About Mandarin Cookies
History & Genetics
Mandarin Cookies is a unique sativa-dominant hybrid strain of cannabis. First grown in the United States, Mandarin Cookies is a proprietary strain first grown by Ethos Genetics. Although many online publications claim the strain to be the result of a GSC cross, this Colorado-based cannabis company claims that the strain is a cross of Ethos Cookie #12 and Mandarin Sunset. This crossbreeding resulted in 18 out of 18 plants being designated “keepers” by the growers, illustrating this cross’s powerful genetics. Mandarin Cookies is a daytime strain, with THC concentrations averaging around 20%, though some batches have tested at nearly 26%.
Appearance, Aroma & Flavor
In line with its sativa-dominant genetics, Mandarin Cookies presents with elongated buds that look like bright green peppers. Occasionally, the buds present with deep purple hues which can make them look like an entirely different strain altogether. Winding yellowish hairs will wrap themselves around the surface of these buds, adding to its overall appearance. In addition, these buds are dusted with a fine coating of milky white trichomes.
These buds produce an incredibly powerful aroma that is pleasant and not quite pungent in nature. As these buds are broken down, you should expect an aroma of earth, kush, and strong citrus overtones with a bit of pungency coming to light when the buds are ignited. The flavor is often one of the largest selling points of Mandarin Cookies, as it produces an incredibly bright and vibrant flavor. Users have reported tasting an incredibly light mixture of citrus and herbs, with a bit of a nutty almond exhale.
In addition to the flavor, the high produced by these buds is a selling point of the strain. Mandarin Cookies has garnered quite a following, as it produces an incredibly uplifting and energetic high. When the high begins, you should expect a rush of euphoric energy to fill your headspace, erasing any negative thoughts and emotions. Creatives will find this strain an excellent tool in combating boredom, haze, and blocks of any kind.
This high spreads throughout the body quite rapidly, filling the mind and body with a tingling sensation that is beyond pleasant. As the high continues, it develops into a relaxing body high with a bit of a physical lull, making most users find a comfy spot to curl up in for a mid-afternoon nap. This sensation isn’t sedative in nature, more so it is relaxing to a point where even those who suffer from chronic discomfort will find relaxation.
Mandarin Cookies typically flowers in about 8-10 weeks. It's a pretty low maintenance strain to grow and can be grown indoors or outdoors. She does grow pretty tall, so make sure you're up to date on how to top your cannabis plants.