Jun 15, 2021
Gushers (by: Tru|Med)
I was formally introduced to Gushers when Connected launched here in the Valley. To me, Gushers was one of the best strains of the entire drop. Therefore, when Tru|Med informed me that they were dropping a Gusher’s strain as well, I made sure I got the opportunity to try it out. So without further adieu, let’s talk about it.
Fun fact: According to the strain’s original breeder, Dan Dango, the Gushers, Biscotti and Gelatti strains are all sisters. Their genetics include Gelato 41 crossed with Motorbreath. However, the Gushers I’m sure most of us are familiar with is a cross between Gelato 41 and TK, originally made famous by Cookies; this is the cross you can expect to get when you purchase the Gushers from Connected.
Presentation and Smell
Based on what I experienced, I am 85% sure this was the Gelato 41 and TK cross. For instance, as it sat in its jar, the aromas were mild and consisted of a blend of lavender, pepper and a splash of gas. The hints of lavender and pepper are what led me to believe this was not the Motorbreath cross, since Motorbreath is funky. When I broke it down, the smell of candied gas started to fill the air which for sure reminded me of the Gushers from Connected. It was so sweet and so gassy, it almost reminded me of Runtz. I for sure give this strain a 5 out of 5 on the smell. Looking at it, there is no reason it should get anything less than a 5 in the presentation category, as well.
As far as taste, it was really similar to the smell. Until about midway, the most dominant terps were a blend of sweet and floral, with very subtle hints of gas. Halfway in, however, I noticed a nice creamy finish with each exhale, which made me confident this is the TK x Gelato 41 cross. Not only were these terps way too familiar, but the entire experience felt like deja vu. The only difference I detected was that these Gushers weren’t quite as smooth as the ones from Connected. Even with that being said, I confidently give this strain a 5 in the flavor category.
Now it comes down to the high. Compared to Connected’s Gushers (since I firmly believe this is the same pheno), this strain didn’t come with the same sedating effects. The Gushers from Connected knocked me out after I was done with it. With this one from Tru|Med, I didn’t feel like I had to fight myself from going to sleep. I did have to try to keep either my head and or lungs from exploding with every hit, though. Overall, my high was pretty mellow, and I felt myself searching for more. For that, I give this a 4 out of 5 in the high category.
With that said, I still enjoyed these Gushers from Tru|Med. Even though they weren’t as potent as the ones from Connected, they were just enough to get the job done. Even though I wouldn’t consider this strain exotic, I am hoping that Tru|Med still takes time to dial this one in and bring back an even better version. Would I consider this a “must snag”, no, not yet. I believe that one or two more runs, and this strain will reach its highest potential. Until then, I give it a solid 4 out of 5 and suggest trying it if it’s on the shelf.