When I first heard of these, I was interested to try one. I finally ordered some from Loud.
I wasn't sure what to expect. I had an idea from looking them up on Leafly and reading about different ways they are made, and with different ingredients and all, but the reality kind of crashed into the expectation.
They came in individual tubes, which is good because they would have welded themselves together on the trip here. They are very, very, very (did I mention they were very) sticky. I figured it was the heat that got to them, so I promptly put 3 of them in the refrigerator, and attempted to light one up.
I put a fire to the end of the joint, and it began to burn like a cigar, and it produced a heavy smoke, much like a citronella candle does. I let the end burn off, took a hit, and promptly began coughing my lungs out. The distillate tasted just like what we used to call weed oil in Canada back in the middle 80's.
You may remember how draconian Canada was about cannabis back then, and weed oil was just about all you could score up there. You'd put a few smears on a rolling paper, roll up some tobacco, and catch a buzz that way. Canadians... go figure.
The caviar joint kept burning like gangbusters. It was putting out a lot of smoke, so I ran to the kitchen sink and doused the joint. I am glad the smoke detectors didn't go off.
After a while, I tried snipping little bits of the joint off and smoking them in the pipe. This worked, but it clogged my screen pretty quick. After a while, I emptied the cone, and tossed the rest of the soaked paper out. The cannabis inside had no character to mention and I have no idea what strain was used.
The caviar joints, to me, are a party gimmick. They are harsh, taste very much like weed oil, and are very sticky and difficult to handle. The weed oil makes a heavy smoke.
I have 3 more in the refrigerator. I wont be buying any more.