After spending years hunting for the best hash, flower and infused products on the planet, it’s not often that we at Leaf Magazines get truly blindsided by something unexpectedly out of this world. That’s why it was so special when our good friend Joe Sullivan from Mercy Wellness took us aside at last year’s Emerald Cup Harvest Ball and said, “Dudes, have you tried Moon Valley? You have to try Moon Valley.”
Leave it to Sullivan’s platinum palate … but damn if he wasn’t spot-on with his recommendation. The accomplished hash assassins at this NorCal-based hashery churn out absolute fire on the regular, and the Fruit Beer full-melt ice water hash stands out among the pack.
A blend of fresh-frozen Papaya, Starburst OG and Root Beer GMO – all house-grown in Moon Valley’s indoor, living-soil fed facility – this single-source hash is hand-paddled, using reclaimed water and ice from the facility’s HVAC system.
The result presents as cream-colored angelic fluff, delicate and brightly aromatic. Delicate is actually an understatement – as the package warns, this hash needs to be kept frozen at all times. After 10 minutes at room temperature it starts to homogenize, with the wisplike granules clinging to one another in what will eventually end up as a firm, sticks-to-everything glob of deliciousness.
In other words: This hash is for mindful connoisseurs only.
The trebly, fruity top notes make the mouth water instantly – leading to an uplifting, delicious dabbing experience. On the long, slow, savorous exhale, you’ll immediately taste the candied tropical funk of the Papaya and Starburst OG. It’s an absolute confectionary dream.
Try taking a few slow, dry pulls pre and post dab, before pulling out the mop. When we did so, we noticed distinct, undeniable sweet notes that reminded us nostalgically of Fruit Stripe gum.
Overall, it was an experience we can’t wait to repeat. Keep an eye out for this one, and anything out of the Moon Valley facility in the future. You won’t regret it.
Fruit Beer 119-90 micron Ice Water Hash
80.25% Total Cannabinoids
This article was originally published in the May 2023 issue of California Leaf.
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