NARRATION:

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ANALYSIS:
Product: Savory Food, “Takai Ramen Noodles Soup” Chicken Flavored  (edible)

Type: Hybrid

Genotype:  N/A   Not a strain-specific product.     

Manufactured By: Nature's Grace & Wellness

Purchased On: 12/28/2017​

Manufactured On:
09/08/2017​

Packaged On:
11/17/2017​

Purchase Price:
$22, + tax

NOTE:
I do not identify dispensaries in my reviews. However, if you want to know the shop that's offering this pricing, I will provide it to anyone who requests it.  

Ingredients & Nutritional Facts:





























Cannabinoids Profile: THCa 40.8mg; THC 50mg; CBDa 0mg; CBD 0mg (LK Pure Labs)


Notice that in addition to 50mg of activated THC, there is also 40.8mg of non-activated THCa included in this product. THCa converts to THC at 220F/104C through a chemical process called “decarboxylation”. Since water boils at 212F/100C, under normal preparation of this ramen there is no risk of this 40.8mg of THCa converting to active THC and almost doubling your dose by accident! By the way, THCa has its own medicinal benefits.


TIP: To learn how you can use this cannabinoids data to better your health, see the Cannabinoids Library.


Characteristics: The noodles are exactly like the instant ramen you see in the grocery store.

Flavor Profile: This product comes in Beef or Chicken. The flavor was outstanding. Unlike the typical, nasty, over-salted ramen flavor concoctions, this chicken flavor was perfectly balanced, flavorful and tasted like a quality chicken broth. The noodles were substantial and did not lose their shape or texture.  

Dosage Taken: 35mg THC (4.76g of Seasoning)

Instead of taking the full 50mg THC dose, I wanted to take a 35mg THC dose. To do that, I had to calculate how much of the flavor packet to use since the THC is in the flavoring. I used a small digital scale to measure weight. Here’s how I did it:

Seasoning Total Weight: 6.8g or 6800mg         Total THC in Flavoring: 50mg

6800mg 
÷  50mg  =  1mg of THC per 136mg of Seasoning

136mg Seasoning  X  35 (desired dosage of THC in mg)  =  4760mg or 4.76g of Seasoning

Therefore, I used 4760mg or 4.76g of Seasoning to achieve my desired dose of approximately 35mg of THC.


Time Elapsed Before Feeling Effects: 1 hour  15 minutes

Total Duration of Effects:
3 hours  00 minutes

Effects:
For me, the effects felt like an even split hybrid that seemed to lean ever so slightly to the Sativa end of the spectrum. The effects did feel like they were at the appropriate potency for a 35mg dose of THC. The onset was a little slow, taking a solid 90 minutes for me to start feeling the high. The effects were not as flat as the Pretzel Nugs I had recently. A body relaxation rounds things out at the end. A pleasant, sustained set of effects. 

NOTE:
To be equitable, effects and potency are assessed within the context of a 35mg THC dose only, not whether 35mg is therapeutically strong enough or not for the reviewer.     

Potency Scale for Experienced Imbibers: 

I DID NOT TAKE THE FULL 50MG DOSE. At the 35mg dose that I took, the high peaked at the middle of Moderate.  






IMPORTANT: The effects, duration and peak times will vary from patient to patient, sometimes significantly. The effects described in this review will not necessarily always reflect the experiences of others. Please be responsible when using edibles. The #1 reason for a bad experience is being impatient and over-medicating. For more information, see About Edibles and How to Safely Consume Them.

May Help With:
Helped with mood and creativity. May also help with depression, low energy, some mild body aches  (and more)

Rating: 4.5/5
As with all the Nature’s Grace edibles I’ve tried, this ramen can also stand alone as a high quality food product. As a medible, it’s an excellent, unique offering. 


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RPT SUMMARY:
And remember, the next time you turn around, turn around again ...'cause I’ll be there.

-Officer Dick Downey, Badge #710



Chicken Flavored Ramen 50mg: 

image showing the Japanese lettering for the word Ramen
product packaging. a vacuumed packed four inch by four inch orange and black pouch.
product photo. an overhead shot of a bowl of cooked ramen garnished with scallions. A black and red ornate set of chop sticks sits across the top of the bowl and the bowl is sitting on a brown, rattan place mat.

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Case: Chicken Flavored Ramen 50mg (Edible)  

 

File Date: 01/17/2018


Case No: 0169

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