Strain Integrity

According to, ” Apples and Bananas is an evenly balanced hybrid strain (50% indica/50% sativa) created through crossing the delicious [(Platinum Cookies X Granddaddy Purple) X Blue Power] X Gelatti strains …. The Apples and Bananas high is just as delicious, with full-bodied effects that will hit you hard and leave you dazed. You’ll feel the heady effects almost immediately, lifting your mind into a state of happy euphoria that’s accompanied by a boost of creativity. As you find your mind wandering through artistic ideas and visions, a deeply relaxing tingle will begin to work its way throughout your entire body. This buzzing effect can turn stimulating and arousing at times, too. These effects combined with its super high 23-30% average THC level and 2% CBD level make Apples and Bananas a great choice for treating chronic pain, depression, chronic stress, appetite loss or nausea and muscle spasms or cramps….

From bernercookiesdespensary, ” fantastic strain. Brand new strain from Cookies, this is something that really does not taste like anything else before, and is possibly the strongest non-OG that ever . Clocking in at 30% THC and >2% CBD. It doesn’t seem like it’d blow you away, but it knock your socks off.

It is a complex 4-way cross of the following strains: Granddaddy Purple x Blue Power x Gelatti x Platinum GSC. Sounds like it could be right or it could be false, but I’d bet there’s some Grandaddy Purple in there somewhere, and seeing as it is a Cookies strain, the use of Platinum GSC and Gelatti would seem to make a modicum of sense, too. Overall, this is the rare strain that gives a heavy euphoria without exhausting you or couchlocking you.

Cerebral Lockdown

Apples & Bananas by Cookies (Noya Grow/TerrAscend) packaged on May 20th, 2022, cost $42.38 for 3.5 grams with 23.0% THC 2.9% Total Terpenes and a gassy earthy piney cakey scent.  Out test amount was 0.26 gram.

Apples & Bananas’ “high” starts during inhalation and continues forcefully after.  As expected, cerebral ignition and ShowTime is what Apples & Bananas is all about.  There’s physical sensation on the Brain, which is a good sign.   A quick 5 minutes to Take Off launched with joyful euphoric excitement to a height limited only by our imagination.  Cerebral confidence is a wonderful cannabis expression.

In the great outdoors, Apples & Bananas’ “high” derailed 3 attempts to review.  Apples & Bananas’ cerebral effect is Show Stopping.   Once Apples & Bananas effects took hold, euphoric cerebral time-warping “high” dictated a New Reality.   The “high” is intensely euphoric with crippling cerebral lockdown.  Fun, fun fun ….

Activity pairing is best as a coffee replacement.  Who needs Coffee when you have Apples & Bananas?  Boom Shakala ….


Apples & Bananas by Cookies (Noya Grow/TerrAscend)

This is the 1st of four Cookies reviews motivated by Mendo Medical Cannabis Cookies Mix and Match pricing.  Essentially, we bought 4 x 1/8ths each priced for a discounted 14 Gram price. This is the opportunity to sample Cookies’ products.

THC:  23.0%

Total Terpenes: 2.9% (Beta-Myrcene 1.3%, Ocimene 0.4%, Alpha-Pinene 0.3%, Other Terpenes 0.9%)

Quality:  9.3

Intensity: 8.8

Duration: 8.6

Total:  8.9

Cost:  $37.50 for 3.5 grams ($42.38 with tax)

Would we buy this again?  Yes.  At $169 for 14 Grams, this is expensive because Mendo prices do not include tax … on medical.  But, we expect Apples & Bananas to eventually show up on the recreational market at a lower price.

On an investment note, for Cookies, it is all about the Genetics.  The business model for Cookies is to deliver the best genetics to selected growers.  Genetic is 50% of the success equation.  And, Cookies’ genetics in-house/collaboration strains result in some of the Best cannabis grown.  Apples & Bananas is one of those Cookies genetics.