You remember packing a lunch to school, right? Hell, I still pack a lunch just about every day. It was nicer when my parents did it though because there would usually be some kind of surprise, whether candy or extra chips or a type of sandwich that only appeared on special occasions. I wouldn’t have known what to do if something from Lunchbox Alchemy made its way into my brown paper bag. But I definitely would today; pray for this Sugar Wax.
Lunchbox Alchemy is a cannabis company based out of Bend, Oregon that originally gained popularity for edibles, as their name suggests. They’ve expanded in recent years to incorporate tinctures and concentrates into their product line and the latter is what drew our attention to them. Specifically their Sugar Wax. I always enjoy looking at concentrate pictures, even if I’m not smoking any that day and Lunchbox’s Sugar Wax has held my visual lust for the past week. If you’re not familiar with Sugar Wax, it’s another form of concentrate, but a particularly grainy and shiny type. Though not often as sticky as its counterparts, Sugar Wax is known for its flavor because the extraction process captures the essence of the terpenes found within the plant.
Lunchbox Alchemy makes sure the terpenes are preserved through their extraction process, which also makes the wax look like brown sugar nuggets. After testing for pesticides, mold, and mildew, as well as a full cannabinoid and terpene profile, they tailor the extraction process for each batch depending on factors like the size and condition of the trichomes, stability, aroma, flavor, and potency. Once a batch of pot has been extracted to make sugar wax, it is refined again by dissolving the extract in 200-proof ethanol and then freezing the solution, which removes further impurities, like plant cellulose, from the final product. Once returned to a liquid state, the solution is filtered and then placed in a vacuum oven where THCA is decarboxylated to THC. If that sounds like a lot, that’s because it is.
What’s important to know though is that Lunchbox Alchemy is meticulous with their extraction which gives you the gorgeous product you see here. The Sugar Waxes are broken down into three ascending categories: Red, Blue, and Gold, based on the quality of flower used. It’s always changing and rotating but one of their consistent releases is the Grape Valley Kush, which clocks in at a whopping 69% THC. If you’re in Oregon, you can find Lunchbox Alchemy concentrates here.