When thinking about it – animal cookies make me think of childhood, literally getting cookies in the shape of animals and eating them. I’m pretty sure kids these days are eating iPad and iPhone shaped cookies, though I can’t be sure (although, trademarking tablet/smartphone shaped cookies is something to look into). Nevertheless, I want a cookie now.
Animal Cookies from Elevate Cannabis Co is the strain of the week (or review, whatever, you know what I mean). We picked it up from Seattle-area Clutch Cannabis (located in Renton), which resides in a rustic brick building and offers genuinely awesome customer service. We’re planning on reviewing the recreational shop soon. Oh, and Online Marijuana Design is responsible for the stellar branding of Elevate Cannabis Co.
Elevate Cannabis Co. is situated somewhere in Washington. I couldn’t find out exactly where, but a little investigative research brought me to the possibility of a greater Seattle location.
One thing… okay, two things I can tell you about Elevate: their weed is absurdly good, and their website is easily the best marijuana producer website I’ve ever looked into. We’re talking high quality photos of scenic vistas, in depth pages for each strain, and intuitive navigation/formatting.
When it comes to packaging, I’ve kind of stopped talking about it as of late. But a jar, well – that gets me excited. Elevate Cannabis Co uses elegant glassware to bottle their product; small enough to fit in the pocket yet with the capacity to mask smell, and preserve freshness. I’m also a fan of little jars because of the reusable aspect, as we really don’t need more plastic bags in this world.
Let’s talk specifics on the strain this week:
Total THC: 21.45%
Strain: Animal Cookies
Species: Hyrbid (sativa dominant)
Smell: Lemongrass + Spice + Mint
Taste: Lemon + Skunk
Launch Point: 3-5 minutes after smoking
High: Peppy + Bubbly + Strong Phosphene Effect
Looking at Animal Cookies, the buds are luscious and pleasing to the eye. Plump purple spots across a summer-bleached emerald green, alas words do the photos no justice.
Is it me, or does a jar enhance the smell of superb marijuana? I couldn’t stop smelling Animal Cookies, all the while deciphering different shades of aroma. I passed it around, had other people smell it – the consensus was definitely lemongrass. There was some spice, and a bit of mint.
The flavor was abundantly lemon-equse, with a funky twist. There is a certain skunky characteristic that all herbs have in common, and I can’t help but include it when describing taste (in many of my reviews).
We had the whole day planned: head South, meet up with friends, hit up Clutch Cannabis, enjoy a special brew, and then peruse a couple hot spots around Renton. Oh, it was also one of the hottest days this summer.
Wearing my cliche hipster straw hat, we all gathered outside for some Animal Cookies and a Firestone Parabola Imperial Stout. The strain was perfect for a hot sunny day, but the beer – not so much. Don’t get me wrong, I’m a stout kinda guy but Parabola wasn’t as mindblowing as I thought it’d be.
After indulging, it was time to head out and attempt to act civilized . One of my favorite places would have to be the Berliner – a German style bar and restaurant. I spent much of the 2014 World Cup there a drunken mess, and it was my first time back in a long time.
5 words: pretzel with beer cheese dip. Just say that phrase in order and a spectacular gigantic pretzel, with a delicious beer cheese soup will be yours. Double the pleasure if you’re enjoying it with a potent herb, in this case Animal Cookies. There are many German style beers on tap, and the festivity is high.
Next up was 8 Bit Arcade, a bar with – you guessed it – arcade games. It was time to see to see what $20 in quarters looked like, and to get deep into the nostalgia. The beer on tap is brewed specifically for the bar itself, I got heavy into the Galactic IPA. There was a back porch with music playing, and let’s just say that directly through the wooden doors out in the alley would be a prime spot to rip a quick bowl.
The point of this story is to describe what Animal Cookies’ high lends itself to – social, rambunctious and otherwise jovial experiences. Pop on down to Clutch Cannabis and get yourself some of Elevate Cannabis Co’s stellar product.
NOTE: Clutch Cannabis is an advertiser on Highaboveseattle.com
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