Grower: Fire Farms

Rating: 4.6 (Mrs. Mendel rates it a 4.7)

We all have our preferences—mine seem to change from night to night. Sometimes my preference changes in the middle of selecting a bud. But Mrs. Mendel is more consistent, favoring strong grape odors and flavors. From the first day Fire Farms delivered their second drop of buds she was keen to try their Grapple Fritter. Grapple Fritter has a super strong sour grape and chalky candy odor—pungent almost like a fortified wine, the critically acclaimed Mogen David 20/20 (AKA Mad Dog 20/20) comes to mind.  Its odor is impossible to ignore—and like Fire Farms’ other buds—is noticeable in the next zip code.  Apple Fritter’s flavor is similarly grape, berryish and candyish with a floral aftertaste. A smooth and enjoyable flavor which is slightly less intense than the aroma, but is still heavy and delicious. The bud itself is a thing of beauty with orange hairs, crystally greens and purple hues peaking about. 

I have been informed that Grapple Fritter is considered an evenly balanced bud. But for me the bud has a strong indica lean. I admittedly smoked an enormous joint, but that joint put me into a new realm coming as close to altered perceptions as I have had with cannabis. The first hour after smoking I spent in a happy and delightfully mild trippy state, enjoying menial tasks like taking the garbage out, conversing with Mrs. Mendel, and floating around the apartment. I eventually plopped down on the couch with a bar of chocolate and mint tea, only to wake up an hour later with tepid tea and an empty wrapper. Excellent high.

As mentioned in other Fire Farms reviews, their buds are not for novices.  They smell, taste and look amazing but their highs are too intense and profound for virgins—the same goes for Grapple Fritter. But any experienced user in Thailand must try them, this is a mandatory stop on any Thai cannabis tour. After seven reviews, Fire Farms has completely reworked my rating system and elevated my expectations, they have set the bar high and are the new meter to measure against. 

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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