Advent Calendar by Color Cannabis

Published on December 8, 2023 by David Wylie

A joint pops out of the Advent Calendar by Color Cannabis. Photo: David Wylie/the oz.

Nothing quite captures the festive spirit of December like an advent calendar.

Color Cannabis has brought one to market this year that has 24 half-gram pre-rolls, including eight different strains.

I like the concept, but the execution could use some work.

I guess it can’t be helped that Color’s advent calendar comes in a comically massive mylar bag. It highlights the ridiculous packaging requirements in the industry.

Inside the big bag is a fun green Christmas tree-shaped box, with the THC symbol at the top point.

Each joint is hidden behind a little door that you pop open. This is where I felt the ‘calendar’ lost some of the fun—none of the doors are numbered. Part of the charm of an advent calendar is going on the seemingly random journey dictated by the numbered panels.

Also, the windows are tiny and it feels like a game of Operation getting the joints out. I did get a few paper cuts on my fingers and thumb trying to get the pre-rolls out, and I eventually started using tweezers to pull out the joints.

The varieties are marked by different coloured tips. However, the colour choices are confusing at times, such as choosing between lavender and purple or teal and mint. It’s The Devil Wears Prada, but filter tips.

The burns on the joints vary, even between the same strain. For instance, two of the Pedro’s Sweet Sativa burned at odds—one had black ash and plugged up, while the other burned nicely.

The eight strains in the Advent Calendar by Color are:

  • Pedro’s Sweet Sativa (18.1% THC)
  • Phantom Sunset (18.4% THC)
  • Blueberry Seagal (28.1% THC)
  • Mint Cookie Kush (21.0% THC)
  • Ghost Train Haze (26.1% THC)
  • Baked Grape Pie (27.6% THC)
  • Holiday Blend (22.2% THC)
  • Mango Haze (7.9% THC / 11.4% CBD)

The cost was about $70, which works out to about $2.90 per joint.

It was packaged in early October.

Overall, this calendar has the potential to be excellent, but a few cut corners left it at a mediocre gift.

On another note, it was interesting to find out on the packaging that Color is what’s called a Certified Ontario Living Wage Employer.