Design and Build Quality
Cookies cartridges are decent. I expected it to be a lot better than average just because there are many out there who have said Cookies flower is amazing quality. However, the High Flyers Cookies cartridges we tried turned out to be an an average range THC vape cart and one of the strains we tried was better than the other two.
- Quality CCELL hardware
- Low cost
- Stronger options available
- Taste not so great
Recommendations: Make them stronger and taste better.
All around, the Cookies cartridge is not a bad value even for the not-as-good strains. At the dispensary I went to they were only $30 a pop when other cartridges were $35 for a half gram. The Cookies were actually on clearance so maybe that might just be a temporary thing but at $30 a pop, they are not bad of a deal.
If we are paying the same as other carts though, other choices are stronger, tastier, and have longer lasting effects.
The carts themselves do not have strain labels, nor do other brands, so we labeled each picture with which strain is shown.
Might be for the value stoner looking for less strength
After trying three I think for the value stoner who does not need a blow you away cart, any of the Cookies carts are a good option. However, I think you are technically getting a better deal by spending an extra $5 and getting something stronger for those of us looking for strength.
Cookies is extremely popular and popularity does not always equal to the best product
I’ve heard their flowers are some of the best but when it comes to carts it seems like their trying to make a more budget friendly line than something that is super fire. The Cookies strain however stood out as a better cart than the other two.
Cookies cartridges use top notch hardware
The oil that they use on this cart seems good, but it’s not as refined as better options
Looking at it just on an eye test it does not seem nearly as refined as what you would find on better carts like Raw Garden. It does appear that these are properly tested so we hope that they come out clean on pesticides and they probably do. At some point we will send them for testing
However, there’s something here that is missing, maybe extra refinement step or something like that but it’s just not at that higher end level of oil. Comparing distillate to distillate, Aces Extracts and Airo Pro both seem like they are made using a better process than used on the High Flyers Cookies carts.
High Flyers Cookies cartridges have decent strength just not super strength
I would say on strength, Cookies is about in the middle compared to other legal, legitimate carts. It is definitely better than your average street cart.
Side by side compared to Airo Pro, Select Elite and Aces Extracts which seem to be available at the same dispensaries that also carry Cookies there really is no comparison. The other two brands just blow Cookies away. They are all also a bit more expensive, but the cost is justified.
This does not mean that their flower is not strong. We have come to realize that making good carts has absolutely no connection to making good flower.
Mostly, people have given good reviews on Cookies flower. However the carts just aren’t that strong. Sure there are plenty of fakes out there as well, but now that we have the real thing in hand, it’s not very impressive.
High Flyers Cookies cartridges strength test results
Below you will see the THC percentages for all three strains we tried. Cookies came in the strongest at 86.7% THC, followed by Gelato at 85% and Lemonchello at 82.8%.
THC percentages are not everything when it comes to strength, as Airo Pro’s Mountain Mist, even when it tests in the 70s, is stronger than any of these Cookies carts. Here though the namesake Cookies strain is the best of three.
Taste was not great had a bit of a CO2 like taste
However, these are distillate cartridges its just something about their process. The taste is a little bit off. The Cookies strain did taste a little bit better than the Lemonchello and Gelato, which tasted almost exactly the same as each other.
Efficiency is top notch with the real CCELL
They picked some of the best carts you could possibly get. CCELLs are very efficient and you get a good rip out it which adds to the efficiency. Nothing to improve on efficiency.
Number of puffs is average
The Cookies oil is not a super slow vaping oil nor a super fast vaping oil, it’s right about the 50% mark. It’s exactly average. That is kind of been the theme of this brand on the cartridge side. Nothing to complain about on this part, but nothing great either.
Value was not here for the user that wants maximum strength, but it can be cheaper than other carts
I base value mostly on strength and I think that is the most important factor when it comes to a cartridge. Some people may place more value on flavor and not care much about strength. However, for both strength and flavor, value is low on High Flyers Cookies cartridges.
I would much rather pay $5 more for a stronger cartridge. Then I have to hit less to get the same effect. Its not that this is a terrible cartridge it’s just that for $5 more there’s better options. At some dispensaries better options are the same price.
I always prefer hitting less to get more effect and other brands to accomplish that better than Cookies. If it were not bought for the purpose of reviewing the product and I could go back in time, I would have bought two Aces Extracts vapes instead of three Cookies carts.
Concluding our review of the Cookies cartridge lineup
Each Cookies cartridge did not totally disappoint but they did not impress either. The brand is very popular and there are fakes everywhere which also just shows how popular it is. Cookies flower looks really good from pictures, but good flower does not always translate to good cartridges from the same brand. Cookies carts are technically made by High Flyers, so maybe they are the ones to make the improvements.
High Flyers Cookies carts have big room for improvement particularly making the oil more refined, if that is the right thing to say. At this point we would say Cookies carts are decent, not great. Flavor needs improvement and so does strength to get this cartridge on par with other California brands. We have no doubt they will improve over time and we look forward to trying Cookies carts again soon and updating this review.