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Houndstooth Review

Lineage: Unsure. Thought to be a cross between Granddaddy Purple and Platinum Cookies.

Houndstooth from Tweed Strain Review

Tweed is the largest licensed cannabis producer in Canada, with a diverse menu of strains to choose from. We’ve previously reviewed their CBD dominant strain Boaty McBoatface and we’re anxious to check out a THC rich strain. Enter the 18% THC sativa strain Houndstooth.

Upon opening the container I immediately noticed the light, fruity aroma emanating from the buds inside. It was a very pleasing smell that is actually quite similar to the high it offers. What I mean is that Houndstooth doesn’t have that major punch that some other potent strains deliver, it’s a very mild and manageable high.

When I vaporized Houndstooth I got a really clear tropical flavor profile. I picked up notes of mangoes, and even banana with a touch of citrus. The strain profile card that Tweed offers says it should have notes of pine and clove, but I didn’t pick up on these in any notable way. It also says the buds should have hues of purple which I couldn’t find, so who knows who’s writing these things.

The high offered by Houndstooth leans heavily on the cerebral side of things. There was next to no body-high which is actually quite common with sativa strains. While most people suggest smoking a sativa strain during the day so it won’t knock you out, I did find that Houndstooth was potent enough to be debilitating in higher doses. If you’re looking for a strain to smoke during the day and want to continue to be productive then you should stick to smaller doses.

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Bud structure was nice, they were trimmed well and I didn’t get much shake whatsoever. My one gripe is directed towards Canada’s legal market as a whole and doesn’t speak to one producer in particular. Buds are always dry. Some drier than others, but virtually every package contains bone-dry nugs that are a pale shadow of their fresh counterparts. Houndstooth specifically would be a wonderful tasting strain with a rich tropical flavor profile, but when it’s so dry it only offers a glimpse of this. There are a few reasons for this, the one that producers are most likely to cite is to avoid the potential for mold. A valid concern, but we’ve got to find a way around this if we ever want to offer consumers a full and flavorful experience.

Overall I was impressed with Houndstooth but wouldn’t necessarily make it a go-to strain.


Pied-de-Poule, houndstooth, chicken’s foot, or simply pepita

It has several patterns, many names and an interesting history. Tilted plaid, houndstooth or chicken’s foot. The term pepita, which is used only in Poland, derives from a Spanish word pepita, meaning seeds. “Houndstooth”, on the other hand, is a term commonly used in English-speaking countries. In the homeland of fashion, France, the houndstooth is referred to as Pied-de-Poule, literally meaning a hen’s foot.

The most famous pattern in the history of fashion, originally associated with Scotland, was taken up and popularized by Coco Chanel. It has found its place in our interiors and has embellished furniture, cushions, lampshades and tablecloths for years.

Tessellation (or tiling) means covering a surface with adjacent and non-overlapping polygons, creating a geometric, optically active pattern. In the aforementioned houndstooth, these polygons are associated with dog’s teeth by some people and with a chicken’s footprints by others. They are always contrasted with each other; traditionally and originally they were black and white, and today come in numerous colour variants.

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