Good Hoots: Sundial Strawberry Twist
Good Hoots is the section of our Blog where we take a closer look at some of our most requested and top selling cannabis products here at Good Roots.
West Coast favourite Strawberry Twist from Sundial, more widely known as Strawberry Banana, (or even Strawnana) is a tropically delicious, fruit flavoured strain known for being great for night time use or for those sleepy Sunday afternoons.
As you can probably tell from the name, strawberry & banana flavours are really quite strong with this resin loaded, sugary bud which makes it a favourite for connoisseurs and anyone looking for a sweet and delicious smoke.
With almost 450,000 sq.ft of growing space dotted across Alberta and British Columbia, Sundial is a major player in the legal Canadian cannabis market, and with a harvest happening every day somewhere at Sundial, you can start to imagine why.
First operating back in 2018 at the start of legalization, Sundial went public in August of 2019 with a 143 million dollar IPO.
The first two years of legalization have not come without their hurdles, which could be said of a few cannabis startups, but Sundial in particular has had a tough go of it. It has battled fires, layoffs, lawsuits, as well as losing a massive chunk of its startup value. Not an easy ride so far.
But with brands like Top Leaf, Palmetto, and Grasslands under its belt, Sundial offers plenty to get excited about. Top Leaf, for example, is constantly dishing out some of the best quality legal grass in the country with great (and potent) strains like Girl Scout Cookies and Bubba.
Let's take a closer look at one of Sundial's own... Strawberry Twist.
Strawberries? Check. Bananas? Check. But we aren't making smoothies!
These are the flavours you encounter when you pop the top of your Sundial Strawberry Twist. As previously mentioned, this strain is more commonly known as Strawberry Banana and it comes by this name due to the wonderful sweet & fruity flavours within.
Once broken apart, a more complex profile is revealed with hash and spice scents getting thrown in the mix. Speaking of smells... this one is what the kids call 'dank'. You know when you can smell really good weed somewhere in the distance and you want to float over and find it? This is that smell. It's dank and it's strong. This isn't the grass for anyone looking to be discreet.
First created from a collaboration between DNA Genetics and Serious Seeds, Strawberry Banana is descended from a combination of Bubble Gum & Banana OG, two strains favoured for their flavours, and those flavours combine wonderfully here with their lovechild.
Strawberry Twist comes in small to medium size nugs which are firm, dense, and rather sticky to the touch. Buds grow with a bright green, almost yellow colour, and are dashed throughout with bright orange hairs and a thick coating of sugary trichomes.
Note: This is a strain known to turn a groovy purple colour if exposed to colder temperatures at night.
This strain makes the very best of the rather common terpenes it carries, with Myrcene, Caryophyllene, and Pinene being the most prominent, along with lower levels of Humulene too. Somehow this magical strain mixes these together for the fruit salad deliciousness we end up with. It's a case of the whole being more than the sum of its parts!
Do keep in mind, the high Myrcene levels also mean this one may knock you out at the end of a long day or you may find yourself glued to the couch for an extended period. But don't worry, you'll have a great time on that couch and you may just find yourself feeling more creative too. If you can stay awake.
It's delicious, it's dank, and it pairs well with an actual Strawberry Banana smoothie.
The Good Roots Gang