New Hol Food Vanilla: Review

This morning it happened. My vanilla Hol Food arrived!

I had recently been really missing the neutral taste of Soylent¬†when I heard that Hol Food was launching a mild vanilla so this was perfect timing.¬†The packaging is the same as the new chocolate, with those shapes that make me think of the old “Somebody That I Used To Know” Gotye music video. Regardless, everything arrived when they said it would all looks well packed as have all other packages.

Now to taste. I scooped out 2 scoops of my vanilla into my beloved shaker bottle and prepared according to the package directions by adding 350ml of water and combining. The Taste is very mild. Less sweet even than the chocolate, providing a very neutral beverage meal. Just a whisper of vanilla and a hint of bitterness/ metallic flavour. The metallic flavour is not present in the new chocolate but it is not bad at all, just noticeable. This stuff actually smells exactly like a slimmfast vanilla milkshake, if anyone has had those. The texture is smoother than any other Lent, and comparable to the texture of the new chocolate formula but perhaps a touch thinner. Less grainy even than Soylent 2.0. I must emphasize that this is actually the smoothest stuff, with zero noticeable grain whatsoever. Really good stuff though.

With all Hol Food products, I find they benefit from being prepared an hour before consumption and left in the refrigerator to become more homogenous and colder.

Nutritionally, here is what we are working with…

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My recent taste test of Jake Food has given me a newfound appreciation for this Hol Food.. Not all Lents are this delicious and definitely not all are this smooth.

OVERALL GREAT, but I prefer the new chocolate.

WATCH THE YOUTUBE VERSION OF THIS REVIEW HERE!


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Strain Report: Critical Mass CBD

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Okay so we all know CBD is amazing for our health. Smoke it, eat it, whatever, its awesome. Critical Mass CBD brings the pain relief and anxiety relief hard with a much lower mental effect from the lower THC content. This is an Indica dominant hybrid, so expect the light amount of THC buzz to be nice and relaxing while the CBD works its magic on the pain.

Boasting ><10% CBD, this strain is absolutely perfect for chronic pain sufferers and insomniacs alike.

Genetics

  • Critical Mass
  • Undisclosed Strain by CBD Crew

And the mystery behind this strain’s missing parent makes it all the more exciting.

Smell 8/10

The smell of this strain is very rustic. Think butter toffee or a loaf being baked in a country home. Cinnamon and spice notes with just a hint of citrus. Really beautiful smell

Density 9/10

One of the denser strains I have come across. There is a distinct ‘ping’ noise when it hits a hard surface like a scale. These things are rocks.

Smoke 7/10

The smoke on this strain is very smooth, especially when consumed in joint form rather than through a bong. The higher price point makes me want to sit and enjoy it, anyways. Nice pie crust sort of flavour on the finish, and I get a noticeable hint of cinnamon. Smooth asf. One of the easier smokes for sure. I have not had the pleasure of trying Critical Mass CBD in edible form (one day).

Effect 8/10

Due to its 1:1 ratio, this is not a recreational strain. The THC is super low and I barely feel it at all, but this is also due to me smoking profuse amounts daily. Tolerance for days.

Smoke this strain for pain and inflammation, as the CBD will end that shit real quick. It has the pleasant CBD effect where you can sleep, but you don’t need to by any means. Very relaxing with strong body and muscle relaxation. Do not make plans when you are smoking this, and I really only recommend using this in very small amounts when necessary medically, since it usually comes in at around $15+ per gram in Ontario dispensaries. To this day, this is the strain with the most medical potential and least recreational potential that I have ever consumed.

Overall 32/40

I recommend you seek out and purchase this strain if you seek pain relief. Not recommended for recreational use due to its high price point and low THC. This is a medical wonder strain, you could pretty much say I love it.

OOCH

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Getting Stuff Done Fast with Fiverr

I use Fiverr to get my work done all the time. From music producers to voice over actors to sketch artists, Fiverr has everything. There are many marketplaces online where you can get your work done, however, most of these marketplaces cater to only a segment or two. When you’re looking for a versatile marketplace which will help you in getting your work done quicker, Fiverr definitely stands out. There are freelancers EVERYWHERE.

When you are planning your Fiverr orders, you can be sure that you can save a significant amount of time. There are quite a few advantages of fiverr as compared to other marketplaces, such-as:

Punctuality

You can mutually decide the time with the seller. There will be a proper time at which the seller would have to abide by. This will ensure that it becomes easier for you to get the work done on time. The timing mechanism in fiverris entirely transparent. You as well as the seller will be able to see the countdown timer on a consistent basis.

Versatility of the marketplace

Moreover, whether you’re looking for a web designer or a software programmer, you will be able to find them all on fiverr. This will mean that whichever is the type of freelancer you’re looking for, you will be able to easily find him/her around fiverr. This means that you will be able to create your team and get your work done at a faster pace.

Communication

With the help of fiverr, you will be able to communicate with the sellers quite easily. This means that whenever you are having a question or query, you will be able to contact them. This will mean that there is no time wasted in communication. You can even check the average response time of the seller to figure out which of the sellers are faster to respond. This means that you will be able to easily protect the time in which the work will be done as well. As a result, when you’re looking to hire a freelancer, you will be able to do so quite easily.

Buyer Requests

There is also an awesome feature that allows buyers to post requests to all qualified sellers in a category if there is no specific gig to meet your needs! Awesome tool!

Overall, due to the versatility of features and wide array of excellent communication options, you can be sure that you will be able to save a ton of time when you’re hiring through Fiverr. Moreover, as the sellers will have to abide by the deadline which can be mutually decided, you can be sure that the work will be done on time as well. This will ensure that you do not have to worry about wasting time on Fiverr.

In fact, I even sell on Fiverr from time to time! You can check out my gigs HERE!

-OOCH

Carnival Style Cinnamon Donuts: Recipe

These little donut bites are just like the ones you can get here at The Ex in Toronto and other fall fairs. So delicious when you serve them piping hot, still a little greasy with cinnamon sugar getting stuck to your fingers. I made these the other night after getting the munchies after downing a whole bottle of wine. It. Was. The. Best.

Enjoy.

 

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 Cups Flour
  • 1/2 Cup White Sugar
  • 1 Teaspoon Baking Powder
  • 1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 1 Teaspoon Salt
  • 1/2 Cup Milk
  • 1 Egg
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Nutmeg (Optional)
  • 1 Cup of Cinnamon Sugar
  • Oil for frying

 

Method

  1. Preheat oil to 365f or until it looks hot, don’t worry yourself too much about it.
  2. Mix flour, sugar, salt, and nutmeg in a bowl. Beat in the milk, egg, and vanilla.
  3. Spoon batter in 1 Tablespoon scoops into the hot oil and fry 2-3 minutes per side, depending on how golden you like your bites.
  4. Immediately roll the donuts in the cinnamon sugar and serve warm.

 

Happy Frying,

OOCH

Strain Report: Granddaddy Purple

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GDP¬†is an amazing Indica with intense sedating effects. Huge numbers in both THC and CBD. The colour is so crazy purple to the eye you almost won’t believe it. I have had the chance to consume this strain as flower, edible, and shatter extract, and I keep coming back. As a frequent sufferer of anxiety and depression, this strain can knock me out even from the worst of times. This is so valuable to me as a heavy heavy smoker because most of the time, even the sleepiest of weeds can’t actually put me down because of my tolerance. Granddaddy P can without fail.

Genetics

  • Purple Urkle
  • Big Bud

Smell 8/10

Smells like artificial grape. It has a very sweet, sticky, ‘Big League Chew’ gum smell to it. Not unlike a Grapple, which is just the weirdest fruit. Overall this smells super sweet and of berries and grape.

Density 9/10

Always tight and uniform, I find that with a lot of ‘purple’ strains.

Smoke 7/10

The smoke is a lot. I won’t lie to you, every time I have had this strain I have been taken back by how I have to reduce my portion sizes to accommodate the thick smoke this bud provides. This is likely why it is so popular as a shatter or extract, which reduce the stress on your lungs compared to GDP bud. Be careful with your portion sizes when packing bowls.

Effect 8/10

This strain is strong, sleepy as anything. You will not do anything.

The rise is quick so be prepared, and it goes hard. I usually get pretty snacky with this one, but due to its sedating effects it usually is more of an in bed binge followed by a long nap. An excellent choice for people who suffer from anxiety and need nighttime relief. Very drowsy. Do not smoke this unless you want to sleep, IMO. I don’t recommend if you are seriously depressed, this doesn’t help that at all.

As An Edible 8/10

As an edible this strain is even more potent than when smoked. Do not eat this strain unless you are an experienced user or are very careful with your dosing.

As an edible this strain is great for sleep due to its high content of both THC and CBD. Expect GDP edibles to rise slightly faster than usual edibles or oils.

Overall 40/50

I recommend you seek out and purchase this strain if you need help sleeping. This is a great strain for sleep but also a very one trick pony.

OOCH

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Review: New Hol Food Chocolate Formula/ Rebrand

Here is a comprehensive review of the updated Hol Food Chocolate formula.

….And here is my new shipment!

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Okay, so I have been bugging the¬†Hol Food¬†customer service a lot this week. After placing my first order I got it almost instantly, so obviously I quickly ordered again. Likely due to this formula changeover, this time it took 5 business days to ship HALF of my order, only the new chocolate sans my vanilla. The vanilla, according to their customer service, is still filling and won’t be ready to ship until early next week… But like then why are they selling it now? …bruh.

So now a bit more than a week later, here we stand, new Hol Food in hand. Lets see how it compares to the old stuff.

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Photo: The old, much more rustic packaging. The new tubs are much more modern and are now able to ship without getting chocolate dust all over the box.

So I moved my cats, opened the new white tub and made my Hol Food. The paper seal was unsealed on the top but it took me a second to fight off the lid so I am not certain that damage wasn’t me, also if not I’m sure I’ll live. The scoop may be slightly smaller than previous formula. This new formula smells a lot like a Soylent¬†product, but I can’t put my finger on what it is.

I make mine in a blender, since the last formula was so lumpy. This one is NOT LUMPY AT ALL.¬†The flavour is very similar to the older Hol Food with its unsweetened cocoa taste, but the texture is NEXT LEVEL. So smooth. The taste is maybe a bit milder, actually, but not much. I do think there’s a reason they are calling this the “Smoothest Lent Ever” in their Reddit Ad. Very creamy, more ‘gooey’ than the first formula and not chalky at all. Last batch was chalky as hell. I don’t even think I need to blend this new formula, and I can probably just shake it in a mason jar. This method did not work for me with the old formula because of the sand like grit at the bottom- glad this is gone now. This new stuff is like freaky smooth.

This formula is MUCH more filling than the last formula. Previously I could chug a whole meal and move on, this one slows me down to sipping about half way. This is likely due to the increased protein content in the new formula, going from 30g-35g of protein per serving.

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Nutritionally this is WAY different than the last Hol Food. Each meal boasting only 400 Calories in stead of the previous 500 calories. And all of the vitamins and minerals are in varying amounts, unlike the old formula which was 25% down the board. I wonder what this means for how many meals I am supposed to eat? If I eat 4 that 1600 calories but way over on Vitamin A, magnese, copper, and vitamin E, but slightly under on everything else.

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I’m probably just going to do four a day though, I could use a little calorie reduction lately.

Heres a comparison:

Product            Taste       Texture        Shipping            Price

New Form. ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†8.5/10 ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†10/10 ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† 5/10 ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ūüôā

Old Form. ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† 8/10 ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†7/10 ¬† ¬† 9/10 (on that order) ¬† ¬† ¬†ūüôā

Soylent Cocoa ¬† 7/10 ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†9/10 ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†10/10 ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ūüė¶

 

This page will be updated as I continue to consume this product all week.

All in all, this formula is a serious step up from the last one. So much so that I will continue to put my shipping differences aside and keep ordering because this product is really delicious. I am pumped up to try the vanilla when it finally arrives! If you are not impatient with shipping I highly, highly recommend this product.

Thanks for reading,

OOCH

Also, be sure to check back here to OochCo tomorrow to see my comprehensive review of the Jake Food Starter Pack.


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Strain Report: Sugar Shack

Sugar Shack is an Indica dominant hybrid boasting a strangely sedating creativity and crazy munchies. As a sufferer of anxiety and depression hardcore, this strain provides times of quiet clarity when they are most needed.

Genetics

  • Northern Lights #1
  • Hawaiian

Smell 7/10

This strain has a sweet, forest smell. Pine and Spruce tree aromas, and an almost honey like sweetness in the aroma.

Density 9/10

As with all cannabis, it depends on the grower what your buds are going to look like. In general though this is a nice dense strain. I have personally purchased a single bud weighing in at 40 grams, all tightly packed and beautiful.

Smoke 7/10

Sweet, but a very rich, lung-cramping smoke. Be careful with your portion sizes when packing bowls. Even as a seasoned user I have pushed myself to wheezing with this strain.

Effect 8/10

This strain is strong as heck, sleepy as anything, and super creative. The rise is quick so be prepared, but once you are up it is very sooth and mellow. I have never noticed dry mouth or eyes from this strain. An excellent choice for people who suffer from anxiety and depression and need nighttime relief. Very drowsy, it’ll kick your ass.

There is a very weird duality with this strain because it makes me feel like creating music but also really knocks me out so I end up in this strange place where I create amazing sounds that make no sense.

Expect to have a massive creative rampage ending in a long nap.

As An Edible 8/10

As an edible this strain is even more potent than when smoked. Do not eat this strain unless you are an experienced user or are very careful with your dosing.

Overall 40/50

I highly recommend you seek out and purchase this strain. A beautiful addition to your pantry, this strain gives you creative clarity while preparing you for the nap of a lifetime.

OOCH

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