Krypto Bud ReviewPosted on Dec 05 in Featured, Legal Bud Reviewsby adminPrint
Yesterday I was given a chance to check out a strain called Krypto Bud. A friend of mine works Sunday through Thursday and as such he begins the celebration of his weekends on Thursdays instead of Fridays. So, last night (Thursday) I got a text message saying quote “yo got sum krypto wanna blaze?”. At first I wasn’t even sure what Krypto Bud was; though, I had a feeling it was as strain of legal bud because I had been raving to this friend before about my success stories with smoking legal bud. My friend had in the past tried my legal bud (specifically, he tried some of the Blueberry Bud that I purchased a week ago) but he had remained a die-hard fan of marijuana.
After receiving the text message (and replying that I would most certainly be up for trying a new product) I went online and researched Krypto Bud on google and learned that it is International Oddities‘ flagship legal bud. The company claims that they spent $2 million developing the legal bud and that it took over 1000 experiments to get it to where it is now. Personally I don’t fully believe that the company would have $2 million to spend on developing a single strain, but then again IO has been around for 30 years so perhaps it was done over a long period of time.
Anyways, my friend arrives at my place around 11:15pm (he gets off work late) and we immediately prepare for smoking. He hands me his bag Krypto Bud and I give it the usual smell/look inspection. Upon first inspection there were a few things I noticed; I could not help but compare it to the Blueberry Bud that I had come to love so much. In comparison, it smelled a bit more “earthy” and natural… it smelled like you would expect a plant to, and not so much of a “fruity candy” smell like the Blueberry Bud had. Second, I was shocked at just how closely the Krypto Bud resembled the pictures found on International Oddities‘ website. Take a look at the shot I took with my iphone and the one found on the website:
We ground up a bowl’s worth and gave it the inspection again. The ground Krypto Bud actually looked a lot like ground marijuana, which in my experiences has been typical of International Oddities‘ products. Though sometimes other companies’ legal smoking blends have sticks and things in them which gives a less trusting look when ground (not that this is necessarily a sign of a poor product, it’s just less desirable visually). After the Krypto was ground I packed it in to one of my bongs and we were ready to go.
Taste: The Krypto Bud tasted natural, like a fresh plant. It was actually quite refreshing to try a legal bud that did not try to force an artificially delicious taste upon my tongue. The end of the bowl could have tasted better but hey you can only ask for so much.
Smell: The smell of the Krypto Bud was that of burning plant matter. It did not smell nice like the Blueberry Bud from last week at all. The smell was described by a third friend (who refuses to put smoke of any sort in his lungs) as “bad, but better than the smell of burning marijuana.”
Effects: The onset of the effects for myself slightly delayed, taking roughly 5-10min to kick in. My friend said the Krypto Bud hit him way faster but he is also a bit of a lightweight. The effects for me were noticeable and steady… there was a tiny bit of daze but not so much as with other legal buds in the past. I would describe it as being similar to half a bowl of the real thing, but without the social anxiety.
Final Verdict: 8.5/10