We had high expectations for Zkittlez, which we purchased directly from 3rd Gen Family at the Healing Harvest Farms farmers market in Laytonville for $45 an eighth. The flowers we received were small and unphotogenic, but a microscope revealed a gooey coating of trichomes.
Zkittlez stands out for its seductive aroma, which is not dissimilar to Skittles but is even more strongly reminiscent of Froot Loops, with a light powdery sweetness and bright layers of citrus, berry, and spice. That fruity fragrance carries through in the exceptionally tasty smoke: a zesty mix of orange, grapefruit, and lime, seasoned with pepper and herbs, finishing with a lingering tropical tang.
One puff is enough to elicit a euphoric buzz. Zkittlez is startlingly potent, with a tingly body effect that is eclipsed by an intense cerebral high. Clear and introspective, it inspires a creatively wandering mind and a sparkly sense of psychedelic enchantment. It is quite easy to unintentionally overindulge, which induces flighty discomfort and possibly lightheadedness or nausea.
Zkittlez is likely to impress the most avid cannabis consumers, but may be overwhelming for those with less experience and lower tolerance.