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cannabis strains to celebrate halloween 

The best cannabis strains to pair with your favorite candy

Gregg PadulaOctober 26, 2020

Halloween isn't just for kids – whether you're cannacurious or a cannoisseur, there's a trick or a treat for everyone this time of year. While getting properly blazed and dressing as “the human joint" for your Zoom costume party may water down this year's hallowed holiday - what better reason to take a trip down a canna-inspired candy lane? 

Halloween may be canceled but getting toasted and eating candy until your stomach hurts can be held rain or shine. You can still have that excitement of tearing through a bag of all your chocolate and gummy faves to enjoy, with a little something extra to enlighten the experience. 

To help you kick off a sugar-fueled Halloween weekend, here are five our top canna-candy combos to explore:

Skittles and Zkittlez

An obvious choice - not simply based on their corresponding names. The Skittles candy offers a sugary medley of sweet and sour fruit flavors that collide with Zkittlez's natural hints of grape and citrus to enhance the chewy goodness of “the rainbow."

Twix and Thin Mint

If you like the refreshment of mint-chocolate, this is your combination. Two cookies dipped in caramel and chocolate intertwined with the sweetness of sativa-heavy Thin Mint dance play games with your taste buds, creating a flavorful combination closely mimicking actual Thin Mint cookies.

Starburst and Purple Punch

There are few fruit candies that can stand up to Starburst. Chewy, fruity, and mouth-watering, they are a crowd-pleaser across the board. Add the distinctly grape candy terpene profile of Purple Punch to introduce the candy's long underrepresented grape flavor.

Hershey's Milk Chocolate Bar and Strawberry Cough

Combining cannabis with "The Great American Chocolate Bar," allows you to place any strain's terpene profile against a base cocoa flavor - making way for endless decadent pairings. The first strain that comes to mind is the enigmatic sativa hybrid Strawberries Cough. Match the two classics to mimic undertones of chocolate covered strawberries.

Reese's Peanut Butter Cups and Jelly Sherbet

At the top of many lists is the Reese's Peanut Butter Cup. The smooth peanut butter cream wrapped in Hershey's chocolate has solidified its place in Halloween candy history. A candy like this needs a special strain pairing. There are very few strains on earth with the flavor of Jelly Sherbet. Its distinct fruit punch aroma fuses with the peanut butter to create a PB&J in your mouth.

These are just recommendations - so go ahead and choose your favorite candy and experiment with some different strains to cook up your own ghastly creations.

Gregg Padula
Gregg Padula
Gregg Padula is a cannabis columnist with industry roots reaching back to Humboldt County, CA in the early 2000’s – and later as one of the first cultivators in Massachusetts’ medical cannabis industry. This unique vantage point is explored in much of his work for Gatehouse Media and