Animal Mints has been making its way onto a lot of compliant gift menus lately thanks to its pungent, sweet aroma and its extremely powerful body high. This heavy-hitting indica-dominant is a cerebral/physical powerhouse, promoting an extremely relaxing effect that works well at just about any time. Animal Mints is part of the Cookies Fam genetic lineage and comes from a long line of exotic strains. If you’re unfamiliar with it, Animal Mints has an intriguing mix of flavors including mint mixed with lime. Here’s all you need to know about the strain, from its lineage to medical potency and cultivation best practices.
Animal Mints: Background
Animal Mints is a 50/50 hybrid, though it’s a cross between Animal Cookies (which we’ve covered before), Girl Scout Cookies, and Blue Power. One of the earliest origins of Cookies stems from Seed Junky Genetics, who first propagated it in order to improve potency levels and flavor. Their success was Animal Mints, which offers a unique sweet and minty flavor that has an extremely high THC level, ranging from 25-32%. Until Animal Mints hit the dispensaries in recent weeks, the product has been challenging to find due to its potencies.
Animal Mints Cultivation
Cultivating the Animal Mints strain is rated as moderately difficult. The breeder initially kept the recipe a secret, making it challenging to find seeds and cultivate the strain naturally. They have since started to offer seeds and clones that have made their way around the country. The strain throws traits of both indicas and sativas and grows tall stalks with dense leaves like many cookies fam strains. When you grow your cannabis with this strain, she requires careful space management and she needs a lot of trimming, topping and training early on to keep her growth manageable. Her colas are also quite dense so be sure to monitor your humidity levels during the flowering cycle.
Animal Mints Appearance
Animal Mints is beautifully unique because of the way it employs an ‘exotic’ color scheme. Generally, exotic colors like purple and sienna are associated with candy-colored flowers. Animal Mints is usually a subdued green to brown color. Each nug of this strain is a dark yellow or orange-brown, but it’s difficult to see their other colors under such a thick blanket of crystalline trichomes; the result has an oily appearance. The brown color of the strain might not seem impressive at first, but its high amounts of trichomes give it a white appearance. Overall, this is uniquely gorgeous staining.
Animal Mints Scent, Flavor, and Effects
Animal Mint is an insanely delicious strain that both satiates the mind and body with some of the highest potency levels we’ve seen out of cannabis strains. If your taste buds are seeking a true culinary experience, look no further. The smell of Animal Mints is reminiscent of pine needles and soil with a hint of fresh mint. As the buds are burnt, they release more woody terps and vanilla notes that remind one of the cream cookies.
On the first deep inhale you’ll taste a sweet and floral flavor. The smoke is very thick and creamy, like many other cookie strains, and guaranteed to make you cough with its subtle sour notes. The exhale and aftertaste of the strain is where it shines, with a very nutty flavor that has subtle vanilla notes and leaves a lasting impression on the palette.
The most interesting aspect is the effects, however. They are perfectly balanced and great for just about any time of day, though higher doses are best enjoyed at bedtime since they tend to make way for deep sedative bliss and a long night’s rest. The effects of this substance are felt when it is just entering the body: one will feel happy and maculated, but also a bit unfocused. A powerful body buzz takes hold next, creeping into your limbs and muscles and deeply soothing you into couch lock or sedation.
Medical Uses of Animal Mints
Between its varied effects and its THC levels at almost 33%, this is a great strain for several uses. Animal Mints strain is a great choice for chronic pain, menstrual cramps, muscle spasms, and inflammation. It has also been beneficial in relieving the symptoms of mental ills including chronic depression, fatigue, and stress. Many users also seem to agree that Animal Mints is a good choice for encouraging arousal and having more intimate, more relaxed, and less painful sexual encounters.
Animal Mints Strain Review
Animal Mints is one of those strains that impresses you before you even try it. Our first impression of the buds we were given was that they looked “weird”. Upon further research and inspection, we were not disappointed. The thick layer of trichomes makes the flowers look sticky and syrupy. A lot of THC is found in Upon further research and inspection, this strain; making it were valuable for’ both medical disappointed and recreational in the use slightest.
This strain had a thick coating of trichomes which gave it a sticky, syrupy resinous look; additionally, there was plenty of THC. As we ground the flowers up, they released a chocolatey aroma that was super sweet and minty. Toking this strain was no different, promoting an intensely sweet and minty flavor that had us drooling in minutes. Animal Mints is a perfect 5 out of 5. The next time you see it on the menu at your favorite smoke shop, be sure to give it a try. And if you want to get some high-quality seeds for Animal Mints here’s a great place to start.