Is This the ‘World’s Strongest Dab’?
A new THC-A isolate makes that claim, so we fired up Dip N Dabs to see if they really lifted that much weight.
SF Evergreen could not resist grabbing the dab whose label boasts that it’s the “World’s Strongest Dab.” That self-proclaimed title appears on the packaging for all THC-A isolates of Dip N Dabs, a relatively new concentrate brand that bubbled up on Bay Area shelves last year.
Calling yourself the “world’s strongest” seems a preposterous assertion, but the Dip N Dabs lemon tree flavored concentrate we sampled is 95.38 percent THC. Respected cannabis laboratory SC Labs tested it, and some recent dab products have indeed hit the 96 percent THC threshold. The claim is credible at first glance.
Dip N Dabs THC-A isolates are 50-50 indica-sativa hybrids that come in a powdery form. Powder is a terrific dab-smoking format for slobs like me who tend to get oils or wax on their hands, clothing, and rig.
These isolates are essentially pure powdered THC-A, a cannabinoid that turns into THC once heated to a few hundred degrees.
Smoking it up unleashed a multiple-hour marathon buzz of peaks, valleys, and rolling hills. The Dip N Dabs high was ideal for recreation or entertainment, but not so great for focus.
Physically, I felt a very concentrated head high on my frontal lobe with occasional tingling sessions in other head regions. My motor skills weren’t affected, and drowsiness was not an issue.
But I’ve been higher, and it is not the world’s strongest dab. Dip N Dabs still stands out though, because dabs of this spectacular potency usually run around $50 for a half-gram before taxes. A half-gram of Dib N Dabs retails at around $30.
The company also puts out a range of waxes and live resins in fruit flavors like key lime pie and strawberry banana. All test at above 90 percent THC, with some varieties even reaching 96 percent.
For all their efforts in purity and potency, fruity-flavored varieties seem unnecessary. The names may be takes on parent strains, but fruit coloring and scents are certainly present in the ingredients. If you’re trying the make the THC as pure as possible, why add artificial fruit flavorings?
Dip N Dabs THC-A isolates are not the strongest dabs on the face of the planet, but the half-gram is still a terrific purchase for your $30-or-so plus local taxes. The fruit flavoring seems a little gimmicky, but that’s the industry today. It’s a fine budget-level dab powder, in both senses of the word “fine.”
Potency: The 95.38 percent THC content is probably the highest of any product this publication has reviewed.
Smell: A very slight citrusy scent, but powdered isolates are not known for their smell.
Taste: Definite lemon accents, and more of a fruit flavor than you’re used to tasting in a THC-A dab.
Appearance: A pale yellow powder, often clumping together in chunks which can be broken up easily with your metal dab tool.
Medical Application: Losing oneself in a train of thought for significant periods.
Effect: A hydrogen bomb of a head high, long-lasting but with very few body effects.
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