UK Cheese became popular overseas in the ’90s, after a group of British growers going by the name of Exodus reportedly took a phenotype of Skunk #1 and bred it to pull out more creamy, sweet notes. Thanks to the strain’s unique flavor, it didn’t take long for UK Cheese to spread to Amsterdam, then America. Although it’s much easier to find the sweet, creamy funk of a Cheese strain now than it was thirty years ago, the original UK Cheese’s creative high has kept it on dispensary lineups.
Skunk #1 was sort of the OG Kush of its time in terms of cannabis breeding, responsible for a number of strains around the country. As a phenotype, UK Cheese doesn’t necessarily count as a child of Skunk #1 (maybe more of a fraternal twin), but it’s still my favorite spawn. Another cheesy phenotype of Skunk #1 from England, simply called “Cheese,” is an indica-leaning version of UK Cheese and carries a very similar flavor. I tend to gravitate toward hybrids and sativas, though, and UK Cheese is generally easier to find in dispensaries.
Whats going on guys, Ernest Herb here with the latest, Purple Cookies strain review. Today we are looking at some lovely Purple Cookies acquired from La Kalada which is fitting as we have not long been back from Spain after our Spannabis trip.
For those of you that don’t know, during Spannabis week, we had the pleasure of sponsoring and attending 3rd Gen Family’s ‘Ego Clash Invitational’ event, a competition bringing together some of worlds top growers and extractors.
We had a fucking RAD day with everyone involved, and after doing a nice little meet and greet at Backyard BCN the next morning, we were able to enjoy the rest of the week chilling around some of the cities raddest social clubs, including a personal favourite; La Kalada!
So, the Purple Cookies strain. A rare, evenly balanced hybrid, it has a THC level of 19% and known for its tantalising sour grape aroma with ac-cents of earthy, woody, herbal spice. This strain is known for having a sweet and sour flavour reminiscent of grapes, nuts, and sugar cookies. It is easily recognisable by its spade-shaped nugs, which tend to be dark green and amber in colour.
The Purple Cookies strain is ideal for users with low tolerance due to its slow-building, relaxing high. It tends to make users feel blissful yet calm. It is commonly used in the treatment of depression, nausea, chronic pain, and insomnia.
When the pot of flower was put in front of me for observation, I have to say I was very pleasantly surprised. Of course, I’m not expecting any trash, but for 8 euros a gram, this Purple Cookies is looking bangin! The 2 grams come in 4 pointed, rock solid buds that are intensely covered in trichomes, with colours creeping through. Ranging from the dark greens and blues, to great chunks of white trichomes that cover the bud. In the light, you can really see the frostiness of the iconic Purple Cookies strain. It’s trichomes giving the flower a white glisten all over, and leaving showers of dust every time it’s handled.
When opening the bag, I’m met with a subtle sweet smell, which to be honest, isn’t overpowering. Not to say it’s not a nice smell, its just not pungent. This leads me to believe that the Purple Cookies strain is leading to the indica side. The buds are incredibly dense and when broken up you start to get some of the aromas coming through. When ground, the sweet smells really do become more powerful with reminiscent hints of Soma Seeds New York Diesel there.
Initially when inhaling, first tastes are sweet but not in correspondence to the smell. This then moves on to more of doughy flavour, and you start to realise you can really taste the cookies in this particular strain. On the exhale, there a hints of spice and pine that kinda reminds me of emulsion paint… But in a good way!
The smoke is very clean and smooth, and there isn’t any harshness at all. I have to say, I struggle to find many indica’s that I really like as much a my favourite sativa strains. However, this really its up there in regards to flavour. The creamy smooth dough flavour, with a hint of floral sweetness is right up my street!
Like the flavour, the high immediately feels very clean and clear minded. The high starts off really light and I feel really settled and nicely chilled. The high is definitely a bit of a creeper and as it builds, I’m still feeling very relaxed. I also feel very productive, like I could get on with some work or something quite contently. Instead of working though, I’m just sat chatting with my good friend CBD Mick. We’re both chatting away agreeing that we’re both feeling pretty buzzed!
One thing that is noticeable is that as this high builds over time, the clear mindedness stays which is very pleasant. I feel so chilled, but still capable of doing anything which is rad!
So, overall I have to say this is one of my favourite indica strains that I’ve had in a while. I think the grower would have played a big part in this, as the strain is one of the cleanest smokes that I can remember. The sweet doughy flavour is lovely, even if a little bit subtle.
The high is most definitely the best thing about the Purple Cookies strain. Once again the high is subtle to begin with, but after about 15 minutes you realise you’re pretty fucking high! But the high is clean, calm and concentrated, leaving you able to get on freely with your day. Aesthetically, the Purple Cookies strain looks insane! Completely trichome covered, with hints of dark green and blue creeping through. This is definitely one for those of you looking for something relaxing, that’s not going to smash the shit in to you and stop your day from happening!
Blue Cookies Weed Strain UK
Blue Cookies Weed Strain UK has some dispute over the true parents of this indica-dominant award winner: Some sources claim they’re F1Durb (an indica-dominant descendant of Durban Poison) and Florida OG (a little known indica).
Indica Dominant Hybrid – 90% Indica / 10% Sativa
THC: 25% – 28%, CBD: 2%
Body High, Cerebral, Euphoria, Happy, Hungry
Anxiety, Arthritis, Chronic Pain, Depression, Gastrointestinal Disorder, Headaches, Insomnia, Irritability, Loss of Appetite, Migraines, PMS
Berry, Blueberry, Candy, Orange, Sweet,Aromas,Berry, Earthy, Lemon, Nutty, Woody
Blue Cookies Strain information
Cookies Marijuana Strain has a sativa/indica ratio of between 10:90 and 30:70. That makes for a potent body buzz, although the sativa genes also provide an energized cerebral effect. Use this strain to treat anxiety, low mood, headaches, irritability, and persistent physical pain. Cookies won the Cannabis Cup in the medical hybrid category based largely on its whopping THC content, measured at more than 28%. The record holder is still less than 30%, which means this strain is one of the strongest on the market. CBD, on the other hand, makes up less than 2% of this plant’s cannabinoid content, so Cookies shouldn’t be used as an exclusive treatment for seizures or other health problems that respond to CBD. As the name suggests, this strain’s dense nugs have a dark bluish tint, as well as a thick layer of resinous crystals on the surface.