In this post about revealing fake cartridges, we are going to be talking about Cookies cartridges. Founded by Berner (Gilbert Milam), Cookies produces different types of Cannabis products such as flowers, extracts, concentrates, edibles, tinctures, topicals, and more.

Cookies makes both standard cartridges and a G Pen Gio pod, a collaboration Berner made with Grenco Science. See our review on G Pen Gio as to why we don’t recommend it. Below, you will see a photo of what a counterfeit Cookies cartridge looks like.

Fake Cookies Cartridge
Fake Cookies Cart

Fake Cookies cartridges sold online come in various packaging: One gram carts are all fake

There have also been manufacturers in China who are also making counterfeit Cookies Cartridges. Most of them can be found in online websites like Alibaba. In fact, there are even different versions of packaging being sold there. Keep in mind that the real Cookies brand only sells half gram carts, so if you see a full gram cart it is fake.

Some come in boxes where in the cart is displayed in the center:

Fake Cookies Carts
Fake Cookies Carts

There are also ones where the cartridge is placed at the side of the box, like in the photo below:

Fake Cookies Carts
Fake Cookies cart in box
fake cookies carts
fake cookies carts packaging
fake Cookies Carts
Taking a closer look, one out of the two fake Cookies Carts are very different in the way the packaging opens.

As you can see, there is also one in a plastic shell packaging.

Fake Cookies Carts
Fake Cookies cart in plastic shell packaging

The difference between the fake and real Cookies cartridge

Now that we saw some samples of fake Cookies cartridges, it’s time to learn how do these compare to the real Cookies cartridges? Let’s take a look.

For starters, the packaging looks different than the packaging of the fake ones. The authentic one comes in a box, without the cartridge showing. The fake ones in the boxes if you noticed from the previous photos have an open side where you can see the cartridge inside the box. Below is a picture of what real Cookies cartridges look like.

Cookies Original Vape Cart
Cookies Original Vape Cart Packaging (Phot Credit: Weedmaps)

They also have this packaging in line with the Cookies Gio Pen Vape.

Cookies Gio Pen Cartridge Packaging
Cookies Gio Pen Cartridge Packaging (Photo Credit: @cookiescalifornia)

Might be easy to tell fake from real but we should still be careful…

From the photos we showed above, it might be easier to spot which carts are fake from the original one judging by the packaging. But since the market just continues to sell fake carts, who knows- soon enough they might be selling something with a more similar packaging to the authentic Cookie cartridges. If you are hesitant, you can even ask the company itself. Most of them are happy to reply to inquiries on counterfeit products since they don’t want customers to be tricked into buying a fakes.

We have posts on other fake cartridges as well. See our fake cartridge posts on Dank Vapes, Dr. Zodiak’s Moonrocks ClearExotic Carts, Eureka Vapor, Stiiizy, Space Vape and King Pen.

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  1. So what’s in the fake ones, any thc. Or mostly pesticides. I got one taste just like pinesol.
    And wheezing. Blasting headaches, nausea. Could be the cart?? Hmmmm

  2. Hi, I have a question regarding cookies carts, I’ll post a picture once you’ve sent me the link. Anyway I have a cart suspected to be made by cookies, that is flavored (cerial milk) it is a full gram cartridge. Is there a possibility it is real. And how can you tell if a cartridge fake? Is it better to just go straight to forums like this as soon as there is any reasonable doubt?

    Sincerely hope it’s real.

  3. The cookies cart i have taste like you are smoking liquid plastic. Really bad taste and no matter how big a hit you take, it dznt make you cough.
    Whats in the carts, do you know?
    I stopped using it.
    It looks like a full gram too. I don’t have the packaging.

  4. I just got my second cookie cart and after reading this I guess they’re both fake. I have A lemoncello and a biscotti. I believe the lemon one is real oil cause it’s pretty good. And this biscotti seems to be doing the job. Shitty to know they’re not real, being from the Bay I support Cookies brand. And these are gold, taste great too.

  5. So I have 10 of these carts and I want to know if they are real or fake they are half grams in a plastic box that opens from the top and bottom and you have to push the white foam that they are packaged in to get the cart out of the plastic box, they all are 91% thc or so it says, I have flavors like lemon cello gelato 41 billy kimber ohsmarties runtz

  6. I also have a full gram cart with real packaging? Can someone tell me a little bit more about fake carts with good oil? I’ve had two I the oil is pretty good in my opinion.

  7. how r they fake if they’re still doing the job lol ? and still have that same scent and everything as real carts ? :/ i’m so confused lmaoooooo

    • Someone buying cheap packaging and putting there own stuff in that will still get you high, but prolly at a lower %thx. So in turn your still getting high. There making money off the name and using the 91% to help see at higher cost

  8. I’m using a cart and I hit it for as long as possible but I didn’t cough maybe cause I have a weak battery but I did feel it and probably could have got more if I wanted too, is this gonna kill me all the chemicals?

  9. Does the real cookies cart have a cerial number on the bottom of the cart only reason I’m asking is cause the one I got looks nothing like the ones posted and is the c on the glass supposed to be black or grey?

  10. Your dumb as hell why would it be fake if so many motherfuckers have been getting them and likeing them I’m high off the cereal one it smells alright too

  11. Ok to clarify to anyone confused, cookies only makes half grams however even if you get a full gram yes it is fake but if the oil is light gold then it’s real oil produced by a fake company, real thc is in the cart but cookies company did not make it, therefore it’s not as strong.


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