About Chocolate Meringue
Although it can describe a delicious dessert made from whipped egg whites, Chocolate Meringue is also an indica-dominant cannabis strain. This bud, created by Northern California-based THClones, is a combination of Chocolate Kush and Lemon Tree. It offers a complex, earthy flavor as well as a smooth, embodied high. Chocolate Meringue’s THC content has been measured at between 15% and 23%.
Chocolate Meringue’s flowers are medium in size and have a tapered, roughly conical formation. These buds have a solid internal structure as might be expected of a mostly indica variety, with a solid, tightly-packed core. The coiled leaves are a bright shade of spring green, with occasional flashes of deep blue and purple. Finally, curly brown pistils and a high concentration of translucent white trichomes cover these chunky flowers.
While deeply fragrant, cured flowers of Chocolate Meringue have an aroma that leans more dried wood and pine needles than chocolate. A second whiff, however, may detect some subtle cocoa-like flavors. Grinding up these nuggets releases a slightly peppery kick, while combusting them in a pipe or a joint gives off a harsh and somewhat acrid, eye-stinging smoke. On the exhale, though this heavy smoke carries a toasted, nutty flavor with just a hint of citrus.
As with many other indica-leaning strains, Chocolate Meringue can be a creeper that requires several minutes before setting in. Eventually, this palpable high arrives in the form of head-focused effects like flushing in the cheeks and, more commonly, a constricted feeling around the temples. Once these odd sensations abate, smokers are left with an altered feeling, characterized by changes in sensory perception; certain visual or auditory stimuli may seem more intense than usual and users may be prone to mild hallucinations or strange feelings of time dilation. In some cases, Chocolate Meringue’s mental effects may also manifest as a kind of cerebral energy, with thoughts taking on a new gravity and seeming to move more quickly than usual. For those who are properly motivated, this engaged mindset can facilitate work on detailed, analytical tasks as well as rambling creative projects. Those who aren’t as interested in productivity, though, can simply enjoy the strain’s head high as a way to get through an otherwise boring daily agenda.
Within less than an hour, Chocolate Meringue’s physical effects become harder and harder to ignore -- limbs and eyelids may start to feel weighed down, especially for consumers who are already lounging in the comforts of home. Although smokers are typically still able to have lucid thoughts and conversations at this point, the strain’s body stone can make periods of physical exertion more and more difficult. As such, Chocolate Meringue is recommended for evening or nighttime use, when it can be properly enjoyed.
Chocolate Meringue’s mostly relaxing, downbeat effects can also have some usefulness for medical cannabis patients. While the activated, higher-order thinking that comes with its onset can help those with attention deficit disorders to maintain focus, the strain’s soothing latter mood may temporarily numb the symptoms of mild to moderate stress and depression. Physically speaking, this strain can also relieve aches and pains, whether minor or due to serious conditions like fibromyalgia or COPD. Anti-inflammatory properties, meanwhile, may take the sting out of discomforts like cramps and headaches. In a totally relaxed set and setting, Chocolate Meringue’s body high can even contribute to fulfilling and long-lasting sleep. Because it comes with a diminished risk of obsessive, paranoid thinking, this bud is a good option for patients who are prone to panic.
Unfortunately, seeds of Chocolate Meringue have not been made available for sale online. Prospective home growers who live in the San Francisco area, though, may have the option of obtaining clippings (or “clones”) of mature plants from a brick-and-mortar THClones facility. We don’t have much information on best practices for growing this strain, but we know that its indica-inflected flowers suggest squat, bushy plants as well as a shorter flowering time of about 8 to 9 weeks. From time to time, gardeners may need to prune away any broad fan leaves that can prevent light and air from reaching low-growing, flowering nodes.
Chocolate Meringue is an excellent choice for indica lovers who are craving a bit of mental stimulation. Its sweet and earthy flavor makes this strain a great treat for end-of-day use.