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La La Lista celebrated its third birthday a few weeks ago. Given the fact that the pandemic is still very much a thing here in Buenos Aires, we didn’t have the kind of celebration we might’ve hoped for. We had a nice little team conference call, we gave each other virtual kudos in lieu of hugs, and we went about our business. But the real celebration was underway and underwraps: a special delivery to our team to celebrate our existence and let’s be honest — get stoned off our gourd.
Over the past year, we’ve seen a considerable amount of small businesses crop up that are devoted to the loving craft of edibles. In the name of science, we decided to sample them and review them here. Some willing members of our team volunteered as test subjects to try some of the local offerings, and giggle uncontrollably while doing so.
Each product was reviewed by a different pair of La La Listers. We graded them on a scale of 1 to 5 La Las, based on packaging, appearance, aroma, texture, flavor, effect, and branding. If any of these fine purveyors of edible goods seems interesting to you, we encourage you to drop them a line and support their noble endeavors.
An important disclaimer here: La La Lista does not condone illegal activity; this post, and whatever content is linked to therein, is for entertainment purposes only.
Reviewer 1: 2/5 La Las. It was just wrapped in clear plastic wrap, nothing especially fancy or creative.
Reviewer 2: 3/5 La Las. As far as the individual cookies themselves, the clear wrapping wasn’t much to write home about. The box they came in was nice, though, and it’s good to be discreet when we’re talking about… a certain industry.
Reviewer 1: 5/5 La Las. Honestly, it looks dank as fuck. A classic chocolate chip cookie, just like in the movies. Just like mom used to make. Actually, my mom never made chocolate chip cookies but this cookie is stirring up very pleasant false memories.
Reviewer 2: 5/5 La Las. Looks great! I wanted to eat it right away.
Reviewer 1: 5/5 La Las. Smells dope, fresh, weedy, buttery, chocolatey. Looking forward to getting this in my belly.
Reviewer 2: 4/5 La Las. Yep, smells like a good weed cookie.
Reviewer 1: 5/5 La Las. As a yanqui in Argentina I do find it’s difficult to come across cookies of the same style and consistency of what’s considered a typical classic cookie in USA. Which is why I was so pleasantly surprised by the texture of this cookie. Soft and mushy with just the right amount of hardness, not reaching crunchiness.
Reviewer 2: 5/5 La Las. Extremely satisfying texture. Mushy, with a bit of crunch. Big fan.
Reviewer 1: 5/5 La Las. I have to say, this cookie exceeded my expectations. It was so good, I ate BOTH. Just me, by myself, two weed cookies. But, the truth is, it tasted too damn good to stop after eating one.
Reviewer 2: 5/5 La Las. Absolutely delicious, with only a tiny bit of weed taste.
Reviewer 1: 3/5 La Las. So, I did get super high. But, as far as weed cookie highs go, I personally prefer a more psychedelic creative energy type high, and this high was more that kind of high that makes your head and body feel heavy and you feel stupid. Which isn’t a bad thing, and some people surely prefer that, but, it’s not my ideal.
Reviewer 2: 4/5 La Las. This got me good and stoned. I ate half a cookie, waited around for a bit, and then ate the other half. I keep forgetting that I have a notoriously slow metabolism — the next thing I knew, I was asking myself profoundly stupid questions and identifying them as “stoner thoughts.” It was fun!
4/5 La Las. They have a clearly defined style, and the cookie-heart is adorable. Their presence on social media is pretty cool, making extensive use of Instagram’s story music feature. And they’re pretty serious about privacy, which honestly makes us wonder how they’ll react to this sort of post.
Reviewer 1: 3/5 La Las. Clean and neat a little plastic baggie does the job. A nice little box could have been cool as well, especially since these little choco-babies are delicate.
Reviewer 2: 4/5 La Las. It came wrapped in green foil, which gave it a certain mix of illegality and Christmas vibes that I really enjoyed.
Reviewer 1: 5/5 La Las. I got two chocolates, one looked like an ordinary bonbon with a green and white drizzle on top. The other was a bit more obvious about its clandestine ingredients presenting itself in the form of a pot leaf.
Reviewer 2: 5/5 La Las. Who wouldn’t want to eat a bonbon in the shape of a pot leaf? It’s like the dream of any rolinga stoner from the 90s.
Reviewer 1: 4/5 La Las. Like weed? Not at all. Like what I think Switzerland smells like? Yeah, pretty much.
Reviewer 2: 5/5 La Las. Chocolate and weed with a hint of peanuts. I think this should be the next Antonio Banderas fragrance.
Reviewer 1: 5/5 La Las. The bonbon was clearly made by a master chocolatier. The hard shell cracks and reveals a light fluffy chocolate moose center. The chala choco was solid chocolate with a good bite to start and a smooth melt at the end. The quality of chocolate is clearly, high. (hehehe)
Reviewer 2: 4/5 La Las. Good texture. It had like a bit of crunchiness that was insufficient for me. I would have liked more crispness. The chocolate was very creamy.
Reviewer 1: 5/5 La Las. The bonbon had 0.0% weed taste which I personally prefer. The leaf did have a bit but, hey, your eating an edible maybe you wanna have a little bit of that heady taste. Not invasive in any way, the flavor gave that classic floral notes of a good old cogollo.
In fact, they might be too tasty. I kinda wanted another chocolate after my first but knew that that wouldn’t be a great idea to double dose. Perhaps the weed taste is useful in deterring overindulgence.
Reviewer 2: 5/5 La Las. Very, very close to the taste of a Marroc. And Marroc is almost perfect, so there you go. I think it is good for people who are not very much into weed because it has very little pot flavor. I propose that the makers call it Porroc.
Reviewer 1: 3/5 La Las. As with any edible, it takes a bit to pegar, an hour or so, but during that time your belly is happy to have eaten such a tasty and truest artisanal treat. Arriving to the onset I found myself on my sofa watching YouTube videos of Matias Jurisich drinking a fernet from 1961.
I felt slow and sweet and cuddly. Words were hard to find, especially in a second language, but the experience allowed me to slowdown and just listen.
Reviewer 2: 3/5 La Las. I’m not quite sure about this point. I only ate one, and maybe it wasn’t enough. Or maybe I was too sleepy. The fact is that I was more relaxed than “my-hands-are-talking-to-me” stoned. I did really enjoy Bo Burnham’s Netflix special. I probably found Bo 30% more attractive than he seems to me now that I’m not under the influence.
5/5 La Las. Verde Chocolate sprinkles a bit of fantasy into their visual presence. Studio photos of treats are accompanied by cartoons of little treats who themselves are high. I imagine they serve as loco little oompa loompas in a special type of Chocolate Factory. Take a bite of their brownies, cookies, alfajores and even churros and find yourself in a cocoon of chocolatey dreams.
Reviewer 1: 2/5 La Las. The brownie comes wrapped in a plastic wrap that, on first sight, isn’t particularly inviting. I understand discretion in this type of businesses, but it would be cool to see more color to the packaging.
Reviewer 2: 2/5 La Las. The brownie came packaged in plastic wrap. Not cute but perfectly functional and discreet.
Reviewer 1: 5/5 La Las. The brownie itself looks really good and inviting. It has a strong brown-chocolate color that gives the impression that it was recently made. The thickness of the brownie is perfect to me and the portion can easily be sharable between two people.
Reviewer 2: 3/5 La Las. Looks like a regular brownie. No distinguishing features.
Reviewer 1: 4/5 La Las. I really liked the smell of it. It has a strong predominance of chocolate that I find amazing. However, I would have liked it to be stronger, so that when one opens the package it would immediately fill the air. One has to get very close to it so as to get its full essence.
Reviewer 2: 3/5 La Las. Smells like a brownie. No detectable weed aroma.
Reviewer 1: 5/5 La Las. The texture is really good. The dough isn’t dry nor does it come apart when you cut into it. Once you have it in your mouth, the brownie maintains certain consistency that feels soft as you chew. It is a very enjoyable experience, since I don’t feel like I’m eating something very strange, but a classic brownie.
Reviewer 2: 5/5 La Las. Moist and dense.
Reviewer 1: 5/5 La Las. After the first bite, I found it to be a perfectly made brownie. Once finished chewing it, I can feel the marihuana taste that it is not invasive and makes the whole experience really enjoyable. Something that I found really interesting is that I felt the marihuana not right in my mouth, but also in my nose. It was like I was feeling the smell more than its flavor. Additionally, the chocolate flavor stays in the mouth longer and makes you crave for more and more.
Reviewer 2: 5/5 La Las. No weed flavor at all. Just tastes like a really nice, classic brownie. Delicious.
Reviewer 1: 4/5 La Las. In my case, the effects took about 15 minutes to appear. The portion was les than a quarter of the brownie, so these effects were not very strong. I would also like to mention that I am not used to consuming these type of products, so the effects may have shown up faster than normal. The first thing I noticed was a certain numbness on my eyelids and head in general. However, after a while it disappeared and I felt comfortably relaxed.
Reviewer 2: 3/5 La Las. The brownie is potent. I found that a quarter of it is enough for a pretty strong high. For me, it was a low-energy, groggy kind of high. So not the best. But it’s hard to say what was the brownie and what was the environment/my energy level going into it. In my case, it took effect after about 1.5 hours and the high lasted a few hours. The next day I still felt a little tired.
4/5 La Las. If you thought you recognized the name as the moniker for the adorable “Baby Yoda,” you’re correct! The little guy’s all over their social media presence. We’re fans of repurposing pop culture, especially to sell these types of products, copyright law be damned.
Reviewer 1: 2/5 La Las. I’ll be upfront there’s nothing particularly special about how they look, but I’ve been proven wrong in the past. They just look like run-of-the-mill chipa balls and there’s definitely nothing wrong with that.
Reviewer 2: 5/5 La Las. It looked kind of average, like a chipá you would buy from a stranger in the street. It was also rather tiny but it sure packed a punch.
Reviewer 1: 5/5 La Las. Oh boy! This one definitely gives it away. The chipas have a pungent weed smell which might be a sign of high dosage. I can notice hints of cheese but mostly weed oil or butter. Upon heating them up the smell develops into a nutty and floury weed scent. These smell strong indeed.
Reviewer 2: 5/5 La Las. It smelled like an unholy, decadent mix of cheese and weed, which I really enjoyed.
Reviewer 1: 4/5 La Las. Just like with most chipas, the texture is a little bit tough to the touch when they are cold so I opted for heating them up just a little. The result was a much softer texture. The chewy and cheesy texture shines once you put the chipa in your mouth and it’s got an enjoyable mouthfeel. I can easily see myself popping a few of these during breakfast.
Reviewer 2: 5/5 La Las. If I didn’t tell you this chipá had weed, you wouldn’t notice. I mean, yes, the weed flavor is there (I’ll get to that on the next point) but you wouldn’t be able to tell on consistency alone. Crunchy on the outside, soft and cheesy on the inside. Yum.
Reviewer 1: 4/5 La Las. This is good chipa regardless of the weed component. The cheesy taste coalesces with the weed taste in a way I hadn’t experience before. The thought “this is going to fuck me up” did cross my mind while I was eating them, which stands as testament to their potency.
Reviewer 2: 5/5 La Las. I wouldn’t say the weed flavor overpowered the overall flavor of the chipá but it was definitely present. I found both flavor profiles to be very well-balanced.
Reviewer 1: 3/5 La Las. I absolutely love edible highs. I confirmed what the edible’s taste and smell had already revealed: these babies pack a punch. Though my metabolism tends to process THC slowly, after an hour and a half I started to feel a decent body high and looseness in my joints. I was not TOO high and despite my high tolerance, they offered a pleasing experience.
Reviewer 2: 5/5 La Las. It took a while to hit me because I had stuffed my face with Indian food that night. But when it hit, oh boy. It was approximately two hours after eating it. I felt like a bazillion bucks. I also watched Willow, which made the experience even better. Highly recommend it.
4/5 La Las. I get the feeling the people behind these products LOVE weed. I just feel like they’d benefit from better and more consistent branding. They get extra points for their wholesome and informative content on their IG page.
The lady that runs that business is the real MVP of edibles. I don’t know if she was high or not while recording them but her voice messages were just the best. So endearing. I wish she was my aunt or my mom or just a random positive female figure in my life.
Reviewer 1: 5/5 La Las. It was nicely wrapped and I really dig the branding of the cute cartoon UFO. Also, being clear packaging is a definite win because there is nothing I hate more than not getting a sneaky preview of what I’m about to eat.
Reviewer 2: 3/5 La Las. I received it in a paper envelope and the packaging was transparent with a little sticker to seal it.
Reviewer 1: 5/5 La Las. The cookie(s) look delicious. Legit, I’m a big fan of home baking, and these bad boys looked like something my mum would whip up in the kitchen. Also the cheeky wee white chocolate drops were a nice touch. Just because they’re edibles doesn’t mean you can add a bit of panache to it.
Reviewer 2: 5/5 La Las. I must admit that the cookie looked very tempting with its chocolate color and lots of white chocolate chips. The texture and flavor were excellent.
Reviewer 1: 4/5 La Las. Now as weird as it may sound I’m not a huge fan of the overwhelming weed-smelling edibles and I actually find it a little bit off-putting but these just smell like your ordinary baked goods. Nice buttery smell with a sweet hint of chocolate and minor whiff of the old devils lettuce.
Reviewer 2: 5/5 La Las. They smelled homemade and fresh.
Reviewer 1: 4/5 La Las. As the saying goes, different strokes for different folks. I’m super for the soft middle but a little bit of crunch on the edges and by sweet Moses did they deliver this. And this remained true over both cookies which in my mind shows great care. Also despite being a little thick in parts it was a welcome gift.
Reviewer 2: 5/5 La Las. The texture and consistency was perhaps the best thing about the cookie experience. They were crispy on the outside and soft on the inside.
Reviewer 1: 5/5 La Las. Biting into it, immediately the chocolate takes center stage and as it slowly lingers in your gob; the butter and sugar play a crucial role of tapering off the taste of weed and it’s beautiful. Also I believe they may have been also cheeky enough to use a hint of salt which really brings all the flavors together.
Reviewer 2: 5/5 La Las. The ones I had with chocolate chips with white chocolate were addictive and delicious, what I would expect from a cookie of that flavor.
Reviewer 1: 3/5 La Las. So I chose to eat half to begin with, then the whole. Finally finishing eating both after a 2 hour wait because the onset wasn’t particularly quick. It was a very light high because I certainly wasn’t rolling on the floor, it was very chilled and more soothing. It made the experience of watching Winning London slightly more bearable. The high enhanced my evening but didn’t define it which was good for me because there is nothing worse than getting kicked in the ass by an overwhelming edible.
Reviewer 2: 2/5 La Las. I ate both cookies almost in a row because I was in the mood for something sweet. I was playing video games for a long time and the truth is that most of the effect it had was making me relaxed. I actually slept long and hard that day. It didn’t really get super stoned.
4/5 La Las. Their branding and overall design are fun, friendly, befitting the subject matter (cookies that get you feeling real silly). They have a clearly defined aesthetic identity. We’re docking them a point because they share the same name as many other businesses, so they are hard to track down on social media.
There you have it, folks. Our review of these reputable businesses. We’ve given you our take, provided you with their social media information… the rest is entirely up to you!