You know times are tough and the market is so dry you end up buying something you would have never bought on a regular day. If you are new to the Gas Pass then you may or may not know that any strain with orange or lemon terps is a no go for me; I do my best to stay away from anything with those flavors. On this particular day, the shelves at SOL were scarce. Not only that, but in my opinion SOL does not carry the best brands when it comes to high quality cannabis. They do, however, carry Grow Sciences, and if you are lucky, you may be able to catch one of their limited drops at SOL. Sooo, let’s talk about my experience with this Orange Daiquiri, bred by the one and only Cannarado.
Orange Daiquiri is a well balanced hybrid that is a cross of Orange Cookies and Grape Pie. Its most dominant terpene is Myrcene, which in turn is responsible for those spicy and peppery notes you can find in 40% of cannabis on the market. With that being said, I didn’t really notice any peppery notes; Instead, I got exactly what I was hoping not to get. As I opened the jar, it smelled as if I was peeling an orange. I could feel my entire mood going downhill as I removed the buds from their jar. However, in the midst of breaking them down, I noticed a familiar creamy fragrance that lifted my spirits a tad; this strain had sort of an orange creamsicle scent. Even though my dislike for orange and citrus flavored terps is pretty high, I can’t deny that the aroma of this strain was strong, definitely deserving of a full 5 out of 5.
Just as I expected, from the moment I lit my blunt, I could taste nothing but orange although not too overbearing. The subtle presence of cream really seemed to balance out the orange. As the blunt progressed, so did the creaminess. Halfway through, those creamy terps became so heavy that the orange ones became more of an undertone, as if they were there to add just the right amount of zest to the finish. What started off bumpy was now smooth, and I was actually enjoying the flavor profile this strain produced, which is why it earned a 5 out of 5 in the flavor category.
Not only did this hybrid exceed my expectations in both the flavor and taste categories, but the high was astonishing to say the least. I tend to stay away from the citrus strains because of the accompanying paranoia, but that was not the case with this one. I felt incredibly uplifted, which I’m sure was from the Limonene, yet I also felt grounded and focused. A warm blanket of calmness covered my body from head to toe. I was able to finish all the work I had to do, and I enjoyed every moment of it. I can’t help but give this strain a 5 out of 5 in every category. (Remember, this is coming from a guy that absolutely hates citrusy strains.) The Grow Sciences team really did their thing with this one, and credit really must be given to the breeder. It’s breeders like Cannarado who make it possible to appreciate this plant even more. Combining a strain such as Orange Cookies with the Grape Pie was, in my opinion, one of the best combinations imaginable, a total grand slam.