Garlic Juice Strain Review Westword
There is only one rule in my kitchen: no matter how much garlic a recipe calls for, double it. I don’t care if it makes my pores sweat at low tide or if my breath turns into a foul-smelling cannon – garlic is best. Put it on my pasta, throw it in my salsa, throw it in my eggs. Grill them whole in the oven and I’ll pop garlic cloves like candy. But juice? Now you have gone too far.
While the thought of drinking garlic juice makes my lower gut shudder, I am ready to give the Garlic Juice cannabis strain a try. Romps with Garlic Breath and GMOs (also known as Garlic Cookies) have proven that the word “garlic” in a strain title doesn’t necessarily mean an explosion of herbal and pepper flavors, on which I am not much of a fan. And the garlic juice comes from Oni Seed Co., popular for breeding varieties rich in trichomes like Papaya cake and Tropicana Biscuits; for this lesser-known entry from the garlic family, Oni has mixed papaya and GMOs. Since it came from a trusted source, seeing if the juice was worth squeezing seemed like a low-risk proposition.
Of all the possible cannabis smells, the spicy characteristics are my least favorite. I’m not talking about a bit of citrus zest or tangy juniper – more peppercorns and cloves. At first, Garlic Juice looked like another spicy meatball that I didn’t want to finish, full of chalky, tangy aromas reminding me of my early trials with Hazes. Separating the dense, lime-green buds presented more resinous and tropical aspects than opening the bottle implied, and these balancing aspects were even more noticeable in the flavor.
While it doesn’t pack the quick, veined aggressiveness of other Oni strains, the relaxing and bewildering effects of Garlic Juice can turn a waking and baking into a day of rest – but those same qualities have recently made my nights incredibly peaceful. Is the juice worth the squeeze? Not for my mouth, but it has to take a back seat anyway.
Looks: Garlic Juice isn’t known to grow particularly tall, but the plant’s buds like to stay cone-shaped or foxtail-shaped, with compact calyxes and a bright, bright green color. As with all varieties of Oni, expect to see a thick layer of trichomes, although it is not as thick as that of Papaya Cake.
Feel: Pungent, herbal, and all over your face, garlic juice smells like an empty produce cabinet before your nostrils calm down and notice shy notes of pine, apples, and a sour rubbery finish. Still, these secondary aromas can be difficult to find and may require some coaxing.
Flavor: More like roasted garlic cloves (left whole and uncrushed; don’t be a barbarian) than a juiced garlic clove, Garlic Juice has a fruity or sweet appeal after an initial strong surge of cloves, pine and cilantro. Not my favorite, but an interesting switch for my taste buds, and I can see others enjoying it more.
Effects: While mentally calming and effective at reducing stress and pain, garlic juice made remedial tasks difficult to focus on and moderate responsibilities a non-starter. Keep this intact until the kids are in bed or the important work is done, and try to stay disciplined when the cravings come in because they linger.
The home grower’s point of view: “I skipped garlic juice and several others from Oni Seed – Papaya Cake, Tropsanto, and Tropicanna Cookies, to name a few – and this one is probably somewhere in the middle. were a bit more carbonated and fruity, and for whatever reason I just couldn’t get those thick, pointy trichomes the same way I did with papaya cake or GMOs. probably me, but I also couldn’t understand the flavor. in the flower room it’s a lot of daily stress for someone like me. ”
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