We’ve all heard of the Cookie Monster, but have you ever tried the potent Monster Cookies strain? Bred from some truly legendary plants, this is one bud that you will not want to put down!
If you are a big fan of the cult classic Girl Scout Cookies, then this is a bud you will not want to bypass – trust us. And to prove our point today we are going to be taking a look at what makes Monster Cookies just so damn delicious!
Let’s take a look at what makes Monster Cookies a must-try in 2020…
What Is the Monster Cookies Strain?
Do you know those strains that have a complex and mysterious history? Well, Monster Cookies is one such bud that has caused a stir in the cannabis industry thanks to its vivid appearance and familiar flavors. Although the lineage of this potent plant is pretty much confirmed, there are still some skeptics who have other ideas about where this bud originates…
Anybody who has ever tried the Monster Cookies strain won’t be able to overlook the obvious traits of Granddaddy Purple – the popular, vibrant bud that has won multiple awards for its standout look. Combine that with the legendary Girl Scout Cookies, and you have a bud that is pungent, sweet, and packs one hell of a high.
Those who aren’t yet convinced by the Granddaddy Purple background believe that this bud could be another phenotype of Girl Scout Cookies, and we see where they are coming from. Thanks to the massive popularity of GSC, there have been dozens of variations of the strain produced. However, there is no denying those strong familiar links between GDP and Monster Cookies, so we’re not convinced!
As an 80% indica hybrid, when it comes to the perfect evening strain, Monster Cookies well and truly holds its own! With both mental and physical relaxation at an all-time high, you might find yourself lost in the couch before you know it.
Be warned that, thanks to strong genetics, this bud is a pretty potent one, so newbies should take care to regulate their intake and top up accordingly.
Monster Cookies Strain: Aroma, Flavor, and Appearance
Monster Cookies Aroma
Both parent strains of Monster Cookies are well known and famed for their unique flavors, and fans of either will adore the result of clever breeding in this bud. Rocking a pungent mix of earth and sweet berries from Grandaddy Purple, the scent will be very familiar to those who have ever given GDP a go in the past.
Upon first inhale, notes of sweet berry with gassy undertones come through in a mouth-watering wave that compels any budding cannabis enthusiast to explore further. Upon breaking up the dense bud, you will be hit with a spicier, fruity scent that takes on an almost incense-like fragrance.
It is a genuinely complex combination of aromas that are overwhelmingly sweet and alluring.
Monster Cookies Flavor
While it is true that most of Monster Cookies’ delicious aromas come from Granddaddy Purple, it is undoubtedly Girl Scout Cookies that we can recognize in this bud’s taste. With a deliciously sweet vanilla undertone mingled with fruity notes, this is a wonderful bud for anyone who has a sweet tooth!
The smoke for Monster Cookies is super smooth and is perfect for those less experienced users who can’t yet tolerate a harsh kick to the back of the throat.
Upon exhaling, you will be hit with a more dank flavor than before, quickly followed by another burst of sweet and sour cherry that is dangerously moreish.
Monster Cookies Appearance
This is where the bud comes to life, offering many of the visual traits that made Granddaddy Purple so famous; any cultivator will adore growing this vibrant plant for themselves and should be careful to follow growing instructions to get the most out of the vibrancy this bud can offer.
With forest green buds that are of medium size and incredibly dense in structure, Monster Cookies is pretty typical of an indica in its stature. The deep green leaves tightly coil around the plant and are coated in a sticky layer of trichomes, with fiery orange hairs sprinkled throughout.
When properly cultivated, Monster Cookies releases vibrant hues of blue and purple which can make the plant come to life.
Monster Cookies Strain Grow Info
The consensus from those who have dabbled with Monster Cookies before is that it is of medium difficulty for home cultivation. Those of you who are keen enthusiasts but may be lacking in experience may want to wait it out before giving this bud a go!
Unfortunately, like with many great buds, the seeds for Monster Cookies are not commercially available, and so anyone who does want to grow this plant at home will need to take clippings from a healthy mature plant to grow identical clones.
What’s excellent about Monster Cookies is that it can be grown well both indoors or out, but remember that if you want to bring out those stunning purple and blue colors, you will want to expose your plant to cold temperatures just before flowering occurs, so bear this in mind when you are deciding where to grow.
Ideally, Monster Cookies will want a reasonably Mediterranean climate, with temperatures around 70 degrees Fahrenheit and some humidity. And thanks to its indica structure, it will also require regular topping to ensure those wider fan leaves at the top do not prevent light and air from getting to the lower parts of the plant.
Monster Cookies brings a fairly decent yield, with around 1-3 oz per square foot, so it is worth the 8-9 week wait while the bud flowers. One last thing to bear in mind is that Monster Cookies offers some pretty huge flowers, so may require extra support during that stage of the growing process.
THC Content – Highest Test
Monster Cookies offers a modest THC range with the highest recorded levels being at around 15% and the lowest at 10%. Don’t be fooled by its average status; this is still a pungent bud that will serve you a top of the range high!
Medical Benefits of the Monster Cookies Strain
What we love about this bud is that it offers a range of benefits, from intense euphoria to melting away stress and anxiety, all the way to physical numbness that is ideal for chronic pain as well as a host of other conditions. In its smallest doses, Monster Cookies can help you unwind quickly as your body melts into a blissful state of relaxation. In more significant amounts, you will be left almost impossibly relaxed in a state of couch-lock, so the choice is yours!
This is most certainly a creeper high in any case, with the physical sensation starting in the head and neck and making its way slowly through the rest of the body, leaving behind a trail of lightness in its wake. Although it is mildly cerebral, there aren’t many cases of users feeling paranoid or overly anxious from this bud, making it an ideal choice for those with anxiety, PTSD or mild depression.
We would say that Monster Cookies is primarily a physical strain, as it has grown quite the reputation for its ability to not only quieten the mind, but also leave the body feeling weightless, painless and incredibly relaxed. Patients suffering from nausea, headaches, migraines, chronic pain, and even muscle spasms have used Monster Cookies to benefit from its potent physical effects.
We should make the point here that some users find Monster Cookies to be bordering on trippy, as some report psychedelic effects. So if this is something you wouldn’t want to experience, we would recommend straying away from this bud.
If you are looking for the perfect way to unwind and open your mind to your creative side, then Monster Cookies is the perfect accompaniment. Watch a film, read a book, or even benefit from the physical high with your partner in a romantic rendezvous – the choice is yours!
Possible Side Effects of the Monster Cookies Strain
Like we mentioned earlier, there haven’t been many reports of paranoia or racing thoughts with this bud, but some users find it to cause dry eyes, dry mouth and potential dizziness if taken in too high a dose.
Final Thoughts on the Monster Cookies Strain
We love this bud, but let’s face it, we were always going to with parents like that. How could we not?!
From its colorful vibrancy to its fruity, dank smoke that leaves you feeling like you could melt away with relaxation, this strain has so much to offer.
We would love to know what you think of Monster Cookies. Is it all it’s hyped up to be, or do you not rate it? Let us know down in the comments!