Cannabis consumers come in many forms so we’ve included multiple points of view in our strain reviews. Our longtime reviewers Monterey Bud and Duke London join Multimedia Coordinator Allena Braithwaite and Managing Editor Lesley Nickus. Today, they’ll be reviewing London Poundcake #27 by Cookies.
Lemon Poundcake #27, originally cultivated by NorCal’s Cookie Fam, provides a fresh breath of vanilla-infused air. Berner approved, the genetics utilized in this delicious mashup remains a proprietary secret. Best described as nature-inspired art, the strain’s diverse phenotypes produce a vibrant, refined, and incredibly dense flower. My nug of LP#27 was converted into rosin with just a dab of pressure. While it seemed like a criminal act, squishing this beautiful flower, the end result was nothing short of some delicious rosin. Juiced, dabbed, and held for effect, the high from the Lemon Poundcake #27 provided the inspirational kick-in-the-ass needed to get my Hump Day rolling smoothly.
While I’m not sure what baked goods from London actually taste like, I’ve heard they are very biscuit-like and somewhat bland. So going into this review of London Poundcake, I wasn’t expecting a whole lot, like a strain called Vanilla Ice Cream. Boy, was I wrong. This pack of Cookies, crafted by Berner’s team of top notch cultivators, was next-level delicious. With a frosty seafoam green and dark copper exterior, the flower smelled like gasoline before breaking apart the dense buds. Once the super sticky tree was broken apart, strong citrus notes escaped. You’ll definitely want a grinder, as breaking her up by hand was a chore. As I puffed regally on this British baked delight, I felt a strong sense that I’d be able to keep calm and carry on with ease.
I’ll be the first to attest to Cookies compliance. Not only did each package have a sticker with lab test results, but opening the zipper-top plastic bag was a humbling challenge. Ego aside, it always gives added peace of mind to know that pets or children won’t be able to accidentally break in. Once those mighty, yet tiny, plastic locks broke free, London Poundcake #27’s musky scent released — and I shamelessly buried my nose into the bag. The buds look intimidatingly compact, but were spongy to the touch. When I broke it up into my bowl, I could see glittery specks of trichomes everywhere. This flower is strong. The hits are smooth and replicate the musky aroma in flavor. Boy was I faded! London Poundcake #27 took me to another planet of cool calm and good vibes.
What does it look like?
Mint green in color. Fluffy nugs.
What does it smell like?
Diesely with floral notes.
How does it feel?
Trichome dust was stuck to my fingers after I squeezed it.
How did you smoke it?
In a pipe.
How does it taste?
Bright and tasty.
How do you feel?
Definitely a head change, but I can still focus. This is daytime weed for sure.
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