Monkey Budz Gelato, is a hybrid crossed from Thin Mint Girl Scout Cookies and fruity indica Sunset Sherbert. Its THC concentration is between 19%-26%. Cured properly, flowers of Gelato have a predominant smell of pungent citrus, compliments of fruity parent strain Sunset Sherbert. Notes of yeast and dough can be detected as well. Grinding up or breaking apart the flowers gives off a more herbal, earthy profile. Though it’s thick and lung-expanding, the smoke from Gelato is smooth and leaves behind a soft and creamy sensation, explaining its name.
With a balanced, mellow high and a universally appealing flavor profile, this is a great strain for social use. This is one pungent smoke, and those trying to keep their consumption discreet should take any necessary precautions. Gelato is known to hit quickly, sometimes taking effect before you’ve had a chance to even exhale. The most striking effect is a sense of altered perception and confusion, forcing you to adapt to the newly intensified surroundings. This head rush is met by a palpable body buzz that discourages much activity but still leaves you mobile and not couchlocked. Some describe Gelato as having amplified psychedelic effects like time dilation and sound sensitivity. The floaty and comfortable but still lucid feeling conferred by this strain makes it great for daytime or early evening use.
Medically, Gelato has value as a way to treat chronic aches and pains with its powerful numbing effects. Some use it to medicate headaches and migraines as well. This strain’s carefree elevation of mood can also offer temporary relief from the troubling symptoms associated with anxiety, depression, and PTSD. Gelato is said to be potent, even for the most experienced; newcomers be sure to temper your consumption accordingly. That said, because of its lack of intense cerebral effects, this strain is not likely to put you into a deeply paranoid mindset.
With limited availability and a bold look and taste, this strain falls into an emerging category of west coast craft hybrids that are focused on taste. Carrying multiple desirable traits from its heavily crossbred lineage, Gelato has standout visuals and taste. Its trippy but relaxing vibe makes it a perfect choice for some solo introspection or for chatty socializing.