Robert Bergman

September 5, 2018

DNA Genetics is one of the few breeders at the forefront of producing high-quality strains. Their labs have produced the world-famous Holy Grail Kush, the 80s tribute Chocolope, and the award-winning LA Confidential. And, yet again, the company has come up with an amazing bud by crossing the last two.

Chocolote brings back the craze for chocolate flavored strains. With a modern twist, of course, as it blends the cocoa with energizing undertones of caffeine. Meanwhile, its cerebral effects induce a dreamy yet thought to provoke high. Meanwhile, LA Confidential delivers a fast-acting buzz that, in spite of its intensity, is quite calming to the senses.

LA Chocolat brings out the best qualities of its parents. It leans toward Indica but has equally powerful Sativa effects. Moreover, it surpasses its predecessors with its up to 29% THC. While the hybrid is regarded as a thrill seeker’s dream, beginners and medical users may still enjoy the bud through pacing and moderation.

Information about LA Chocolat:

ORIGIN LA Confidential and Chocolope
EFFECTS Happy – 10
Relaxed – 8
Euphoric – 8
Uplifted – 6
Focused – 6
Dry eyes – 9
Dizzy – 1
Headache – 1
Paranoid – 1
FRAGRANCE Chocolate, coffee, nutty, earthy, lemon
FLAVORS Coffee, chocolate, citrus, sweet, earthy
MEDICAL Depression – 10
Stress – 9
Headaches – 6
Pain – 5
Nausea – 5
THC CONTENT % 22% to 29%
INDICA / SATIVA % 60%/40%
INDOOR YIELD 14 to 18 ounces per square meter
OUTDOOR YIELD 25 to 35 per plant
CLIMATE Warm climate
GROWTH LEVEL Easy to grow

* 10 is the highest
* 1 is the lowest


Though Indica leaning, LA Chocolat delivers a powerful cerebral focused onset. It starts with a subtle euphoric rush that, with each toke, intensifies until it swarms the deepest recesses of the mind. Once it does, users are left beaming with an innate happiness and a sparkle in their eye.

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To most casual users, the mental tranquility is an opportunity to get past clouded thoughts. In its place is a profundity that helps generate a steady stream of innovative ideas and a keen interest in the task. With a heightened focus, users

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Gradually, the uplifting mental buzz trickles down from the temples. The Indica traits of the bud crashes in the muscles like waves. But, despite its intensity, the initial mental high keeps the body crushing effects of the bud at bay. For this reason, LA Chocolat can be used at any time of the day.


In French, ‘chocolat’ refers to the sweet tasting block of cocoa that many of us love. Thus, it comes as no surprise that LA Chocolat is as equally delicious especially with its undertones of mocha and roasted chestnuts. Once crushed, it floods the air with the scent of freshly picked lemons.


Drawn in, LA Chocolat’s floods the palate with a rich coffee and chocolate-flavored smoke. Enhancing it is a faint citrus that leaves a sweet yet earthy aftertaste.

Adverse Reaction

Most users of LA Chocolat often ignore the dry eyes and cottonmouth that comes with smoking marijuana due to their mildness. However, beginners who find the symptoms of dehydration uncomfortable may down a few glasses of water for relief.

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In rare cases, users may experience a phenomenon called ‘greening out’ – a condition is usually characterized by temporary dizziness, a faint headache, and a subtle feeling of paranoia. This often happens when the strain is not paced and moderated. Although, individual tolerance also plays a huge factor.


LA Chocolat’s medicinal value lies in the combined efforts of its THC, CBD, and other cannabinoids like terpenes. Together, they provide a much-needed reprieve against a variety of ailments spanning from the mental to the physical.

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One of LA Chocolat’s best uses is as an anti-depressant. Its clearheaded high positively transforms negative outlooks while taking away the burden of emotional turbulence and self-depreciating thoughts. In this way, it provides comfort to users suffering from mental illnesses outside of depression such as anxiety or PTSD. And, by reducing stress, it manages the early onset of such conditions.

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A natural painkiller, LA Chocolat effectively soothes away aches beginning from the temples. Meanwhile, its antiemetic properties keep stomachs from churning. For patients undergoing chemotherapy, the bud perfectly keeps nausea at bay.


LA Confidential handed its short stature to LA Chocolat and prevented the plant from stretching as much as its other parent, Chocolope. While most growers need not manage its height, those with limited spaces may shorten the vegetative period by topping the plant early.

There is no reason to believe that LA Chocolat does not grow well outdoors. In fact, its Indica structure provides its stems and branches with adequate support that allow it to withstand various problems. Not only that, it yields abundantly. Growers harvest at least twice the amount of buds that a single square meter can produce.

Still, many commercial growers prefer cultivating their strain indoors where they can easily optimize plant growth by adjusting factors such as temperature, humidity, and lighting. Controlled environments also lessen the possibility of pests ravaging a batch. Moreover, it keeps chemical compounds from fluctuating due to sudden changes in temperature.

Adding to its ease of growth is its availability. DNA Genetics currently sells feminized seeds of LA Chocolat in various online and local dispensaries. Breeders are not only assured of premium quality buds but of an all-female batch with a high calyx to leaf ratio.

Flowering Time

It takes between 8 to 9 weeks for LA Chocolat to fully bloom. In indoor environments, a single square meter can yield between 14 to 18 ounces of buds.

In the great outdoors, LA Chocolat flowers by the second or third week of October. Once mature, growers can harvest a phenomenal yield of up to 35 ounces.

Have you ever smoked or grown your own LA Chocolat? Please let me know what you think about this marijuana strain in the comments below.


The founder of I Love Growing Marijuana, Robert Bergman, is a marijuana growing expert that enjoys sharing his knowledge with the world. He combines years of experience, ranging from small-scale grows to massive operations, with a passion for growing. His articles include tutorials on growing... [read more]


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  1. By Shane

    ,04 May 2019
    Growing 2 now as we speak,how would I shorten this plant to stay relatively small?

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