Kong OG (Indica)
Strain: Kong OG
Producer: Church of Walnut
Contributor: Michael Avalos
Kong OG (Indica)
We’ve said it before, and we’ll say it again -- we’ll purchase any strain that has a name related to monkeys, gorillas, or any other primate. And since this strain is claiming to be the OG Kong, we wanted to see if it would be a worthy successor to the true “OG Kong”, featured in the 1933 film King Kong. Would this strain be the equivalent of a cinematic classic? There was only one way to find out.
The original King Kong was in black and white, but this flower sure isn’t. That’s a great thing, too, because it’s got a really wonderful look and color.
The leaves on this plant range from dark to light green, with lots of variation to be found on the pods. The orange tendrils burst out of the surface, and there’s a good amount of white fuzz covering the leaves - especially the longer ones that stick out from the pack like a teenager’s messy hair.
Based on our last visit to the zoo, we speculate that a giant, prehistoric ape like King Kong wouldn’t smell very good, at all. But this strain has a delightfully non-monkey smell to it.
There’s a very earthy quality to this flower, with a harsh, bitter twist to the end of the aroma. It reminded us a little bit of super-glue or epoxy, and that very strong, chemically smell that accompanies those adhesive products. While that might not sound like the best endorsement, you’ll have to trust us that it actually was quite pleasant. Or better yet, find out for yourself.
This smoke carries a very neutral taste. While it doesn’t remind us of much, it’s also not heavy (or dirty) enough to linger or leave much of an aftertaste. It’s pleasant and enjoyable to puff on.
Much like the taste of the smoke, this strain had a very neutral effect on us that we, nonetheless, found refreshing. It will be hard to not sound like an old-fashioned cigarette ad when talking about Kong OG, but we found this smoke to be smooth, refreshing, and relaxing. We’d call this Indica-lite, since we were feeling a head buzz, along with a heaviness behind the eyes, but it wasn’t dragging us down nor making us sleepy.
We enjoyed the sensation so much, we felt like we could chain-smoke this strain all afternoon.
King Kong is a five-star movie, and this is a four-star strain of marijuana. It’s got a pleasant and enjoyable effect that is smooth and calming with good flavor. It doesn’t overwhelm you, and for an Indica, it falls onto the lighter side of the spectrum.
Just like viewing a movie from the 1930s, this is a perfectly enjoyable strain if you have the right expectations going into it.
We don’t believe in divine intervention, but we believe that upending expectations isn’t always a bad thing. If it wasn’t for local law enforcement raiding that illegal shop, we never would have found this amazing place -- the Church of Walnut.
So thank you, local law enforcement. For once, you’ve done a good thing.
Kong OG (Indica) - $10/g, $30/8th
1575 E. Walnut St
Pasadena, CA 91106
Phone number: (626) 723-5520
Hours: 8am - 12am, 7 days a week
Sometimes, life throws you a curveball. And other times, that curveball is thrown by the police department.
We were in Pasadena not too long ago, and we were looking to buy some bud. On a friend’s recommendation, we wanted to check out this one shop off Walnut Street. But, when we got there, we found it boarded up. Posted flyers informed us that this shop had been raided for operating illegally. While they might have gotten what was coming to them, this was, nonetheless, a heartbreaking turn of events. I mean, what were we supposed to do now?
Thankfully, using our handy smartphones, we located another dispensary that was within a few blocks of this newly-raided one. And boy, oh boy, we were glad that first one got raided, because it pointed us towards one of our new favorite shops in Southern California known as, the Church of Walnut.
Unlike most of the dispensaries we find, this one was located on the side of a large warehouse that seemed divided between several different businesses. We followed a few signs with arrows pointing us to the entrance. We entered the waiting room, which was big and bright with plenty of plants.
Not only was this location well-decorated, it actually felt comfortable - like a place we wouldn’t mind spending some time in. After being entered into their system, we took a short walk through a dark hallway, and ended up in the showroom.
This might be the biggest showroom we’ve ever seen. It’s huge. To your right, there’s display cases. To your left, a seating area full of plush leather couches and armchairs. Plus, a collection of folding chairs were there, too, all arranged to be facing a makeshift podium. Was this actually a church?
As we waited in line for our turn, we could definitely see ourselves worshipping here. This place had all the heavenly goodness for sale to help us feel blessed -- namely, Indica, Sativa, and Hybrid flowers, pre-rolls, edibles, concentrates, vapes, and CBD products.
For our initial offering from this shop, we decided to follow our bliss and chose a strain with a name that’s near and dear to our hearts (sort of). That flower is: Kong OG.
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