Cookies and Cream strain
Cookies and Cream strain is an evenly balanced hybrid (50% indica/50% sativa) strain created through a cross of Starfighter X Unknown Girl Scout Cookies phenotype.
This tasty bud took 1st Place for Best Hybrid in the 2014 Denver Cannabis Cup for its insanely delicious flavor and powerhouse hybrid effects. The Cookies and Cream flavor is very much like the name suggests, with tastes of sweet vanilla and nutty earth topped with creamy butter. The aroma is just as delicious, with an overtone of sweet nutty earth and a touch of vanilla as the nugs are burned.
Bred by Exotic Genetix, Cookies and Cream is a hybrid cross between Starfighter and an undisclosed GSC phenotype. This sweet-tasting variety provides long-lasting relief for patients treating symptoms throughout the day, but high doses can induce an early night’s sleep.
Cookies and Cream strain took first place in the hybrid category of the 2014 Denver Cannabis Cup. This bud has fluffy popcorn-shaped dark green nugs with dark purple undertones, fiery orange hairs, and a frosty coating of clear crystal trichomes. The Cookies and Cream high has sweet long-lasting effects that are perfect for any hybrid lover.
The high starts with a happy head lift that’s both euphoric and creative with a slight sense of energy. This is accompanied by a relaxing sleepy effect that leaves you dazed and blissfully unaware of any pain or anything happening around you. These effects coupled with its insanely powerful 26% average THC level make Cookies and Cream perfect for treating conditions such as chronic stress or anxiety, nausea, insomnia, muscle spasms, and depression.
Cookies and Cream strain (or Cookies N Cream) is a smooth and sweet-tasting hybrid that offers a long-lasting and balanced high. Created by breeders Exotic Genetix, this strain is a cross between two hybrids: pungent Starfighter and an unnamed one of the many different phenotypes of Girl Scout Cookies.
Although Cookies and Cream strain can lean sativa or indica depending on the pheno, it provides an ideal combination of both cerebral and physical effects. This flavorful flower took First Prize in the 2014 High Times Cannabis Cup for Best U.S. Hybrid. Cannabis laboratory Analytics 360 has consistently found flowers of Cookies and Cream to have a THC composition of 20% to an impressive 25%.
Buds of Cookies and Cream strain are small to medium-sized and do not typically adhere in large, chunky clusters. When properly cured, the flowers appear medium to dark green, and yellow pistils are threaded in and out of the densely-packed leaves. Icy white trichomes dot the flowers, making buds only slightly sticky and still easy to break apart. Cookies and Cream’s name promises a dessert-like flavor profile — and with a sweet, vaguely vanilla scent, these flowers don’t disappoint. There’s also a hint of sourness that may remind smoke aficionados of staple strain Cheese. When burnt, this strain hits easily with a very smooth smoke. Users may notice a creamy mouthfeel on the inhale.
Cookies and Cream leaves a nutty, toasted flavor when exhaled. Parent strain Starfighter also imparts some lingering skunkiness, so any smokers trying to keep their consumption secret should take the necessary precautions.
This strain has a high that mounts gradually, beginning as a dizzy lightheadedness and progressing towards full body relaxation. While they savor Cookies and Cream strain taste, users may begin to notice a pressure around the temples. Rather than analytical and intense, the mental effects of this strain seem to have more to do with mood. Euphoric feelings may set in, along with intensified sensory perception. These psychedelic sensations are matched by a weightiness in the head and limbs which, if not totally incapacitating, at leaves smokers feeling somewhat lazy.
Thorough relaxation is the name of the game here, complented by a kind of dreamy mental stimulation. Cookies and Cream’s semi-narcotic effects make it a great medical strain for a range of physical ailments. Aches, pains, and soreness can melt away even with relatively small doses. In larger doses, this flower can also combat insomnia, lulling users into deep, heavy sleep. Cookies and Cream strain can also help temporarily relieve some of the troubling symptoms of stress and anxiety disorders, minimizing worries and uplifting mood. Dry mouth, red eyes, and a persistent tightness around the eyes are commonly reported as negative side effects. Since this is a potent crossbreed, a small amount goes a long way, even for more experienced users.
Cookies and Cream strain is typically a difficult, temperamental strain to grow and is not recommended for first-time cultivators. Although it’s lesser-known and clones may be hard to come by, breeders Exotic Genetix have fortunately made seeds of Cookies and Cream available for sale.
This plant can be successfully grown indoors or outdoors, but outdoor growing requires warm and semi-humid, Mediterranean-like climates, with daytime temperatures in the 70 to 80 degree Fahrenheit range. Grown indoors, plants reach medium height; any taller phenotypes can be trained to fit within their grow space if their branches are bent and pruned early on in the vegetative stage. Growers should also top their plants by regulating trimming any light-blocking fan leaves in order to encourage lower nodes to give maximum yield. Cookies and Cream strain has a very short flowering time — grown indoors, plants are ready for harvest within 8 to 9 weeks.
A well-rounded strain that won’t leave you either too couchlocked or too paranoid to function, Cookies and Cream is a great option for any time of day. It’s equally enjoyable in social and solo settings, as long as smokers are in a relaxed setting and maintain a positive outlook. Although it may inspire some creativity, Cookies and Cream is probably not the best flower to smoke if you need to need the motivation to blow through your to-do list. Instead, use it to enhance a long, aimless walk or a binge-watching session.
The delicious strain Cookies and Cream gets its name from the sweet vanilla and nutty scents it produces when cultivated and cured properly. Its genetics stem from the infamous GSC, thus putting it in the spotlight as potent in its effects, appearance, taste, and smell. Such characteristics helped it win the hybrid 2014 Denver Cannabis Cup and its reputation made cannabis connoisseurs seek it out.
The nugs of Cookies and Cream are lighter than their parent strains, being a mossy green with hues of purple and amber pistils. The layer of trichomes further lightens its appearance, and the buds are often dense and shaped like spades.
THC levels have been known to reach the mid and high 20’s, and users say over-indulging can lead to a rise in anxiety.
However, when used moderately, Cookies and Cream strain has been reported to offer consumers relief from stress and anxiety, aches and pains, headaches, and in some instances, depression. Consumers say it can both relax the body while increasing cerebral activity due to its nature as a hybrid, and often creativity can arise. They inform us that, it does have the ability to cause lethargy so taking this strain in the evening or at night is recommended over trying it during the day.