We at Anand International are proud to be a Rizla Distributor. Below is the full range of products.
In France, Pierre Lacroix trades some of his high quality paper for similarly exquisite Perigord champagne. The carefully-recorded receipt of this transaction shows not only the historical heritage of our expertise but is also our oldest surviving “paperwork”.
The rolling of tobacco in paper remains a popular alternative to expensive and fragile pipes, but people still just use whatever scraps they can find After many years of diligent and careful experimentation, Pierre Lacroix is the first person to perfect a paper specifically created for rolling
After years of careful craftsmanship, demand for the Lacroix family’s finest quality papers is so great that Francois Lacroix steps up production by buying a mill. The industrial revolution is still some years away, but the founder of the Lacroix Rolling Paper company is already ahead of the opposition
Since the revolution in 1789, France has been in turmoil and a state of perpetual conflict. On top of everything else, Napoleon Bonaparte’s soldiers keep nicking his paperwork to roll with. Understanding the importance of quality and happy troops, Bonaparte issues the Lacroix family a license to produce rolling papers for the Republic.
Lacroix innovation continues: already making the “finest weight” of paper available the family improves things yet further by creating a rice-paper for rollers. The new material is a radical step forward in the pursuit of the perfect roll that has obsessed the family for generations.
The introduction of the rice paper is such an immediate and staggering success that the company changes its very name to show that this product will be what defines it from now on. Riz La+. is born (“Riz” being the French word for rice and “La+.” as an abbreviation of Lacroix).
Having conquered France, the Riz La+. spread beyond their homeland. The brand spreads across the world; Europe, North America, Asia each have rolling papers created by Riz La+.
Rizla release menthol and strawberry flavour papers – some of the first of their kind. Ever the experts at giving people exactly what they want, we have produced over 300 varieties of papers under the Rizla name.
Riz La+. blue papers are created as the quest for quality, fineness and flavour continues. Now over 100 years old, our blue papers are the longest continuously-serving members of our legendary lineup
The historic association between Riz La+. and music begins. “The Rizla Invisible Players”, a large van carrying a gramophone and speakers, itours events and outdoor attractions across the UK playing the biggest names of the day. This musical rolling machine is complimented by our nvention of yet another world first: the hand-rolling machine
At last, the final piece of the puzzle. By adding a thin strip of gum to one edge of the paper, Riz La+. is the first to create the complete rolling paper
The success of our hand-rolling machines prompts another innovation. Our green papers get even easier to use when we cut the corners off so they slide easily into the machines.
We changed our name slightly by filling the gap to become Rizla+.
Rizla takes to the track as a sponsor of Formula One’s Hesketh Racing, the team that launched the legendary James Hunt’s career. Our collaboration with co-sponsor ‘Penthouse Magazine’ makes for some of the most memorably-liveried cars in F1 history.
After perfecting the papers themselves it would have been easy to simply rest on our laurels. But no, what would make the perfect paper better? Making them bigger! We introduce our King Size papers.
Different papers, different sizes and next, a different flavour: liquorice papers.
Rizla rolled up to some of the Europe’s leading festivals with our legendary café. Over the next few years our reputation for creating cracking moments of music grew stronger with every event. Glastonbury, Reading, Leeds, Creamfields, Global Gathering. Phoenix, Big Chill, Bestival and many others see us put on fantastic lineups for our rollers.
We’re one of the first major brands in the world to launch a website for our fans. The website features an online version of “The Rizla Game”, fascinating facts about the many and wonderful uses of Rizla papers, as well as the definitive story of our products and history.
After a few years away from the pits, Rizla got back on track by sponsoring Crescent Suzuki in the British Superbikes competition. This led to ten years of close collaboration with Crescent Suzuki across the world as we moved into MotoGP together to deliver many memorable races, and the glamour that our Rizla Girls brought to so many events around the planet.
Rizla Silver, the ultra-thin paper, is launched. You might think that rolling is an art, not a science, but these pieces of genius combine the best of both worlds. A mere 20 microns thick (A typical human hair is 50 – 100 microns thick), they instantly become a firm favourite with discerning rollers. Made for rolling not for hiding that bold spot.
A close shave! We take a smidge off the width of our King Size Red rolling papers. Why? Because you asked for a narrower paper. It seems that less is more when it comes to the perfect roll.
Still a strong presence at the summer’s finest festivals, we also ensure the winters don’t get dull. Rizla+. teams up with the ‘NME New Music Tour’ to bring acts like Razorlight, The Cribs and others to venues around the UK.
After over 70 years in the garage, we roll out the new and improved Rizla Invisible Players van. Filled with legendary musicians such as Don Letts, Jazzie B, Grandmaster Flash, and Andrew Wetherall, the van becomes the most popular vehicle at events such as Bestival, Rockness, The Big Chill, T in the Park and others.
Made for the experts. Rizla Micron is the thinnest paper made by Rizla to date. You’d have to be an expert to know what to do with these micro thin papers. If you are not, just roll with it.
Our dedication to new music continues with the launch of RizLab, a collaborative, creative forum for musicians to experiment together and come up with something a little different. Jamie XX, Ghost Poet & Mike Skinner, Friendly Fires and JJ Doom are among the legends that have taken part so far.
Our iconic brand continues to develop. Rizla+. combines hundreds of years of heritage and expertise with constant innovation to ensure that we’ll always be our rollers’ favourite papers.
Breaking category codes Rizla introduces the Rizla Pink. For those who like to standout and for everyone else.
Rolling with RIZLA+ Natura is an alternative way to enjoy an authentic tabacco taste. Made from responsibly sourced 100% organic hemp, Natura is perfect just the way it is.