One might wonder why certain other brands like Cookies or Trufflez wouldn’t be Zoa Rose’s first Kush Brand Rating recommendation – and fairly so. Cookies by Berner has been running the game since 2012 and has refined their branding and kush quality to an elite status. Technically Cookies owns Runtz, which is just a rare and potent strain by the Cookies Fam. Cookies and Truffelz are both familiar brands & industry leaders and I’ll continue to discuss their importance in the weeks following, but today I want to focus on Runtz.
As far as the actual review, the smoke does remind me of how other strains of Cookies burn. Denser, firmer nugs with a really furry trichome profile. Some strains of Runtz have a similar flavor to the name, for instance Grape Runtz tastes like berries, Cereal Runtz tastes like fruity pebbles and Gelato Runtz tastes sweet like sugar. Runtz is our favorite cannabis brand because of the effects of the smoke. This is the first kush where I’ve had to put the joint out 1/3 of the way through because it was hitting me back. This joint really had me thinking I was Elon Musk, 5 more hits and I would’ve figured out how to manipulate gravity. Absolutely different smoke – very potent and it burns clean with a great taste.
The Runtz brand has also had a huge impact in pop culture, in rap, in the exotic marijuana industry, and the broader cannabis culture as a whole. The cannabis brand has famously been co-signed by rappers like Moneyybagg Yo and Gunna. When you pull out a kevlar pack or jar of Runtz, it's a conversation starter -- someone is almost guaranteed to scope the exotic pack. It’s like pulling out a Cohiba, it's the finer things.
I would rate Runtz a perfect score of 5/5 roses.
I’ve awarded Runtz the perfect score because I truly can’t think of a flaw about their product. The kush smokes flavorfully, smoothly, burns white, has an amazing profile and a great high.