A sweet name for a candy strain!
Zkittlez was bred from a combination of Grape Ape and Grapefruit, two sweet, citrusy, and slightly bitter strains.
There was also a third strain involved in its creation, although no one seems to know what it was.
What we do know is that Zkittlez is packed with a variety of candied flavors and a massive dose of CBD.
Zkittlez Hemp Flower Review
With bright green leaves, brown and orange hairs, and a thin coating of crystal trichomes, Zkittlez creates attractive, albeit generic, hemp flowers.
They are dense but break apart with ease and release some sumptuous and super-sweet flavors.
Zkittlez was created by 3rd Gen Family and Terp Hogz and it has actually won some pretty major awards over the years, with users unable to get enough of its tropical flavor profile and its massive CBD content.
Cannabinoid and Terpene Content
The CBD content of Zkittlez varies quite considerably, but it seems that some of them climb as high as 30% CBD, which is simply staggering and ensures that Zkittlez has pride of place among all top-shelf buds.
The terpenes include the fruity, spicy, and earthy Caryophyllene and the floral Linalool.
The latter isn’t all that common, especially not in this concentration, and it’s where Zkittlez gets many of its unique flavors.
Zkittlez Aroma and Flavors
Linalool is the soothing and fragrant compound that gives lavender its distinctive fragrance and when it is combined with zesty, earthy, and skunky terpenes, it makes for an exotic and tropical mix.
It’s like stuffing a handful of Skittles in your mouth.
And we mean that in more ways than one because just like those Skittles, when you take the first few bites, you’ll detect some unique flavors and these will set your tastebuds alight, but eventually those flavors will combine into a sweet generic mush.
With Zkittlez buds, the aromas are always unique, as is the initial hit of flavor, which lingers on the lips and the back of the throat.
But as soon as that smoke leaves your lungs, it coats your tastebuds with a generic skunk.
It’s not unpleasant, far from it, but there is a lot going on here and it may be too much for inexperienced smokers.
Benefits of Zkittlez
Although Zkittlez is Indica-leaning, the effects aren’t as sedating as you might expect.
The saccharine flavors provide an uplifting buzz that could awaken your senses and help you to focus on work, chores, or creative tasks.
It is still relaxing, and the grogginess might kick-in after a few hours, so it’s still best to leave your smoking until the late afternoon or evening.
If you have a high tolerance and need to calm your mind and center yourself earlier in the day—maybe it’s been a long day or you just don’t have anything to do and want to chill—it’s also a good choice.
What’s more, the high CBD, along with the generous concentration of Caryophyllene and Linalool, could provide a number of medicinal benefits.
Caryophyllene and CBD have anti-inflammatory properties and could help to eradicate joint pains, headaches, and other chronic issues.
As for the Linalool, it is known to possess anti-anxiety and anti-insomnia properties, with studies suggesting that simply inhaling lavender (and the Linalool within) is enough to reduce stress and anxiety levels.
Zkittlez is a hard-to-find strain, but it’s definitely worth the time and effort. In fact, even if you need to pay a little more to get your hands on some top-shelf flowers, we recommend going for it.
This is truly a special breed of CBD hemp that ticks all boxes by delivering soothing effects, high CBD, and an exceptional flavor profile.