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Apothecary Botanicals Gelato Review & Cannabis Photos

Gelato from Apothecary Botanicals is a hybrid strain known for it's sweet, fruity, and creamy flavours and aromas.

Apothecary Botanicals Gelato is a hybrid that was created by crossbreeding Sunset Sherbet with Thin Mint Girl Scout Cookies.

As you might expect, this strain is named after it’s fruity, dessert-like aroma and flavour. The sweetness is produced by significant terpene content of 2-3% and includes trans-caryophyllene, beta-myrcene, and limonene. Gelato buds are known for having dark purple hues that are contrasted against fiery orange hairs and a frosty white coating of trichomes. Apothecary Botanicals uses organic growing cubes to cultivate their Gelato strain before everything is trimmed and packaged by hand. Priced at $42.95 for a half quarter and listed as having 26-27% THC, we’re expecting this one to have some kick.

But we’re also curious how this strain compares to similar flowers like MSIKU’s Gelatti.

Check our review, rating and photos below.

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Smell

We’re familiar with the Gelato strain, but this is our first experience with Apothecary Botanicals so no clue what to expect in terms of quality. The product arrived in an industry standard white plastic container with security lid. We removed the top and expected a sweet symphony of aromas but were actually met with a strong hop smell that reminded us of is dry wheat. There was hints of citrus but hoppy herbal was front and centre.

Appearance

The appearance of this product was disappointing even though it included a moisture shield. There is a decent layer of trichomes, however that’s the best thing you’re going to see. The bud itself is light, fluffy, and airy. In terms of colouration there are fairly uniform shades of green with the odd appearance of an orange hair or two. Interestingly we did not see even a hint of purple as described by Apothecary Botanicals in their description.

Flavour

For a strain that is suppose to have a sweet dessert like flavour, that sure did not match up with what we smoked. From the start the taste was a close match to the aroma. A light hoppy wheat flavour with a ever so subtle undertone of citrus. Not bad, but I can think of a dozen or more products that taste much sweeter then this one.

Experience

It feels like Apothecary Botanicals missed the mark with their Gelato strain. Overall this product has an unimpressive flavour, smell, appearance and that theme continued with a surprisingly weak high. Listed at close to 27% THC something is definitely off because everyone in our test group felt it was incredibly mild. Both the mental and physical aspects. Long story made short… you can find nicer versions of this strain (like Riff’s Hell Cat 33) and better products overall if you’re going to spend over 40 dollars for 3.5 grams.

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Summary
Gelato from Apothecary Botanicals is a hybrid strain with a herbal hoppy flavour and smell which doesn't really match the description for Gelato. Listed at close to 27% THC, we feel there is something definitely off because our whole test group felt it was incredibly mild, both the mental and physical aspects. You can find better versions of Gelato and definitely much better products overall if you're going to spend what this one costs.
Good
  • Moisture pack included
  • Decent layer of trichomes
  • Consistent smell and flavour
Bad
  • High price point ($42.95 for 3.5g)
  • Weak high for price point
  • Stringy and airy buds
6.5
High
Smell - 6.6
Appearance - 7
Flavour - 6.5
Experience - 6
Written by
Since high school my friends and I have been recreational cannabis users so we decided to start Merry Jade after legalization in 2019. We review and photograph the different products then share them on this website. The rating system we use is called “SAFE” which stands for Smell, Appearance, Flavour and Experience. Each category gets a score out of 10.

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