GMO Cookies Strain Review (Spinach)

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Let me tell you what it was like when I tried the GMO Cookies strain from Spinach.

First of all, the name had me confused for a few minutes. I mean, GMO? I couldn’t understand why they thought the phrase genetically modified organisms was an appealing name. 

It turns out that GMO stands for Garlic Mushroom Onion. Yes, go ahead. Laugh at me. It also goes by Garlic Cookies, so don’t be confused if you see it advertised as such. So, let me tell you how it went through this GMO Cookies strain review.

I was looking for something to help me relax over the weekend because I’d had a long week at work running across the region. I had been away from home for a while, so it was a kind of welcome-back thing I was gifting myself. Whoa! It was good. Here are some specifics about my gift.

  • Lineage: Girl Scout Cookies x Chemdawg
  • Type: Indica dominant
  • Potency: 20 – 26% THC, 0 – 0.99% CBD
  • Terpene Profile: Beta-Pinene, nerolidol, caryophyllene, humulene, limonene
  • Packaging Details: ‍Packaged on 23/01/2023 Tested on 02/02/2023 (10 days later)
  • Pricing Details: Purchased online from Spinach for $17.95 for 3.5g ($5.12/gram)

Appearance: 4/5

Fresh from the bag, it had an appealing fluffy, and airy appearance. The buds were bright green with some orange hairs, just the way I like my cannabis. However, the moisture level wasn’t all that, although I can’t say it was too dry.

Aroma: 4/5

It’s all in there: the garlic, mushrooms, and onions. When you pop that bag, the flavors race up your nostrils fast and furiously. But it wasn’t overpowering, and I smoked about half a gram on that first day. Or maybe it’s because I grew up loving garlicky food, so it didn’t taste out of place in cannabis. Well, anyway, I liked it.

Additionally, I’ve tried many Girl Scout Cookies strains, so I am used to indica-dominant strains.

Flavor: 4/5

Honestly, I found the quality top-notch for that price range. I am even thinking of trying some GMO Cookies edibles.

The diesel notes were unmistakable, as expected of Girl Scout Cookies strains. So if you aren’t into garlic and onions, you might identify the diesel note first.

GMO Cookies strain by Spinach

Effects: 5/5

When the high kicked in, it came in heavy and dense thanks to the CBD of about 0.99%. It had me sluggish for a while, but the high didn’t last long to cause burnout.

Since I was looking for something to chill me out after a hard week, this one went deep and relieved tension. I relaxed a few minutes into smoking it.

Overall: 4/5

It’s a strain I can buy again to enjoy that relaxed feeling I experienced within minutes. Although I liked the garlic flavor, I wouldn’t say it is something I want to taste every other day. So, yes, I’d try this again, but on days when I feel a bit adventurous.

I’d recommend this strain to people with previous experience with such a high THC level. Also, if you haven’t tried a garlic-flavored strain, this one can be off-putting the first few days. But it has a good price range for an Indica-dominant strain.


  • Tom Ford Island Pink Strain: So, you’re looking at about 22.9% THC. Hence, it’s within the same range as GMO Cookies. It promises 4.52%, so its diesel aroma is high. However, there are some vanilla notes to counter the fuel fumes.
  • Mendo Breath: It’s within the THC range of GMO Cookies. The aroma is strong with an array of aromas like garlic and cheese. The only downside might be in the packaging, as the nugs aren’t fluffy, appealing balls. You might have to throw them into a blender first.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is GMO Cookies strain Indica or Sativa?

The GMO Cookies strain is classified as Indica-dominant, meaning it has a higher concentration of Indica genetics than Sativa. 

What are the effects of GMO Cookies?

A GMO cookie is strong enough for you to try only at night. It’s the kind that gives you a heavy high within minutes, so you might have to cancel all your plans for the night. In high doses, it can have sedative effects.

Why are GMO Cookies so strong?

It has between 20 and 26% THC. Therefore, it’s one of the strains that rank high on the THC scale.

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