Strains to Go With Your Pumpkin Spice Everything
In 15 years “Pumpkin Spice” has gone from a questionable novelty to seasoning nearly every consumable product on store shelves in the fall. Essentially, it’s the Kim Kardashian of autumn flavoring.
There are as many types of pumpkin spice lovers as there are fans of bud. And fortunately, there is a readily available munchie for every type of pumpkin and pot lover. Here are some strains paired with an assortment of items ranging from the Starbucks’ drink that started it all to traditional munchie cravings, healthful options, along with posh and luxe delights to fulfill your crisp fall cravings.
Pumpkin Spice Latte
The drink that launched a thousand punchlines, Starbucks unapologetically moved up their launch date this year to late August because they know you need that extra month of spicy goodness. To make the most of “Spice Season” Starbucks has even crafted pumpkin spice cookie straws to double down on it’s most popular fall flavor for its 15th anniversary.
It is without an ounce of cheekiness that we suggest Karma Bitch—a strain bred from Nevil’s Wreck and Skywalker OG. This productive hybrid is a great day smoke which boasts notes of sweetness, earth, and coffee. And when paired with a latte, it will have you getting it all done, all day long, with a smile on your face.
Ben and Jerry’s Pumpkin Cheesecake Ice Cream
Making its debut in 2007, B&J’s Pumpkin Cheesecake Ice Cream may not have been the first product at the pumpkin spice rodeo but its popularity has made it a mainstay. Unlike other “pumpkin” products, B&J’s use actual pumpkin to get its unique flavor, which when swirled with fresh dairy cheesecake and graham cracker ribbons, it becomes as its creator Eric Fredette describes, “A perfect comfort food. It’s like a warm blanket on a cool autumn day, with falling leaves and the crisp smell of fall.”
Obviously, we don’t want to step on an already perfected recipe, so enhancing it with the sweet vanilla and earthy notes in popular hybrid Ice Cream seems the perfect combo. Much like the flavor itself, Ice Cream the strain (or variations of it) are fairly easy to find. This one leans slightly indica, so you’ll be ready for that warm blanket and some cozy TV time.
Smashmallow Pumpkin Pie Pieces
Consume on their own or use as a complementary garnish for nearly everything on this list. Try them on top of your latte, ice cream, yogurt, or cereal. Smashmallow artisan marshmallows are square cut wonders of pumpkin pie flavor. Buy two bags. Once you’ve popped one of these melt-in-your-mouth marvels that have not only an intriguing taste, but texture as well, they’ll be gone before you can put them on top of everything else.
If you’re into consuming straight marshmallows, it’s safe to assume your sweet tooth is seasoned. Go for the literal gold standard in sweet weed — Candyland, the 2012 gold medalist at KushCon. This sticky sativa is great for day-smoking and creative projects like, say, finding uses for candied marshmallows in all your favorite recipes. Pumpkin, weed butter, Rice Krispie treats anyone?
Pumpkin Noosa Mates
Not all munchie treats need send you into a diabetic coma. For a healthier post smoke nosh, try Noosa creamy pumpkin yogurt (made from real pumpkin) and now as part of their Noosa Mates packaging, you can top it with crunchy granola combined with white chocolate chips and pumpkin seeds (and Smashmallows if you wish). Perfect for the pot and pilates consumer.
To help you get your stretch on, whether it be on a mat or the couch, we suggest Butter OG, an indica with a very light and smooth smoke, that is sweet on the inhale with a buttery aftertaste. This one takes you from giggly to restful and is great for post-workout pain.
Pumpkin Spiced Frosted Flakes
On the other end of the spectrum, we’ve got good old cereal full of sugar and not giving AF, it ranks among the most beloved munchables of all time … And now you’ve got “the spice” in the mix.
Let’s just get this out of the way: Yes. They’re Grrrrrreeaat! Some might say it’s the greatest thing to happen to pumpkins since Charlie Brown and his gang. Whether you munch dry or with your preferred choice of milk, it’s a sweet way to start your morning or cap off the evening as a midnight snack.
Pink Sunset (sometimes referred to as Pink Cookies) is an indica cross-bred with lineage in four strains — Sunset Sherbert, Girl Scout Cookies, OG Kush, and Cherry Pie — making it a coveted heavy hitter made for Sundays on the sofa.
Godiva Pumpkin Spice Truffles
Rich and royal as one might expect, Godiva’s take on pumpkin spice season is a sophisticated truffle filled with spicy ganache and coated in their famous premium milk chocolate. These spendy little gems are quite controversial among pumpkin spice heads — either receiving a five star or no star review from Godiva fans. They are poised to become your $$$ addiction or a great story about the biggest disappointment (the word vomit is used in more than one review) of your pumpkin life depending on your palette. It’s like “the dress” for your taste buds. How will it taste? Are you ready to fight about it?
Naturally, Godiva needs a regal accompaniment and Emperor Cookie Dough is it. A hybrid that includes arousal and euphoria as attributes, its flavor combo of sweet and citrus with a buttery finish will either make these truffles even more delicious or provide a flavor reset (if needed) depending on your take. Whether its sexy chocolate or sexy vomit to you, at least the weed is royally delish.