There are well over 100 different weed strains named after candy, some of which have been created by crossing the main Candy strain and a multitude of other cannabis strains. Due to its popularity, there are so many candy strains of weed that have been created, with THC and terpene profiles all over the spectrum.
While the main candy strain is an indica-dominant strain, crossed candy strains can be indica, sativa, or hybrids and have been cultivated to try and bring out some of the most desirable qualities of both of the cannabis strains that are crossed. This can result in different effects, higher levels of THC, or even more weed trichomes.
Below are the top 50 of the most popular, most-searched-for candy strains of weed.
1. Candyland Strain
The Candyland strain comes from a cross of the Granddaddy Purple and Bay Platinum Cookies strains and is considered a sativa-dominant strain. The THC content had been noted to range from 14% to as high as 29%. Beta-Caryophyllene, a dietary cannabinoid, is the primary terpene in the Candyland strain, adding notes of rosemary and hops.
2. Cotton Candy Strain
Cotton candy is an indica-dominant strain that comes from a mix of Lavender and skunky strains like Power Plant, Hawaiian, and Afghani. The cotton candy strain terpene profile of Linalool for lavender, Humulene for hops, and Beta-Myrcene with its notes of clove combine to give the flower the cotton candy flair it’s named after. This candy strain has a THC content that usually ranges from 17% to 22%.
3. Candy Rain Strain
When London Pound Cake and Gelato are crossed, the result is the Candy Rain strain. Known to be a heavily indica-leaning strain, Candy Rain has a THC content of around 16% to 21%. The combinations of Caryophyllene and Limonene give it a lemon citrus profile.
4. Grape Runtz Strain
A desirable strain, the Grape Runtz strain, is created when Gelato, Grape Ape, and Zkittles are crossed. A more balanced hybrid strain, its THC content tends to be within 19% to 23%. Limonene is the dominant terpene in this candy strain, giving its lemon flavor.
5. Pink Candy Strain
Sometimes candy strains are mixed to produce a new candy weed strain which is what happens when Stinky Pinky and Cotton Candy are crossed, producing Pink Candy. The dominant terpenes found consist of Phellandrene and Eucalyptol. You can expect a woodsy and minty flavor profile. The THC content for this sativa-dominant strain tends to range between 19% to 24%.
6. Space Candy Strain
Cotton Candy can also be crossed with Space Queen to create Space Candy. Space Candy is a balanced hybrid cannabis strain with a THC content between 18% and 22%. With a fruity profile, thanks to the dominant terpene, Terpinolene, Space Candy is great for those who prefer sweeter apple-like flavors.
7. Candy Jack Strain
Known for having once won the Cannabis Cup, Candy Jack comes from a cross of Skunk #1, Jack Herer, and the very popular Cotton Candy. While it’s known for its complex terpene profile, the prominence of Terpinolene can help give an idea of its fruity flavor. Candy Jack leans on the sativa side of the spectrum with a known high THC content of 27% on average.
8. Kandy Kush Strain
Also known as “Candy Kush,” Kandy Kush is an indica-dominant hybrid cross of OG Kush and Trainwreck, which is sometimes substituted with Blue Dream. A Western Slope Cannabis Crown winner, Kandy Kush’s THC content can range from 18% to as high as 30%. The Limonene terpene helps give this candy strain its lemony flavor and brightness.
9. Alien Rock Candy Strain
Alien Rock Candy, or sometimes just Alien Candy, is the product of a cross between Sour Double and Tahoe Alien. Alien rock candy is an indica-dominant strain with a THC content that falls between 15% and 19%. A combination of Limonene, Camphene, and Myrcene terpenes gives this candy weed strain a citrusy, sour profile.
10. Candy Cane Strain
An indica-dominant strain, Candy Cane comes from a mix of AK 47, Mango, and White Widow strains. This combination lets the Myrcene terpene shine through for an earthy cannabis flavor. Its THC content can be anywhere between 15% and 20%.
11. Purple Candy Strain
Purple Candy, or sometimes “Candy Purple,” is the product of crossing Mendocino Purps and Sweet Tooth. This candy weed strain is more on the indica side of the spectrum and usually has a THC content of 15% to 19%. Its concentration of Myrcene and Phellandrene terpenes contributes to its sweet and fruity flavor.
12. Candy Apple Strain
The Candy Apple strain is a blend of Blueberry, Pineapple, and Afghan. The combination of these fruity strains gets a pine flavor from the dominant terpene, Pinene. A rare sativa-dominant hybrid strain, Candy Apple’s THC content is usually between 15% and 18%.
13. Candy Cake Strain
Candy Cake is an indica-dominant candy weed strain made up of a cross between Zkittlez Cake and Jungle Cake strains. It has high THC, which is reported to be anywhere between 22% to 33%. Caryophyllene is the most dominant terpene in Candy Cake’s flavor, giving it a spicy and peppery profile.
14. Martian Candy strain
Martian Candy, or Martian Candy OG, is an indica-dominant hybrid. Its origin and cross strains are not known for certain, though OG Kush is suspected to be part of its ancestry. Though the THC content of the Martian Candy strain is reported to be anywhere from 15% to 25%, it tends to have a higher THC content. Martian Candy’s aroma and flair are fruity, with Myrcene as its most prominent terpene.
15. Candy Store strain
Candy Store is a cross between Lemon Berry Candy OG and Ethos Cookies and is a more balanced hybrid candy strain. Its THC content ranges from 18% to 28%, and with its concentration of bisabolol and Caryophyllene, it has a nutty and spicy flavor profile.
16. Candy Chrome Strain
Candy Chrome is a strain that comes from a cross of Sweet Tooth x Fire OG Bx. It has a high THC content of 20% to 26%. The profile of Candy Chrome terpenes is unknown.
17. Candy Crush Strain
Also known as Candy Krush, Candy Crush is an indica-dominant strain made up of the cross between OG Kush and Trainwreck. The Candy Crush strain is reported to have a THC content of 20%, but its terpene profile is not clearly known.
18. Candy Queen Strain
Candy Queen is produced when Candy Kush and Space Queen strains are crossed. It is a sativa-dominant strain with a THC content of 14% to 20%. The top terpene in Candy Queen’s profile is Myrcene, giving it a fruity and hoppy aroma and flavor.
19. Candy Runtz Strain
Also known as Runtz OG, Candy Runtz is a balanced hybrid strain made up of the cross between Zkittles and Gelato. A rare strain, Candy Runtz has a THC content ranging between 20% and 28%. The combination of Beta-Caryophyllene, Linalool, and Limonene in its terpene profile gives this candy strain its sweet and citrus flavor.
20. Sour Candy Strain
Sour Candy comes from the cross of Sour Diesel and Bubble Gum. Sour Candy is a sativa-dominant strain with a THC content of 14% to 16%. The high amount of Myrcene in its terpene profile gives this candy weed strain a sweet and fruity flavor and diesel aroma.
21. Sour Space Candy Strain
The cross of Sour Tsunami and Early Resin Berry crate Sour Space Candy. This candy strain is a pretty evenly balanced hybrid with a notably low THC content, often no higher than 3%. Myrcene is the most dominant terpene in the Sour Space Candy strain’s profile, contributing to its citrus and hoppy flavor and smell.
22. Candy Strain
The Candy strain is a balanced hybrid strain with an unknown cross lineage. Its terpene profile content of Nerolidol, Caryophyllene, and Guaiol contribute to its sweet sugary scent and flavor. The original candy strain is rumored to originate in Jamaica with some connection to the sugar cane plant and has an average THC content of 19% to 20%.
23. Delicious Candy Strain
Also known as Cheese Candy, Delicious Candy comes from the cross of Caramelo with Skunk and Kush genetics. It is an indica-dominant strain with a THC content of 17% to 22% on average. The primary terpenes found in Delicious Candy are Caryophyllene and Linalool, giving it a cheesy, toasted tea flavor profile.
24. Eye Candy Strain
Eye Candy, or iCandy, is a cross between Girl Scout Cookie and Kush Cleaner. The Limonene in its terpene profiles gives it a pine and lemon flavor and aroma. It has a particularly high THC content falling in the range of 32% to 36%.
25. Ice Cream Candy Strain
Also known as Ice Cream Kush, Ice Cream Candy is an indica-dominant hybrid with an unknown cross lineage. It’s known for its sweet and creamy, candied fruit flavor that comes from its Myrcene terpene content. This candy weed strain has about 22% THC content on average.
26. Platinum Candy Strain
Also known as Platinum Purple Candy, Platinum Candy was created from a cross of Master Kush, OG Kush, and Purple Candy. It’s an indica-heavy strain with a THC content of around 20% on average. This candy strain has a citrus lemon flavor and aroma thanks to the Limonene in its terpene profile.
27. Sugar Candy Strain
Sugar Candy comes from crossing Caramelo and Sugar Black rose. Sugar Candy is a balanced hybrid with an average THC content of 22% to 25%. Caryophyllene is its dominant terpene, giving it a spicy and peppery flavor profile.
28. Candy Cream Strain
This indica-dominant strain comes from the mix of Blue Black, Maple Leaf Indica, and White Rhino. Its THC content ranges from 19% to 24%. The combination of Ocimene, Humulene, and Caryophyllene in its terpene profile is what gives this candy strain its sweet and creamy flavor and aroma.
29. Lemon Candy Strain
When NYC Diesel and American Indica are crossed, you get Lemon Candy. This slightly more sativa-heavy strain usually has a THC content of around 20%. The terpene profile of the Lemon Candy strain is unknown.
30. Candy Glue Strain
Also known as Kandy Glue, Candy Glue is bred from a cross of Gorilla Glue #4 and Zkittles. It tends to have high THC content falling between 24% and 27%. The combination of Alpha-Pinene, Beta-Caryophyllene, Beta-Myrcene, and Beta-Pinene in its terpene profile gives this candy weed strain a piney and spicy flavor and aroma.
31. Candy OG Strain
Candy OG is a mix of crossing OG Kush and Trainwreck. Candy OG is an indica-dominant strain with a THC content of as little as 5% to around 20%. While the terpene profile of Candy OG is not well known, it does tend to have an earthy and berry flair and aroma.
32. Ghost Candy Strain
Ghost Candy is a sativa-leaning strain created from crossing White Runtz and Geist OG. The high quantities of Limonene and Beta-Caryophyllene terpenes help give its spice and lemon flavor profile. This candy strain is reported to have a high THC content, averaging about 23%.
33. Gorilla Candy Strain
Gorilla Candy comes from crossing the famous and well-known Gorilla Glue #4 with Papa’s Candy. An indica-dominant hybrid, Gorilla Candy, is known to have a THC content between 18% and 23%. While its complex terpene profile is not well documented, it is known for having a strawberry bubblegum flavor and aroma, with hints of coffee.
34. Cherry Candy Strain
Cherry Candy, or Cherry Candy OG, is a hybrid strain of unknown genetic origin. It has a potent THC content of 22% and a terpene profile that includes Carene and Terpineol, giving it an herbal and floral flavor and aroma.