The difference between Magic Truffles and Magic Mushrooms

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The Magic Truffle gained lots of popularity on the psychedelic market due to the Dutch legal restrictions in 2008. Nowadays a lot of people have tripped on magic truffles and many people found their ways to buy Magic Truffles online. We received many questions about the difference between Magic Truffles and Magic Mushrooms and therefore we wrote this blog.

What is the difference between Magic Truffles and Magic Mushrooms?

Well, there isn’t a difference apart from the way they look. Magic Truffles are actually not real truffles but sclerotia. Scler..what? Sclerotia (sclerotium in plural) is a tangled clump of (psilocybe mushroom) mycelium where nutrition’s and water gets stored when environmental conditions aren’t optimal to send forth mushrooms. This means that our Magic Truffle is basically a fungus growing underground. Both products are parts of one and the same organism that produces the psychoactive substances psilocybin, psilocin and small amounts of baeocystin and norbaeocystin.

Do Magic Truffles give a different effect/experience than Magic Mushrooms?

Yes and no. The experience of tasting the Magic Truffles will be very different than from the fruiting body of the mushroom. Magic Truffles will give a unique sourly taste compared to a fresh mushroom when eaten. The effects are the same, although some critics believe that sclerotia contains a higher amount of hallucinogenic substances than the fruiting body (the actual mushroom). As for now, this statement is not scientifically proven.


Psilocybin and psilocin are naturally occurring psychedelics with a long history of human use. Both are present in 'psychedelic' or 'magic' mushrooms. Psilocybin, the better known of these two chemicals, is metabolized after ingestion into psilocin, which is the primary active chemical.

Difference between magic mushrooms and magic truffles