Contributor: Carl S. Hobby
If you’re anything like me, you’re always on the prowl for the best tasting weed. I mean, who wouldn’t be? Sure, getting “high” is all well and good, but if you have to suffer through a less-than-desirable taste, the end result hardly seems worth it. Especially considering there’s a plethora of tasty bud out there, just ready to be enjoyed!
Now, when it comes to locating the best tasting strains it can prove to be rather difficult. Sometimes, you can simply look at a bud and gauge its apparent “dankness.” Other times, it’s the scent of a nug that solidifies your hypothesis of flavorful smoke. But, more often than not, it just takes a classic rip from a pipe or bong to fully discern whether a strain is, in fact, tasty or not.
That sort of smoke experiment can either result in a joyous, stoney outcome, or it could just as easily put you off of that particular strain – for good – even if you were just testing out a stale batch. That’s how influential the flavor profile of a nug can be. It can, essentially, make or break a strain.
But, in all honesty, not all dispensaries are super courteous these days.
In the early years of med-only cannabis, budtenders had no issue letting consumers pick up, examine, and even smell their strains before finalizing a purchase, but that sort of experience has become somewhat of a rarity these days. Which is a tremendously sad turn of events, in my personal opinion. As that’s typically the best way to decipher whether or not your bud is going to deliver a tasty smoke session or not.
So, in light of these new developments, we’ve gone ahead and done a little research for you. That way, you can head into your dispensary, and ask for any of the following strains directly. And, even in the event that they don’t have any of your desired buds in stock, you can ask them for a similar strain, which should result in a equally-enjoyable smoke experience.
Alright, so without any further ado, in no particular order or ranking, here are some of the tastiest cannabis strains on the market today.
The name alone already has my mouth watering. This delectably dank bud is crossed between GSC and Pink Panties. There’s an almost obnoxious fruity aroma that springs forth from these nugs that is simply divine. In addition to its undeniably berry flavor up front, there’s an undertone (or two) of earth and rich spice that really round out the taste spectrum in the most delicious way.
Much like it’s balanced series of sincerely yummy flavors, the high that comes along with this ice cream inspired bud is a perfect equilibrium of mellow and functional. Which, in my opinion, is the best kind of high there is.
One of the more potent strains on this list, Blackberry Kush is famous for its sky high THC percentage. But, even more beloved than that elevated strength, is its tremendously enjoyable flavors. Thanks to its caryophyllene terpenes found throughout, this bud has become one of the most sniffable strains in the cannabis community.
This hard-hitting indica does not play around, either. It came to do one job, and one job only – put the consumer straight to sleep. So, if you struggle with snooze-related issues, and are somewhat of a picky puffer when it comes to taste, this unbeatable indica is the only way to go, in my personal opinion. It’s really that damn good.
Just reading the name, I’m not sure if I should cut myself a slice, or roll one up. Either way, my taste buds are beyond excited to even talk about this one-of-a-kind, pastry-inspired strain. The end product of a successful crossing of Cheese and Blueberry, this bud is constantly flying off the shelves because stoners can’t get enough of the flavorful experience that this bud is famous for delivering.
This caryophyllene-powered bud delivers a cacophony of cannabinoid effects. There’s a flash of “couch-lock” that is quickly remedied by a boost in mood and optimism. There’s really nothing this strain can’t do. No wonder it’s one of the most popular buds on the market. It’s tasty and multifaceted. I mean, what more could you ask for?
Cultivated for the Doggfather, himself, this strain is a downright winner when it comes to flavor, effects, and aromatics. Which is probably because of its abundance of myrcene that can be found throughout its terpene profile. The best parts of Master Kush and Blue Dream can be found in this sincerely unique strain’s genetic makeup. Also, it’s worth pointing out that the typical batch of Snoop’s Dream clocks in at around 20% THC.
The berry deliciousness present in every single hit is to die for, and it serves as an amazing accent to the overall mellow experience that’s about to take place. I’m never in a bad mood when smoking Snoop’s Dream, and neither are my taste buds.
Black Cherry Soda
Saliva awakens my tongue the second my eyes come across the title of this tremendously tasty THC treasure. Black Cherry Soda is unlike any other bud on this list, in that it tastes exactly how it’s supposed to. Somehow, some way, the creators of this bud were able to accurately encapsulate the carbonated essence of a quality Black Cherry Soda, and magically shove it into a series of picturesque nugs. It’s truly an unbelievable experience to partake in, believe me.
The main terpenes powering such a flavorful (and aromatic) experience are caryophyllene, myrcene, and a big ol’ heaping helping of limonene. All of those powerful terpenes working together created this cannabis masterpiece, and I can’t help but urge all of you to pick some up, if you’re lucky enough to spot it on your local dispensary’s menu.
Now, of course, this is only a small sample size of tasty buds that can be found at most dispensaries, so don’t feel like this is an end-all, be-all collection of scrumptious smoke. Like I mentioned before, you should see this as a solid starting point for your upcoming hunt for tasty THC. Go with what works best for you, and you should be more than happy with the outcome.
Happy smoking, my fellow enthusiasts!