About this time last year, I kept receiving emails and messages asking if I knew when the 3.5g honey buckets were coming back. At first, I had no idea what they were talking about because I hadn’t seen a honey bucket on a menu. In fact, at that time, I’d never seen a concentrate sold in anything more than a gram in Illinois.
Our readers and followers assured me Grassroots used to sell MAC Live Sugar Honey Bucket and wanted to know if Grassroots had stopped making them. I had no answer until I was checking the menu before my trip to Curaleaf Morris (formerly Greenhouse Morris) and found the MAC Live Sugar Honey Bucket on the menu. I left Curaleaf Morris with my first 3.5g concentrate from an Illinois cultivator.
MAC, or Miracle Alien Cookies, is an indica that leans toward hybrid and a cross between Alien Cookies and (Colombian and Starfighter) strains. This batch of live sugar tested at 67.97 THCa, 0.22% CBD, and 73.130% total cannabinoids. The primary terpenes included B-caryophyllene, limonene, and nerolidol, which delivered a citrusy, gassy, and rose-floral aroma.
The limonene delivered a mix of lemon and orange flavor on the front end, but on the back end a woody floral flavor from the nerolidol and caryophyllene took over. The exhale first hit with a gas, wood, and floral mix and finished with a citrus aftertaste.
The effects were stronger than many concentrates I’ve sampled with 80-90% THC levels. Though listed as an indica, I found MAC live sugar effects to be uplifting for the first half of the buzz and more. The limonene kept the mental focus intact and even added a little creativity and euphoria to the cerebral high. At the same time the nerolidol and caryophyllene add a heavy body buzz and overall relaxing hum to the body.
After more doses and/or super rips from rigs, MAC eventually let me know why the strain was listed as indica. The heavier relaxation and sedation took over and eventually added to a good night of eating and then sleeping. MAC released stress and anxiety and allowed me to really unwind later at night without crashing right away.
The 3.5g Sugar Honey Buckets are cheaper than buying three separate 3.5g worth of concentrate, but the problem with bulk buys for me is that I blast through it too fast, and poof! There goes the savings.
Overall, more Illinois brands need to sell the 3.5g concentrated, but for now, the MAC Live Sugar Honey Bucket is the only one I can find. At least now, I am able to tell our readers and followers that, “Yes, the MAC Live Sugar Honey Buckets are back!”
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