Tropicana Cookies Strain Information & Review

Sophia Delphi June 24, 2022 - 6 min read
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There aren’t many “guests” that would be as welcome at a stoner party as an ounce of Tropicana Cookies. This Sativa-dominant hybrid delivers a potent, long-lasting, energetic head high that can make its users the life of any party.

This strain was bred to have very high THC levels, and it provides a social and often-giggly experience that calms down over time but remains tingly and happy. Tropicana Cookies delight the senses as well, with an intriguingly-sweet citrus and pine aroma and flavor reminiscent of cookies or candy.

As a cross of the legendary strains Tangie and GSC, Tropicana Cookies is just as powerful and enjoyable as you’d expect. Just one example: it won the “best Sativa” award at the 2019 Growers’ Cup.

The Effects and Side Effects

Tropicana Cookies (other names: Tropicanna Cookies and MTN Trop) is unquestionably a perfect daytime companion. The 70/30 Sativa hybrid is bred to have THC content that often tops 20%, giving it all of the properties of an energetic and fun Sativa strain.

The high hits quickly, beginning with a small buzz that grows into a high-powered, motivating, creative and happy high that wipes out any worries or cares. Talking, giggling, and laughing become much more important than mundane, everyday concerns.

After you’ve enjoyed the head high for a little while, the tingling and energy move down to the body. That experience is more relaxing than jittery, though, allowing you to tackle creative projects, have long discussions with friends, or simply enjoy the afternoon or early evening. Eventually, the feelings all merge into a satisfying, slow comedown.

Tropicana Cookies is far from a sedating strain, so it’s not the best choice for right before bed. You’ll probably be up for hours if you begin enjoying it too late in the evening.

High THC content, of course, usually means that users not accustomed to the potency are at greater risk of anxiety or even paranoia; newbies should go slow when trying a strain like Tropicana Cookies for the first time. Dry mouth and eyes are possibilities for all users, but not a major concern; the munchies are a much more likely side effect.

Positive Effects:

  • Energy: 5/5
  • Creative: 5/5
  • Pain: 3/5
  • Stress: 4/5
  • Sleep: 1/5
  • Mood: 4/5

Negative Effects:

  • Paranoid: 2/5
  • Dry Mouth: 4/5
  • Dry Eyes: 4/5
  • Lethargy: 1/5
  • Cough: 2/5

Bottom Line: Tropicana Cookies will deliver a blast of energy, motivation, and creativity as it eases stress and encourages sociability; it’s not a strain you want to use late at night.

The Medical Conditions Benefits

The mood-elevating effects of Tropicana Cookies make it a natural choice for patients dealing with stress and anxiety (remember, heavy use can make those problems worse in inexperienced smokers), as well as depression and PTSD.

The potential pain-relieving properties of this strain aren’t cited quite as often by patients, but some do use Tropicana Cookies to help them deal with issues like chronic pain, inflammation, and migraines. It’s likely to help those with low appetites, too.

Flavor and Aroma

Your first whiff of Tropicana Cookies will make you smile. The aroma is redolent of fresh citrus (primarily orange), spice, earth, and pine; it’s a sweet, sour, and spicy delight.

The taste doesn’t disappoint, with the sweet notes prevalent in Tropicana Cookies’ thick smoke balanced by some sourness. A tasty citrus flavor is most noticeable; the best way to describe it would be tropical. Where do the “cookies” in Tropicana Cookies show up? Primarily in the deliciously-sweet aftertaste.

Flavor and Aroma Ratings:

  • Earthy: 3/5
  • Citrus: 5/5
  • Fruity: 3/5
  • Spice: 3/5
  • Wood: 3/5

Cannabinoids and Terpenes

The THC content in this strain can vary quite widely, but the average strain will come in somewhere around 20% THC with some samples peaking in the 25% area.

The amount of other major cannabinoids is higher than with many similar strains: 0.5%-1.0% CBD, and similar levels of CBG and CBC. Their contribution to the “entourage” effect may be one reason that the THC in Tropicana Cookies delivers such an enjoyable high.

The same is true for the many terpenes found in the strain. They also explain the delicious flavor and aroma of Tropicana Cookies; terps include myrcene and limonene (citrus and flowers), caryophyllene and valencene (tropical), and phellandrene and ocimene (sweet).

Lineage

Bloom Seed Company crossed two potent and tasty strains to create Tropicana Cookies, breeding Girl Scout Cookies (GSC) with Tangie. Oni Seed Company has produced a second variety of the strain, which is rigorously known as Tropicanna Cookies F2.

Both versions are extremely similar in taste and effects (although the F2 strain is more likely to have THC content higher than 20%), and both are often found sold under the name Tropicana Cookies.

Much of this strain’s potency comes from its GSC parentage, but Tangie also helps on the potency side of things while also contributing to its Sativa characteristics and its amazingly-delicious citrus flavor and aroma.

Similar Strains to Check Out

Many Sativa hybrids provide similar effects to Tropicana Cookies, although Cinderella 99 might be the best choice if you want the added citrus goodness. Alaskan Thunder Fuck, Love Potion #1, and Acapulco Gold are other alternatives you might want to check out.

Tropicana Cookies Strain: FAQ

Q: Which is a better strain to try, Tangie or Tropicana Cookies?
A: They’re quite similar, of course, but Tropicana Cookies — particularly the F2 strain — are likely to contain more THC and usually hits faster and harder than Tangie. They both taste great, but Tangie has more of a “pure” citrus taste without the pine and earthy notes found in Tropicana Cookies. They’re both excellent, energetic strains but we like the child better than the parent.

Q: How much work is it to grow Tropicana Cookies?
A: All weed crops take work, but relatively speaking, this strain is a breeze to grow at home — as long as you have plenty of space since the plants can grow tall and enormous. Tropicana Cookies take well to training, and topping the plants convinces them to sprout huge colas on the upper sides of the plant. They are susceptible to pests or mildew, though, since they grow bushy and dense. It’s important to monitor them closely. Tropicana Cookies flowers in about 10 weeks and produce a large, satisfying yield.