If you’re normally happy rolling joints with regular blotting paper, but occasionally find yourself thinking, “Hey, this is great and all, but I really wish I could twist my weed into some cash”, then I’ve got great news for you.
While they may not offer the same wow factor as lighting a cigar with a $100 bill, Shine’s 24K gold rolling papers seem like the next best option — if you’re into that sort of thing. That’s right, you can smoke gold now. But at $55 for a pack of 12, this accessory isn’t for penny-pinchers.
I think this product is ridiculous. Few things are more pretentious than lighting real gold and smoking it. It’s expensive, ostentatious, tasteless and ultimately pointless. The papers are made of edible gold, the same stuff annoying couples order for dessert on their anniversary. And while Shine’s FAQ page proudly features a study in which rats inhaled gold nanoparticles, I just can’t imagine smoking metal could be that good for you.
Having said all that, I have to admit that the papers themselves are an objectively good product, and the gold leaf makes the rolling experience itself great. It’s smooth in your fingers and ensures even, super-clean joints. They also burn very nicely and the gold does not affect the taste of the herb in any way.
But seriously, folks. I think we may have jumped the shark here.
Cool Factor: It depends on who you are and the business you have.
practical: I think they might be the least practical item ever for sale.
Affordability: $55 for a pack of 12. That’s $4.60 per sheet, so again, it depends on who you are.
General: I reluctantly admit that they are great rolling papers. But I also condemn them forever.