Poor quality and comparatively expensive, Tweed’s Chocolate Fondue has enough olfactory character to give a slight glimpse into a DNA Genetics cultivar with seemingly limited availability.
Doing the Chocolate Fondue today. No previous experience with this one. No other Canadian producer grows a Chocolate Fondue, it’s an individual listing in our market.
This offering is produced by Tweed under their DNA Genetics brand. I believe Tweed designates phenotype on some Chocolate Fondue offerings (no. 1 and no. 3), the one we review here today has no designation. Total THC content for this is fairly high (23%) with a negligible CBD content. Tweed denotes this as a sativa on the package, and we’ll see below this is comprised of many popular sativa cultivars, most of them are also housed by DNA.
This makes a good entrance, it’s Chocholate Fondue by DNA Genetics. We don’t have to wonder, the producer actually gives the breeder, they’ve got their logo on the package. Want to take an extra second to say something good about Tweed, most producers don’t acknowledge the breeder of the cannabis they produce, Tweed has it on the label.
Chocolate Fondue is a Exodus Cheese crossed to DNA’s Chocolope, we have a high degree of sativa influences here. Exodus Cheese is a Skunk #1 derivation with large popularity in Europe. Chocolope (formerly D-Line) is a mix of DNA’s Cannalope Haze and OG Chocolate Thai, another cultivar housed by DNA.
Chocolate Fondue visuals are poor. Most buds are small yet still trimmed appropriately. The gram I purchased looks like it takes up comparatively more volume than other grams I’ve reviewed recently, I anticipate this will be dry.
Tactile quality is low, I can crush these buds with a pinch and disintegrate them with some friction. Similarly, it grinds to smaller particles.
The seed growth is observable just by viewing the surface of the bud. And we can see it clearly in the grinds of the flower.
Scent of these flowers bring some light fruit to the UK Cheese profile. Slightly sweet over reduced skunks and musky earths, scents interpret rustic and full.
Heat brings out the fruity flavours of the profile and blends them into with the rustic skunks showcased in the scents, it’s attractive and somewhat unique. Punchy yet friendly, the fruits seen here are not sharp or volatile, instead interpret plump and bubbly, with edges of skunky fog. Surprisingly, strong spices and chunky pepper cling to the palate on exhale, bringing an exotic flare to this profile.
Chocolate Fondue is expensive for what you get. Price was $14.95 per single gram in the Alberta Online store ($14/gram, 3.5 gram purchase). The price is a bit lower in other provinces, OCS has it in the $12 per gram region for a 3.5 gram purchase, and even lower, BCCannabisStores has it for $10 for a 3.5 gram purchase.
The Chocolate Fondue flavour profile is attractive, yet I felt projection and longevity on this offering were midrange. Overall quality was fairly terrible, but it still gave a decent enough glimpse into what to expect from Chocolate Fondue.
I’ll say again, the tastes of Chocolate Fondue are attractive, let’s check out what it would be like to grow it. First let me mention, I can’t find Chocolate Fondue seeds in stock at the usual seed banks, it is not even listed on DNA’s website.
Chocolate Fondue supposedly yields 500-600 grams per square meter. DNA lists the flowering time at 8-9 weeks indoors. The description says Chocolate Fondue can be grown outdoors but a fishing window isn’t given. I feel like you could grow this outdoors, but I’d watch it in the later season, this could finish later into October or perhaps even into November.
I think the value here is derived from experiencing the flowers from a cultivar that may be no longer available, otherwise Chocolate Fondue is comparatively expensive and below average quality.