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Our Animal Cookies strain review gives you an inside look into this beast of a strain. This indica-dominant hybrid offers a fierce potency with THC levels going well above 20%. Its high cannabinoid content is great for pain and stress relief. Best of all, you get that delicious cookie and cherry flavor and aroma from its premium genetics.

Strain Profile: Animal Cookies

Animal Cookies strain up close on beige surface.

Animal Cookies, also known as Animal Crackers, is an indica-dominant strain. This clone-derived hybrid boasts THC levels between 20% and 30%. It’s less than 1% CBD level lets THC do all the talking. In short, it's not for the faint of heart.  A higher-than-average potency is great for experienced and high tolerance users.

Cannabis Strain Information

Average THC Level: 18%

Average CBD Level: <1%

Strain Type: Indica

Genetics: GSC x Fire OG

Breeder: BC Bud Depot

Terpenes: Humulene, Caryophyllene, Myrcene

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Animal Cookies Strain History & Genetics

Hailing from the Great White North, Animal Cookies strain (Girl Scout Cookies x Fire OG) was bred by Canadian seed bank BC Bud Depot.  Its breeders had an award-winning GSC strain on hand. They were trying to improve on this highly-prized hybrid strain.

In the end, they managed to retain GSC’s signature cookie flavor with a stronger potency meant for heavy and medicinal users.

Animal Cookies Strain Flavor 

With a name like Animal Cookies, it's no surprise that this hybrid strain is jam-packed with a doughy and cookie-like flavor. Notes of sugar, vanilla, nuts, and cherry provide a satisfying sweetness on the inhale and exhale.

A pungent and earthy undertone creates a balanced flavor profile. It literally tastes of sugar, spice, and everything nice.


Similar to its sweet and herbal flavor, Animal Cookies has a distinct sweet and sour aroma.  You don't even need to get close to experience the full effect of its desert-like and fruity smell.

A tantalizing scent fills your nose with a sugary punch you won't soon forget. Animal Cookies has a high concentration of humulene, caryophyllene, and myrcene terpenes.

Effects of Animal Cookies Weed Strain

Animal Cookies is an untamed beast packed with potent resin. Experience a fast onset of euphoria. Feel uplifted and invigorated with its stress-relieving buzz. It's perfect for unwinding during the evening or afternoon. A heavy wave of physical relaxation will fill your body to relieve even the peskiest of pains.

This indica-dominant hybrid strain is beloved by medicinal users for its potency and long-lasting effects. Heavy doses can not only satisfy high tolerance users, but nearly eliminate severe and chronic pain, headaches, arthritis, and other painful symptoms. In heavy doses, Animal Cookies strain can leave you couch-locked and without a worry in the world.

In low to moderate doses, Animal Cookies is an excellent strain to relieve stress and mental health disorders. Its initial euphoria can reduce anxiety and depression.

In a similar vein, it's the perfect strain to wind down right before bedtime. Let the anxiety lift away and the sleepy feelings overtake you.

Because of its high potency, Animal Cookies may be too much to handle for new or low-tolerance users. Its main negative side effect is a dry mouth, which can be relieved with a glass of water on hand.

Other side effects include dry eyes and coughing fits for the uninitiated. Finally, beginners may experience dizziness, anxiety, and paranoia if they imbibe too much.

Feelings: Relaxed, Happy, Euphoric, Uplifted, Sleepy

Medical Uses: Stress, Pain, Anxiety, Depression, Insomnia

Negative Side Effects: Dry Mouth, Dry Eyes, Anxious, Paranoid, Dizzy

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Appearance of Animal Cookies Strain

Animal Cookies grows popcorn-shaped to medium-sized buds with a deep green color and subtle hints of purple. It's small but powerful buds feature a heavy layer of white trichomes over its leaves.

This strain grows to a medium-to-tall height with large leaves that may have dark green and purple tips.

Animal Cookie strain's purple hues

How to Grow Animal Cookies Strain

Animal Cookies are only available as regular seeds through BC Bud Depot or a variety of seed banks. Feminized seeds are not available at the moment.

This indica strain grows to a medium-sized height with popcorn buds covered with pride orange stigmas and plenty of trichomes. It has all the great qualities of the GSC strain but more potency.

While Animal Cookies can grow well in the outdoors, it thrives in an indoor climate-controlled environment. Novice growers may have trouble with its relatively high maintenance characteristics.

This strain will require regular pruning and training to achieve high yields and high potency.

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Trim the stems to stimulate lateral growth and the large fan leaves to give your buds in lower branches plenty of light. Regular pruning also produces a better airflow between the buds and canopy to avoid mold and allow your plant to thrive.

Due to its pungent smell, you may want to invest in a carbon filter ventilation system.

Growing Difficulty: Moderate

Plant Height: >78 inches

Flowering Period: 10-12 weeks

Yield: 1-3 ounces per square foot

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Animal Cookies strain has a strong potency that will relax your body and mind. It’s great for recreational and medicinal use. It offers multiple health benefits, high THC levels, and a mouthwatering flavor and aroma. A knockout strain in every sense of the word.

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Gavin Kushman

Gavin is a worldly adventurer and cannabis connoisseur, embarking on journeys that take him to the far corners of the globe to explore and document the varied effects, flavors, and histories of both renowned and lesser-known strains. From the misty high-altitude farms of the Hindu Kush highlands to the vibrant cannabis cafes of Amsterdam, Gavin's quest for knowledge spans continents. A recognized authority in the cannabis industry, he frequently lends his expertise to leading publications such as Cannabis Training University, where his captivating blog articles chronicle his unique experiences with different cannabis strains.

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