Hey everyone, today we're reviewing BIG's Quarter, a 7-gram package simply named 'BIG Quarter.'
I bought this from Bud Bar in Crowfoot in Calgary and when I walked in and asked for it, I thought the Bud tender corrected me to “Big Craft Quarter” but I’m not actually sure, I don’t see that anywhere on the package. Now that I see the data from hundreds of stores coming in this is sometimes listed under The Loud Plug Big Craft Quarter. Anyhow, I went with what’s on the package: BIG Quarter.
The budtender had some reverence for this product got me pretty pumped. I originally stopped by to inquire about it and grab some of the Pure SunFarms they had on sale. The budtender not only told me about the strain—KK Mints—but also mentioned it's one of the better Kalifa Kush hybrids.
KK Mints Lineage
The lineage of this one is Kalifa Kush and Compound's The Menthol.
The visual presentation of this product is pretty good. It's evident that these are smaller buds that have been broken up from a larger one. Despite their size, the development is still impressive. There are no skimpy or larfy buds in this package, though I did receive a few comments about bud size that gave me a chuckle.
In terms of texture, it feels very good. The buds are dense and have a chewy quality to them.
When it comes to scent, I'm getting sweet and floral notes with a hint of gassy OG pine in the background.
As for the taste, it's a delightful combination of floral resin with pine and vanilla earthiness. The resin is noticeable right from the first hit and lingers throughout the experience. The aftertaste is a pleasant minty-rosy earth tone.
I would definitely buy this product again at the price I purchased it at (~$56). The flavor profile is highly enjoyable, and what's even better is the depth of its dimension. Each time I revisited it, I discovered new aspects, and it paired exceptionally well with coffee. I'd buy again just to have it around.
There's something interesting about the price point as well. When I divide this quarter into halves, I paid about $28 per half quarter, which is a very favourable rate for this level of quality in that package size. But I didn't buy a half quarter; I bought a double-half-quarter, and I'd still consider it a favourable rate.
Like I said, I really enjoyed it. I noticed it didn’t last long at the stores I checked back at frequently.
I reviewed this product two days after I purchased it on September 6, 2023.
I acquired this product on September 4, 2023. The packaging date was July 5, 2023, which means it had been in the package for 61 days prior to my purchase.
On average, the cannabis products I've purchased from the recreational market have spent approximately 98.33 days in their packages before reaching me. This package, however, has spent 38% less time in the packaging compared to my previous purchases.
The package size for this product was 7 grams, which is equivalent to a quarter ounce, aligning with its name, 'BIG Quarter.' I paid $56.99 for this package, translating to a cost of $8.14 per gram. This price is 31% higher than the average rate we've paid for the same package size, which has been $6.22 per gram.
Let's quickly check the average price for this quarter-ounce package size based on market origin. I've noticed that more than half of the quarters I've purchased were from the traditional market, making up about 25% from the medical market, and approximately 20% from the recreational market.
The content of this product was displayed as 27.8% THC, which is approximately 34% higher than the average THC content of our dried flower purchases, which typically contain 20.8% THC + CBD.
Terpenes are shown at 2.76% (see picture below), I didn't enter it into the database before I wrote this review. It's above average, for what that's worth. We log and compare terpene values but there's very little purpose for either, unless the number of terpenes tested for are known.
Bud Bar Purchase History
This was my third product purchased at Bud Bar, bringing my total spending on whole flower cannabis there to $112.57. Of those purchases, only one was for a quarter, as I mentioned earlier.
I've noticed that, on average, a flower product purchased from Bud Bar has spent approximately 108.7 days in the package before purchase. This is 11% higher than the average packaging time for a purchase from any vendor, which I previously mentioned to be 98 days.
Next we bring in several market measures for this item using data from CannStandard. This data was obtained from public listings for legal cannabis products in Canada. Contact us for more information about our market intel.
The first date we can find the product listed and the number of days since then.
The count of provinces we can find this product listed in.
Appears to be Alberta only right now.