In today’s review, I’ll share my experience using Hidden Pastry by Truro Cannabis. It’s an Indica-dominant strain, which is a hybrid between Secret Cookies and Kush Mint 11. I first read about it on Reddit but haven’t had the chance to try it for a long time, until recently.
Honestly, I was a bit skeptical at first because the $7.99 price per gram seems too low. I have also read negative reviews about the strain. However, in the spirit of fairness, I still gave it a try so I can share with you what I felt.
For the price, I would say that the quality is exactly what you can expect. Even so, it was pretty decent overall, which is also the general sentiment among other users.
- Lineage: Secret Cookies x Kush Mint 11
- Type: Indica-dominant
- Potency: 24-28% THC, 0-1% CBD
- Terpene Profile: Caryophyllene, limonene, pinene
- Packaging Details: Packaged on 01/08/2023, tested and reviewed on 01/28/2023 (20 days later)
- Pricing Details: Purchased 3.5 grams for $27.99 at NSLC Cannabis in Nova Scotia, Canada ($7.99 per gram)
The buds are fluffy and chunky. Most of it is pale green nugs, looking like popcorn. If you look closer, however, you’ll find hints of olive and mint. Orange pistils also surround the bud, although they’re hardly noticeable unless you keep a close eye.
One thing I noticed is how it has a liberal trichome coverage, which almost looks like tiny crystals.
It’s also worth noting that the buds will crumble perfectly, which makes weed preparation easy. I didn’t even have to use a grinder. The best thing is that it doesn’t end up too dry as it still has enough moisture.
Upon sniffing the bud, I smelled pepper. The spicy aroma can be because caryophyllene is the most dominant among the cannabis terpenes in this strain. Meanwhile, it also has hints of citrus because of limonene and pinene because of pine.
While the overall aroma is good, I was just quite confused about what exactly it is that I should be smelling. If I did not know the background of its original strains and its terpene profile, it would have been quite hard to figure out how it smells.
Two things that stand out when using the Hidden Pastry Strain—cookies and mint. Such should be expected because of the origin – a cross between Secret Cookies and Kush Mint 11.
It starts sweet and sugary but slowly transitions into being minty. There’s also a slight spice, which is because it contains caryophyllene.
As it is an Indica-dominant strain, expect to experience intense relaxation. The first hit was smooth, even the succeeding ones. It isn’t one of those that will irritate your throat and send you off coughing incessantly.
Within the first 15 minutes of using Hidden Pastry, I experienced memory disengagement and disorientation. It started on the head and neck, slowly creeping through the other parts of my body. I felt sedated and it was as if my mind is removing all the clutter. I was peaceful but euphoric at the same time. I can recommend it to those who want to meditate or simply want to switch off and forget the outside world for a while.
Because of the relaxing effects, it can also be a great choice for people who are experiencing symptoms of stress, depression, and arthritis, among others.
Wrapping up this Hidden Pastry Strain review, this hybrid is decent but leaves a lot of room for improvement. It has great flavor and effects, although the aroma can be quite confusing for those who lack experience. Expect to feel relaxed and sedated after.
I recommend this strain for people who are looking for something affordable with a decent effect. Because of its price, it’s also ideal for beginners.
To make this Hidden Pastry Strain review more informative, let’s also look at some alternatives worth considering:
- Animal Face Strain: An ideal alternative if you would rather have a Sativa-dominant strain, it has a potent formula that numbs the body and mind as you enter a state of high.
- Platinum Gorilla Strain: If you want a strain that can make you feel more lethargic, it’s impossible to go wrong with this cross of Platinum Kush and Gorilla Glue #4. It’s one of my favorite strains because of its sedative properties, better than what Hidden Pastry can deliver.
Frequently Asked Questions
Hidden Pastry is an Indica-dominant strain. Hence, you can expect its effect to be leaning more towards relaxation.
The most common side effects of using Hidden Pastry include drowsiness, dry eyes, and paranoia.
Hidden Pastry is a strain good for relaxation. It delivers sedating effect, which is perfect for people who want to be calm.