The last time I was in Los Angeles, I was stuck in traffic in the front seat of a shared Lyft, when out of the passenger side window of the car in front of ours, a guy starting ripping a cigarillo down the middle expertly with his thumbs, and dumping the tobacco into the highway. Sitting there, cursing the stranger for littering silently to myself, my young Lyft driver slyly asked me if I knew what he was doing. I laughed, it was April 18 and I was only in town to cover more cannabis events than I had time for during the 4/20 weekend. I returned his mischievous smile and simply said, “I have an idea…”
Blunts are an integral part of cannabis culture. The art of dumping the cheap tobacco from a gas station cigar and re-rolling it with dank cannabis flower is a ceremony. Because we love blunts so much here at Herb, we decided it was time to share our top ten absolute favorite and best blunt wraps.
Here at Herb, we love Backwoods for our blunts. That’s because these OG cigars are made with 100 percent natural tobacco leaf that gives you that extra buzz. Backwoods also come in a variety of flavors, like Honey Bourbon and Sweet Aromatic. But their real appeal is the fact that they were designed to be unrolled by hand, so you don’t have to split them like other cigars commonly used for blunts.
Plus, Backwoods are easy to roll. If you’re looking for some tips on how to roll a Backwoods blunt like a pro, we’ve got you covered.
Many avid blunt smokers swear by Swisher Sweets as their go-to best blunt wrap. At two wraps for a dollar, and in a variety of unique and seasonal flavors, they’re popular for a reason. In fact, these blunts are so popular they’re available in over 90 countries worldwide, and it’s doubtful many people are buying them to smoke the cigarillo.
Swisher Sweets don’t come with the “authentic” tobacco leaf to wrap around your blunt, but they’re still super smooth and smoke well. Plus, we find with Swishers, you can still taste your flower more than other wraps.
Dutch Master is another classic brand of blunts that can be found at gas stations and convenience stores in every corner of the country. People love Dutches because they smoke well. But, one of the biggest perks of Dutch Masters is the size; they’re extra-long and can be shared with more than a few friends. The only complaint we have about Dutch Masters is the price. These babies can cost a bit more than other blunts on this list.
For some expert tips on how to roll the perfect Dutch Master blunt, look no further.
High Hemp Wraps are our new favorite thing. These blunt wraps are made with organic hemp, so they’re not only completely nicotine-free, but pesticide, fertilizer, and additive-free as well. Like classic blunt wraps, High Hemp also come in a selection of flavors, like Grape Ape, Honey Pot, and Maui Mango.
These wraps are more expensive than traditional tobacco cigarillos, costing around five dollars for two instead of 99 cents, but considering they’re made of hemp, are totally organic, and 100 percent vegan, it’s definitely worth the extra cost. They even come with their own tips!
White Owls are very similar to Swisher Sweets. They’re the same style of cigarillo, come in tons of the flavors (in the U.S., at least), and are sold at two for 99 cents. These blunts are great when you don’t have tons of weed to spare for a blunt because they’re a bit smaller than other popular wraps. Great for a solo sesh or for sharing with a friend or two, White Owls are a popular choice among every day blunt smokers.
King Palms are newer to the blunt scene and completely tobacco-free. If you’re looking for a healthy alternative to traditional tobacco blunts, King Palms, made of natural palm leaves, are an excellent choice. These blunts burn slowly and the tokes are smooth. Plus, there’s no added flavors, preservatives or glue.
King Palms are also great for those who are new to rolling blunts (or just plain terrible at it, no judgment!) because they’re pre-rolled cones. Just pack your ground flower into the palm leaf cone and you’re ready for the healthiest high of your life. They come with a corn husk tip, so you don’t get any loose bud in your mouth and it’s 100 percent biodegradable.
Phillies are another classic gas station cigar that can be found almost anywhere. Phillies usually come in a pack of five individually wrapped cigarillos and like most of the blunts on this list, they come in a wide selection of flavors, including sour apple and grape. Like White Owls and Swishers, Phillies don’t come with the extra tobacco leaf.
These blunt wraps smoke well, are fairly easy to roll, and are a decent size at a decent price. Our only complaint is they can burn a little quicker than some of the other blunts on this list.
Cyclones are fillable cones that are made with hemp, so they’re another completely tobacco-free option on this list. They look really similar to blunts and come with a sugar cane tip for each cone. Cyclones are an easy option for those who want a clean blunt but struggle to roll their own. Just pack your evenly grounded flower into the cone and you’re ready to go.
Zig Zag, makers of the classic rolling papers, also sell decent blunt wraps. The cool thing about Zig Zag Blunt Wraps is that they don’t waste your time with a whole tobacco filled cigarillo. They know you’re buying this wrap to stuff it full of weed.
These wraps are easy to roll with and burn evenly, but sometimes they can be a little too moist when you open the packaging. Many users just let them sit out for a couple hours to dry first. Zig Zag Wraps also come in all the flavors you could dream of, like Blueberry and Melon Burst. And the best part, these wraps are only two for a buck.
The last blunt wraps on this list, Optimo, will get the job done, but if you have other options, you may want to consider them first. Optimo produces the same type of cigarillo as Sweet Swishers or White Owls, meaning they’re on the smaller side, have to be broken down the middle on one side, and don’t have the extra tobacco leaf wrapped around it.
These simple cigarillos are straightforward to roll and don’t rip easily. They come in a two-pack for one dollar and in a selection of flavors, although some complain their flavors could be stronger.
There you have it! Our list of Herb’s top ten best blunt wraps. If you’re looking for the ultimate guide on rolling the perfect blunt, check out the link.
If you think we forgot any of the best blunt wraps, let us know in a comment.