Product Type: Rizla in Tobacco
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Rizla Green Regular
Member Name: grown_up_girlie
Rizla Green Regular
Advantages: Readily available, strong, cut corners for ease of rolling. Smokes really well.
Disadvantages: Smoking is bad for your health!
In this day and age smoking is such an expensive addiction. It fact, itís 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 donít 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 doesnít really taste of anything, so it wonít leave a nasty taste on your tongue. The paper sticks together nicely providing you donít 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 isnít 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 doesnít produce excessive amounts of smoke; it tends to be a lot lighter than normal cigarette smoke and doesnít 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 youíve 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.
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Summary: Strong and very easy to roll with.