This week it is all about the Chocolate Orange Cannabis Strain. Bred by Mean Beanz, this sample has been grown by 7Star Farms. Join us as we look at Choc Orange in a bit more detail.
I have tried a couple of Mean Beanz’ creations before – my favourite so far has been the Alien Cookies Predator Cut – so I was happy when I got my hands on a sample of Chocolate Orange, which crosses Jaffa Caked Cookies with Choc Mint OG.
With heritage like that, I’m in for a treat. This strain is an indica-leaning hybrid which delivers effects on both ends of the spectrum.
Under the flash, Chocolate Orange has the choc-look to it. Darker patches and glistening trichomes make this look glazed and also very complex.
The bud structure is nice, leaning towards the indica side, with a good density. The pistils aren’t massive or very apparent, and the sample is dry. Good trim.
This smells tantalizing – the sweet notes of the citrus remind me heavily of the Jaffa Caked Cookies, but the smell, like the appearance is complex, with many terpy notes emanating out.
In fact, the aroma seems to switch up twice – it smells different out the bag to when it has been broken apart, and different again once it has been ground.
Like most ISMOKE reviews these days I have my two favourite consumption methods – the Mighty Vaporizer and the ISMOKE (Chongz Widowmaker) bong. I’m looking to get an idea of both the flavour and the smoking experience of this cannabis strain.
Hitting chocolate orange through my bong I’m treated to a lovely smooth exhale, one that does not lead to coughing. The flavour isn’t tremendously apparent, but the experience of smoking it is enjoyable nonetheless, even through the intensity of a bowl.
In the Mighty the Choc Orange tastes produces some of the nicest-tasting vapor I have ever tasted – sweet and cirtusy with hints of menthol coolness – incredibly moreish.
As mentioned above, this hybrid strain leads to effects on both ends of the spectrum, but I would say this feels more indica.
A familiar relaxation awaits, with the body feeling pleasant and muscles loosening. But alongside this is a clarity that makes this strain, in my opinion, a good daytime smoke.
I also noticed a light sensitivity after smoking this, as well as the beginnings of a dry mouth.
The speed with which the effects kick in lead me to believe that this is a potent strain in excess of 20% THC, as I find that lower potency strains tend to take longer to feel.
Chocolate Orange is an excellent example of modern-day genetics. This hybrid entry into our strain review series feels exciting – like a breath of fresh air, whilst remaining true to both parent strains.
A good terp profile coupled with solid effects (and a well-grown sample) have come together, resulting in a lovely bit of weed.
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