Strain Spotlight: Afgoo
Right now all our edibles are made with the Afgoo strain. Originally bred in Grass Valley, California, we find this strain thrives in the Sierra Nevada foothills. Afgoo is an indica-dominant hybrid.
Most people report feeling physically relaxed and mentally calm after ingesting it, and it often leaves people feeling euphoric and just plain happy. Medically, Afgoo is used to treat stress, pain, and insomnia. It can also help mitigate nausea and stimulate appetite. It typically leaves people with a “stoney” body high, so it’s frequently used as a way to relax and unwind at the end of the day rather than as a productivity aid.
As the pastry chef for Medicine Box, I find all of that interesting, but what I’m really excited about is the flavor of the Afgoo oil. The oil has a deep pine and hops aroma with floral, berry, and citrus highlights. It is beautiful with caramel and toffee flavors, as well as spiced fruit and citrus. Surprisingly, it’s amazing with strawberries — our Sweet Sublime Strawberry truffle is quite popular.
I’m trying to figure out the best way to pair it with rosemary; my initial idea is a white chocolate rosemary truffle with candied lemon peel, but it’s possible that I am the only one who gets excited about a rosemary truffle. (If there is demand for this, I will make it for you in a heartbeat.)
Orange Creamsicle Smoothie Recipe
Afgoo tends to leave people with dry mouth, even in edible form. To mitigate that, try pairing it with a smoothie.
- 2 t orange zest
- 1 orange, frozen in segments
- 3/4 cup Greek yogurt
- 2 t vanilla
- 2 T honey (optional)
- Place all ingredients in blender and combine until smooth. Taste and adjust as needed.
Leafly offers a helpful overview, including my favorite description of anything ever:
Afgoo tears your anxiety and depression down like the fucking Berlin wall.”
This is the ultimate in self-medicating — an off-switch for most worrying and anxiety. As long as you aren’t worried about your weight.
Have you ever tried Afgoo? Tell us about it in the comments.