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Product Description

Black Gelato is a pungent indica-dominant hybrid that offers relaxation without lethargy. A cross of our LA Sunset and Thin Mints, Black Gelato is a richly hued purple bud with a subtle, spicy sweet aftertaste. Try these flowers for a relaxing night in or as an accompaniment for a kick-back beach day. – Los Angeles Kush



[based on the transcript of video, edited for clarity]

Welcome back to the red bench. it’s time for another Red Bench Review…

Now we’re going to talk to you about a strain called Black Gelato that comes to us from Los Angeles Kush. This strain is an Indica dominant hybrid strain. It has 23.37% THC. This reputable company must have put something very nice in this box so let’s go into some close-ups and see what we’ve got in here.

[close up]

Alright, let’s take a look at this box from Los Angeles Kush containing Black Gelato. You can see on the front that it says Black Gelato.

On the back you’ve got the strain information and the THC content. On the side you have the warning label. On the top it says, as always, “No Seal No Deal” so we’re gonna cut that open.

The box is purple inside and we’re gonna take out that jar. There’s our eight in there. Let’s get into this jar and take a look at it.

[Jon smells deeply from the jar]

Mmm… deep earthy tones… rich, a bit of nacho cheese in there… yeah, nacho cheese. Hmm… I love that earthy smell. It just feels really good in the nose… this is some well cured marijuana.

Let’s pour it out and take a look at it. What did they included in the jar? Well it looks like we’ve got seven nugs, they’re about medium size… pretty dense… not squeezable, not airy.

They’re light green and the smell is not strong… it’s not overwhelming me at all. It’s just giving me a faint sense of anticipation… I want to smoke these, so let’s cut up one of these nugs and take a look a what’s inside.

I’m breaking it up and it has a very nice cure. Not dry at all. I like to use scissors because a grinder doesn’t give me the feel of the herb as much as when I cut it up with the scissors. I can feel the denseness of the herb when I cut it up with these, and I can tell the cure a lot better from just how resistant the herb is to my scissors.

So, I’ve got a nice little bit here. Let’s put that in the bong and take a rip and see how it tastes, see how it feels… let’s get to the heart of this issue.

[Jon takes a bong rip, has a coughing spell]

That was delightful. Earthy, a little fruity around the edges… a little woodsy. Already it’s penetrating, it’s already going to my head. I don’t have to worry about waiting for this one to creep up on me. I’m feeling this right away. My my, that was tasty…

Black Gelato! Mmm, I might become a fan of Black Gelato. Hmm, let’s try it again.

[Jon takes another bong toke]

Definitely fruity, heading down that melon path. It’s earthy in a way where I feel like I’m in a forest. I just close my eyes and the smell, the feeling, the taste… Hmm, yeah, I’m in a forest…

Very nice. Okay, we’re gonna sit on this for about 10 minutes and fill out our report that you can read online after this is over.

[ten minutes later]

I am on a road that is leading to a place called Stoned. That is for sure. I took one more rip during the break, and that third rip just set me back to my seat. I thought I was getting a Sativa buzz, but now I’m being rapidly overtaken by a strong Indica buzz. It’s really nice if you’re looking for something with a heavy kind of punch. This one definitely has it once you get to the right level. I will  enjoy smoking the rest of this one, for sure.

I’m ready to sit and space out… I have this blissful feeling… there’s a definite euphoric lift going on, and right now I’m thinking pleasant thoughts about the Los Angeles Kush people. What a good job they’ve done with this herb. You know that the growers there must have good vibes or something, because it’s definitely coming through the herb…

I’m gonna take one last bong rip, just because I like the road I’m on right now.

[Jon takes a third bong toke]

I must note that the quality of the smoke from that hit was very light, very smooth. If you’re looking for something that doesn’t overwhelm your lungs, this definitely does the job. Some Indicas can be very resinous and they can hit you really heavy. They make your lungs feel like you just got run over by a truck for a second, but this one comes out really light.

You can visit our website at redbenchreviews.com, where we will have a full rundown of the herb. There might be some points that I might have missed in the video, so go and check that out…

Until next time, I’m gonna be stoned, and to you, best of health.



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The Low Down

StrainBlack Gelato
TypeHybrid – Indica Dom.
GeneticsLA Sunset X Thin Mints
BrandLos Angeles Kush
Location PurchasedDesert’s Finest – Desert Hot Springs, CA
THC Level23.37
Purchase Weight3.5 grams – 1/8 oz
Actual Weight3.54
Look & Feel
PackagingGlass Jar in Box
ColorLight Green, Purple, Orange
FreshnessWell Cured
TouchNot Sticky
Look & Feel Rating3.5
Look & Feel ImpressionsMedium nugs. The light green color makes it look more like a Sativa.
Base SmellSweet
Secondary SmellsFruity
Secondary Smells – OtherEarthy
Strength – SmellMellow
Smell Rating4
Smell ImpressionSmells like a sunset at the beach. Delightfully light and clean smell.
Flavor – OtherEarthy, Fruity, Sweet, Candy and I think I detected Nachos, just a hint.
Smoke TextureLight, Smooth
Strength – TasteMellow
Taste Rating4
Taste ImpressionsSmokes like a Sativa, light.
How Much Injested?3 hits
Speed of OnsetImmediate
Where Do You Feel It?Head, Body, Eyes
Main EffectsCerebral, Physical, Relaxing, Contemplative, Euphoric
Strength – EffectsStrong
DurationOver an Hour
Effects Rating4.5
Effects ImmpressionImmediate effect that builds. That last hit really knocks you back in your seat.
Pros1. Great smell
2. Mellow Smoke
3. Strong Kick
Cons1. Oversized jar makes the eighth look underwhelming
2. Top shelf price
Total Rating4
Total Rating – Why?Top notch herb. Totally worthy.
Would I buy this again?Yes

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