By Luke Sumpter

You’ve undoubtedly heard of Girl Scout Cookies. But what about her younger sister? As a standout phenotype of the original strain, Thin Mint Cookies possesses many of Girl Scout Cookies' best traits. Yet, she also brings something different to the table. Find out everything you need to know about this desirable pheno, and why she deserves a spot in your grow room or garden.

The History of Thin Mint Cookies

Thin Mint Cookies goes by several titles, including Thin Mints and Thin Mint Girl Scout Cookies. This variety exists as a specific phenotype of Girl Scout Cookies—a legendary hybrid that descends from OG Kush and Durban Poison.

If you’ve ever grown weed, you’ve likely come across the term “phenotype” at some point. It simply refers to how the genes of a certain strain are expressed in response to its environment. External factors can change the shape, structure, and even cannabinoid and terpene concentrations of the same cultivar.

Thin Mint Cookies Cannabis Strain
Thin Mint Cookies Cannabis Strain

While Thin Mint Cookies and Girl Scout Cookies allegedly share the same lineage, they feature different characteristics. Breeders originally discovered Thin Mint Cookies genetics through the process of pheno hunting. From there, they maintained the phenotype through techniques such as cloning and backcrossing.

Overall, Thin Mints weed offers high levels of THC and an assortment of other interesting cannabinoids. Learn everything you need to know about this exciting phenotype below.

The Thin Mint Cookies strain became so popular thanks to her close genetic ties to Girl Scout Cookies. Having won multiple Cannabis Cup awards, Girl Scout Cookies made a name for herself as a stoning powerhouse. Naturally, as she started to gain traction, many heads also turned toward Thin Mint Cookies. Now, you can find these buds in almost any dispensary that you step foot in.

What Is Thin Mint Cookies Like to Grow?

Thin Mint Cookies grows like a dream in most circumstances. Her indica-dominant genetic profile ensures that she maintains a medium height anywhere she’s cultivated. This makes her a good candidate for claustrophobic indoor spaces and stealthy outdoor growing operations.

This strain needs plenty of nitrogen during the vegetative phase to fuel her large, thick leaflets. Start out with soil rich in organic matter. Ideally, fertilise with worm castings or chicken pellets, and apply liquid seaweed weekly during veg. Apply LST around week three to keep her canopy tamed throughout the rest of the growing cycle.

You can also get creative during the flowering phase to meet her higher potassium and phosphorus demands. Fermented banana KNF preparations work quite well, and our Bio Flowering Booster Pack will make sure those nugs swell to their limit.

Treat this strain well, and you can expect a superb yield following a flowering time of 8–9 weeks. Outdoor plants are typically ready to harvest and trim during October.

Thin Mint Cookies: Cultivation Difficulties

Thin Mint Cookies rarely cause issues. However, things can sometimes go awry during the late flowering phase. You see, those large and dense colas that make her so attractive have a dark side. If you’re growing this strain in a moist and rainy climate, you’ll want to keep her under cover. Expose her buds to too much moisture during late bloom, and you’ll more than likely experience mould issues.

Keep this plant in a polytunnel or greenhouse, and only apply water and nutrients as root drenches. Keep any windows open to aerate her canopy and to reduce the chances of mould devastating your harvest.

Flavour and Aroma of Thin Mint Cookies

As you can guess from her name, Thin Mint Cookies combines sugary sweetness with the sharpness of mint. Subtle undertones of earthiness and citrus wrap up this delicious flavour profile.

If you want to get a true taste of this strain, blaze buds at a low temperature in a vaporiser. Likewise, they also work extremely well as cannabutter stock. Create your extract and infuse it into muffins, cakes, or chocolate.

Thin Mint Cookies Cannabis Strain Taste
Thin Mint Cookies Cannabis Strain Taste

Thin Mint Cookies: A Look at Her Terpenes

So, what plant chemicals endow Thin Mint Cookies with such moreish flavours? This strain contains a wide array of aromatic terpenes, but the following three molecules are the most dominant in the mix:

  • Caryophyllene: This interesting terpene also works as a cannabinoid. It targets the CB2 receptor of the endocannabinoid system to produce a soothing effect and contributes peppery and woody notes to the flavour profile of Thin Mint Cookies.
  • Limonene: This chemical imparts an uplifting and energising effect, and targets the taste buds with flavours of tangy citrus.
  • Humulene: Founds in hops, this terpene provides an earthy and slightly sweet aroma. It soothes the body, stills the mind, and may help to curtail the munchies[1].

The Effects of Thin Mint Cookies

The Thin Mint Cookies strain will have you feeling blissed out, relaxed, and uplifted, all at the same time. Her balanced effect makes her suitable for any time of the day, when used in moderation.

In the morning and early afternoon, take small but frequent hits to give yourself an edge. These buds will help to keep you motivated and creative. Later in the day, with all of your goals ticked off, start packing bowls and joints. In larger quantities, Thin Mint Cookies exerts a full-body high that melts the muscles and stills the mind. Minor quantities CBG and THCV also add a unique element to the high.

Thin Mint Cookies Cannabis Strain Effects
Thin Mint Cookies Cannabis Strain Effects

At Royal Queen Seeds, our breeders have taken a liking to Thin Mint Cookies. Inspired by her delicious flavours and pleasant effects, they created several strains that mimic her best traits. Meet them below:

  • Royal Cookies: As the RQS version of Girl Scout Cookies, this strain is closely tied to the original Girl Scout Cookies phenotype. It possesses an impressive THC content of 23% and produces rewarding yields in almost any environment

Royal Cookies
23_genetic background_1 Forum Cookies S1
33_Yield indoors_1 450 - 525 gr/m2
31_plant height outdoor_1 80 - 110 cm
25_flowering time_1 8 - 9 weeks
29_THC_1 THC: 23%
28_Type Blend_1 Sativa 20% Indica 80%
34_yield outdoor_1 450 - 500 gr/plant
32_plant height outdoors_1 140 - 180 cm
27_harvest period_1 Middle of October
22_Effect_1 Euphoric, Physically Relaxing

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  • Cookies Gelato: As the progeny of Girl Scout Cookies and Gelato 33, Cookies Gelato shares some traits with Thin Mint Cookies. Her balanced high produces a similar effect, while her terpene profile serves up notes of citrus and mint. Enjoy insane THC levels of 28%.

Cookies Gelato
23_genetic background_1 Girl Scout Cookie X Gelato 33
33_Yield indoors_1 550 - 600 gr/m2
31_plant height outdoor_1 90 - 130 cm
25_flowering time_1 8 - 9 weeks
29_THC_1 THC: 28%
28_Type Blend_1 Sativa 50% Indica 50%
34_yield outdoor_1 600 - 650 gr/plant
32_plant height outdoors_1 140 - 180 cm
27_harvest period_1 Middle of October
22_Effect_1 Balanced, Calming, Physically Relaxing

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Thin Mint Cookies: A Legendary Member of a Historical Lineage

Thin Mint Cookies has proven herself to be a new-classic cultivar. While she appears to live in the shadow of Girl Scout Cookies, this alternative phenotype has earned a fan base entirely of her own. Her intense tastes of mint, balanced high, and compact structure makes her a firm favourite among many growers and breeders.

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