Strain: Cherry Pie Kush
Potency Analysis: TTL 20.8% THC 2.53% CBD 0.07% THCA 17.5%
Packaging: 4.75"x3" opaque printed plastic rip-top zip bag
Store: Old Toby - Chehalis, WA
I bought this to go alongside my Cherry Pie by Artizen, do a side-by-side taste test at the suggestion of the proprietor of my favorite marijuana store, Old Toby in Chehalis, WA.
To start with the second I opened the bag, the smell bloomed around me and filled my office. A nice kushy-sweet mix to reflect the sweet and sour fruit pie this is based off of. I was quite surprised at how compressed these buds were. This looks like it might have been packed in vacuum at one point, but relatively gently.
The outside is dense dark and almost furry it's so covered in hairs. The center of these buds is neon lime with gummy trichromes everywhere.
The bud smells rich and complex, there's a tang of sourness to them but over it all is that kushy, dense, lush scent.
Smoking was great! It was not, as I expected, a fruity-pie flavor like the Cherry Pie was. This definitely fruity but more like dark berry flavors with some deep sour notes to the smoke, hold, and exhale. Over it all, dense lavender-like floral notes are just out of reach.
The high was good - super heady and laughy. We watched some TV and had a conversation about our recent move. I also went on a walk after smoking this, and just about 10 minutes into my walk, I lost my high almost entirely, with just some residual body-feel of relaxation and calm leftover.
Overall, in the Cherry Pie Challenge, the Doc Croc did not hold up. The kush re-hybriding brought too much to the table, and the more unique parent strain got overshadowed. None of the overwhelming cherryness was present, the highs were very similar but this was even more short lived. The scent was very different between the two, and I've frankly never smelled anything like the Cherry Pie by Artizen.