Original Pot Co. is Milkin’ Cookies to Hit High Spots
Meet a new line of chocolate chip, double fudge, and white chocolate macadamia nut cookies — the cookies that will bake you.
Brownies are the most famous and historically influential marijuana-infused treat, but you just never see them sold at dispensaries in the legal era. Amid an endless parade of infused chocolates and gummies, modern-day San Francisco dispensaries have never really sold any brownies, and have only offered maybe two or three different infused cookie brands.
Now welcome Original Pot Co., a new retro-inspired line of modern pot cookies in classic flavors like chocolate chip, double fudge, and white chocolate macadamia nut. These fast-acting and potent little pot cookies come in packaging that’s very friendly for picnics and food outings. But people, please make an effort to keep them away from children’s sight or reach.
Original Pot Co. cookies are an affordable edible deal, sold in 10-milligram, single-cookie servings ($3 to $4), or 100-milligram 10-packs ($20, before state and local taxes). Each cookie is a little larger than a silver dollar, or just over an inch in diameter.
According to their website, Original Pot Co. cookies are made with “the goal being that it’s the best cookie you’ve ever had” by a “team of master cultivators and globally recognized pastry chefs.”
In reality, they taste like Safeway knock-offs a couple weeks past their use-by date.
We cannot critique the cannabis oil formulation of these cookies. They produce a superlative high for non-stoners, and a lovely little boost for the everyday cannabis user.
But from a culinary standpoint, Original Pot Co. cookies will not impress anyone. They’re dry, stale-tasting, flavorless specimens that will have you or your friends begging for a sip of water long before any eventual high sets in.
As required by California law, these cookies are labeled to tell you the exact date on which they were manufactured and packaged. You’ll find Original Pot Co. cookies were often packaged months ago, and it shows in their flavor.
The full 10-cookie pack has way more THC than a similarly priced pre-roll joint, and is a far better shareable item at cannabis-friendly summer gatherings. But people will find Original Pot Co. cookies don’t taste very good, and that’s just how the cookie crumbles.
Potency: The cookies’ punch does overperform beyond their 10-milligram THC labeling, with a more social than stoney effect.
Smell: They’ve likely been inside the packaging for some time, and so there is no fresh cookie scent (or any cookie scent, for that matter) to them.
Taste: This is the standard, mass-produced “Keebler” kind of cookie taste, with no cannabis bitterness or hint of marijuana in the flavor.
Appearance: These are small mini-cookies with a thumb-size imprint, in packaging that does not arouse much suspicion that it’s a cannabis product.
Medical Application: A nicely uplifting buzz well within 30 or 45 minutes, with some head and shoulder relaxation and a fine, functional high.
Effect: Stoner friends will quickly have their hands in the Original Pot Co. cookie jar, but foodies will consider these tough cookies.
Available in San Francisco at Urban Pharm. Visit originalpotco.com for details.