Animal Cookies, also known as Animal Crackers, is an indica-dominant hybrid that was bred by Canadian seed bank BC Bud Depot. It is a very potent strain, with average THC levels as high as 27%, and it was created by crossing Girl Scout Cookies and Fire OG.
The leaves are yellow-green, and some phenotypes have hints of purple. The buds are sticky and covered in white to amber trichomes as well as orange pistils. The smell is both sweet and sour, with an underlying hint of skunk. When the buds are broken open, pepper and pine become evident in the aroma. When burnt, it has a thick and harsh smoke that often induces coughing and it has a sweet and spicy taste when exhaled.
The high from Animal Cookies begins fairly quickly with a weighty stoned feeling that hits the entire body. This is accompanied by a sense of emotional well-being, leaving users very comfortable and relaxed. It is not a cerebral strain, so the brain remains calm. With a large enough dose, users will normally find themselves deep in a couchlock.
These properties lead many to say that Animal Cookies is an effective painkiller. It can help with mild and chronic pains, and the strain’s heaviness means it may also help with insomnia. Similarly, these properties can also help with stress and anxiety.
Animal Cookies is not an easy strain to grow so it is not recommended for newcomers. It grows better indoors than out. The plants can grow tall but will also have bushy lateral branches. However, these can be bent and trimmed to shape the plant. It takes 9 to 10 weeks to flower and produces a larger than average yield.