About LA Chocolat
Another winner from prolific breeders DNA Genetics, LA Chocolat is an indica-leaning hybrid. This bud crosses two of DNA’s most popular strains, indica LA Confidential and sativa Chocolope. The result is a flavorful, potent bud that offers a solid balance of effects. If not won over by its relaxing properties, smokers are sure to be drawn to its complex, chocolate-tinged flavor. LA Chocolat’s THC content has been measured at between 22% and 29%.
LA Chocolat is marked by medium to large-sized buds that are formed like miniature pine trees, broad at the base, and tapering down to a pointed tip. The flowers have a structure common to many indicas, with their leaves densely and tightly packed together. The leaves themselves are a medium shade of olive green and are twisted through with vibrant orange pistils. Translucent white trichomes cover the inner and outer nooks and crannies of these solid flowers, giving them a dewy sheen and making them very hard to break up without a grinder.
When first inspecting buds of LA Chocolat, consumers may be struck by notes of cocoa and coffee, with a smooth, nutty undertone. Another whiff reveals some dank earthiness, possibly due to the influence of the Afghani in parent strain LA Confidential’s lineage. Meanwhile, grinding up or cracking open these flowers yields the rich odor of spice and hash. When combusted, LA Chocolat burns with a smooth and palatable smoke. There are suggestions of sweet cocoa on the exhale.
LA Chocolat takes effect in short order, at first manifesting as a light throbbing pressure around the temples and forehead. Users will also notice a change in their cognitive processes, with ephemeral thoughts of ideas occupying more brain space than they ordinarily might. Some warping of the senses is also possible, with many smokers describing psychedelic phenomena like time dilation or distorted depth perception. Alongside this mental stimulation is a gradually mounting feeling of relaxation, via a soothing tingle that rolls down the neck and radiates out through the core and limbs. The resulting sense of calm is not necessarily heavy enough to knock users out, but it can make them more passive and less energetic than they otherwise might have been. Because of the balance between these effects, LA Chocolat is good for anything from running errands to accomplishing a long list of work-based tasks to just unwinding after a long day of work. The strain’s combination of mental and physical stimulation is also a good way to enhance activities that require both mental and physical coordination, including exercise and sex. If the dosage is increased, smokers should expect to feel this strain’s physical properties become more intense. At this point, couchlock and eventual sleep are possible. Because of its slow comedown, LA Chocolat is recommended for consumption in the afternoon or evening.
LA Chocolat may also have several applications for medical cannabis patients. Its clearheaded focus can help those with attention deficit disorders to sustain focus on a single task. It may also temporarily take the edge off of mild to moderate stress and depression. Physiologically speaking, this bud can dull pain, whether it’s temporary, as due to injury, or chronic, as due to conditions like lupus or arthritis. As noted, LA Chocolat can bring much-needed sleep to insomniacs. Because its onset is associated with some possible mindrace, this strain is a good option for patients who are prone to panic or anxiety.
Fortunately for home growers, DNA Genetics has made seeds of LA Chocolat available for sale online. Once obtained, it can be grown indoors or out, although outdoor cultivation calls for a semi-humid, Mediterranean-like climate. Plants to be short and bushy with wide lateral branching and can easily be accommodated indoors. LA Chocolat flowers within 8 weeks when grown indoors
LA Chocolat is good for a whole range of activities, whether you’re alone or hanging with friends. Save its indulgent smoke for a tasty dessert-time treat.