Effects: Definitely a nighttime smoke, but still calm enough for you to walk the dog or enjoy an hour or two of TV without drooling or getting overly anxious. Strawberry Milkshake reminds me a lot of another great relaxing strain, Tiger’s Milk, with its sugary flavor and gentle, lulling comedown, which is a good sleep aid and appetite inducer while also relaxing the body.
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Smell: Imagine a Kush milkshake with a little strawberry added, and there you go. On top of dank, grainy whiffs of earthy OG and a chemical, rubbery sourness, Strawberry Milkshake carries hints of sugary lactose and ripe strawberries. Not as syrupy as Strawberry Cough, but sinfully sweet in its own way.
Looks: Typically compact, round and packaged in oblong shapes like an iceberg or mitten, Strawberry Milkshake looks a lot like its parent, White Fire Alien OG, with its lime-green color and peach pistils, as well as a healthy coat of small trichomes.
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I take solace in the fact that strawberry aromas and flavors are still sexy in the weed world, which has made Strawberry Cough a first-ballot dime piece. Strawberry Diesel, Strawberry Fields and Sequoia Strawberry all pack popular strawberry characteristics, too, with luscious, ripe notes that remind users of America’s fourth-most-popular fruit in 2018. The newest strawberry cannabis contender, Strawberry Milkshake, has received similar treatment from dispensaries, usually trending on the expensive end for flower.
Strawberry ice cream and milkshakes will never get the same love as their chocolate and vanilla counterparts. Is that fair? Not really. Almost anything is better than vanilla, the missionary position of ice cream. And while strawberry isn’t quite in chocolate’s reverse-cowgirl territory, it’s nearing the same ballpark. So stop treating frozen strawberry treats like an over-the-pants hand job, America. They deserve better.
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Flavor: As with most fruity strains, Strawberry Milkshake’s sweet flavors aren’t as strong on the tastebuds as they are in the nostrils, but that malt-shop flavor of berries and cream still comes through; the vanilla, rubber and soil flavors from the Alien and White Fire OG lineage are just a little bit heavier.
A mix of Strawberry Soda and White Fire Alien OG, Strawberry Milkshake (also called Strawberry Milk by some) is usually labeled a 50/50 hybrid or nighttime strain by breeders and dispensaries. The strain’s thick, creamy notes of berries, chalky sweetness and sour, resinous hints of new rubber and soil combine for a…