Mandarin Cookies has been a staple strain at VidaCann for well over a year now. This is the second VidaCann brand vape cart I’ve tried from them (the first was Strawberry Cough – review here), and it’s yet another very high quality cart with a relatively low price when compared to other options in Florida’s market.
Mandarin Cookies – Hybrid
Price at time of review: $44/0.5g cart; $88/1g cart
80.0% Total Cannabinoids
THC: 800 mg
CBD: 0 mg
Mandarin Cookies in vape cart form has a very citrus-forward taste, with secondary tastes that are earthy and spicy. This makes sense, as one of the parents is a cut of GSC (earthy, spicy strain), and the other is one of two different “orange citrus” strains. All VidaCann branded vape carts use cannabis-derived terpenes, so the taste is very close to what I would expect from vaporizing cannabis flower. I haven’t tried the flower form of Mandarin Cookies yet, so I can’t comment on the taste of the vape cart relative to its flower form; however, I enjoy the taste of this vape cart enough that I will certainly be trying out Mandarin Cookies flower when it becomes available.
Taste Rating: 4.20/5.00
Vapor and Product Quality
VidaCann vape carts are made from Jupiter CCell carts, and are overall good quality. At no time have I had any clogging issues with this cart – it’s produced big, flavorful hits every time.
The one negative I’ve seen on various social media is that these carts may be made from some form of plastic, as there are various images of them cracking or expanding due to heat. I don’t claim to be an expert on what high quality vape carts are made of, but I’d think it would be some sort of glass. Regardless, the makeup of the carts I’ve bought did not result in a negative experience for me at any time.
Vapor/Product Quality Rating: 4.00/5.00
As I mentioned at the beginning of the review, though most sources list Mandarin Cookies as an indica-dominant flower (which would imply for this to be s more sedative strain), I actually found it to feel strongly sativa-dominant. I immediately get a burst of cerebral energy, as with most sativas; this is a motivating strain for me. I use it any time from the early mornings until the early evening. This is a very versatile vape cart, so if you’re looking for one that you can use at just about any time of the day, this is a good choice.
The effects do begin to fade into more body relaxation after around 45 minutes, but this is very “light” on the relaxation spectrum – I do not feel tired or unmotivated as the effects fade.
Mandarin Cookies also seems to be a fairly decent social strain that can allow you to remain functional, but still medicated, if you’re going out to any social events. I enjoyed going out to dinner and walking on the beach with this vape cart, and really enjoyed about 15-20 minutes in the hot tub with it.
One other note about this particular strain/vape cart: for some reason, it makes me cough a lot, much more so than almost any other vape cart I’ve tried. Not sure if anyone else has had this experience – if you have, let us know in the comments!
Possibly good for treating:
- Minor to moderate aches and pains
- Lack of motivation
- General relaxation/relief
Effects Rating: 4.20/5.00
Overall Rating: 4.13/5.00
VidaCann’s Mandarin Cookies vape cart is best described as a “high quality” product.
At $44/half gram cart, I think this vape cart is one of the best in the program for its price. It costs less than half gram carts from most all of the other MMTCs, and has a flavor and effects profile that even exceeds some of the higher-priced options. If you are looking for a tasty and versatile vape cart, Mandarin Cookies is an excellent choice that can be used in almost any setting.
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