The Cookies & Cream IX3 seed pack from Exotic Genetix has seen incredible strains like Dole Whip and the Dilly Bars strain released to the public. It’s a little early to expect these strains, but we could see several of them showing up to Washington’s recreational market in the coming months. The Dilly Bars strain was this seed pack’s bonus, but it’s potential might make it much more than just a cherry on top.
Breeders release seed packs in a specific way. All of the strains are the progeny of a single cultivar — in this case, it’s Cookies & Cream IX3 was used to pollinate strains like Sunset Sherbet to create Power Sherb seeds and Mint Chip to create Dilly Bar strain seeds. Mint Chip is short for Mint Chocolate Chip and it exudes minty and herbal aromas. Ocimene is a terpene that emits peppermint aromas that could be present in the strain.
The Dilly Bars ice cream bar was created in 1955 in Moorhead, Minnesota. It’s since become a world-famous hand-dipped ice cream bar and an iconic treat for the Dairy Queen brand. Phyllis and Bob Litherland established the original Moorhead Dairy Queen in 1949 and lived in the back of the establishment to cut costs and make sure their business survived. The original Dilly Bars came in chocolate, cherry, or butterscotch-coated ice cream options and we can only hope the Dilly Bars strain tastes a little like all three.
The Dilly Bars strain was released in Exotic Genetix’s Cookies & Cream IX3 seed back on June 15. Hopefully it starts popping up in stores this summer.