Pink Runtz – Weed Strain Information & Review (2024)

“Candy strains” have become a very big seller over the last ten years, and Pink Runtz has become particularly popular in California — not just because of its taste, but because it’s weed that will get you completely, utterly blasted.

Pink Runtz is a 50/50 balanced strain with a THC level well above 20%. That means users enjoy potent effects from both the head high, a soaring and unfocused euphoria, and the body high, an intense relaxation that isn’t overly sedating.

As for the flavor? It’s yummy, just like the candy the strain is named after. Expect a sweet-and-sour fruit and berry taste along with the powerful buzz. There’s one more thing about Pink Runtz that’s attractive to buyers: the colors of the bud, which can span the rainbow from green and purple to blue and pink.


The Pink Runtz high hits quickly, and you’ll know as soon as it does. An intense blast of giddy euphoria will run through your brain, replacing all cares and concerns with joyful and uplifting happiness. Don’t be surprised if you break out into giggling fits. This strain delivers an unfocused buzz that some find creative, but most simply find to be freeing and enjoyable.

The body high that follows starts with tingling and morphs into complete muscle relaxation that makes the cerebral effects even easier to enjoy. The effects are mellow rather than couch-locking, so you won’t have any trouble heading to the kitchen to satisfy the inevitable munchies. You probably won’t want to do anything more energetic than that, even though you’re able to.

Pink Runtz is a social and happy strain, perfect for kicking back with friends. It’s certainly possible to use this weed during the day if you have a high THC tolerance, but there’s a good chance you won’t end up getting a lot done. Early evenings or lazy weekend days are the best time for Pink Runtz since you probably won’t be falling asleep until the effects wear off.

Bottom Line: Pink Runtz is exactly the type of bud you want when you want to escape; its head high is euphoric, happy and stress-relieving, and its body buzz is relaxing but not sedating. Pink Runtz is an ideal social smoke.

Positive Effects:

  • Energy: 3/5
  • Creative: 2/5
  • Pain: 5/5
  • Stress: 5/5
  • Sleep: 2/5
  • Mood: 5/5

Side Effects

This is very potent weed, so some users should go slow. Some of those with existing anxiety issues, newer smokers, and those who smoke too much of the bud may experience heightened anxiety or paranoia. That’s far from a given, but it’s a possibility to be aware of. Other common side effects are dry eyes, cottonmouth, and the aforementioned munchies.

Negative Effects:

  • Paranoid: 3/5
  • Dry Mouth: 4/5
  • Dry Eyes: 5/5
  • Lethargy: 2/5
  • Cough: 3/5

Medical Conditions

MMJ patients who are able to find Pink Runtz can’t say enough good things about it.

Those dealing with psychological issues like stress (including PTSD), all forms of anxiety, and serious depression say the mind-clearing joy that Pink Runtz delivers is a perfect antidote to their worries and concerns. (Don’t forget, some with anxiety may not benefit from this strain.)

Meanwhile, patients who use medical marijuana to help deal with chronic pain say Pink Runtz is the ticket. They love the full muscle and joint relaxation that can ease conditions like fibromyalgia and arthritis, and the happy head high that helps them forget about their pain. The strain is also used by many who suffer from insomnia, nausea, and appetite loss.

Flavor and Aroma

If you love candy, you’ve come to the right place.

Pink Runtz doesn’t overpower you with its scent when you first open the jar or baggie. The sweet aroma of fruit and berries is definitely noticeable, however, along with some tart notes that are more prominent as the flower burns.

The flavor is more of the same. You’ll taste fruit and berry candy, both sweet and sour, without the earthy, spicy or skunky notes that often accompany candy-flavored strains. It’s just sweet deliciousness, and it even leaves a candy aftertaste. Yum.

Flavor and Aroma Ratings:

  • Earthy: 1/5
  • Citrus: 3/5
  • Fruity: 5/5
  • Spice: 2/5
  • Wood: 1/5

Cannabinoids and Terpenes

You may find some Pink Runtz with a low THC content, around 16%, sold at dispensaries. However, you’re more likely to find this bud with a THC level between 23-25%. In most cases, this is extremely potent weed. CBD content can vary between 0%-1%.

Give terpenes like valencene and carene the credit for this strain’s fruity taste, and pinene, limonene, geraniol, and bisabolol credit for its tartness. Other terps in Pink Runtz include terpinolene, myrcene, humulene, and ocimene.


The heritage of Pink Runtz isn’t clear. Some believe it’s a phenotype of the beloved Runtz strain, and others think it’s a cross of Rainbow Sherbet and Pink Panties. The prevailing opinion in the weed world, though, is that it’s a cross of Zkittlez and Gelato. (Runtz is a cross of those same strains, which gives the phenotype theory more credence.)

In any event, Runtz, Zkittlez, Gelato, and Rainbow Sherbet are all strains with delicious fruit and/or berry flavors, so it’s easy to see how Pink Runtz ended up being so tasty.

Where to Buy Pink Runtz Seeds

Feminized Pink Runtz feminized seeds are readily available online. Some of the vendors to check out: Blimburn Seeds, Dutch Seeds Shop, and MSNL (Marijuana Seeds NL). Autoflowering Pink Runtz is almost as easy to find; Crop King Seeds, Leafbuyer and Sunwest Genetics are among the companies selling them. CopyCat Genetics offers Pink Runtz clones that they’ve created on their own.

Similar Strains

You certainly can’t go wrong with Runtz or Zkittlez if you’re after a candy-flavored strain, but Candyland may be an even better choice because of its soaring head high that’s similar to Pink Runtz’. Sundae Driver and L’Orange are other good alternatives.

Pink Runtz Strain Review: FAQ

Q: What flavor is Pink Runtz?
A: It’s almost the same as the candy we all grew up with. The fruit and berry tastes are overwhelming and delicious, without any other flavors to distract you.

Q: How does Pink Runtz compare to Runtz?
A: Pink Runtz is even sweeter, both in aroma and flavor, but it’s usually a little less potent than Runtz.

Pink Runtz – Weed Strain Information & Review (2024)
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