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Ganja Gold’s Birthday Cake Kush

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OK, first things first. Does this resin actually taste like birthday cake? Yes. I know this sounds hard to believe, and I’ll admit, I was skeptical at first, too. But it’s true. Sweet, with a syrupy aftertaste, this strain of Ganja Gold kush is about the closest you can get to “smoking” birthday cake. And I would know

Though I’m by no means a weed expert, I am an expert when it comes to most things that are birth- day-cake-flavored. I’ve tried more versions of birthday-cake ice cream than I can count (the best is still Cold Stone Creamery’s), and I’ve also consumed birthday-cake-flavored gummies, bubble gum, protein powder, and even wine.

So, while this resin doesn’t exactly scream “birthday cake!” it tastes a helluva lot closer to it than any other strain I’ve tried. There’s absolutely no hint of weed flavoring at all, which makes smoking this strain (which I did using Ganja Gold’s incredibly easy-to-use vape pen) more reminiscent of sucking on a hookah than you’d expect.

This kush gives you more of a body high than a head high, which can work in your favor or not, depending on what you want. On some days when

I smoked this, I was so in touch with my body that I could feel the sore- ness and aches in my muscles from my workout earlier in the morning. (Which I actually like because then

I know I worked out hard enough.) I then tried working out on the stuff, and though I wasn’t super hyper and

pumped about working up a sweat, I felt incredibly aware of every muscle and ligament in my body, which made the more tedious aspects of my workout (like deadlifts and planks) all the more thrilling because I could actually feel the effect it was having on my body.

On the other hand, there were times when I smoked this and sim- ply fell asleep because my body felt so fuzzy and relaxed. (Keep in mind that these smoking sessions usually occurred after returning home from a long day at work, so who knows if it was the weed or my stressful work day that caused me to zonk out so quickly).

Overall, this is a weed that tastes great and is rather mild considering that it doesn’t fuck with your head or your ability to think clearly. And sure, eating birthday cake would taste a lot better than smoking this strain, but Ganja Gold did a pretty good job of recreating the taste. And don’t forget: There’s no calories, either.

APPEARANCE:

Light-yellow syrupy liquid in a glass cartridge.

SMELL

Slightly sweet, but the scent is very subtle.

TASTE

A cross between a sugar cookie and maple syrup.

MEDICAL APPLICABILITY

Body pains and aches, especially in joints and muscles.

EFFECT

Mild body high that doesn’t affect your ability to think clearly.

OVERALL IMPRESSION

Perfect for those who aren’t a fan of how weed tastes or want to try something kooky and different.

SCORE: 5/5

Potency: 70% THC, 0.2% CBD