Hard as it is to imagine, mankind was rolling joints and blunts long before LLC’s were dropping strawberry-flavored wraps. How did they do it? By taking a natural leaf, wrapping it around some crushed herbature and smoking the hell out of it. It was never rocket science, but today’s technology makes enjoying the green leaf easier than ever.
Enter 2006 and Juicy Blunt’s 100% natural leaves. Our staff was looking forward to something more interesting than the everyday blunt wrap. Not sure what to expect, the ziploc-esque bag was ripped open and a strong coconut smell released. The vanilla in these wraps is understated compared to the overpowering aroma of coconut.
Unfortunately, after the smell, things turn South. The leaves are wrapped in a big, gooey clump. They are covered in a brown, sticky substance that stains your fingers. There is no glue, so these take some real craftmanship to keep together. It’s probably a good idea to let the leaves dry for a couple of hours before using them.
A main aspect to point out is the shape of these wraps. Obviously, leaves aren’t made with perfectly straight edges, neither are these Juicy Blunts creations. The shape of your blunt is going to heavily rely on the shape of the leaf. Straight out of the packaging, getting the greenage tight inside its wrap is close to impossible.
Fortunately, there is an upside, and that’s smoking mother nature’s products. Post-rolling, these wraps smoke like a dream. Light, smooth and full-flavored – you’re going to find a hard time getting a better burn. Overall, we found that the 100% natural wraps are both more work and more reward. I don’t recommend them for the beginner smoker but can definitely see the appeal of these wraps to those willing to put in the work.