Nov 7, 2021
Apples to Apples (by: Cream of the Crop)
On a regular day, I would never go in the dispensary and purchase a sativa dominant strain. However, there was something in the air the day I purchased these Apples to Apples from Cream of the Crop. I say this because this strain was a sativa dominant one and I knowingly purchased it. For someone who prefers either an indica or indica dominant strain, I was highly impressed by this strain as a whole. Sooo, lets talk about the Sour Apple x Animal Cookies cross.
Looks & Presentation
I’ll be honest, one of the main reasons I bought this strain was the simple fact that it is a Sour Apple cross. Me being a huge fan of Apple Fritter had me more than curious about the potential of this strain. Seeing as they did not have any displays on the shelf, I was not able to really see what this strain was packing before I made my purchase. Therefore, opening the container was like unwrapping a gift on Christmas day. Once the contents inside the jar were revealed, I was simply amazed by what I was looking at. The bud structure was what I would consider perfect and the colors were captivating. There was a blend of dark purples and greens covered by a thick blanket of diamond like trichomes. It was easy to give this strain a 5 in the looks and presentation category.
Smell & Freshness
As the buds sat in the jar, I noticed they had a sweet and musty smell to them. I couldn’t help but think about Apple Fritter as this strain smelled a lot like it, especially when I broke it down. At that exact moment, the smell of apples and cream magnified. It was almost impossible to keep myself from salivating all over the place. If this strain tastes anything like the smell then I can for see a 5 in the taste category. In the meantime, I would score the smell and freshness a 4.5 out of 5.
The flavor was the highlight of the entire session. It started off a little mild but, once it started to pick up I was in heaven. I first noticed the sweet and creamy terps that again reminded me of Apple Fritter. The smoke was smooth, too smooth if you asked me. This caused me to hit the blunt as if it was the last blunt I was ever going to smoke. After time, I started to pick up on these sweet, dough like terpenes. This tasted more like an apple fritter than the actual strain itself. I don’t think I have ever come across a strain that tasted just like a pastry. Me being the baker I am made giving the flavor a 5 easy, as it was well deserving.
Based on how I felt after I was finished, it was hard to believe this was sativa dominant. I felt more relaxed than anything. However, I did notice a little surge in energy. If anything, I felt like one blunt was not enough which for me is what a sativa high feels like. When you are someone like me who chases the sedative type of high, the effects of a sativa just wont cut it. It has nothing to do with the potency of the strain because this one was pretty potent. It just didn’t have the effects I seek. All in all, I would still score the high a 5 out of 5.
After adding up the scores, it is safe to say that this strain definitely earned its Gas Pass. For as rare as it is for me to pass a sativa leaning strain, this one was a no brainer. I am curious to hear what you think about this strain if you have had the opportunity to try it. Be sure to connect with us via Instagram and let us know what you thought. Until next time, happy smoking!