Purple Candy is an indulgent indica-dominant hybrid with eye-catching flowers and a deeply therapeutic body high. This strain was created by British Columbia-based breeders BC Bud Depot — who have also given us God Bud and Optimus Prime — as a cross between their own Sweet Tooth and colorful Northern California favorite Mendocino Purps. As resinous as it is colorful, this bud can be a potent smoke, even for cannabis veterans. Its THC content has been measured at between 15% and 19%.
Purple Candy distinguishes itself with large, multicolored flowers. These buds tend to be large, holding together in thick and tapered formations, almost like miniature pinecones. The squat and compact flowers have an indica-type structure, as their relatively small leaves overlap and coil tightly inward toward their central stems. The leaves themselves are a dark shade of forest green and often also show patches of purple. These purple hues are due to the presence of pigments called anthocyanins, passed on from parent strain Mendocino Purps. Finally, these already-colorful nuggets are encrusted with cloudy white trichomes that make them very sticky and account for their high psychoactivity.
When properly cured, Purple Candy’s flowers burst with a sweet berry and grape aroma. There are almost some woody base notes of pine. Grinding up the buds gives off pronounced musky and earthy odors. When combusted in a pipe or a joint, Purple Candy burns with a smooth and easily palatable smoke. True to its name, the strain has a sugary, candy-like character with mouth-puckering fruit flavor on the exhale.