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The Review

Have you heard of a strain called Fatso? I’ll tell you about it… but first off, I just want to say – 36.01% THC!

I got an email from Desert Organic Solutions last week telling me they had Fatso from Herb & Zen with 36.01% THC – and I was like, you had me at Fatso, but 36% THC – that’s insane! I’ve never smoked an herb with that much psychoactive power – but like the cannabis adventurer I am, I couldn’t wait to try it out…

I placed an order online on Sunday for a Monday delivery, and by 1:00 I had the herb in my hand. I couldn’t believe I finally had a jar of Fatso to check out and review! I read about this strain several months earlier, and all the articles I read called it one of the great strains of 2020. You can bet that had me curious! I’ve been keeping my eye out for Fatso – a cross of GMO Cookies and Legend OG – so when I saw it listed in the email, I added it to my shopping list.

I almost got around to placing my order too late. The delivery driver told me I got the last jar of Fatso – the strain just flew out the door! I’m not surprised. I’m sure I wasn’t the only one tantalized by the prospect of smoking such a potent strain…

Herb & Zen is a mid-priced brand. You can find their eighths around Southern California at various dispensaries for $25-$35. This jar was $32 + 32% tax = $42.24. I’ve had good success with this brand in the past, so, even with the slightly higher price, I jumped at the chance to try out Fatso.


There was a freshness seal on the top of the jar when I took the lid off. Opening the seal hit me with a wave of dank, sweet, diesel fuel smells… that wonderful sulfuric smell of a stinky OG. A true gas-lovers delight!

When I poured out the nugs I was a bit disappointed in the size – I really had to hunt to pick out a nug to photograph.

The eighth was rather scrappy, almost shake, but weighed in exactly at 3.50 grams. While I wasn’t expecting top shelf nugs, I was expecting something a little more impressive… but then I remembered – 36% THC! And I had three and a half grams of it to try out, so I pressed forward…

While taking photos of the nugs I zoomed in and I was amazed at the density of the trichomes. I mean, when you think about it, 36% of this plant material is all cannabinoids, so there should be dense trichomes, but still… oh my!

The nuglettes – the little nugs – cut up very nicely… maybe a touch dry, but not a problem. I was getting a little lost in the aroma while I cut them up. I’d just had another OG the day before that was very dank, with diesely fuel smells also, but on the sour side… with that in mind, I’d say Fatso was on the sweeter side.

Elevator Going Up!

The exhale from the first hit tasted sooo good! I just wanted to let the flavor hang out in my mouth for awhile. And I also wanted to take another hit immediately… so I jumped into bong rip number two right away, just as the first effects were starting to hit me. Straight to the head. Not like a hammer, more like a nice soft pillow.

I rode the second hit for about five to ten minutes and I could feel myself getting higher and higher – elevator going up! I just wasn’t sure how high the ceiling was on this one, because I kept floating up higher. I hadn’t experienced such a high since the early days of smoking. I felt like a serious cannabis newbie.

Then I took a third hit and, oh man, it was like going over the mental waterfall. The stone hit me hard. Seriously. Solidly. Stony time distortion set in…

Somehow I was able to finish the review we were filming, because now my whole body was so stoned… my eyes could barely stay open they were so lidded. My brain felt heavy with the marijuana fuzzies, and my body was absolutely comfortable, yet vibrating a little.

Distortions In Time And Space

When I stood up from the Red Bench the physical nature of the stone became very evident. As I walked around the cabin it felt like my spirit had become separated from my body… when I moved it felt like it took my body a second later to catch up. It was so weird I kept doing it, moving around the room just to feel the strange, disconnected body sensation.

Meanwhile, everything had really slowed down. I couldn’t have moved fast if I wanted to, but I didn’t need to – I just wanted to calmly walk around, experiencing distortions in time and space. Not bad effects for small little nuglettes of herb…

I was surprised that the herb caused me a little anxiety. Not overwhelming in any way, but noticeable. This is a heavy Indica, and the only time I’ve felt anxious smoking herb is when I’ve had a powerful Sativa, so I was surprised – but the anxiety dissipated rather quickly…

Other than the touch of anxiety, the Fatso ride was delightful – heavy, but delightful! I will definitely look for Fatso again. I’m going to go easy on the jar I have… special occasion herb, for sure. This is for when I really want that powerful, soaring high. And then I’ll probably just take a couple hits at a time.

In the video review I jokingly suggested that newcomers to smoking the herb should wait “about six years” before trying Fatso… I might have only been half-joking. This is seriously powerful herb, not for the inexperienced smoker! Enter at your own risk!

But for a seasoned smoker – you are in for a ride like you haven’t had in awhile! And if you are both a seasoned smoker and a diesel lover – run, don’t walk – to the dispensary when you find out Fatso is in town. If you hesitate, it’ll probably be gone.

Until next week, best of health.

The Lowdown

TypeHybrid – Indica Dom.
GeneticsGMO Cookies X Legend OG
BrandHerb & Zen
Location PurchasedDesert Organic Solutions – Palm Springs, CA
THC Level36.01%
Cost$32 + 32% tax = $42.24
Purchase Weight3.5 grams – 1/8 oz
Actual Weight3.50 grams
Look & Feel
PackagingGlass Jar
ColorLight Green
FreshnessWell Cured
TouchLight Sticky
Look & Feel Rating3
Look & Feel ImpressionsNo big nugs – all small pieces, verging on shake
Base SmellSweet
Secondary SmellsDiesel, Chemical
Strength – SmellStrong
Smell Rating4.25
Smell ImpressionWhat a powerful diesel, fuel, sulfuric smell! Awesome!
Smoke TextureSmooth, Thick
Strength – TasteStrong
Taste Rating4.25
Taste ImpressionsThis is what a gassy herb should taste like!
How Much Injested?3 hits
Speed of OnsetImmediate
Where Do You Feel It?All Over
Main EffectsCerebral, Physical, Near-Psychedelic, Relaxing, Contemplative
Strength – EffectsPowerful
DurationOver an Hour
Effects Rating4.5
Effects ImmpressionThe strongest herb I’ve ever smoke, hands down!
Total Rating4
Total Rating – Why?What a powerful herb! Not for everyone, but for the diesel lover… oh my – perfect!
Would I buy this again?Yes
Rating Scale1 (Poor) 2 (Average) 3 (Very Good) 4 (Exceptional) 5 (Holy Grail)
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November 25, 2020 12:12 pm

I would have probably been freaking out with such powerful space/time distortions. Sounds super potent. Great review!