Our APL Black is a BHO product, made with dried (cured) flower and meets Health Canada Specs & passed all the lab tests. It’s a stirred product, so its more like a thick cake badder as apposed to a hard substance such as shatter. And because its oilier and softer in texture, it retains more of the terpenes. The easily manipulated extract can be inhaled, either dabbed or with a vape cartridge meant for concentrates. It is packaged in the familiar black child proof pouches for many different reasons. First, the traditional look, second, to avoid excess packaging material, and thirdly, it fits in your pocket, fits in your purse, fits on your person just fine.