October 2, 2021 Dan A

Cannabis Caviar — The Difference Between Moon Rocks and Sun Rocks [& How to Make Your Own]

As a cannabis connoisseur, you’re always on the lookout for some fancy weed concoctions, aren’t you?

Something with that bit of extra oomph… with a punch that will let you relive those couple of first times you’ve lit up a doobie [before you’ve built up a tolerance].

If this is true, then you’ve probably already heard of cannabis caviar. And MoonRocks. And probably even SunRocks.

Well, if you want to know a bit more about them, you’re in the right place.

So without much ado, let’s dive into the juiciest, most elitist types of marijuana currently on the market.

What is Cannabis Caviar, Anyway?

Cannabis caviar, a fancy name for a fancy substance, no doubt. True to the name, these cannabis products are not your everyday, regular weed.

They’re the champagne of cannabis products.

Due to its precise and delicate making-of process, this type of weed reaches potency otherwise only available in your wildest dreams! 

Think of the weed that’s so powerful that it knocks you on your ass after just a few puffs. That’s what this weed caviar does. And SunRocks and MoonRocks are one type of it that we’re going to talk about in today’s post. They’re buds dipped in hash oil, rolled, in kief, and then sprinkled with head-buzz-inducing trichomes. 

Ready to know more about this?

Let’s get into it!

What are MoonRocks?

First made in 2013. by the rappers, Kurupt and Dr. Zodiak [sold as Korupt’s MoonRocks], MoonRocks became a hit and exploded on the market. When you look at the final product, it resembles an ordinary rock covered in green dust. The appeal could be discussed at first, but it automatically becomes more interesting once you give it a go.

But what are marijuana Moon Rocks exactly

They are BHO oil-soaked weed buds left to dry and harden. After that, they get covered in kief or dry sifts hash, amping up the potency.

How Potent Are Moon Rocks?

Consuming Moon Rocks would have similar effects as hitting a robust dab followed by a strong bong hit full of potent weed buds.

Basically, it will kick you out of your shoes. In a good way. 🙂 When talking percentages, a Moon Rock combination can easily have somewhere between 25 and 30% percent THC, up to 50% if they’re really awesome and made from great weed.

Something this mighty will smash your CB1 receptors and let you experience your highs on an altogether another level. 

How Are MoonRocks Made?

Looking for a way to make your own or are you just interested in the whole Moon Rock process? Well, in both cases, I will share with you step-by-step instructions.

Step 1:

If you have a favorite strain, you can use it, of course. What I recommend is getting yourself a nice piece of high-quality nugget (or two). It would be great to use a denser bud as it will get more firm in the final stage.

Step 2:

Prepare your hash oil. You are free to use the one you prefer because it does not really matter from which strain. However, depending on the concentrate you use, it will determine the THC percentage in the final product.

If your oil is dense and hard to handle, heat it up until you can manipulate it easily. In this step dropper is a must. With it, you will be able to fully coat your nugget without any issues. Also, you are avoiding the need to completely dip it into the concentrate. 

Oversaturating your bud will result in a longer drying process and give you hard time blazing it.

Step 3:

For this step, another required piece of equipment would be tongs. Once you induce your bud with the proper amount of oil, the next thing on your to-do list is rolling it in kief. Again, be thorough and make sure every inch of that nugget is covered in crystal holiness.

Step 4:

This one is straightforward; simply give your Moon Rock enough time to dry until it is ready to be consumed. Of course, the time will vary, depending on the amount of concentrate you’ve used. Now, with all said, is it safe to smoke Moon Rocks?

A word of advice…

Making and smoking Moon Rocks is something I would not recommend to newbie cannabis consumers as they do pack a punch.

The last thing you want to do is get yourself completely hammered on Moon Rocks [and then start greening out on your weed].

What are SunRocks?

An upgrade of an upgrade, simply put. That’s what Sun Rocks are. 

Basically, they are an enhanced version of the Moon Rock, using more refined, strain-specific components.

Let’s dissect them and see what are marijuana Sun Rocks bringing to the table. They contain only the best, high-quality buds. They are dipped in the same flower strain of cannabis oil, additionally processed to make these Rocks.  With only these two facts, it is clear why I call them an upgrade to the popular Moon Rock.

Of course, they are also rolled in kief and give a similar vibe, looking like rocks covered in green dust.

However, don’t think this is all there is to know about Sun Rocks. 

How Potent Are Sun Rocks?

Unlike Moon Rocks, they are much stronger. Potent to a degree where veteran consumers will need to take a moment to decide should they proceed with smoking them.

Most Sun Rocks contain 40 to 50% of THC, while some might go even higher, to an extreme 80%. Yes, they are like Moon Rocks’ little baby brothers, on steroids…You must be wondering, is it even safe to smoke Sun Rocks? Of course, even though they are extremely potent you should be safe smoking them as long as you are aware of the high they bring. This means, avoid ending up in any situations your soberness would be a decisive factor. The best thing you could do is hit your favorite pose on your couch and enjoy the ride.

How are Sun Rocks made?

As they are pretty much the same as Moon Rocks, the process is fairly similar.

However, even if there is not that much stuff you need, every bit is extremely important. When choosing the strain, you want to have high-quality buds, with no exceptions. The most commonly used strain is OG Kush, but of course, you are free to switch it up if you’d like. 

Now, the most important part. The ingredients. If you plan on using the OG Kush this is what you, literally need. If you decide to use some other strain, please substitute accordingly.

  1. OG Kush buds
  2. Extra-filtered BHO extract, OG Kush cannabis oil
  3. OG Kush kief
  4. Tweezers
  5. Parchment paper

Step 1: 

Prepare the oil and the buds you plan on using. It is important to apply extra filtered BHO oil of the same flower strain as your nuggets.

Take your time and be precise when applying oil. Using tweezers will make this step that much easier. Coat only half of your bud with cannabis oil at first. It is not essential to get everything coated in one go. Every ingredient you are using is costly, and you don’t want to waste it by getting it all over your fingers.

The coat should be dense enough to completely cover the surface of the nugget but slim enough that you can still see through.

Step 2: 

If you are making several cannabis buds, repeat the first step and put them aside to rest and harden completely. Again, use parchment paper to your advantage and let them rest on it. Since it has a non-stick surface, it is perfect for keeping your buds in good condition.

If you are looking for a specific coating order, a helpful rule of thumb is to start with the narrow part and gradually proceed towards the middle.  After that, let your bud dry and continue applying the oil to the rest (broad base). You will know that your buds are dry once they start to have a specific shine.

Step 3: 

Applying the kief should be done while the oil is still fresh. You don’t have to be stingy with it; let it snow! Add another layer of kief once you think it’s enough, and you’ll be good to go.

Lastly, let your freshly made Sun Rocks rest and dry for a few hours before you give them a go. As I mentioned before, they will hit hard, so make sure you are done for the day and unwind in peace. 

SunRocks VS MoonRocks | Conclusion

Now that you know what they are, which one should you go for? I can’t be your chaperone and give you a clear answer to be completely honest with this. 


The difference between marijuana Sun Rocks and Moon Rocks might not be obvious to an untrained eye. Still, not to worry, that’s why I’m here.

First, to point the obvious. Sun Rocks are created from the same strain; flowers, oil, and kief need to match perfectly and be high-quality. If you miss even one, you will get Moon Rock. Simple as that.

Moon Rocks have been longer on the market as they are easier to make. They don’t require additional oil processing and can be mixed up with different strains. Also, as a final product, they don’t cross over 50% THC.

At the end of the day, it all comes down to your own preferences.

Not to be mistaken, both Moon Rocks and Sun Rocks have high potency and will get you amazingly high. But, when using something this strong to common people, anything over 50% THC could be the same. But, the difference will be noticeable to advanced and veteran smokers.

If you are a newbie, and really want to try them, start with Moon Rocks. And be cautious about it.

Sun Rocks vs Moon Rocks vs Caviar

If we clash these three together, to a keen eye there will be a noticeable difference in products, no doubt.

But, I’ll be real with you. 

If I exclude the fact that Sun Rocks can have a higher THC content and are fancier than other products (everything needs to be from the same strain) they are more or less equal in the ways that matter!

If you like to roll all fancy and stuff, calling it Cannabis Caviar has a nice ring. But, most people I know will refer to them as Moon/Sun Rocks.



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