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An In-Depth Review of the Grape Soda Strain

Grape soda strain is a popular hybrid cannabis strain that has an unsurprising distinct grape flavor with hints of berry and citrus. It is a strain known for providing a euphoric feeling that makes you happy and feels relaxed. When it comes to medicinal use, the Grape Soda strain is best used for relief from muscle spasms and cramps.

Check out everything about this grape-flavored cannabis strain and all its benefits.

Overview and Genetics

The Grape Soda strain is a popular phenotype of the equally famous Tahoe OG strain. It was bred by Taste Budz and came out as an Indica dominant cannabis strain that boasts a 70% Indica profile and 30% Sativa profile. Other than that, there is very little known about the parentage of the strain.

The ever-increasing popularity of the Grape Soda strain mainly came after the strain has won several awards. In 2017, it won a couple of awards at the Hempcon Heart of Nature Festival, including Connoisseurs Choice and Best Strain in the Indica category.

Since then, the strain has become one of the widely-used cannabis strains in both the recreational and medical cannabis space. With an average of 20% THC concentration, the Grape Soda strain is best used as a nighttime strain. It can give you an unmatched focus and a deep level of relaxation once its effects settle. It is one of the best strains used by smokers to help melt the stress of the day away.


In terms of appearance, the Grape Soda strain is one of the most good-looking strains. It features a thick layer of white hairs covering the buds, giving the strain its popular fluffy appearance. Hidden in that thick fluffy hair is a structurally dense bud with dark purple coloring complemented with orange clusters that looks like a grated carrot.


It is obvious where this strain got its name the first time you taste it. The first hit of this strain will bring you back to some of your childhood memories when you were enjoying a can of grape soda. It boasts a syrupy sweetness that travels from your mouth down to your throat, making you feel that familiar comfort and warmth with a burst of fizz at the end.

Aside from the distinct sugary grape soda flavor, the Grape Soda strain also comes with subtle notes of piney flavor that leaves you wanting for more.


Like its taste, it is not surprising that the Grape Soda strain also features a sweet grape and soda-like aroma. Rolling the buds in your hand will hit you with that sudden sweet fragrance that fills the air. It also comes with earthy undertones that are reminiscent of its Tahoe OG Kush parent, which gives the strain a traditional cannabis skunk smell. Lingering in the background is a subtle medley of aromas of spice and sweet citrus that surprises your senses.


The grape soda strain is most popular in cities around Oregon state, especially in Portland, Beaverton, and Salem. The cannabis strain is also highly popular in other cities in the US, including Los Angeles, Seattle, Detroit, Phoenix, Spokane, Buckley, and Williamsburg.

Effects of the Strain

The Grape Soda strain averages with 20% THC levels, which is considerably higher compared to other hybrid strains. Its high potency is the primary reason why this strain is effective in treating various kinds of conditions.


  • Relaxed – 49.63%
  • Happy – 34.61%
  • Talkative – 14.79%
  • Giggly – 16.32%
  • Euphoria – 12.89%

The feelings you can get from the Grape Soda strain is a deep sense of focus that comes with a light pressure behind your eyes that quickly settles into a blissful feeling of relaxation. It keeps your mind functional while making your body carefree and giggly.

Medical Benefits

  • Pain Relief – 49.85%
  • Relief from Insomnia – 45.6%

The body high that you can get from the Grape Soda strain is perfect for offering relief for various kinds of conditions such as chronic aches and pains, muscle spasms, and cramps. This strain is also marketed in the medical cannabis world as an excellent strain for managing mood disorders such as depression and anxiety because of its relaxing and focusing effects that also makes you happy. The Grape Soda strain is also often used to treat people who suffer insomnia and lack of appetite.

Possible Side Effects

  • Dry Mouth – 49.63%
  • Dry Eyes – 28.34%
  • Nausea – 45.66%
  • Dizziness – 6.93%
  • Headache – 6.85%

Terpene Profile

  • Myrcene – 1.01%
  • Limonene – 0.52%
  • Linalool – 0.2%
  • Alpha-Humulene – 0.13%
  • Alpha-Pinene – 0.07%
  • Beta-Caryophyllene – 0.06%


Main Parents: Tahoe OG Kush (Tok)

Main Children: Golden Soda (Goc)


  • Growing Difficulty – Easy
  • Height – average
  • Yield – 1.6 oz per square feet
  • Flowering Time – 49-63 days

Growing the Grape Soda strain provides a quick and abundant reward for minimal cultivating efforts, which makes it an excellent strain of choice for novice cannabis growers. It can grow well indoors or outdoors in a warm climate with an average height that blends well with other plants.

What Users Are Saying

Overall, the Grape Soda strain doesn’t disappoint when it comes to fragrance, flavor, and its benefits. Smokers rave about the mental focus they can get from this strain, and while it is mostly Indica, it can provide both Indica and Sativa benefits.

The Grape soda strain is a popular hybrid phenotype of the Tahoe OG Kush. Check out its amazing list of medical and therapeutic benefits.

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As a part of a generation raised on corn syrup and chemical dyes, my recognition of fruit flavors was bastardized early. Pop-Tarts, Squeeze—Its and Gushers were all hot items at third-grade lunch tables, but they didn’t exactly prepare me for farmers’ markets. Of all the fruit imitations, though, grape struck me as the oddest. The grapes I ate growing up were green or red, and didn’t have the thick, syrupy flavor that purple sodas, jellies and candy all had. Then I realized that my parents were just too cheap to buy Concord grapes, and those purple treats were actually on to something. Now I do my own laundry, stay up late and eat all the purple grapes I want.

Grape soda may not get the shine of root beer or cola, but I’ve never seen best-selling candles derived from those flavors. Grape soda candles, though? I have two, and guests love them. That thick sweetness has become a favorite of weed smokers, too, who gravitate toward Grape Ape and Purple Punch for their heavy grape flavors as much as the dark, striking buds. So deeming a strain grape enough to hold the title Grape Soda means it had better kiss my mouth like a glass of Welch’s.

Grape Soda is a product of Oregon grower Taste Budz and has an OG Kush lineage known more for making your head float than an afternoon sugar rush. A select phenotype of Tahoe OG Kush (itself a phenotype of OG Kush) that was then possibly paired with another mystery strain, Grape Soda became popular in the Northwest after a successful competition run in 2017, and is just now making headway in Colorado as several prominent wholesale growers give the strain a try. With such a name and backstory, I was expecting the grape version of Strawberry Cough. Sadly, so far I’ve been disappointed with what the Rocky Mountains have to offer.

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Although Grape Soda’s relaxing high burned my stress away as advertised, the snow-cone, syrupy flavor I expected was hard to coax out, both for my nostrils and my tastebuds. A strong pinch and whiff showcased some subtle grape and agave smells, but what I picked up was largely bitter, floral and chocolate. Such an adult flavor profile and sedative effects seemed more in tune with a late-night cup of decaf than grape soda, but maybe the flavor just hasn’t translated to the mountains yet.

I’ve seen Grape Soda at Good Chemistry, Green RiNo (formerly Whole Meds), Kind Meds, Medicine Man, Oasis Cannabis Superstores and Simply Pure, but until I find a cut worthy enough to carry the grape torch, I’ll stick with Grape Cola (an old Bubba Kush phenotype) at Green Man Cannabis or the Herbal Cure.

Looks: Purple buds and leaves certainly aren’t rare in cannabis, so if your name is Grape Soda, you’d better have some. Grape Soda’s luscious violet streaks show up just enough against the bamboo-colored buds to manage that qualifier, with striking rusty pistils and lanky trichomes giving the strain a colorful hint to the bulbous OG look.

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Smell: While grape and citrus notes are Grape Soda’s claim to fame, the Colorado cuts I’ve come across have failed to showcase that, instead pushing out muddy, chocolatey aromas with a floral back end. Grape scents are in there, but I’m not sure I’d notice them if I weren’t searching.

Flavor: Largely bland with quiet, creamy notes of vanilla and soil, Grape Soda didn’t deliver the overly sweet flavor of grape I’ve come to expect.

Effects: An evening toke for stoners and bedtime strain for rookies, Grape Soda delivers slow but effective punches of relaxation and euphoria, although that floating feeling can initially feel a little disorienting for lower tolerances. The calming effect turns into a predictable but not overwhelming lethargy after about an hour, so be prepared for a nap.

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Grape Soda is a product of Oregon grower Taste Budz and has an OG Kush lineage known more for making your head float than an afternoon sugar rush. A select phenotype of Tahoe OG Kush that was then possibly paired with another mystery strain, Grape Soda became popular in the Northwest after a successful competition…