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Review of Special Sauce, Boax, Therapy, and Otto – Legal CBD Flower from Evansville CBD

Otto CBD Flower from Evansville CBD

Last week, I learned ( via reddit/r/CBDflower ) about a new company selling legal CBD flower called Evansville CBD.

They are currently selling the strains: Special Sauce, Boax, Therapy, and Otto. Prices are on the high end, and start at $10 for one gram and go all the way up to $200 for an ounce.

Fortunately for me, they sell a sample pack that has one gram of each strain for $40. Again. Super steep, but at least I get to try all the strains.
CBD Flower variety pack from Evansville CBD

Shopping 6/10

Ordering was ok, but paying wasn’t so smooth. As I’ve said before, payment problems are going to be common among most hemp / cannabis sellers right now. Even though these businesses are technically legal, most banks and lenders aren’t willing to provide services to them.

So I had to complete the order and then pay with Venmo. It’s a bit of an adventurous way to buy hemp to say the least.

Shipping 8/10

I ordered Sunday night, March 11th. And when I paid via venmo, but forgot to actually complete the order on the website, I immediately got an email that let me know what to do.

Actual shipping time was pretty amazing.

  • I immediately got a confirmation message via text message (had the option for email too).
  • I got a “shipped” message the next morning.
  • I got a “your order is out for delivery” message on Wednesday, March 14
  • Final “your package has been delivered” message the same day when the package arrived.

Evansville CBD shipping envelope

The package didn’t smell at all, and the shipping return name was “Evansville Cbd” with an address in Evansville Indiana. To me, this is discrete, but I understand that it might not be for others.

Evansville CBD shipping - package contents

The problem here was that the 4 1-gram packages were all stuffed into a medium, non-padded, non-corrugated cardboard envelope. This is a firm/thick stock, flat envelope with no padding at all. So even if the trip from Indiana had been the most gentile journey ever, the buds would have still gotten smushed.

Presentation 8/10

Each gram was packaged in a plain, small smell proof zipper baggie. The baggies had a simple label with a hand written strain name only. These baggies are very common (in all sizes), and seem like a really good option for freshness and odor control. They are great, but it would be nice to see some more colors and branding come in to the space.

As for the initial look at the flower, the baggies are clear, so I was able to see them all together. And my honest to goodness first reaction was actually that they all looked the same. After closer inspection, that is obviously not true, but the hazy clear plastic, combined with the way the buds were flattened kind of made them all look the same.

Special Sauce CBD Flower from Evansville CBD

Special Sauce CBD Flower from Evansville CBD

Boax CBD Flower from Evansville CBD

Boax CBD Flower from Evansville CBD

Therapy CBD Flower from Evansville CBD

Therapy CBD Flower from Evansville CBD

Otto CBD Flower from Evansville CBD

Otto CBD Flower from Evansville CBD

Testing Grade 0/10

Safety testing: No (-5)

Potency Testing: No (-3)

Terpene Analysis: No (-2)

First Smell 9/10

I opened up each baggie one at a time and gave them the initial sniff test. All of these strains smelled REALLY great. But here are some specifics.

Special Sauce: Very sweet and floral with some gas/diesel notes.
Special Sauce CBD Flower from Evansville CBD

Boax: This strain had a sweet, earthy, almost kind of tangy smell
Boax CBD Flower from Evansville CBD

Therapy: Very sweet and floral with citrus notes.
Therapy CBD Flower from Evansville CBD

Otto: Sweet, earthy with some gassy notes.
Otto CBD Flower from Evansville CBD

  • Special Sauce: Very sweet and floral with some gas/diesel notes.
  • Boax: This strain had a sweet, earthy, almost kind of tangy smell
  • Therapy: Very sweet and floral with citrus notes.
  • Otto: Sweet, earthy with some gassy notes.
Boax CBD Flower from Evansville CBD

Boax

Special Sauce CBD Flower from Evansville CBD

Special Sauce

Therapy CBD Flower from Evansville CBD

Therapy

Otto CBD Flower from Evansville CBD

Otto

Bud Quality 8/10

I’d say the bud quality for all of the strains is the same. It lost points for being flattened (bad packing) and because the trimming could have been better.

Vaping Taste 8/10

  • Special Sauce: Sweet and fruity with a bitter aftertaste . Almost like tangerine rind.
  • Boax: Very earthy and fruity tasting. Very enjoyable.
  • Therapy: Very sweet and floral with citrus notes. This one really does taste like grapefruit to me. But without the bitter taste.
  • Otto: Sweet, earthy, with citrus notes.

Effects 9/10

It’s pretty hard to distinguish the different effects here, but generally, all 4 varieties had a decent amount of CBD. Unfortunately, there was no testing information. Just the CBD percentages given in the general product descriptions (in the low teen range).

All varieties were great/ enjoyable.

Overall Value 6/10

Given the other products that are available right now, if you’re going to get more than an eighth, you’re going to get a way better value with something like Suzy Q from Tweedle Farms or Cherry Wine from CBD Hemp Direct.

I’d say this product is on par with the flower from Empire Extracts.

It’s good, but the price is steep.

Thanks everyone for reading. And as always. Thanks for reading, and be well.

— Bud

Chardonnay CBD flower from CBD Hemp Direct

12 Comments

  1. I would like to hear more about these 4 products. Particularly about the effects of each strain. Thanks.

  2. Honestly though, what is the best cbd hemp flower you have tried so far?

    • Hey, could you please answer my question about what cbd flower do you think is the best that you’ve tried so far, and how are the effects from each strain from evansvillecbd. I would appreciate it if you could give me and other people a little more info please. I’m curious about what you really think of the effects from each of the 4 strains from evansvillecbd.

  3. Can you review the otto x cherry greenhouse version by Tweedle? Would be cool to see what you think of the greenhouse version versus the outdoors one.

    • It’s on the way. The tracking says it will be delivered tomorrow. I’m really excited to see it too!

  4. I would also like to hear more about each strain, in particular which one had the best effects in your opinion and also which one was least harsh and maybe in order of harshness. I recently had tried the herbalites product and it was super harsh and almost nasty, unfortunately, so I am definitely looking for something smoother, for sure. The effects were somewhat pleasant for the first time of trying a CBD flower product, but for the next day or two I felt a sort of cough. But definitely good work on your part, keep it up!

    • Are you smoking? If so, have you considered trying a vaporizer? I only use a vaporizer, and it’s a lot easier on the lungs. I only notice things being harsh with the vaporizer if the temperature is too high.

      I saw your other comment about herbalites. I haven’t bought anything from them in a couple of months. I’ll have to do another review soon. And again, if you wouldn’t mind posting over at https://reddit.com/r/cbdflower, the group over there would be really grateful for any current info on CBD flower vendors/ products.

      • I am smoking, unfortunately, one of my downfalls. I do have a vaporizer, one from epic vapes, a very small effecient vaporizer that I use with a water pipe. I did pack a tiny amount in my vape (after smoking it) and it didn’t vape that well maybe due to a lack of trichomes, but it could have been my own fault as I may not have let the vape device warm up enough. But I was so put off by the taste and the experience of smoking it that I didn’t try to proceed vaping it.

        I just looked at the reddit site and it is super informative, I have never really used reddit but I will try to post something under my brother’s reddit name or at least have him help me so I can post the review with pictures and stuff. Again, keep up the good work! Love reading each review.

  5. Thanks for the review. We are a small operation and I will take your review into consideration as far as packaging. Branding wise I’m working on a logo and packaging. Everything takes time and money. I will check into prices to be more competitive and see about getting some other strains such as Suzie q. Thanks bud.

    • Hey! Thanks! Yours is definitely a solid product, and I suppose I shouldn’t really be complaining about prices when there are so few sellers. But I will anyway 😉

      Anyway, I really appreciate what you are doing. I believe spreading the word about this product (and supporting companies like you) is going to really help the legalization movement for illegal states.

      Thanks, and I look forward to seeing you guys grow in the future!

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