Chocolate Chunk is an indica that doesn’t sacrifice potency for the sake of flavor. This tasty bud has a toasted, dessert-like aromatic profile alongside strong, body-centered psychoactivity. Created by TH Seeds — also the purveyors of strains like MK Ultra and A-Train, it’s derived from Afghani indica landrace genetics. Save this bud for a lazy night on the couch, as it’s likely to deliver a knockout punch of sedation. Cannabis testing lab Analytical 360 has measured Chocolate Chunk’s potency at between 10% and 22% THC.
Chocolate Chunk’s flowers are small to medium in size and have the chunky, dense look you’d expect from a pure indica. These buds have an almost conical shape, tapering down from a broad base into a pointed tip. The tightly-coiled leaves are a mossy green and are twisted through with curly orange to yellow hairs — which are actually pistils, structure meant to catch pollen from fertilizing male plants. Amber trichomes round out the flowers, giving them a yellowish tint and a very sticky texture.
Taking one whiff, it’s clear that Chocolate Chunk has inherited its parent strain’s rich aroma. When properly cured, flowers are earthy and dank, with a scent somewhat redolent of damp soil. The distinct smell of chocolate also lurky underneath, accented by some notes of coffee. Grinding up or breaking open the buds yields more of Afghani’s hashy, slightly piney odor. When burnt in a joint or a pipe, Chocolate Chunk’s smoke can be harsh and acrid, stinging the eyes and sinuses. This smoke tastes chocolatey and nutty on the exhale.
Chocolate Chunk hits surprisingly quickly for an indica. Shortly after savoring the bud’s rich flavor profile, smokers are hit with a strong feeling of physical relaxation, starting in the neck and head and spreading down through the core. Aches and pains as well as musuclar tensions are quickly eased. Chocolate Chunk can also turn down the volume on any lingering mental static, blunting smokers’ worries and anxieties with the force of its sedation. Because it does little to stimulate cerebral energy, this strain may not be the best choice for getting a pile of work done. Instead, take a load off and enjoy the distorted sensory perception that Chocolate Chunk provides with a psychedelic movie or some atmospheric music. As the high wears on, the heavy feeling of sedation may intensify, and many may find themselves melting into their surroundings as the outside world recedes into the background; users shouldn’t plan on having a busy agenda after consuming this bud. A solid way to unwind after a long day or week or work, Chocolate Chunk is as enjoyable alone as it is when shared with like-minded friends. Clearly, this strain is most appropriate for nighttime use.
Chocolate Chunk’s strong, almost narcotic sedation may also have some medical applications. In high enough doses, it can work against insomnia, lulling users into a deep, fulfilling sleep. It can also soothe pain, whether temporary or chronic. Meanwhile, anti-inflammatory properties may take care of everyday annoyances like headaches and nausea. Psychologically speaking, Chocolate Chunk may temporarily improve the troubling symptoms of stress, depression, anxiety, and even PTSD. Because it is unlikely to bring about intense, recursive patterns of thinking, this strain may be a good choice for those who are prone to panic or who have a low tolerance for THC.
Breeders TH Seeds have made seeds of Chocolate Chunk available for sale online. Once obtained, it can be grown indoors or out, although successful outdoor cultivation requires a semi-humid climate with consistent daytime temperatures between 72 and 80 degrees Fahrenheit. The characteristically indica plants tend to grow short and bushy — growers should periodically “top” their crops by trimming away any large fan leaves that can block light and air from reaching low-growing flowering nodes. Chocolate Chunk flowers within a short 8 to 9 weeks when grown indoors. It offers only a modest yield of about 32 to 37 grams (or 1 to 1.3 ounces) of flower per square foot of plant.
Chocolate Chunk is more of a luxurious dessert-time treat than a casual, mid-day smoke. Save this rich and potent strain for a night indoors and get to lounging.