Strain: 75% Sativa 25% Indica
THC Level: 22%
Parents: Grand daddy Purple x Platinum Cookies
Aroma: Earthy/Sweet Berries
Candyland: A Sativa-Dominant Strain from California
Candyland is an iconic Sativa-dominant strain from the San Francisco Bay Area in California. This strain is the result of a cross between the popular Grand Daddy Purple strain (aka Grand Daddy Purps) and a Bay Area Platinum Cookies strain. It was originally bred by Ken Estes, who was part of the team that bred the original Grand Daddy Purple.
Candyland buds are small and dense with a slightly darker shade of green than your typical bright green Sativa strain. Its trichomes are plentiful when grown properly, looking as if the bud could have been dipped in sugar. The red hairs are a dull red but run longer than normal, almost making the buds look fuzzy from a distance.
Aroma and Flavour
Candyland’s fragrance is a combination of sweet, piney, herbal, earthy, and pungent aromas. This rich mixture combines to give Candyland its unique and pleasant fragrance. This strain is renowned for its sweet candy-like taste, hence the name. It also has several prominent flavors that come to the fore when smoked. A sweet, fruity, berry flavor combined with earthy, piney notes make Candyland a real taste sensation.
Its effects lean towards it’s Sativa properties making it a mentally stimulating strain with little to no body effects when smoked in smaller doses. The strain is great for social functions or creative activities – anything where your brain must be active and engaged. When consumed in larger quantities, and especially by novice users, the strain can impact anxiety and paranoia as is typical with strong Sativa strains. You may want to try a hit or two before committing to a full joint.