Like its namesake, this strain offers you the opportunity to taste the rainbow — but as it turns out Zkittlez lets you see a rainbow too. Depending on phenotype, the plant’s thick and chunky flowers appear in a variety of greens and purples, with vibrant orange hairs (or pistils) sprinkled throughout. The eye-catching purple hues are the result of high concentrations of anthocyanin pigments. The trimmed buds have a characteristically indica structure, tight and densely-packed, with smallish leaves. Finally, a dusting of cloudy white trichomes ensures both stickiness and psychoactivity.
Its aroma is where Zkittlez really shines. When properly cured, Zkittlez’s flowers give off a kind of sweet-sour funk. A second whiff reveals slightly more distinct notes of berry and lemon. Grinding up the flowers intensifies the strain’s more sour notes, resulting in a kind of skunky character.
When combusted in a pipe or joint, the flowers burn with a very pleasant and easily-inhaled smoke. On the exhale, this light smoke tastes fruity and grape-like.
Although Zkittlez comes on relatively quickly, its head-focused effects tend to be subtle. Some slight pressure around the eyes and temples may occur at first.
As smokers become accustomed to this feeling they’re able to appreciate strange experiences like visual and auditory distortions as well as time passing more slowly.
Such trippy effects can be boosted by atmospheric enhancements such as moody music or visually-engaging television shows.
At the same time that Zkittlez’s psychedelic trappings set in, users may also notice that their thoughts have taken on a newly plugged-in quality with certain ideas seeming to occupy more space or attention than they otherwise might.
This cerebral energy can be great for working on detailed tasks whether complicated or mundane like cleaning the house.
As the high wears on, a palpable body high creeps in to complement these mentally-activating effects.