, is simply made too snug on the seems that there’s almost no way there won’t be some squishage before it gets in my pipe. It’s a damn shame because some beautiful flowers are losing their integrity to save a couple bucks. And this is in no way a knock on Royal Tree. They’ve got some epic buds out there. I am just urging producers to please consider an alternate bag manufacturer, or switch to something that will keep the buds safe.
Now that I got the negative out of the way, I can get to some positive. This shit is delicious. Seriously a really really nice smoke. Royal Tree buds are always perfectly cured, and they burn the way you would want any bud in your pipe to burn. Great taste, lots of hits, and though I prefer bigger, non squished nugs- these were perfect solo-bowl buds. Total THC under 18%, it’s the perfect Sativa heavy hybrid that you’ll want if you’re a daytime smoker. Your knuckles will be happily off the ground, and you might even be able to take a couple pics and write a blog. At least I did. And I was only set back $18 for the single gram.