Gobstoppers is a potent indica-leaning hybrid that was born from a crossing of perennial west coast favorites Purple Urkle and Sin City Kush.
First introduced by Washington’s Alphakronik Genetics for their thematic string of hybrids known as the Wonka series, this jawbreaking creation shines brightly with the reflection of an impressively classic lineage, boasting Mendocino Purps, Hindu Kush, and Northern Lights all among its famous ancestors. The well-loved strain is touted for packing a heavy high with strong pain-relieving and stress-melting properties that seems to have been tailor-made for smokers with an especially high tolerance level.
This top-shelf batch was hand-produced with love by the capital city of Sacramento’s own officially notorious Skunk Brothers. Their family’s approach to high-quality craft cannabis has long been dedicated to filling the streets up with proper heat while also focusing on sustainability and showing off the great pride they take in utilizing renewable energy sources along with strictly organic ingredients.
This was my first time trying out the Gobstoppers strain and I’ve been told that the version from Skunk Bros is one of the best examples in the game so I had to get my hands on a bag of this top-of-the-line bud to give it a good test run and see if the sugar high could ultimately satisfy my sweet tooth.
Let’s see how it compares to Deli’s GMO Garlic Cookies or Redding Pie by Ember Valley.
Check our review, rating and photos below.
The odor had a noticeable punch with a definitively sweet edge and striking chemical undertone, but didn’t come across as too incredibly loud or overpowering. The profile carried a smooth and upbeat base of grapes, citrus, and mildly floral berries blended over a compelling layer of bold musk that was backed by earthy herbal hints, a dash of lavender, and a warm spritzing of ammonia. After the brighter notes settled in for a moment, the mixture took on a deeper and more dynamic vibe, rounding out the tart edges of the colorful fruity tones and ultimately leaving this weed with a quite satisfying and well-defined scent package.
These big, chunky, bloated buds were absolutely shining from a hefty amount of resin crystals dripping all over the surface. They had lovely shades of olive and emerald greens that were mostly hidden beneath the wild, flaming hairs darting out in all directions, and a thick blanket of fuzzy trichomes that left the nugs with an appearance similar to being dusted in a healthy sprinkling of cinnamon. My favorite aspect of the overall look was the large portions of vibrant burgundy and purple that were peeking out from under the outer layer of encrusted embellishment as a subtle reminder that this weed is definitely a proud descendant of the Purps family.
The taste here was even smoother than the scent and came through holding heavy amounts of sweet citrus and earthy musk with just a touch of skunky kush influence and a mild chemical bite. The grape chords really kicked in and took over on the exhale giving it the undeniably familiar essence of its popular purple parent. Overall, the flavor profile stayed fairly parallel with the smell and both struck me as equally pleasant and enticing.
The batch number was 6.22.GOB with the package date of July 16, 2022 and 33.02% THC content. This golden ticket winner came packing a heavy-handed high that hit harder than an actual Gobstopper, delivering a sensation similar to being lifted into the clouds by a great glass elevator. The first hit poured through me like a mainline of pixy stix and had me questioning just what sort of wondrous magic they actually used to bless this joy-filled little package of splendiferous goodness. The initial boost was intense and popped off quickly, lifting my mood and brightening the atmosphere around me with striking colors and a wildly creative streak of euphoria, before a buzzing body wave settled in and left me equal parts energized and at ease.
The potency of this weed has not been overstated at all. This is the type of bud that will leave you feeling like you’re still high the next day if you smoked a little too much of it the night before. I know that to be true because it’s exactly what happened to me in this instance and I currently still feel like I might just be lost inside an alternate dimension filled with chocolate rivers and snozzberries. It not only stopped my gob but also thoroughly stomped me into submission. I could’ve sworn that at some point an Oompa Loompa actually walked into the room and smacked me on the forehead. If you’re looking for a new strain this one is worth checking out because the high definitely seems everlasting.