Grower: Santi Organic

Rating: 4.4 leaves

Santi Organic is new to these pages and to these lungs, and Banana Daddy is my first interaction with their flowers. Banana Daddy definitely makes a positive first impression with fragrant tropical candy odors emanating from the bag, with added sourness and gassiness once broken up which then dominate upon being ground. That candy tropical flavor and gassiness carries forward into the flavor of the smooth smoke which develops an earthy sweet nuttiness as it burns down. The bud itself is covered in different green hues, oranges, and purples—it has a nice springiness and is dried and cured to my liking. This is a high quality bud. 

Banana Daddy has a peaceful and euphoric effect. After smoking the bud my mind was clear, my mood was elevated and I was giggly, content, engaged, creative, and still chill and relaxed. Fully capable but also fully laid back. An excellent bud for an experienced user—and a fine bud for the sparing use of a novice user. This is an excellent social bud—great for a Friday night with friends.

I should address the rating of this flower as well. I had previously reviewed Banana Daddy in November. I loved it and gave it a super high rating. I also loved this flower and truth be told, it is superior to the original Banana Daddy reviewed. However, the market has improved and the quality of flower in our market today is just so much higher than what was available in November. The rating system which I use is reflective of the standards of the market here in Thailand today—as quality increases across the board, good flowers will receive a lower numerical value. To be completely honest, I really hate giving a numerical value to flowers—but there seems to be a certain demand and hunger for a number associated with a flower. If you really want to know about my own personal thoughts and reactions to any certain flower, then read the words. The number will only get you so far.

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Mendel Menachem

Mendel Menachem is a curious and well-known cannabis commentator in Thailand, with a particular focus on locally grown flowers and their growers. His unwavering support for the local industry has earned him widespread respect within the Thai cannabis community. Mendel also regularly reviews cannabis from throughout the country, which he expertly reviews thanks to his renowned palate. Follow him on Instagram