Strain Profile: Animal Mints

If you’re a long time cannabis enthusiast, chances are you’re always on the lookout for a new or rare strain. If you’re newer to the world of cannabis, you should be doing that too! When it comes to high-powered rare strains, these days the Cookies genetic line is the place to look for them. And that’s exactly where you’ll find the Animal Mints strain, AKA Animal Kush Mints. We’ll cover everything there is to know about this uncommon strain in our Animal Mints review, including its THC level, terpenes, effects, and price.

What Strain is Animal Mints: Genetics

Animal Mints whose genetics are a bit hazy, though it’s commonly believed that it is a cross between Animal Cookies and SinMint Cookies. Both of these are pretty rare strains themselves, and Animal Mints is no different. With this lineage, Animal Mints is a member of the illustrious Cookies family of strains—one of the biggest things to happen to cannabis genetics since the proliferation of indicas.

Is Animal Mints Indica or Sativa Strain?

While some strains are indica- or sativa-dominant hybrids, Animal Mints sits directly in the middle. It’s a true 50/50 hybrid, equally balanced between its indica and sativa genetics. This genetic profile influences nearly every aspect of Animal Mints, from its physical appearance to its effects (more on that next).

Animal Mints Strain Effects and Flavor

As a balanced hybrid, Animal Mints exemplifies the best that indicas and sativas have to offer. This strain’s long-lasting effects begin with a cerebral, euphoric rush: the kind you’d expect from a sativa strain. As that burst of energy begins to fade, Animal Mints’ indica effects come to the forefront.

It has a powerful body experience that flows freely over the entirety of your being. If you’re not careful, it’s easy to get sleepy. Because of this, Animals Mints is best left for the end of day or evening, or until you have all your responsibilities done for the day!

Any Animal Mints review needs to mention this strain’s flavor. Cookies strains are some of the best-tasting genetics around today, and stand out even in a world that’s inundated with dessert-flavored strains. Its rich complex flavor emphasizes notes of vanilla, rounded out with sweet, sour, and piney tastes. Its primary terpene, caryophyllene, helps to imbue this strain with its peerless flavor and aroma.

Animal Mints THC Level

Like many new strains today (especially those from the Cookies family), Animal Mints has a high THC level. It can range from the high 20s into the low 30s in terms of the percentage of THC, but common examples of the Animal Mints strain tend to have a THC level that hovers around 30%.

Medical Patients and Animal Kush Mints

Although it makes a great strain for adult-use cannabis enthusiasts to enjoy, that’s not the only application for Animal Mints. According to some medical patients, it also may hold some benefits for them as well. Cannabis patients often seek out the plant to help them get better sleep. Others seek it out to help relieve stress and boost mood, or soothe discomfort and pain.

Growing Animal Mints

Since Animal Mints is a fairly new strain, few growers have had the chance to try their hand at it. However, if you look hard enough you should be able toy find some Animal Mints seeds out there! With that said, it is a temperamental strain and you may find growing it a little difficult. That doesn’t mean you shouldn’t try, though—just that these plants may need extra care and attention.

Flowering Time and Training Techniques

As a true 50/50 hybrid, Animal Mints has a medium-length flowering time. It’ll be ready for harvest after about 10 weeks in the flower phase. Outdoor growers, as always, will want to cut their plants down sometime in mid-October.

On average, Animal Mints grows about five feet high, which makes it a prime candidate for both indoor and outdoor gardens. You don’t necessarily need to use any plant training techniques here. But if you want to maximize your yields, you may want to consider it. Even topping your plant once or twice during the vegetative phase can have a huge, beneficial impact on your overall yields come harvest day.


If you’re growing indoors, you can expect a yield of about three ounces per square meter. Outdoor growers will enjoy higher yields, maxing out between 10 and 15 ounces per plant. That may not be the same weight as some big-yield strains, but the quality you get definitely makes up for it.

Animal Mints at Mission Dispensaries

Ready to experience this rare strain for yourself? At Mission Dispensaries, we can connect you to a wide variety of popular dessert strains.

We have locations in Massachusetts, Illinois, and Michigan, along with a team of dedicated budtenders who can help you find Animal Mints or anything else you might need. Stop by one of our cannabis dispensaries in person or browse our dispensary menus to see what we have in stock right now. Either way: we look forward to serving you!