Zig Zag Whites are one of the most famous brands and common form of cigarette rolling papers. They are a company which is originally from France. The company was founded in 1879 in Paris, and the name came from the process of packaging the paper booklets, which was done in a zig zag fashion.
These papers are perfect for half gram joints, however you could probably pack up to a gram inside. If you prefer larger joints, you can use two papers in the L-Pape method. The corners of the papers are cut, hence the name “Kutcorners”. The reason for this is it makes it easier to tuck in the corner at the start of the rolling process.
In the 19th century, during the Battle of Sevastopol, a French soldier (also known as a “Zouave”) had his clay pipe broken by a stray bullet. Ever resourceful, he had the brilliant idea to roll his tobacco in a piece of paper torn from his bag of gunpowder.
For more than 140 years, the image of Le Zouave has adorned every Zig-Zag product as a tribute to the creative soldier.
In 1894 the Braunstein Brothers perfected a packaging process that allowed the papers to automatically dispense from a booklet one at a time. They patented their invention and named the new product “Zig-Zag” after the Z shape the interweaved papers make when pulled from the package. This revolutionary process became a new packaging standard that is still in use today.
In 1900, Zig-Zag papers gained international recognition when they were awarded a gold medal at the Universal Exposition in Paris. Six years later, Zig-Zag was registered as a trademark and found fame all over the world.