Gelatti from Ember Valley via Los Angeles Farmers_ on 2/04/2020. THC tested out to 21.04%. Purchased for $25 out the door. I have heard a lot of great things about Gelatti so when I saw Los Angeles Farmers had it on the low shelf for a killer ticket I couldn’t help but jump in. These semi dense buds are an eye catching mix of moss and hunter greens with goldenrod pistils and a healthy layer of brilliant white triches.
The nose out of the jar is a sickly sweet fruit that strikes me like an overripe cantaloupe, it’s smells great frankly, but if a fruit actually smelled this way you might suspect it’s started to turn. On busting open a nug that sickly sweet fruit remains but there is a mix of mint and pine that emerges and relegates it to the background. When broken down by hand my fingers had a nice stick to them as the grinds came with that familiar “foreign fruit market” gelato smell coupled with a fresh backend that leans slightly more pine than mint. The dry pull on the joint reveals a candy sweetness that meshes with hints of fruit and mint pine to leave a muted sweet fresh aftertaste on the tongue. The inhale was smooth and had a touch of a sugar sweet taste of the joint where as the bong offered more of a minty floral zing. The exhale on both was a sweet grungy fruit but the bong had a slight mint tang that seemed absent from the joint smoking experience. Cross checking the flavors on my MV1 from Ghost Vapes at 170c I got a minty pine with sugar sweet fruit in the background where at 185c the pine element amped up to a degree where it tasted like a pleasant, safe to consume, form of Pinesol. At 200c the flavor was mostly floral with just a touch of pine so I’d say this one, as I’m finding with a lot of herb, should be enjoyed at lower temps when looking for the best flavor experience on a vape. The headchange comes on quick and with a healthy slap that’s a little bit of a trickster when it comes to the confidence you have in your own cognizance. At first I thought I was able to think clearly and accomplish tasks with little distraction, I really felt like I was getting things done, but when I started to touch base with reality the truth settled in. I realized that I would start a task, space out at some point during that task which would inspire me to begin a new task, only to come to the conclusion later that I hadn’t finished anything I’d started. In addition, I smoked about half of this batch and when I went to add to the notes I’d surely already started, I couldn’t find them. It turns out, I’d never started those notes like I usually do when I begin smoking on any batch for review, which I’d say only speaks further to the mental trickery of which this batch of Gelatti is capable. It’s as if it wraps your brain in a warm blanket of self affirmation, it tells you that you’re doing great and you should be proud of yourself, and even if you didn’t actually accomplish anything in the end you’ll still feel alright about it. This jar of Gelatti was fantastic, even though it was from the end of October, it held up very well and I’d have no issue picking it up again especially at the discounted rate that I got on it. Props to Ember Valley, excellent work on this one, I can’t wait to see what new heat you guys push out next.