Peanut Butter Breath (sometimes simply called Peanut Butter or Peanut Breath) doesn’t taste exactly like a peanut butter cup. It comes close, though, with lots of nuttiness in its aroma and savory flavor along with herbs and earthiness.
The bud is a 50/50 balanced hybrid with high THC content, so the high is both powerfully cerebral and relaxing. Don’t expect to get a lot done while in the middle of the experience; it’s more of a drowsy, dreamy high that’s likely to lock you to the couch. You probably won’t fall asleep, but you’ll definitely get the munchies.
The flower is loaded with frosty trichomes that often take on a purple tint, making it attractive and potent.
Effects and Side Effects
Peanut Butter Breath is not a daytime strain or a good option for wake-and-bake. It’s best used in the evening when you can enjoy its potent high without any responsibilities to take care of, ideally sharing the experience with like-minded friends.
It can seem like a good daytime choice at first, however. After a few tokes, you’ll feel tingles in the back of your neck and head, sending rushes of energy throughout your brain. The cerebral high is an uplifting and euphoric one, replacing day-to-day concerns with a carefree, dreamy feeling that enhances sociability and overall happiness.
But this strain is 50% indica, too. The weed’s effects spread from the head into the body, where it induces a deeply relaxing body stone that is likely to leave you unwilling (or unable) to get off of the couch, even to fetch some snacks. Most people don’t feel completely sedated after using Peanut Butter Breath, but some may find themselves drifting off to sleep.
As can happen with all high-THC strains, newbies may find themselves overwhelmed by more than a few hits of Peanut Butter Breath. Anxiety and paranoia are possibilities they should watch out for. Other users will only have to deal with potential dry mouth and eyes, and they may get lethargic if they smoke too much.
- Energy: 3/5
- Creative: 1/5
- Pain: 4/5
- Stress: 4/5
- Sleep: 3/5
- Mood: 4/5
- Paranoid: 2/5
- Dry Mouth: 4/5
- Dry Eyes: 4/5
- Lethargy: 2/5
- Cough: 3/5
Bottom Line: The effects of Peanut Butter Breath reflect its balanced nature; the high starts as a euphoric and uplifting one, but body-locking relaxation then develops and lasts for the duration.
Medical patients appreciate the sativa head high of Peanut Butter Breath; the cerebral lift is what they look for when dealing with mental health issues like stress, anxiety, and depression.
And when the strong indica body buzz is added to the mix, patients say they’re able to better handle chronic pain, migraines, and nausea. The strain’s ability to stimulate appetite is appreciated by those with anorexia and other eating disorders as well.
Flavor and Aroma
Peanut Butter Breath smells more like the ingredients of peanut butter than the spread itself. The flower’s scent is predominantly nutty with additional notes of herbs, spice, and earth, but it doesn’t have much of the sweetness we associate with luscious peanut butter.
The taste of this strain is quite similar; it feels almost like you’re smoking nuts that also have added woodsy, spicy, and herbaceous flavors like pepper and pine. Even though Peanut Butter Breath doesn’t taste exactly like peanut butter, it’s delicious.
Flavor and Aroma Ratings:
- Earthy: 3/5
- Citrus: 3/5
- Fruity: 3/5
- Spice: 3/5
- Wood: 3/5
Cannabinoids and Terpenes
Peanut Butter Breath cannabis available for purchase averages around 20% THC content. That’s just an average, though, and many dispensaries that sell this strain sell flower with more THC than that; Peanut Butter Breath has tested as high as 28%. CBD content is likely to be somewhere around 0.5%, with about double that amount of CBG.
Limonene, caryophyllene, phellandrene, humulene, valencene, linalool, and pinene are all well-represented in the strain’s terpene profile, explaining why it has such a complex flavor and taste.
ThugPug Genetics was the original creator of the Peanut Butter Breath strain, crossing Mendo Breath and Do-Si-Dos.
Mendo Breath is a potent indica-dominant hybrid that provides strong euphoria and sedation, and Do-Si-Dos is a very similar strain that isn’t quite as sedating. And both of those strains are descended from another legendary strain that’s extremely potent and heavily indica, OG Kush Breath.
With those genetics, it’s easy to see where Peanut Butter Breath’s effects come from and why it delivers such a powerfully relaxing high.
There are quite a few strains that provide much the same high and user experience as Peanut Butter Breath. If you can’t find this terrific weed at a dispensary near you, you might consider alternatives like Biochem, Tahoe OG, Black Cherry OG, Code Blue, Liquid Butter, or Meatbreath.
Peanut Butter Breath Strain: FAQ
Q: Is this strain the same thing as Peanut Butter Cookies?
A: No, although there are some similarities because Peanut Butter Cookies is a child strain of Peanut Butter Breath (crossed with Forum Cookies). They’re both high-THC strains, they’re both indica-dominant hybrids, and they both start with a euphoric head high that morphs into full brain and body relaxation. Here are the two big differences: Peanut Butter Breath is a little more potent, and PB Cookies tastes almost exactly like a sweet peanut butter cookie thanks to its Cookies heritage.
Q: Is it hard to find Peanut Butter Breath? Can you grow the strain at home?
A: It’s one of those weed strains that aren’t available everywhere. It’s easiest to find on the West Coast or in a state like Colorado. However, its availability has grown over the last couple of years, so you should be able to shop around in any legal state and eventually find it. Growing it at home can be more problematic since ThugPug hasn’t released the seeds for sale. You can find it in some seed banks, but it may be the cultivator’s “approximation” of the strain rather than the real thing.