Orange Gelato Strain Review (Promenade)

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A slightly Indica-dominant hybrid, the Orange Gelato Strain by Promenade is a cross of Sunset Sherbet and Thin Mint Girl Scout Cookies. The name itself should already give you an idea of what it smells and tastes like. Imagine a mix of orange and gelato in weed. Although, if I’m being honest, these flavors were not as apparent as I expected. 

In this Orange Gelato Strain review, we’ll look at its defining characteristics, so you can have an idea of how your experience will be. Its price is its best asset, but beyond such, are there other reasons to put this strain on your radar? Keep on reading and learn more. 

  • Lineage: Sunset Sherbet x Thin Mint Girl Scout Cookies 
  • Type: Indica-dominant Hybrid 
  • Potency: 14-20% THC, 0-1% CBD 
  • Terpene Profile: Caryophyllene, humulene, limonene 
  • Packaging Details: Packaged on 06/23/2022, tested and reviewed on 07/10/2023 (17 days later) 
  • Pricing Details: Purchased 3.5 grams for $20 at SQDC ($5.7 per gram) 

Appearance: 3.5/5

Orange Gelato has an unassuming appearance that may not immediately captivate the eye. Its green nugs, while average in size, lack the powerfully appealing allure that some strains possess. 

However, upon closer inspection, one can appreciate the subtle beauty that lies within. The strain’s name becomes apparent as the vibrant orange hairs intertwine throughout the buds, giving rise to its distinct moniker. 

Moreover, the nugs are generously coated in a layer of glistening trichomes, which adds a touch of sparkle to an otherwise unremarkable visual presentation. 

Aroma: 3/5

Its terpene profile plays a significant role in shaping its scent, with a standout presence of limonene. This dominant terpene gives rise to a fresh and invigorating aroma reminiscent of freshly squeezed oranges, infusing the air with a tangy citrus fragrance. 

Complementing this citrusy note is humulene, contributing a subtle hoppiness that adds depth to the overall scent profile. 

Meanwhile, caryophyllene makes its presence known, lending a peppery undertone that adds a hint of spice to the bouquet.

However, despite the promising terpene combination, the aroma of Orange Gelato falls short of expectations. While it becomes more apparent when the strain is smoked or vaporized, the smell emitted from the flowers themselves is surprisingly muted. 

Flavor: 3/5

Orange Gelato, while sharing similarities with its aroma, continues to disappoint in the flavor department. Like its muted aroma, the taste profile of this strain fails to make a lasting impression. 

While hints of orange can be detected when smoked, the promised creaminess that one would expect from the name “Gelato” is noticeably absent.

The flavor experience of Orange Gelato lacks the richness and depth that could elevate it to a more memorable level. Despite the presence of the citrusy notes, they fail to fully shine and are unable to compensate for the absence of the expected creaminess. 

The taste lacks the velvety smoothness that is typically associated with Gelato strains, leaving a somewhat flat and underwhelming impression on the palate.

Effects: 3.5/5

Orange Gelato, with its almost balanced hybrid composition of 55% Indica and 45% Sativa, offers a gentle and approachable experience for cannabis enthusiasts, particularly for those new to the world of marijuana. With a THC level ranging from 14 to 20%, this strain is well-suited for beginners seeking a mellow introduction to the effects of cannabis.

Unlike some strains that hit hard and fast, Orange Gelato takes a more gradual approach. The effects slowly unfold, allowing users to ease into a state of relaxation and euphoria without overwhelming sensations. 

Additionally, Orange Gelato proves to be a smooth operator when it comes to throat sensation. The smoke or vapor produced by this strain is known for its smoothness, making it an enjoyable experience for those sensitive to harshness or coughing fits.

However, I did not feel much of its effects. I kept waiting for it to peak, but I was disappointed that it did not reach a higher level. 

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Overall: 3.5/5

Wrapping up this Orange Gelato Strain review, I can say that if there’s one reason to try this weed, it would be its price. However, being affordable may not be enough. As for me, this is probably one of those strains that I will not be excited to try again.

From the aroma to the effects, everything about the strain seems muted. I was expecting a combination of sweet, tangy, and creamy, judging by the name. However, I did not experience such things. Not to mention, the effect was also underwhelming. 

Read Also: Blackberry Gelato Strain Review


If you’re not impressed so far with the Orange Gelato Strain, here are some alternatives that should be on your list: 

  • Jet Fuel Gelato Strain: Compared to Orange Gelato, Jet Fuel comes with a higher THC level. Hence, expect that it can deliver more potent effects. It’s also creamier, with an aroma and flavor that is more reminiscent of gelato.  
  • Caramel Apple Gelato: This is another strain that has a more prominent gelato aroma and flavor than Orange Gelato. Caramel Apple made me euphoric, delivering a more powerful effect than Orange Gelato. 

Frequently Asked Questions  

Is Orange Gelato Strain Indica or Sativa? 

Orange Gelato is a hybrid strain that is leaning more toward Indica. It has 55% Indica and 45% Sativa. 

How strong is Orange Gelato Strain? 

The THC level of Orange Gelato ranges from 14 to 20%. It isn’t strong, which also makes it a great option for newbies. 

How much is Orange Gelato Strain? 

While the price can vary depending on the seller, on average, a 3.5-gram bag will cost $20. It’s an affordable weed, which makes price one of its best assets. 

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