There is nothing quite like the feeling of treating yourself to a bar of rich, sweet chocolate. Whether you are heading off home after a long and stressful day or looking for a little motivation to keep your spirits high, nothing quite beats the joy of chocolate.
The good news for chocolate lovers everywhere is that you don’t have to rely on a sugary, calorie-rich bar of chocolate to satisfy your sweet tooth. There are lots of delicious cannabis strains that pack the same great chocolate flavor – and the best part is you don’t have to worry about the calorie count!
From uplifting, energy boosting strains to calming strains perfect for a lazy evening in, there is a chocolate treat to suit every mood and occasion. Just like chocolate bars, there is also a range of chocolate flavor profiles; so whether you long for mint chocolate chips or prefer a nutty chocolate bar, there is a strain that matches your taste buds.
Let’s have a bit of a look at some of the best chocolate flavored strains that chocolate lovers cannot afford to miss out on.
#1 – Thin Mint Girl Scout Cookies Strain
As its name hints, the Thin Mint Girl Scout Cookies strain tastes just like a thin mint chocolate cookie.
The Thin Mint Girl Scout Cookies strain is a cross between Durban Poison and OG Kush and a phenotype of the ever-popular Girl Scout Cookies. This hybrid combines the very best of both an indica and a sativa with a full-bodied high and intense psychoactive effects. Thin Mint Girl Scout Cookies is not for the light-hearted, and when consumed in large doses can easily leave you feeling physically sedated.
The effects of Thin Mint Girl Scout Cookies take hold quickly, making it easy to calculate how much to take at once to trigger the level of intensity that you desire. In small doses, Thin Mint Girl Scout Cookies helps to free your mind from daily stress and anxiety, making it easy to focus on simple tasks.
In larger doses, the effects are very different, causing a powerful mind high and flooding you with a wave of euphoria. Combined with the full-bodied sedation that comes with a larger dose, Thin Mint Girl Scout Cookies sends you into a peaceful, spacey state away from reality.
The Thin Mint Girl Scout Cookies strain has a very clear aroma, releasing a fresh, minty smell when ground. As Thin Mint Girl Scout Cookies buds burn, a slightly spicy aroma fills the air, reminding you of opening the oven and pulling out a tray of freshly baked cookies.
Thin Mint Girl Scout Cookies is the perfect strain for lazy afternoons spent in front of the TV. The mint chocolate flavor provides a sweet, flavorful treat, while the strain’s effects help you to relax and switch off from reality.
#2 – Alien Dawg Strain
Alien Dawg is an indica-dominant strain perfect for cozy evenings. It possesses strong sedative effects and an uplifting mental high. A small dose of Alien Dawg is enough to boost your mood, allowing you to relax and enjoy a peaceful evening at home free of worries and stress.
As you inhale Alien Dawg for the first time, your taste buds are flooded with an overwhelmingly sweet flavor. It sends a warming sensation throughout your body, leaving you with a spicy chocolate taste that brings back memories of Christmas candies and snacks on a cozy winter’s night.
The mix of warming flavors packed into Alien Dawg makes it ideal for cold winter evenings, a perfect alternative to a glass of mulled wine while unwinding in front of your favorite movie. Like mulled wine, it leaves a rich, nutty, yet sweet flavor in your mouth, working perfectly with the effects that quickly follow.
Alien Dawg’s aroma does not quite match its sweet, delicious flavor profile. It has a pungent, spicy tang, and an earthy aroma that can linger in the air for some time after smoking. While some people find that Alien Dawg’s aroma to be a little too strong, others review it highly, claiming that it works with the overall profile of the strain.
Alien Dawg is best enjoyed alone or with a few close friends. The heavy feeling of sedation that quickly takes hold can make larger social situations feel overwhelming, preventing you from truly enjoying the effects.
Much of the power in Alien Dawg comes from its high THC content, with samples showing it to have an average of between 18% and 20% THC. These high levels – paired with its 70% indica genetics – explain why the effects of Alien Dawg hit so fast and hard.
#3 – Larry Bird Kush Strain
The Larry Bird Kush strain is a cross between Thin Mint Girl Scout Cookies and Sunset Sherbet. It takes a great deal of its aroma and flavor profile from Girl Scout Cookies. Anyone who loves some tasty mint chocolate chip ice cream will instantly fall in love with Larry Bird Kush.
From the second that you hold Larry Bird Kush buds in your hand, it consumes your senses with a refreshingly sweet, minty aroma. As you grind Larry Bird Kush buds, the smell only intensifies, filling the surrounding area with a sweet smell like no other. Larry Bird Kush’s clear smoke makes it ideal for novice smokers, allowing you to completely absorb yourself in the different chocolate and mint smells and flavors.
Larry Bird Kush is a fast-acting strain, causing you to feel suddenly uplifted and as though you have been freed from all of your worries and negative thoughts. The strain’s 50% indica / 50% sativa split means that you can enjoy the very best that hybrid strains have to offer.
When smoking Larry Bird Kush in social situations, you find that all social anxiety and stress seem to melt away, leaving you able to absorb yourself in deep conversations in a way that you would not normally. The physical effects of Larry Bird Kush add to the social experience giving you an energy boost perfect for parties.
As the effects of Larry Bird Kush start to wear off, you notice that your energy levels and feelings of motivation start to tank. When smoking larger doses, this can cause you to suddenly feel lethargic, making it important to carefully time when you consume this strain.
The effects of Larry Bird Kush are slightly different when smoking alone, with the strain’s creative effects being much more noticeable.
#4 – Chocolate Thai Strain
Chocolate Thai’s precise origin is not known, although it is believed to have its origins rooted in the popular strain Thai Sativa. Chocolate Thai very much lives up to what you would expect from a sativa strain, packing in all of the common sativa effects.
Even a few short puffs of Chocolate Thai are enough to leave you feeling uplifted and energetic. It’s the ideal strain for days when you have tasks that require you to focus; the happy feeling that floods through your veins brings on a positive, can-do attitude.
Chocolate Thai is interesting because it causes you to feel relaxed while also productive. The relaxation elements of Chocolate Thai work to clear your mind, pushing stress to one side and making it much easier to focus on tasks and positive thoughts.
The rich chocolate flavor profile of Chocolate Thai acts as an extra mood boost, causing you to feel as though you really are enjoying a bar of your favorite chocolate. For an additional burst of energy, it includes a subtle coffee undertone that reminds you of sipping your morning coffee over breakfast, providing many of the same energizing feelings.
Chocolate Thai’s aroma perfectly matches its flavor profile, with a fragrance of rich chocolate and coffee. As Chocolate Thai buds burn, they fill the room with their stimulating aroma, creating the same wave of smells and feelings that you experience when you walk into a coffee shop.
The strain’s uplifting effects not only make it the perfect recreational and motivating strain but also make it a great option for those who suffer from stress and depression. The uplifting effects of Chocolate Thai work to clear your mind and make life feel much more manageable.
#5 – Lava Cake Strain
Lava Cake is an indica-dominant strain that provides a relaxing, full-bodied high and an uplifting mental buzz, making it the perfect strain to end the day with. As its name suggests, Lava Cake has a rich, chocolatey flavor profile that contains all of the great flavors of a lava cake without any of the calories.
Lava Cake’s parent strains shine though in both its flavor and aroma. A subtle minty twist from the Thin Mint Girl Scout Cookies strain gives a burst of extra flavor. The Grape Pie strain, on the other hand, provides a slight nuttiness that works perfectly with the rich chocolate base.
With an average THC content of between 15% and 18%, Lava Cake manages to pack some intense effects without being so overwhelming that it scares novice smokers away. You first notice the effects of Lava Cake in the form of a subtle mind race; one minute, you feel calm, and the next, you are aware that your thoughts seem to be racing with each other, all competing for your attention.
Alongside what feels like a burst of mental energy, you notice a creative boost, causing you to absorb both sound and the visuals around you in new and thought-provoking ways. Despite the sense of energy racing through your body, you feel surprisingly calm and relaxed, as though nothing really matters.
Lava Cake can be enjoyed both with friends and while alone. When smoking Lava Cake with friends, the energetic effects feel as though they are even more intense, with everyone seeming to bounce off each other’s upbeat and positive energy. When enjoying Lava Cake on your own, the calming, more creative side of the strain gets a chance to really shine.
Final Thoughts on the 5 Best Cannabis Strains for Chocolate Lovers
Chocolate cannabis strains are the perfect way to satisfy your sweet tooth. With so many different strains to choose from, whether you are in the mood for a relaxing evening or a motivated day, there is a chocolate treat to suit every mood.
Options such as Lava cake and Chocolate Thai are ideal for days when you have creative projects to complete and are in need of an energy boost to keep you motivated. Other strains, such as Alien Dawg and Thin Mint Girl Scout Cookies, make the perfect treat for those lazy evenings when all you want to do is curl up on the sofa and unwind.
Why not try some of these chocolate strains for yourself and experience the rich sweetness of chocolate combined with the uplifting highs of cannabis?