Chocolate Dipped Bananas – @the_honeysticks HONEYSTICKS
Nose: Earthy, gassy, musty
Inhale: Floral, sweet, musty, diesel, woody
Exhale: Earthy, floral, sweet
Bred by: Fresh Coast Seed Company @freshcoastseedco_2
Cultivated by: East Coast Ganja Farmers @eastcoastganjafarmers
Terpene Profile: Unknown
Chocolate Dipped Bananas Strain Review
What’s up everyone? Happy Sunday and I hope everyone is enjoying their weekend. I’m sorry that I’ve been a little busier than normal and haven’t been able to post as much. However, today that will change as I have another special review to share with you. This is another one from up north as I will be covering the Chocolate Dipped Bananas by Honeysticks. I really couldn’t find too much on this company in Maine apart from the facts that they are within the genetics sector of the industry and their strain offering listed on their IG. When I saw that they hunted and bred such strains as Banoreoz and Garlic Snake I was more than thrilled to see what the Chocolate Dipped Bananas had in store. Let’s waste no more time and get into the facts.
When I was gifted the Chocolate Dipped Bananas it came in a glass jar with black twist off lid similar to the Peanut Butter Breath from Lodestar. When I twisted off the lid my first impression on the smell was a mild musty gas and sort of that distinct nose you find on a lot of bud up north. The nugs themselves had an equal amount of fluff, density as well as stickiness to them. Aesthetically, this bud met the eye with a beautiful light green shade and powdery covering. There were dark purple spots scattered throughout as well. It was a little difficult to take presentable photos of this bud given the long and thin size of it as well as pistils being extremely scattered. Nonetheless, breaking up the bud led to a considerable yield and there were kief particles scattered everywhere! This was one of those offerings where you needed to wash you hands with soap and water to get the excess residue off. The blunt filled up extremely nice considering the yield and I was ready for lift off.
Although I really did enjoy almost everything about the Chocolate Dipped Bananas, I really think that this is going to appeal to certain smokers. For instance, those who enjoy more gassier and traditional offerings over more terpier ones will find bliss when smoking this. Not knocking this but I just think the flavor could be dialed in just a little bit more. However, this is a guaranteed hit for smokers who tend to favor indica-dominant offerings. With that being said, I think this would be a good pair for more experienced smokers as the effects are extremely potent. Patients that experience any pain-related illnesses will want to try this for sure. This was an impressive debut by Honeysticks and another Maine brand that, in all honesty, I just discovered through this strain. I will certainly be on the look out for more that they have to offer in the future.
When I lit up the Chocolate Bananas in an organic RAW, I was abruptly hit by mild terps of sweet and floral with a bit of mustiness that blended in. On the way out, I felt the same floral, sweet and earthy notes that were presented within the inhale. It was clear from the start that this offering was way more gassier than terpy. The pulls were heavy and seemed to get even heavier the deeper into the sesh I went. There were distinct terps of chocolate and diesel as well as an odd pudding taste that I picked on. This was not an overwhelming taste to say the least. Additionally, I found a light fruity taste that emanated through the pores of the joint that confirmed the sweetness I perceived in the earlier stages. The burn on the joint was very solid resulting in a lighter grey to white ash and a hefty res ring that wrapped around the perimeter of the joint. Towards the end of the joint the overall taste remained gassy but switched to a bit of a spicy flare retaining those floral notes. This was a weird way to cap off the sesh but a very smooth smoke to say the least leading to a tranquil high.
Within a matter of 10-15 minutes into the sesh, I started to feel the effects of the high as a result of the heavy cough I developed from the gassy pulls. When I found out this was a cross between Gorilla Butter F2 and Dual OG I knew what I was in by for. Although this didn’t completely put me out of commission, I was teary-eyed and found myself in a half-slouched position. Calm and relaxed fit the bill as a carefree attitude took over my persona. I felt extremely relaxed all throughout my body as well as spiritually uplifted within my head. This culminated in a total package high that was not too overwhelming but certainly packed a punch. The high, overall, lasted around an hour and a half so this was enjoyed primarily during the weekends on some of the cold nights we’ve been having. Overall, the high complimented the smokability on the Chocolate Bananas making it a very fulfilling, all-around offering.