How about testing a few varieties of herbs and hashish certified "Elite Cup"
The European cannabis capital brings together experts and enthusiasts from all over the world every year. This in order to classify the strains of the best Indicas, Sativas, Hybrids and Hash resins. And without forgetting some chocolate cakes.
2017 Elite Cup Competition
The Elite Cup is similar to the Cannabis Cup held annually on April 20. The event lasts four days and includes a series of events. Seed banks around the world as well as local coffee shops display the best of their produce. The lucky ones who bought the tickets for the event or those who were invited as VIP judges each receive a sample kit which includes a selection of luxury plant species. As well as hashish and exclusive extractions. Through edible cannabis-based foods.
Apart from all the kinds of products already on sale in Amsterdam, the Elite Cup has its particularity. Thus, there are sophisticated extracts reaching considerable THC levels. See even illegal in the Netherlands, due to the high percentage of THC. Some species were developed in England or Italy and are not on the menus of local coffees shops.
Several categories: Indica, Sativa, hybrids, hashish, edibles and extractions. In addition, the list of winners is divided into two parts. A part representing the selection of expert judges invited to the event. And another part voted on by the public. And yes, people like you and me, who paid a significant amount for the participation in the event, the tasting and the classification of these exclusive varieties.
At the top of the ranking of judges stands proudly the Rollex OG presented by Mr K & Co and developed by seed banks: Devil's Harvest Seeds.
In second place in the public vote we find a hybrid of White Fire OG with a strain called Kuchi : dominant indica with an average of 20-23% THC.
The first public place was won by the Valley Platinum OG presented by the coffee shop Bagheera. This family of stump Kush is developed by the Italian seed company Accelerator Seeds who won the most awards in the competition and beat competitors like the Gray Area et Borejongens. You should probably stop by there on your next trip to Amsterdam.
Other strains were also very popular in the indica category, the NIGHT QUEEN de Dutch Seed.
and Cookies of English society UGORG (Underground Originals) Specializing in the preservation and crossing of ancient strains in the UK area.
The last Indica category that you might have the chance to taste is the San Fernando Valley OG coffee shop Het Ballonnetje, it is a hybrid strain of OG Kush in California mixed with an Afghan strain. A few samples from the competition were sent to a lab that found 25% THC. The official creator is the American company The Cali Connection. The initial effect it provides is described as a source of inspiration and creation in a calm that is typical of the Kush family.
Most of the winning Sativas were presented by seed banks and are not necessarily available for tasting in coffees around town. On the list of winners the Tangerine was able to make its way, presented by the Green Place and the G13 de Mr Nice beautification Het Ballonnetje. The Tangerine has citrus aromas of mandarin and won the second place according to the ranking of the judges. And the third place according to the public score.
La G13 / Mr Nice has an impressive THC percentage of 22,5%. It is sold at 12 euros per gram. A quick glance at the menu of the Het Ballonnetje reveals that other varieties are relatively affordable. You can find the sample Gorilla Glue for 14 euro, Sour Diesel and various other varieties at a price not exceeding 12 euro per gram.
The first place of the "expert" selection was won by First Sweet English people UGORG . The public has opted for the Strawberry Amnesia de G. Urban Far.
The variety Lake OG by Accelerator Seeds took first place in the ranking of judges and second place in the public ranking. This phenotype of the strain Tahoe OG which will be refined over six years by Italian specialists to create a hybrid of 60% indica generating good results in terms of taste and yield.
La Disco Biscuits de UGORG took third place (judges and public respectively).
This hybrid strain for sale at Green Place also called Jonny Blaze It is sold for less than 18 euros per gram. In general, the prices of the flowers of this coffee are a little more expensive. But you will find old varieties like the White widow, Jack Herer ou AK47 sold less than 16 euro for two grams (in May 2017).
The judges of the VIP team could not reach a joint decision regarding the identity of the winner in the Hashish category. Therefore 2 choices have been made:
Mango Kush Dry Sift de Bagheera. In addition, Dry Shift is a manufacturing process for chopping trichomes by filtration through a sieve net.
Green Magic Hash Bloc de Borejongens: Brightly colored hash smelling a bit the smell of whiskey and other fruity flavors.
In the first place of the ranking of judges stands proudly the Brownie of Green Place.
Also, the public chose the Choco Slice de Bagheera.
A local company called Amsterdam Comestibles Connection proposes the Rainbow Cake. This one took the third place according to the two rankings.
So if you're in Amsterdam soon, try to get your hands on some valuable cash or food. And if you have time, leave us your opinion in the comments.