Easter is more than a religious holiday. It’s one of the main candy holidays in the United States. For the discerning stoner, it can be challenging to select a complementary strain to highlight the nuances contained in your Easter basket. Worry no longer, here are the strains to pair with your favorite seasonal treats.
Cadbury Crème Egg: The quintessential Easter confection, the Cadbury Crème egg has been around since the 1970s. They magically appear for three months each year and although they changed the delicious Cadbury chocolate to basic cost-saving cocoa mix in 2015 (bet you didn’t know that, did you?), people still snap them up each season. The cost-saving chocolate flavor shell still contains white and yellow fondant because nothing says “yum” like simulated raw eggs.
Strain Recommendation: Banana Kush. A classic indica dominant strain flavored with bananas, Banana Kush is perfect for riding out your sugar coma on the couch.
Hollow Chocolate Bunny: Speaking of cost-saving methods, hollow bunnies exist to teach children valuable lessons in disappointment. Created to give the appearance of value well in excess of the chocolate contained therein, this Easter treasure is a staple in most baskets.
Strain Recommendation: Hindu OG. You’ll need to turn to religion once you realize these deceptively packaged demented bunnies are like life: initially promising but ultimately filled only with disappointment.
Jellybeans: Jellybeans are small, bean shaped sugar crusted candies with a gel inside. Love them or hate them, you’ll probably still eat them when there’s a bowl in front of you. They come in a variety of colors and flavors. Standard inescapable Easter candy presumably because snorting Pixie Stix is gauche.
Strain Recommendation: Timewreck. This sativa dominant strain delivers an intensely euphoric energy, perfect for piggybacking on a hardcore sugar buzz. Regardless of how you celebrate Easter, this combo will make sure you do it vigorously and with great enthusiasm. Just remember to take a breath every few minutes of conversation to avoid passing out.
Peeps: Another Easter standard favored by people who’d mainline sugar if it were socially acceptable. Made from sugar and food coloring, these brightly colored marshmallow candies have been infiltrating children’s baskets since the 50s.
Strain Recommendation: Lemon Drop. Let’s be honest, Peeps are for the trapped four-year-old inside you. Time to age up a bit. Enter Lemon Drop, a sativa dominant strain flavored with lemons and candy that’s guaranteed to leave you with dreamy euphoria perfect for finger painting or playing house but like an adult.
Robin Eggs: Malted milk candies with a crunchy “chocolate” candy shell, Robin Eggs pop up in the candy aisle
come spring. Sweet, malty and clinging to the tenuous connection between eggs and Easter, these candies are crunchy little pearls in a sea of jellybeans and marshmallow.
Strain Recommendation: Cabbage Patch. Sweet and earthy, occasionally with a warm chocolate aroma, Cabbage Patch provides a nice balance leaving you talkatively social on the outside with a gooey body buzz center.