Just the thought of an ooey, gooey chocolate lava cake is enough to make your mouth water, and thankfully, the strain by the same name has a similar effect. Bred by Emerald Family Farms in Humboldt County, California, this indica-dominant bud is the perfect treat at the end of a long day. They’ve crossed Grape Pie and Thin Mint GSC for a true dessert strain.
Rather mellow when it comes to potency, Lava Cake ranges between 15% and 18% THC. Her nugs are quite large and very dense, and while they tend to be a dark olive shade of green, that’s contrasted by large clear trichomes. As you’d guess, this strain tastes like chocolate, mint, and fruit, yet her aroma is slightly more earthy in nature. A mixture of nuts, fruit, and pine will make its way to your nostrils and leave you wanting more.
Smokers of all experience levels enjoy Lava Cake because while she tends to be very relaxing, she probably won’t make you feel completely out of it. Users describe her high as cerebral at first and note that they often feel euphoric with just the slightest bit of energy. Don’t expect to accomplish much, however, as soon after both creativity and introspection could come into play. For some, Lava Cake does spark the munchies, so make sure to have snacks on hand, and if you end up taking a little snooze on your couch, set aside your food first.
Breeders describe Lava Cake as an ideal choice for those who struggle with anxiety and depression, as she typically works to lift your mood and keep you in an elevated place for a while. Those who suffer from mild pain, particularly migraines, or who have to battle nausea tend to find this bud helps with their symptoms. Most recommend utilizing Lava Cake toward the end of the day unless you want to be totally zoned out at work.
Emerald Family Farms is a well-known cultivator within the cannabis community, and while they make every effort to disseminate their bud far and wide, what they don’t seem to do is share their genetics with others. Anyone who is dead set on growing Lava Cake at home might want to reevaluate their plans, as seeds don’t seem to be available for purchase and growing tips are non-existent.
You may want to pair this bud with an actual lava cake if you’re feeling saucy, otherwise simply taking a few tokes of this strain should settle you in for the night. Give her a try if you’re overly stressed, have some medical ailments to address, or simply want to enjoy her mixture of tasty flavors. If all else fails, at least you’ll have some chocolate to eat.