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Wella little bit more than you thought, i have been a user of rizla now for about 10 years, and i have started to be able to tell large differences between papers, green paper (thick papers but not the thickest) tend to desguise the taste of what you are smoking and replace it with a papery taste ( im assuming this is just down to the thickness of the sheets).
But taste isnt the only diffence green papers have cut corners, and are very easy to roll with as they do not rip as easily as other colours of paper.
greens allow me to smoke with out the use of a filter or roach, as they hold there shape towards the mouth end of you smoke, where as a thinner papper will become wet, mishapen and harder to smoke through.
all in all greens are good but nothing will disguise the papery tast when smoking, and i find this taste can often make my belly turn.
Taste 4/10 ease of rolling 9/10
I buy these Rizla frequently from the shop, they usually cost around 30p per packet and you get 40 papers in each packet, although I have never actually counted them as I have been using them. The papers are easy to take out of the packet and they are folded in the packet so that when you take one paper out the rest will stay in the packet so as not to have them loose all over. When you get to the last 10 papers left you get a red piece of paper that tells you there is only 10 remaining which I find handy unless it is late at night and I am running out loll.
The Rizla are easy to use but I will say they are only easy if you know how to roll your cigarettes if you don't know this then you would struggle anyway, however you can buy rolling machines that will roll your cigs for you.
The papers are pretty thick so they will not rip easily when making your cigs. The gum on the papers stick really well and do not come undone. The papers smoke really well as long as you have made a decent roll up. These papers I would highly recommend as they are the best U have used.
Green Rizlas are special in that the edges of one side have little corners cut out. Some people are confused as to what difference this makes. To answer this simple, it makes rolling easier! When you fold the paper around the filter or roach (depending on your preference) you will find that you can achieve a much tighter wrap and an altogether improved smoking experience.
I would recommend this particular variety of rizla to all novice rollers as its great to practise with.. And if you muck up, you still get a half decent rollie out of it :)
Rizla claims that different varieties produce different amounts of ash, but in my experience, this isn't necessarily true nor noticeable. to be perfectly honest, they all produce the same amount of ash, and if that is the deciding factor of which brand you choose, I suggest you do something more with your life!
Green papers are also quite thick, again making it easier for novice rollers to roll
All in all, rizla produce great papers, and green is enjoyable for both novice as well as experienced rollers and smokers!
If you are fortunate enough to be reading this and not really know what RIZLA are used for, then I will very briefly explain. For those people who don't want to spend their life savings on cigarettes and prefer the purer and less chemically taste of actual tobacco, they roll up their own cigarettes. These Rizlas are a very important component in the process. If you look at a straight, there is an outer layer of paper which contains the cigarette, and this is the job of rizlas. They come in packs of 50, and have different thickness levels, depending on what taste you prefer, and rolling ability you have. I have always smoked rollies, and hence have always used rizlas.
The green rizlas are the most common that I use. They are the thicker thickness papers, as opposed to the blues. In this way, they are easier to roll with, seeing as they don't rip so often. The blues do have a better taste in general, however I prefer the ease of rolling.
The pack is very small and well designed, and one of my favourite things about it is the "you've got 10 left!" signs that pop out when you are running out. They cost around 30p for 50 leaves, which is very cheap.
Rizla seem to have a monopoly on the market, and dominate the cigarette rolling industry. I am a loyal customer, and don't think I will be using any alternative (not that I could name one) in the near future.
Rizla green are the standard papers which are used for rolling cigarettes with. They are medium weight which means that they are fairly easy to roll with whilst at the same time, they still burn at a constant rate and do not go out easily. They are slightly unhealthier however, as you will be burning more paper whilst smoking but, at the end of the day, you smoke anyway which is bad enough for your health.
Also, they have cut corners which is designed to make rolling the cigarette easier although, i have never actually had any trouble with rolling with other papers. A packet will contain 50 rizla papers which is standard as most types of rolling papers come in 50's.
In terms of how much they cost, a single pack of green rizla will put you back about 23-30p but you can buy 5 packets for 92p at places such as Tesco, or, if you really want a large quantity of these papers you can buy them for around £15 for 100 packets at any wholesaler or online vendor.
There are some problems with these papers however;
Firstly, do not leave them in a moist area as they will stick together and you will be left with all your papers sticking together. This is SOOOOOOO annoying.
Also, as of late, i have noticed that the general quality of the rizla green papers has been deteriorating and, the stick has not been as good on some of my papers, as well as the cut corners being not very well cut off.
Despite the criticisms i feel that overall these papers are an excellent choice for someone who is starting to roll as, personally i find them the easiest to roll with. They might not be the smoothest or healthiest smoke but, they do the job. However, if you want a better smoke i would reccomend that you try rizla blue, silver or, if you can get hold of them, white rizla (they are my favourite personally).
I can't believe the quality of writing on this subject, well done. However I must take issue with the number of people smoking green papers, switch to blue and you will never have to taste paper smoke again.nick
Being somewhat bored and at a complete loss as to what to write about I reached as usual for my 'baccy and Rizla papers.
I started rolling my own years ago for the simple reason smoking is a bloody expensive habit, I dread to think what my parents must spend buying ciggies as my mum alone can get through a pack of 20 in a day. Personally I prefer to roll my own for a few reasons Price included.
There's a few different brands of rolling papers Rizla / Swan / ZigZag but I generally use the Green regular Rizla papers, available from a local shop or supermarket near you for 20 something pence a pack....or better from the local pound shop at 5 for a quid. Or you could buy in boxes of 100 packs from eBay or wholesale places.
Upon reading the back of the packet (I did mention I was bored didn't I?) I noticed the Rizla website and went for a look-see. The website is actually quite good and I recommend checking it out - that is if you smoke roll-ups already and have nothing better to do - it's not a life changing experience or anything but it is quite funky.
Rizla actually has a wide range of rolling papers, normal and *ahem* 'king size' for well...larger cigerettes ?
My other half also uses Rizlas but he prefers the Black/Brown Liquorice ones....which if you've ever wondered do taste a bit like Liquorice when you lick to stick them and add a certain 'flavour' and smell to your smoke, not that keen myself but OK now and then - any papers will do if I've run out of my usual ones -. Had to resort to Red Rizla the other day which are a bit 'thinner' than my usual Green ones. Checking out the website there's also yellow packs but they won't tell where to find them....which made me want them. If you find some - I want some !!
There are supposedly 100 papers in a packet but I've never felt the urge to count them and it would be a waste of a perfectly good pack of papers.
A Rizla paper measures 7cm long and 3.5cm wide...and have a crease in the middle one side is 'gummed' and the other has cut corners which is good for 2 reasons: It makes it easy to see which side is which and is supposed to make it easier to roll.
Well they roll OK, burn OK and generally do the job I prefer the Green regular Rizlas as I find Red, Blue and White Rizla are to thin....and Liquorice ones are OK occasionally but not all the time.
My tobacco would be pretty useless without a packet of rolling papers. I don't recommend starting smoking to discover the joys of Rizlas. That said if you DO smoke then I would recommend giving roll-ups a go and not just because they're cheaper.
I honestly believe while smoking is bad for me, smoking roll-ups is a bit less bad. Most rolling papers are similar but Rizla is the best known brand...when someone runs out and asks for a paper it's always "have you got a Rizla ?" regardless of the brand of papers you may be using, "Rizla" have done the ultimate in becoming a shorter name for rolling papers.
I don't like the way pre-made cigarettes burn so fast and easy - beware cheap import smokes too - take a couple of drags and they disappear, blink and they've burnt away to ash. I can have a 'normal' fag and 2 minutes later find still want a smoke, and I find after a week of shop-bought 'proper-cigs' I end up with a sore throat and regular headaches.
Smoking roll-ups satisfies my inner nicotine demon, saves me money and I guess saves other people suffering the wrath of a smoke-free me so... Hooray for Rizla papers !!
If you want to check it out heres the website: www.Rizla.com
(innovations and downloads is quite amusing)
Thanks for reading,
You can find me and my scribblings elsewhere.
Whilst trying to stop smoking well at least cut down a bit, I decided to go back onto the roll ups. Roll Ups for those who are fortunate enough to have never tried smoking and hence never take up the evil habit Are hand made cigarettes that you roll yourself using tobacco and cigarette papers, and if like me you are a little inept at that then a rolling machine as well.
There are several types of cigarette papers on the market and there really isn't too much to choose between them, however I have always used Rizla papers and the green one's are my preferred type from there extensive range. There are 100 papers in each packet of papers and they are interwoven pretty much in the same way that paper towels are. They cost in the region of 22p per pack and are readily available in most good tobacconists where loose tobacco is sold. A good bargain on these papers can usually be had a most markets where a pack of 12 packets can be purchased for around a quid.
The papers are rectangular in shape with the dimensions of 7cm long and 3.5 cm, they are folded in the middle. The bottom edge of the paper has the corners trimmed which makes the cigarette easier to roll especially if you are using a rolling machine. The top edge of the paper is gummed along it's length so that on completion of rolling the gummed edge can be licked and pressed on the cigarette to complete the manufacture. The different colours of packet signify the thickness of the paper. The green ones are quite thin and you can almost see through them, but they are for their thinness quite strong which is an obvious requirement considering the possible punishment they might encounter. They burn well which is another advantage since I have purchased cheap papers which were not so good at keeping alight.
As far as im concerned, green Rizla's are an emergency paper only, they're just too heavy for my liking, not to mention rough on the throat. Not only this but they really dont taste great either. However i do agree they are good to learn to roll with. On the whole though, it's silver Rizla's all the way for me!
In this day and age smoking is such an expensive addiction. It fact, its so expensive nowadays that I refuse to buy normal cigarettes unless I really have to. At an average of £5 for a pack of 20 cigarettes there is no way I can justify that amount on my nicotine addiction (No sarcastic comments regarding my health please).
If you roll your own cigarettes, be it using a rolling machine or by hand then obviously you need a good strong paper to hold the tobacco. Hand rolling is somewhat of an art-form and is very tricky to do especially to the novice so it is very important that you have the right paper when rolling. Any person, who regularly rolls their own, will have a preference of paper and they know what they like and dislike.
What I look for when choosing a paper:
I think there are several important factors when choosing a regular paper to roll with. For me, these factors to consider are the weight of the paper, how well it sticks and strength. Cost also plays a small part but seeing as you can buy them in bulk it is not really worth mentioning.
Rizla Green Regular
Packets of Rizla Green regular are sold in small toughened paper booklets that are green in colour and each contains 50 toughened papers. The packet size is not much bigger that the average packet of stick type chewing gum, so they are very convenient to carry.
Each individual paper is of medium weight and each is lined at the edge with gum arabic for licking and then sticking the paper together. Rizla Green regular have cut corners which aid the art of rolling, making them ideal for people who dont roll often and/or may find it difficult.
When making a roll up with Rizla Green regular, the paper sits comfortably between your fingers and does not cause any friction when rolling the 2 side ends together. The paper grips in your fingers nicely and unlike some other branded papers does not slip about (Therefore ruining your hand made ciggy).
As far as taste goes, the gum arabic doesnt really taste of anything, so it wont leave a nasty taste on your tongue. The paper sticks together nicely providing you dont put too much saliva onto it when licking it. If you do accidentally over lick the paper then it will cause the paper to un-stick and go onto falling apart. This happens with any paper though so isnt a specific problem with Rizla Green regular.
Once you have made your perfect roll-up and have lit it carefully, you will find that it burns well. Whilst smoking, it doesnt produce excessive amounts of smoke; it tends to be a lot lighter than normal cigarette smoke and doesnt linger in the air as long either. This obviously comes down to the combination of tobacco and papers used, but as a general rule, smoking roll-ups with Rizla Green regular makes the smoke much less thick and smelly than normal cigarette smoke.
Where To Buy & Cost Of Rizla Green Regular
The Rizla brand is the most common and most readily available rolling papers on the market. They offer a variety of papers that range in size, colour, taste, smell and weight.
You can purchase Rizla Green regular and others in their range at most supermarkets, petrol stations and smaller shops. On average for a single packet of Rizla Green you will pay around 20 pence per a packet.
At some stockists you can purchase them in multi pack boxes of 5 x 50 papers and obviously work out a bit cheaper when doing so. A packet of these, are really convenient for a roll your own smoker to have around seeing as there is nothing worse than sitting here late of night and running out.
A small note: If you are a certain type of visitor that would take great pride in visiting a place like Amsterdam for the smoking advantages/laws, then you may find that Rizla Green King Size papers are what youve been looking for. They offer all of the above advantages of smoking but are bigger in size.
So some may view smoking roll-ups as being less than attractive but if you must smoke and do roll your own the Rizla Green regular papers are perfect to carry out the job. I love Rizla Green regular papers and as long as I roll my own I will be buying these. They offer me everything I look for in a rolling paper and just to add to it are useful for cleaning trapped dirt from the underneath of my flute keys so are an added bonus.
For further information on Rizla Green and other products in the Rizla range then you can log onto the website:
I do enjoy the sensation of having something smooth and silken to roll between my fingers. As my thumb and fingertips gently grip it, slowly moving back and forth, I get a feel for its bulk and calibre. My years of experience tell me whether it’s just the right thickness, and as I lower my lips towards it, a sense of anticipation runs through me as my tongue slides slowly along its length. If it's too thin, I know that true satisfaction is unlikely to be forthcoming. Too thick and it’ll be far too difficult to suck. Rolling a hand-made cigarette is almost an art form and there’s something immensely satisfying about producing the perfect rollie that only a fellow hand-roller would understand. Rizla Green are a medium weight hand rolling paper that are sold in booklets of 50, and for years they were my papers of choice. I’d tried a couple of others, but these were just the right weight to roll smoothly in the hand and the angled corners made the process a little easier, something that would be especially handy for those who’ve never hand rolled before. However, Rizla Greens have recently become a rather doleful story. The first thing I noticed was that those handy little corners were becoming inconsistent. Sometimes only one corner would be cut and now and then there would be no cuts at all. At first I thought I’d just bought a pack from a bad batch that had somehow slipped past the keen observation of the quality control people (do they really have people looking at every paper that comes out of the machines?) but when subsequent faulty packs turned up, I started to wonder whether my faithful papers were on a downhill slide and about to lose their previous quality for good. I figured I could live with it though. The cut-offs weren’t that important to me anymore. I could’ve switched to Rizla Orange, which are basically the same papers but without the cut-offs, or even Rizla Blue,
which are lightweight and self extinguishing. But I’m very much a creature of habit, inclined to stick with what I know even though the advertising industry are constantly throwing alternatives at me (although not in the case of smoking paraphernalia of course, because there are lots of regulations around that these days) and continued to buy Rizla Green. I started to hear other complaints though. Several people had said that Rizla seemed to have reduced either the amount or the quality of the gum arabic they use. That’s the stuff you lick to seal the paper, in case you really don’t know. I hadn’t noticed myself, and thought perhaps I’d either been very lucky whenever I bought my papers, or that my licking skills were above theirs. Maybe I left just the right amount of saliva along the edge, or perhaps it could even be the speed at which I moved my tongue, or how quickly I rolled after dampening the gum. I’d never made any close study of their rolling expertise, or lack of it, and quite honestly, if they couldn’t roll a decent fag, that was hardly my problem. In fact, I felt quite self-satisfied that I, the queen of the rollie, wasn’t experiencing similar problems. But then disaster struck. Half way through a nicely built roll-up, the paper came unstuck and tobacco, with its glowing end, fell all over me. I burnt my blouse and yelled a few unsavoury words, mostly aimed at the Rizla company. Then it happened again. And again. Ok, maybe it was a faulty pack. They were binned and I dived into my handbag for another pack. Damn! Same problem! Obviously, they were a bad batch. I’d bought several packs at the same shop and would undoubtedly need to bin them all. A few weeks passed without any problems. Then it happened again. Just as I went to light my stick of nicotine and tar, the paper slowly began to unroll. What on earth was happening? Was I losing my technique? <br
>Quite honestly, I don’t think so. I’ve been using Rizlas for about 18 years, and believe me, I roll lots of them every day, far too many really, and until now, I’ve never experienced problems. Sure, there are times when I’ve made a right balls up of it, but I’ve known that it’s been my fault; I’ve made them too wet, or not quite wet enough. What’s happening these days is different. I just know I’m not doing anything different to the way I have during all those years of rolling, and I’m left with no doubt in my mind that they just don’t have the same sticking quality anymore. One friend uses a rolling machine, and is also experiencing the same problems. In fact, she was amongst the first to start complaining about it. So even when an equable amount of pressure is applied along the length of the paper, they can’t be relied upon to do the job they’re intended for. Whether the Rizla people are trying to save money by cutting back on the amount of gum they use, or whether the gum just isn’t up to it’s previous standard anymore, I really couldn’t say, but that something has happened, that much I’m certain of. I’m just not satisfied with them anymore. From now on, whenever a choice is available, I shall be using Swan. They may not feel quite as smooth as Rizla, but the burn rate seems to be about the same and, more importantly, they stick. There are worse papers out there too, but until Rizla pull their socks up and start producing papers of their earlier, consistent high quality, they can go take a running jump as far as I’m concerned. And I’ve told them so too! ~~+~~+~~
Now then what can a say about Rizla except utter dog wipe. I am not a big fan of the rizla rolling paper, although i can say they do what they are supposed to do, but for what alot of people use them for (waccy baccy) they aren't very good at all. Most people would think that rizla are the best brand of rolling papers out there well in a sense they are right and wrong. They are right because rizla generally taste nice when smoking, roll easily with no friction and they stick very nicely when making a ONE paper rolly, but if you are like be, and like your rollies made with THREE skins and with some well special ingredients then these are the worst papers you can use. When using one they stick perfectly fine hence ;they do what they are supposed to' but when using more then one a major problem arises they just don't want to stick at all, and the gum dries very very quickly making it hard to line papers up. This can be a nsty thing and its very frustrating when you use rizla and they don't stick. Now rizla would be the best skin ever if only the gum was a bit more how do we say potent. If rizla had the gum of say Zig Zag then they would be the ultimate rolling papers, but oh no they have crappy gum that never sticks. Which is why i don't like them, if you smoke one paper rollies they are perfectly reasonable, if you use more than one skin, avoid them at all costs, unless you are gagging and can't egt anything else.
Rizla green used to always be the papers I went for if I wanted to roll my own. I did of course try others but Rizla green were always the best papers to use in my opinion. They were easier to use for rolling ie. easier to keep together and were better papers for smoking. They cost a good 20p unless they've went up recently and they're worth every penny if you like to roll. They're convenient too as you can just tear so of the packaging to make a roach. What's a roach??!! Are you crazy, a roach is just a little cardboard you stick in the front of the cigarette. It's like a filter only it doesn't filter anything it just stops the cigarette from closing on the end where you take draws. So many nights have I spent in the eternal bliss smoking the w*** that free's us all through mighty green rizla's. I've never been to paradiso, but let us both endure hell and purgatory and we'll meet at the gates of heaven ready to complete our lives. I love to escape with d*** filled rizla's, lets ride to the moon and trip until we die. Christian Barron©2001 That was my short poem involving green rizla's hope you all liked it. If you're all wondering what it says on the Rizla green packs I'll tell you. On one side it says, "Cut corners for ease of rolling - Medium weight" and on the other side it reads, "Finest quality gummed papers". They are of course the finest quality papers and the best for making cigarettes with.