Zkittlez is an extremely popular and well-respected strain, having won a number of awards including first place at the 2016 Emerald Cup and first place in both the San Francisco and Michigan Cannabis Cups during 2015. The main reason for such a high level of fame and popularity is due to the strain’s unique flavor. As its name suggests, Zkittlez is a strain with both a strong aroma and flavor that are repeatedly compared to the popular candy, Skittles. Zkittlez is the result of Grape Ape, an indica strain, being crossed with Grapefruit, a sativa, creating a hybrid strain that combines the mind high that you would expect from a sativa with the physical effects that come with indicas. Being the result of two strains that have fruity names, Zkittlez was always going to have a robust and sweet flavor and aroma. You can expect an eruption that resembles a pack of fruit candies bursting open, filling the air with their sweet scent. The fruity theme carries over to the strain’s taste, with strong notes of both grape and grapefruit, from its parent plants, combined with a citrus tang.
Zkittlez is a fast acting high, which begins with a sense of pressure around your eyes that quickly moves through your senses, leaving you with an enhanced sensory awareness. This is a great time to put on some thought-provoking music or a deep movie because Zkittlez allows you to see the world in a different and much more profound way. The uplifting effects of Zkittlez help you to feel motivated and ready to focus on tasks that require deep levels of concentration. When taken in large doses Zkittlez can cause distorted sight and a new way of seeing the things around you. This is something that you might only want to try at home or somewhere that you feel safe because, while this can result in a truly euphoric experience, it can also leave you feeling slightly anxious if you are not somewhere that you feel comfortable.
Times seems to pass much slower than normal, making the initial effects of Zkittlez appear to last much longer than they actually do. As the high develops it works its way through your body, filling you with a sense of calm relaxation, this can be a welcome change after the mind race that Zkittlez can cause. The deep, weighted feeling in your body can counter the mental motivation that can be experienced when first taking Zkittlez. It is, therefore, a good idea to use this strain to focus and work through tasks, to complete them early on during the high. Towards the end of the high, you will feel a dip in your energy levels, finding that you have very little motivation to get up and move. This is not surprising given the rollercoaster that your mind has been on, and it is extremely enjoyable just to sit and chill as your body comes down from the high.
Zkittlez is an ideal strain to take during the late afternoon when you feel yourself lacking in motivation and need that burst of energy to finish of the day’s tasks. The slow, developing high means that you have enough time to finish off your day with a new sense of purpose and energy, before sitting back and relaxing as the body high sets in. Given its name, what kind of aroma can you expect from Zkittlez? Is it actually like breathing in a fresh bag of Skittles?