Colorful candy that pairs well with cannabis strains

8 Cannabis Strains and Candy Pairings

It’s that time of year again. Our favorite candies have hit the shelves for Halloween. With everyone getting in the spirit, there’s no better time to pair up your candy of choice with strains that complement it. Start getting ready for Halloween now before the candies and cannabis you love have already been gobbled up. Which candy’s your fave? Are you a peanut butter cup junky, or a Starburst lover? Or maybe you’re all about Halloween classics like candy corn. Either way, there’s a strain that pairs perfectly with your go-to candy. Here’s the pairings that are satisfying our munchies this spooky season. 

Wedding Cake is one of the cannabis strains that pairs great with chocolate

M&Ms and Wedding Cake

Wedding Cake is one of the best cannabis strains to pair with M&Ms. This strain is as sweet as it sounds. It work with these classic colorful chocolates because it brings out the fruity undertones of the chocolate. The natural sweetness of the strain enhances the sweet, sugary taste candy-coated chocolate. The earthy and floral notes of the cannabis compliment those of the cocoa bean. And not only is Wedding Cake the perfect sidekick for the classic M&Ms. It also compliments peanut, caramel, and other varieties of this beloved treat. 

Wedding Cake Cannabis Strain Effects

In the last few years, Wedding Cake has become a more popular cannabis strain, and for good reason. Among other benefits, this indica-dominant hybrid strain is known for providing relaxing and euphoric effects. It calms both the mind and the body. Trick or treating can get stressful. Making the costumes, keeping the kids happy…and don’t forget to post the Instagram photos! Wedding Cake will help you stay calm and collected all day.

Lamb's Bread is one of the best cannabis strains to smoke with the buttery sweetness of candy corn

Lamb’s Bread and Candy Corn

Candy corn is one of those controversial candies. You either love or hate it. If you’re on team candy corn, chances are it’s to the point of candy addiction. Just one candy corn is never enough. So, since you’re gonna be compulsively chowing down on handfuls, try it with a cannabis strain like Lamb’s Bread. This sativa brings out the butteriness of these tricolored candies. Candy corn is super sweet—like creamy vanilla and marshmallow combined. But, under that flavor, there are hints of nuttiness. Lamb’s Bread enhances with that nuttiness with overtones of pine and herbs.


Lamb’s Bread Cannabis Strain Effects

Lamb’s Bread is a strain known for its energetic and uplifting effects. It’ll give you the energy you need to get through the long slog that Halloween can be. It’s known for long-lasting cerebral highs that’ll keep you feeling uplifted and energetic all day. Fun fact: this strain was a favorite of the one and only Bob Marley, the king of reggae! Now there’s a good costume idea….

The citrus notes in this cannabis strain are perfect for Sour Patch Kids

Sour Patch Kids and Pineapple Express

A sour-to-sweet gummy is the perfect pairing for Pineapple Express. Sugar-coated Sour Patch Kids will initially make you pucker. That’s the perfect time to take your first hit. As the sour flavor moves into sweetness territory, take another hit. Pineapple Express is one of the most renowned hybrid strains. It has notes of fresh apple as well as its namesake, fresh pineapple. Roll it up in our Galactic Rolling Papers and, with each hit, you’ll experience new citrus flavor combinations. 


Pineapple Express Cannabis Strain Effects

Pineapple Express is a hybrid of sativa and indica that’s strong, but not overly so. It’s a lovely amalgam of physical and cerebral effects. It’s meant to relax you without putting you to sleep. Pineapple Express is the perfect cannabis strain to enjoy early on in the evening with your Sour Patch Kids. Take a hit when you’ve flipped away from handling the stress of getting costumed kids ready and you’re just waiting for the doorbell to ring. Or try it for a minute of sanity while you’re zoning out to Adult Swim. This strain is also great for taking the edge off that anxiety we’re all feeling about trick-or-treating during the pandemic. It’s benefits are also touted for sore muscles and joints—or if it’s that time of the month on top of everything else.

With it's berry aroma, Blue Dream is a great cannabis strain to pair with berry Skittles

Berry Skittles and Blue Dream

Yep, not just any Skittle, but specifically the berry-flavored varieties. One of the most popular strains, Blue Dream, has a beautiful, sweet berry aroma, that makes berry Skittles its perfect candy companion. The right Skittle flavors to delight your taste buds while enjoying Blue Dream include berry punch, strawberry, melon berry, wild cherry, and raspberry. But they all taste the same to us. So just pop a few in your mouth and take a hit. You’ll be berry glad you did. 


Blue Dream Cannabis Strain Effects

Blue Dream is one of the more potent strains. If you’re a newbie, just be careful about how much you imbibe. Blue Dream’s euphoric calm can help keep you in a positive mood. One of the sativa-dominant hybrid strains, Blue Dream starts with a head rush that descends into full-body relaxation. More stimulant than not, it’s also said to combat depression. And that can be a necessity as we continue to navigate the new normal of pandemic life.

Sweet and nutty, Bubba Kush pairs perfectly with peanut butter cups

Bubba Kush and Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups

Who doesn’t love Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups? Pairing the orange-haired Bubba Kush strain with the creamy, nuttiness of a peanut butter cup is exactly what you need right now. Bubba Kush is an indica-dominant cannabis strain that’s also sweet and nutty, with hints of coffee and chocolate. This taste combo is one of our most indulgent. Roll it up just as indulgently in our L’aperitif Pre Rolled Cones.


Bubba Kush Cannabis Strain Effects

Bubba Kush is a dreamy cannabis strain that’s powerful enough to de-stress you, even in 2021. This indica hybrid is famed for inducing a mind-blanketing euphoria as well as deep muscle relaxation. It’s perfect for the pandemic’s greatest hits—anxiety, depression, and insomnia. Just a warning, though, you could wake up surrounded by Reese’s wrappers, blissfully unaware of when you fell asleep.

Girl Scout Cookies is one of the best cannabis strains for Junior Mints

GSC and Junior Mints 

We all have our favorite Girl Scout Cookie cannabis strain…ours is the Thin Mint. That’s why we’re pairing it with another candy classic, Junior Mints. GSC (aka Girl Scout Cookie) is a classic hybrid with strong flavors of lemon and mint. Junior Mints’ dark chocolate coating and velvety filling help highlight the underlying, sweet notes of GSC, making these two a winning match. 


Girl Scout Cookies Cannabis Strain Effects

With an intense cerebral high that can last for hours, our minty combo might launch you straight into the stratosphere. As much as stress might make you want to go all out, take it easy if you’re a beginner. Thin Mint will give you a strong body buzz that can leave you lethargic on the other end. Both the languor and its appetite-inducing properties fit right in, though, with our now ubiquitous loungewear. This pairing is perfect for a sweat-panted evening and a slow-start morning after. Here’s a House tip, put the JM’s in the freezer. You’ll definitely thank us. 

The sweet citrus aromas of Gelato make it a great cannabis strain to pairs with Starbursts

Gelato and Starburst

Complimenting its fruity parent strain, Sunset Sherbet, Gelato hits you immediately with sweet notes of citrus, lavender, and a touch of strawberry. We pretty much just listed out every Starburst flavor. So this pairing is a given. Starburst’s flavors are bright and not too heavy. Similarly, this is one of the hybrid strains that can induce a mellow, balanced high that’s conducive to socializing (distantly, of course) on Halloween night.


Gelato Cannabis Strain Effects

Gelato is one of our favorite strains to get into a creative mood. And Starbursts are that sugar spike you need to stay up till the last few trick-or-treaters stop by. This indica-dominant hybrid is known for psychedelic effects like sound sensitivity and time dilation. So definitely give it a go to take a stress break, or just to make your Halloween a little pleasantly spookier. Gelato is, however, a particularly pungent cannabis strain. If you’re trying to keep your consumption discreet, look for an edible version.

Combined with Hot Tamales, Jack Herer is a cannabis strain to give you a nice kick in the pants

Jack Herer and Hot Tamales

Jack Herer—ah yes, the infamous sativa-dominant hybrid that’s sometimes better than a cup of coffee. JH is one of those cannabis strains that can snap back at you. That’s why we paired it with a spicy candy that’s never subtle—Hot Tamales. The kick you get from hot tamales stands up to the sometimes overwhelming skunkiness of Jack Herer. 

Jack Herer Cannabis Strain Effects

When lit, JH has an herbal aroma that hits quickly. It’s meant to induce a balanced mental and physical high. More enlivening than disorientating, try this cannabis/candy combo when you’re looking to keep alert and happy. Pack it up in our Le Pipe ceramic one hitter, and get motivated. And if  Halloween night doesn’t go as well as you wished it would’ve, JH and Hot Tamales are the perfect way to wake and bake.

No matter whatever happens this Halloween, you can at least count these 8 combos to help keep you sane. And if none of these sweets are chocolatey enough for you, try our molten cannabis brownies.

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