This sativa dominant hybrid strain is one of our favorites here at Sauce Warehouse. Why? Because it was created using genetics from our all-time favorite CBD hemp flower strain, Sour Tsunami. Breeders at Oregon CBD Seeds crossed Sour Tsunami with Gorilla Glue #4 (GG#4) to create the SUPER Sour Space Candy hemp strain.
Over the last couple of years this strain has been reworked and improved by the folks over at Oregon CBD and it is now one of more popular strains of hemp flower currently available on the smokable hemp market. Super Sour Space Candy owes its popularity primarily to its exotic terpene profile, but the cannabinoid content and overall potency also add to its lure.
The aroma and taste of Super Sour Space Candy hemp flower is unlike that of any other strain. Sometimes strains will be given a name that doesn’t match up with their aroma or flavor at all, but with SSSC, this isn’t the case. When you first get a whiff of this strain, you’ll notice subtle hints of sour mango & pineapple, but right when you are about to draw the line and define the aroma as ‘citrusy’, you are hit with notes of sugary sweet candy. Many have likened the taste to the infamous sour patch kids candy, and we would not disagree. In some phenotypes the GG#4 parent strain comes through as undertones of gas or diesel.
Predominant terpenes seem to vary a bit more in the Super Sour Space Candy strain compared to other CBD strains, but we’ve found that Myrcene, Caryophyllene, and Terpinolene are almost always among the top terpenes present. In addition to these, alpha-Humulene and alpha-Bisabolol are often present as well.
•beta-Myrcene: Found in hops & mangos. Peppery aroma. Myrcene is often described as relaxing and can be mildly sedating.
•beta-Caryophyllene: Found in hops, Rosemary, & cloves. Spicy/peppery aroma. Caryophyllene binds to CB2 receptors in the body, a function which gives this terpene strong anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, antibacterial, and antioxidant properties. There is speculation that it may also be helpful in relieving anxiety & pain.
•Terpinolene: Found in tea tree, lilacs, nutmeg, apples, and cumin. The aroma of Terpinolene is floral, herbaceous, & piney, with a touch of citrus. According to a 2005 study, Terpinolene may have antibacterial and antifungal properties. Other studies have found it may be an effective mosquito repellant as well. More research is currently underway and there is speculation that this terpene may have several other potential benefits and uses.
•alpha-Bisabolol: Found in Chamomile. The aroma is often described as being similar to apples & honey, and of course, chamomile. This terpene is known for its anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial properties.
•alpha-Humulene: Found in hops. Earthy, spicy, woody aroma. Studies have shown this terpene to be an effective anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory, and appetite suppressant.
Many other terpenes are found in Super Sour Space Candy in smaller amounts. These likely play a role in this strains unique flavor and aroma.
The CBD content of SSSC is on par with most CBD flower strains, testing at around 20% CBD on average. What this strain does lack compared to other strains is minor cannabinoid content. There is occasionally a decent amount of CBDVa present, but this strain primarily contains CBDa and a small amount of THC.
Super Sour Space Candy hemp flower is great for use at any time of day given its sativa dominant properties. And, since it is a hybrid, it offers well rounded effects that won’t be too stimulating for users who are sensitive to strong sativa strains. The flavor though is where this strain really stands out from the crowd. If you are big on terpenes you’ve got to give this one a try!