Marijuana

Fruit Salad: Fifteen Strains With a Juicy Kick

Cannabis, like beer, is fun for producers and consumers alike who enjoy experimenting with different flavors from terpenes. Responsible for the smell and flavor of hops, cannabis, coffee, roses and just about anything else that's grown from the earth, terpenes are chemical compounds that make your favorite kinds of pot taste like lemons, blueberries or other kinds of fruit.

If you enjoy a sweet burst to your smoke, here are fifteen strains we've reviewed that pack a fruity punch.

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Pineapple Chunk
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Pineapple Chunk
Anyone who enjoys a good charcuterie board or fruit-and-cheese plate will enjoy Pineapple Chunk’s flavor profile. It’s full of thick, cheesy notes followed by a rush of rubbery pine and tart acidity. The sour fruitiness and cheesy funk would be enough on their own; consider the earthy pine flavor the gravy.

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Mandarin Cookies
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Mandarin Cookies
Mirroring the smell, Mandarin Cookies starts with a sweet, acidic and doughy flavor up front, almost like sourdough bread and marmalade, followed by a grainy, piney coat over the tongue. It tastes like breakfast.

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Mango Kush
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Mango Kush
Mango Kush's tropical, tangy flavor shines through with each exhale, with grainy flavors of pine and a subtle, skunky finish adding balance to the heavy mango flavor.

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Mimosa
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Mimosa
Poorly grown or nutrient-heavy cuts of Mimosa won’t showcase its loud, tropical flavors, but anything properly flushed should bring out a thick, fresh-squeezed taste of tangerine with a subtle, earthy back end.

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Tangerine Power
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Tangerine Power
Although that earthy, grainy Kush back end is a little stronger during tokes, Tangerine Power’s first taste is team all-orange, with sweet and sour notes clinging to each side of the tongue. Don’t believe me? Smoke a joint, and you’ll swear it was freshly squeezed.

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Papaya
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Papaya
That subtle sourness in Papaya’s smell is more cheesy and funky on the tastebuds, with an initial funk that slowly blends into a sweet, creamy flavor with hints of tropical fruit.

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Ecto-Cooler
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Ecto-Cooler
The citrus taste carries more lime notes than Ecto-Cooler’s smell would imply, but oranges still dominate the initial flavor. The pungent, fuel-like back end is complemented by a sugary sweetness, making it more layered than expected, too.
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