Cookies (Girl Scout Cookies)
When we were younger, having a sweet tooth was heavily discouraged. Our parents told us that regularly enjoying sweet flavors would only take us down a road of tooth decay and broken dreams. After all, sugary flavors are just for children, right?
Well, just like with many things that our parents tell us that it is pretty much entirely wrong. Sweet flavors are alive and well, and nowhere more so than in the world of marijuana cultivation.
We can enjoy a whole myriad of flavors, from bitter and tannic to sweet and savory, but there is no one grouping of strains that encapsulates the flavor profile of ‘sweet’ better than the Cookies range.
With a whole medley of different flavor combinations, all of them focusing on the sweeter end of the taste spectrum, you can usually find any kind of flavor you could possibly want.
Let’s take a look at one well-known Cookies strain, Blueberry Cookies, and see how it compares to its cousins, both in flavor and aroma, but also in its individual effects.
What Is the Blueberry Cookies Cannabis Strain?
Blueberry Cookies is another strain in the long line of Cookie deviations, all having their origins in the original Cookies strain, Girl Scout Cookies.
This blueberry flavored variety is an indica dominant hybrid that was made by crossing Blueberry Tahoe and Thin Mint Girl Scout Cookies. This uniquely strange cross breeding creates a distinctively flavorful strain, though with an exceptionally dominant blueberry flavor.
The flavor profile of blueberry strains traces back to the 1970s, with the creation of the original Blueberry strain by DJ Short. This means that Blueberry Cookies is a cross of two potent and famous strains, combining together to make a sweet, tart and powerful indica hybrid that should provide the effects of both of its ancestors.
The initial high is felt quite quickly when first imbibing Blueberry Cookies, though you will notice it primarily in the body. It can be compared to a gradual anesthetic, oozing and permeating your entire body as it seeps into each and every one of your muscles. As might be expected, you will feel a potent sedative effect that, while immensely relaxing, isn’t so overpowering so as to feel cumbersome or at all debilitating.
While you are still processing this new state of being, the high will then shift towards the mind, demonstrating quite clearly that this isn’t just a pure indica; it has enough sativa elements in its genetics to take your mind into hyperdrive as well.
Typically, the mental state is one of quiet drive and creative energy. This is strangely at odds with its indica effects – if you are busy lying gently on the couch relaxing, you aren’t exactly going to be able to stand up and start painting suddenly.
However, instead of feeling frustrated at this apparent dichotomy, you will instead start processing your life, feeling strangely happy and possessing immense clarity.
Think of this strain’s effects as like an excellent meditation session; you will be completely relaxed, but also able to think through your life with a new perspective.
If you are planning on making any kind of significant change to your life, Blueberry Cookies will make a great strain to enjoy while mulling it over.
There is a sense of happiness and overall uplifting energy that permeates throughout the high, leaving you feeling profoundly changed.
Though the idea of having some kind of life-altering experience might be uniquely distressing to some people, it isn’t like what some describe the sensation of peyote is like – instead, you feel pleased with your lot in life, yet still able to consider the future.
Blueberry Cookies is a strain that is perfect for enjoying in the mid-afternoon, or on a day off with nothing else planned. Though you will feel pretty incapable of movement, you will be able to make yourself at least some food and relax, possibly with a good book.
While those effects might sound incredible, we still need to consider the taste – does the Blueberry Cookies strain hold to the legacy of its ancestors with their uniquely pleasant flavors?
Blueberry Cookies Aroma
When you combine the heritages of Blueberry and Girl Scout Cookies, you can expect it to have an overly blueberry and sweet aroma. However, as is often the case in marijuana cultivation, the truth is sometimes more complicated than what you would expect.
On first getting a whiff of Blueberry Cookies, you will notice blueberries, but they will be tinged with something that you just can’t put your finger on. On cracking open the bud, the strangely rich smell of roasting nuts and mint will hit your nose, as well as a slightly cloying sweetness. There is an element of earthiness as well, but that is tinged with a strong blueberry profile that smells oddly like freshly picked blueberries and dirt just after it has rained.
The world of marijuana is filled with many surprises, but few strains are more surprising in their aroma than Blueberry Cookies.
However, what about the flavor? Does it taste as you would expect?
Blueberry Cookies Flavor
After you take your first puff of Blueberry Cookies, the taste of fresh blueberries will hit your tongue. However, instead of the cloying sweetness tinged with that uniquely tart quality that makes fresh blueberries so enjoyable, there will be a continuous undercurrent of earthiness.
After this initial wave of flavor has passed, the taste of toasted almonds and cashews will overwhelm your pallet. In this way, the taste of Blueberry Cookies is strangely similar to its aroma, with the only real difference being that the flavors take turns on your tongue, rather than hitting you all at once as the smell does.
Mint dwindles in the back of your throat, almost like a small mint leaf that got mixed in with a bushel of blueberries so that you can enjoy a slightly herbaceous tinge to the strong, fruity sweetness.
Blueberry Cookies is a great medley of flavors, providing both an inherent sweetness from its Girl Scout Cookies heritage, but also its powerful blueberry aroma and flavor. However, it is the melding of these two different genetics that provides this distinctive flavor.
How about appearance? How does this wonderful strain actually look?
Blueberry Cookies Appearance
Blueberry Cookies has the uniquely strange quality of being almost entirely purple; this is especially fitting, considering both its name and its most potent flavor and aroma.
Along the surface of this iridescently purple bud are trichomes of blue and the occasional particle of green. This bud’s pistils are noticeable, but they are strangely the color of burning orange and are mostly hidden underneath its dense, colorful exterior.
Now that you know all about the appearance, flavor, aroma, and effects of this potent strain, you might want to try and grow some yourself. What kind of specialized knowledge do you need to grow your own Blueberry Cookies?
Blueberry Cookies Cannabis Strain Grow Info
Blueberry Cookies’ parentage includes a few of those lucky strains that can actually perform exceptionally well outdoors. This means that Blueberry Cookies itself is a great strain to try and grow outside. The only thing you need to watch out for is excess moisture.
Like many other marijuana strains, Blueberry Cookies can become susceptible to the dreaded powder mold that occurs as a result of too much moisture in the air. So if you live in an unusually humid climate, you might find it better to try and grow your Blueberry Cookies indoors.
As with many indicas or indica-leaning hybrids, Blueberry Cookies has a tendency to grow quite bushy, which is only a good thing for its final yield. Make sure you are regularly topping it by snipping off the very top of the plant growth, as well as tethering it to a trellis to encourage the correct growth pattern.
These pruning methods are great for making sure you get the very largest harvest possible. One other step you can use to increase yield is to snip off the very bottom branches, as they can prove a drain on the limited resources of your budding Blueberry Cookies plant.
Once you have finally harvested it, make sure you get it into the dehydrator, or at the very least in an exceptionally dry room in the sun, as quickly as possible. If you let it sit out too long after harvesting, it can quickly begin to rot. Additionally, you will lose out on some of the wonderful colors and aromas that make this strain so famous – despite what many people think, most of that complexity is all in the drying.
So, now that you have harvested it, just how strong can you expect your Blueberry Cookies to be?
Blueberry Cookies THC Content – Highest Test
Just like its ancestors, Blueberry Cookies has an incredibly high THC content, with averages at around 17% and an upper limit of 21.5%. This is an exceptionally high THC content, so if you do manage to get your hands on a high THC handful of Blueberry Cookies, expect a potent high that will knock you off your feet.
Blueberry Cookies CBD Content – Highest Test
Sadly, as is seemingly always the case, if a strain is exceptionally high in THC content, it is not going to have much in the way of CBD. This is because the plant can only develop so many cannabinoids – if it has been bred to produce as much THC as possible, then it has to make room somehow.
Expect between around 0.1% and 1% CBD content, so if you are looking for a high CBD strain, you might be better off looking elsewhere.
Medical Benefits of Blueberry Cookies Cannabis Strain
For those with any kind of experience with indica-leaning strains, you can probably predict what kind of medicinal benefits Blueberry Cookies will provide.
Like most indicas, Blueberry Cookies is excellent at helping deal with excessive amounts of stress, as well as other significant mental disorders. Additionally, thanks to its high THC content, Blueberry Cookies is excellent at helping deal with issues with chronic pain.
Though this strain doesn’t cause an immediate knock out effect, it is still a great one to take if you have trouble sleeping, simply due to the relaxation you will feel. If you struggle with managing to break that barrier that stops you from getting a good night’s rest, then Blueberry Cookies will help relax you enough that you should sleep into blissful unconsciousness.
Funnily enough, Blueberry Cookies is also great at helping combat fatigue! By instilling you with oddly clear energy, Blueberry Cookies is excellent at assisting banish unwanted tiredness if you have taken it in the day, rather than after the sun sets. As long as you don’t expect to be feeling sleepy anyway, this strain is great at helping keep you awake and, to a certain extent, active.
However, as with all great things in life, there are going to be a few side effects.
Possible Side Effects of Blueberry Cookies Cannabis Strain
When most people think of side effects, their minds go straight to horrible thoughts of serious medical complications or oddly unspecific pain that just can’t be diagnosed.
However, with marijuana, it is nothing so serious. As with any and all indica marijuana strains, you can expect a high possibility of dry mouth and dry eyes to hit you a short while after first beginning to imbibe this potent strain. This is due to its high THC content, so try to keep a moist towel and a glass of water nearby to make it easier on you.
The only other really noticeable negative is the risk of dizziness that can help some people, so just make sure that, if it does happen to hit you, you can safely rest somewhere without banging your head on anything.
Final Thoughts on Blueberry Cookies Cannabis Strain
Blueberry Cookies is an excellent example of what happens when you breed together two ancient and well-respected Marijuana strains.
Though they might be considered especially disparate strains, the Blueberry and Girl Scout Cookies lineage of marijuana are incredibly well known, both for their delicious flavor and their wonderful effects.
For those that want to try and find a cross between these two types of strains with regard to flavor, then Blueberry Cookies is a great strain to try.
If you don’t care about lineage or flavor profiles, then Blueberry Cookies is still a great strain to try, simply so that you can experience the profoundly unique feeling of both calm, relaxed serenity and absolute mental clarity.