Product Type: Rizla in Tobacco
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Rizla Red King Size
Member Name: salgirl
Rizla Red King Size
Date: 30/05/01, updated on 30/05/01 (225 review reads)
Advantages: Top quality rolling papers
A symbol of endurance in a popular pastime, Rizla have been in the business of making cigarette rolling papers since 1796.
That's 205 years in which to have got their product right, the packaging immediately recognisable and knowing their market place.
Rizla are known and beloved by a wide range of smokers. They produce papers of differing weight and flavour, doing their bit to help enhance the enjoyment of the act of smoking.
Red covers mean that this is a medium weight paper.
Being a smoker myself who has resorted to rolling my own, I can speak with authority when I say that these are the easist rolling papers to use. I appreciate that the thought of a female smoking roll-ups isn't all that a pleasant one. Hence buying the large variety of paper. It looks a little less unsightly than shoving the small and scrawny ciggies in your mouth, (and wearing a flat cap would complete the picture).
Being that bit stronger in it's make-up, the paper is less inclined to tear as easily, nor does it tend to stick to fingers - a particularly annoying habit with the blue papers, as you tend to 'ping' the tobacco across the floor, leaving the empty paper dangling uselessly from your index finger.
The paper moves easily against itself when you're in the action of bedding down the tobacco (making the baccy into a sausage shape by gentle pressure between the thumbs and index finger and rolling the tobacco inside the paper) which means that the resulting ciggie is sufficiently tightly rolled.
If the paper isn't wrapped tightly enough, this can result in cigges that spill the contents as soon as you pick it up. And if that's not embarrasing enough, in loosely rolled ones, the paper burns away from the tobacco leaving you to rip it quickly away from the face as the flames race towards your mouth, and a droopy finger of baccy is left totally unburned.
The gum is strong and you don't
have to drench the papers with spit to get them to stick properly, which is also a blessing as a damp roll-up will burn everywhere else except for the wet strip where you've vainly tried to get it to hang together.
There are 25 papers to each pack (costing anywhere from 50p - 55p) which means that with a decent rolling baccy it makes a decent saving from buying the ready-rolled.
There's a handy green strip of thin cardboard which shows when you are on your last paper. I'd actually prefer it to come sooner, so that I'm not always leaving it to the last moment before buying another pack.
All in all, a top product that burns evenly and if strung together in a long vertical piece, also doubles as emergency toilet paper for those tricky situations.
They have an excellent website at http//www.rizla.co.uk where you can check out the products and spin-offs - they have a few items of clothing that they've now produced, into the bargain.
Contact details and telephone numbers of the company are also available on the website.
PS. I haven't actually done the loo thing you understand so don't complain to me if you try with less than successful results.