Since the passing of DC i-81 we’ve been contemplating the review of local psilocybin mushrooms and many in our audience, in fact, have requested this as an addition to our cannabis reviews. When I came across these DC MOTA chocolate bars recently, the decision became even more salient given the legendary effects of the Jedi Mind Fuck strain. So, without further adieu, I give you our first fungus review!
First off, it’s important to note the instructions on the pack. Here we have the Microdose, Mini Dose, Theraputic Dose, and Heroes Dose beginning at 1/2, 1, 3, and 5 pieces respectively. It also requests that you “consume slowly in a safe and calm environment” which is pretty sage advice and among other important warnings. If you haven’t ingested mushrooms before, they can be considerably more intoxicating that any cannabis experience you’ve had and taking it slow will be crucial in preventing a bad trip or otherwise poor experience.
In terms of taste, there’s little evidence of the mushroom flavor in the bar. This is a good thing for me because I’m definitely not a fan of the gaminess that mushroom stems can have. Let’s just say it’s a little too close to dirt for me. So, with delicious Belgian Chocolate as the mixer, I had zero issue enjoying this particular delivery method. In fact, it was as delicious as almost any store bought option I’d had recently (incidentally, I’m bit of a chocoholic).
When it comes to effects I went for the therapeutic dose and my “battle buddy” opted for the Heroes’ dose. After about 30 minutes things began to get fuzzy and warm tingles came up my spine. We started laughing too much at this point and maybe 10 minutes later we were both descending into total chaos.
Conversations became limited as we observed our “new” surroundings – same as the old ones physically, but now with a fractal-like pattern covering everything. Outside, as evening turned to night, we walked the dog for what seemed like hours taking a look at all of the wonderful natural creations and their color-changing sheens. The trees were glowing and wavering in purples, greens, and blues. When I got close to them their bark seemed to expand and contract, breathing in and out.
Needless to say the visuals, even at the “therapeutic level”, were rather vivid for me. There were patterns, color changes, mind-melting thoughts, and lots of trouble staying on any path or sidewalk as well. I wouldn’t quite call this “mind-fuck” level, where I can somehow steer others with the power of suggestion, but it was definitely, shall we say, mind expanding.
My friend, on the other hand, was a different story. Afterwards, he would say that he’d had a deeply spiritual experience and came to some amazing life epiphanies, sort of like one might amidst Jedi training, I suppose. From my vantage point, however, I would say he was absolutely lost in space. After the first 45 minutes he barely made any discernible full sentences and, at one point, broke down to nothing but gestures for communication – though maybe he thought he could use the “force” at the time.
He said his visuals were “extremely intense” and I’m inclined to believe him. This was especially after watching him dig and make patterns in the sand of a volleyball court for the better part of an hour. Here, he continuously stammered “these aren’t the droids you’re looking for” every once and a while, and then laughed profusely. Eventually, he simply gave up, laid on his back looking up at the stars, and repeatedly muttered various versions of “whoaa” softly to himself.
To make the DC fireworks display that much more visually stunning this Fourth of July consider these magical Belgian Chocolates. You can select the “journey” you’d like to have with the perforated squares and did I mention they’re also organic and vegan, too? To find them just hit up one of the vendors listed on our DC MOTA landing page and they’ll point you in the right direction.