There are countless cannabis strains with as many flavors and aromas to match. The terpenes in the plant are responsible for each strain’s unique taste and fragrance. Terpenes occur naturally and are found in plants and some animals. Scientists and researchers have discovered that cannabis has over 150 terpene compounds. Most of the terpenes are only present in trace amounts. But, each strain has its unique taste and fragrance from the combination of the dominant terpenes. Every individual cannabis consumer has their own taste preference, and whether a strain is “good” is quite subjective. But, some strains have gained wider popularity for their flavor than others. Three strains that countless marijuana users enjoy for their delicious taste are Mimosa, Papaya Punch, and Ice Cream Cake.
Mimosa, sometimes called “Purple Mimosa”, is a flavorful hybrid from Symbiotic Genetics. It was created by crossing Clementine with Purple Punch. The result is a sweet-swelling and delicious flavor reminiscent of the cocktail for which it was named. The taste and aroma are citrusy, with hints of orange and grapefruit shining through. The THC content in Mimosa is typically between 20-23%, making it a versatile strain for beginners and experienced users. Mimosa reportedly makes users feel a boost of uplifted energy and focus in smaller doses. In larger doses, some users report feeling sleepy and sedated.
Papaya Punch is as delightfully sweet and fruity as its name would imply. It is an indica-dominant hybrid strain that was made by crossing Papaya and Purple Punch. It is also quite potent, with average THC levels around 22-23% and nearing almost 30% in some variations. Papaya Punch gives users a balanced high, creating a body calm and a sense of mental peace that is neither too energetic nor too sedated. It smells light and tropical and tastes like berries, tree fruit, and citrus with just a hint of cheese. This is a delicious strain loved by those who like just a hint of something else to cut down on the sweetness.
Ice Cream Cake
Ice Cream Cake is a delicious dessert-flavored strain with a slight air of mystery to its origins. The strain is from Mad Scientist Genetics and some report that it is a cross between Gelato #33 and Wedding Cake, while others say it is a mix of Dream Cookie and Cheese Cake. Either way, the result is a strain that smells as good as it tastes. The flavor is creamy with buttery and very heavy on the vanilla. Ice Cream Cake smells very sweet, with just a hint of spicy hint of nuttiness to balance it out. The THC levels are typically around 22-23%. Some tests indicate that a few variations of Ice Cream Cake can have even higher THC levels. It often leaves users feeling a sense of ease and positivity, with a body high that can be deeply relaxing and sedating.