4

Look & Feel

3.8/5

Smell

4.3/5

Taste

4.0/5

Effect

4.0/5

SCALE – 1 (Poor) 2 (Average) 3 (Very Good) 4 (Exceptional) 5 (Holy Grail)

Welcome back to the Red Bench – it’s time for another Red Bench Review!

This week we’re looking at a 50/50 hybrid strain – 50% Indica and 50% Sativa – called Orange Creamsicle from Smooth Cannabis. This strain is a cross of Orange Crush and Juicy Fruit and it is delicious!

Up to this point, it’s always been a mystery what I’d find in the package when I got into my review, but this week was a little different. When we got herb for this week’s review we bought two jars because this is Tania’s current favorite, and we wanted to have some on hand just for smoking together. So this week, I know exactly what’s going to be in the jar. Let me share it with you!

We had these jars delivered from Desert Organic Solutions in Palm Springs – I like delivery, especially during these days of the pandemic. Delivery saved me an 80 mile round trip, so thank you Desert Organic Solutions!

I really like the jar presentation of Smooth Cannabis. This is the second time we’ve reviewed their product and both times their jars were high quality – nice thick glass with a silk-screened logo on the front. I always hope that kind of commitment to quality packaging carries over to the product inside – and I wasn’t disappointed by this jar…

The Orange Grove

Opening the jar released the aroma hiding inside – in a word – Orange!

This was the full orange grove experience. The orange tones ranged from the sweet fruit inside the peel to the peel itself. Then the smell expanded to embrace the whole orange grove – the trees, the leaves, the earth – a complete immersion in the grove.

I poured out the nugs onto the tray and was happy with the eighth I saw, which weighed in at 3.46 grams.

The well-manicured nugs were a light, bright green… several gram-size nugs and some smalls. The nugs were dense with large calyxes, and when I cut one up I could tell it had a really nice cure – just a touch dry, but a really good cure.

The High

If you’re an orange lover, this strain should already be on your list, but all that smell is just showing off if this strain doesn’t deliver a quality high, and it does! The THC level was 19.20% – comfortable enough for an occasional smoker and strong enough for a seasoned veteran.

The high hit within a few minutes of the first toke, and kept building. I felt the full effects of the Orange Creamsicle high after fifteen minutes, and at that point I’d reached that “sweet spot” – a cerebral head high, with a bit of marijuana fuzzies, and total body comfort. That feeling lasted about a half hour before fading into a nice Indica buzz that lasted for the next few hours.

To use an airplane analogy – great take-off, a quality flight and an easy landing! In a plane full of oranges. Lots of oranges!

One of the interesting effects of this one was when it settled on the shoulders, after about twenty minutes… total stress relief! It relaxed all the neck muscles and was a complete tension reliever. We felt this effect on several occasions – and not only did it relieve tensions for the moment, but after the high wore off the tensions were gone for good!

I would like to note that this one hit me very differently depending on the way I smoked it. I used both a pipe and a bong for this one. The pipe led to a mellower ride, whereas the bong got me way stoned after a handful of hits. Not every herb has such a difference depending on how you smoke it, but this one had a noticeable difference.

You probably guessed by this point that I would definitely buy this one again. Smooth did a great job with this strain, and I’d be happy to pick up another jar of this herb! As a matter of fact, I’m interested in seeing how many different Orange Creamsicle versions I can find… so expect more Orange Creamsicle reviews in the future – either as a video review or over at Jon’s Daily Sesh, my daily blog.

Until next week, best of health.

The Lowdown

StrainOrange Creamsicle
TypeHybrid
GeneticsOrange Crush X Juicy Fruit
BrandSmooth Cannabis
Location PurchasedDesert Organic Solutions – Palm Springs, CA
THC Level19.20%
Cost$40 + tax (32%)
Purchase Weight3.5 grams – 1/8 oz
Actual Weight3.46
Look & Feel
PackagingGlass Jar
ColorLight Green, Bright Green
FreshnessOld
TouchLight Sticky
StructureDense
Look & Feel Rating3.8
Smell
Base SmellSour
Secondary SmellsCitrus
Secondary Smells – OtherOrange – both the fruit and the peel
Strength – SmellStrong
Smell Rating4.3
Smell ImpressionSmelling this made me feel like I’m in an orange grove.
Taste
FlavorCitrus
Flavor – OtherEarthy
Smoke TextureLight, Smooth
Strength – TastePronounced
Taste Rating4
Effects
How Much Injested?4 hits (1/4 gram)
MethodBong
Speed of OnsetImmediate
Where Do You Feel It?Head
Main EffectsCerebral, Relaxing, Motivating, Creative, Contemplative
Strength – EffectsMellow
DurationOver an Hour
Effects Rating4
Effects ImmpressionVery good at reducing tension.
Total Rating4
Total Rating – Why?An excellent herb!
Would I buy this again?Yes
Rating Scale1 (Poor) 2 (Average) 3 (Very Good) 4 (Exceptional) 5 (Holy Grail)
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