The Bacio Gelato strain is a renowned cultivar by Mr. Sherbinskis, a legendary cannabis grower responsible for the famous Sunset Sherbert and Gelato strains, as well as its many Cookies off-shoots. Sherbinskis is a “dessert first” advocate as its signature cannabis strain menu suggests, with heritage strains like Gello Gelato, Mochi Gelato, and Acaiberry Gelato.
As a rare and highly sought after strain, Bacio Gelato may be hard to find. However, there’s no doubt it’s worth sending out a search party for.
Bacio Gelato Strain
Also known as Gelato 41, Bacio Gelato is a combination of Sunset Sherbert and Thin Mint Cookies. Meaning, the strain has the famous Girl Scout Cookies (GSC) in its family tree through both of its parents. Also known as just Sherbet, Sunset Sherbert also brings Pink Panties to the mix. Another Girl Scout Cookies offspring, Thin Mint Cookies is a special peppermint bearing phenotype of GSC, made by crossing Durban Poison with OG Kush.
Bacio Gelato Experience
The Sunset Sherbert side lends Bacio Gelato many of its sought after effects. As an indica-leaning hybrid, Sherbert is to thank for the balanced experience that may bring on both full-body relaxation and a burst of vibrant energy. The Thin Mint Cookies parent also adds to the balanced experience, with potential powerful full-body and uplifting effects.
Recreationally, this makes Bacio Gelato potentially perfect for a creative task or day off from work. Medically, users look to Bacio Gelato for relief from stress, nausea, pain, and appetite loss.
Terpenes & Cannabinoids
Both Sunset Sherbert and Thin Mint Cookies have caryophyllene as their dominant terpene. This is what’s responsible for Bacio Gelato’s peppery smell. Caryophyllene is unique because it’s the only terpene that also acts as a cannabinoid, providing anti-inflammatory effects by activating our endocannabinoid system. This can also help with inflammatory bowel disease, anxiety, and depression.
Limonene and myrcene are also found in Bacio Gelato. Limonene lends the strain its citrus scent, in addition to therapeutic benefits, such as anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antinociceptive, anticancer, antidiabetic, antihyperalgesic, antiviral, and gastroprotective properties. Myrcene is also anti-inflammatory, as well as sleep-supporting, mood-enhancing, stress-relieving, and immune-strengthening.
The Sunset Sherbert parent also lends Bacio Gelato a notable content of the cannabinoid CBG. CBG is shown to have potential therapeutic effects, including pain relief and antibacterial properties. In fact, research has shown that CBG may be a great aid in relieving inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), Huntington’s Disease, Glaucoma, and fighting cancer cells.
Appearance & Aromas
Bacio Gelato has all the purple splendor you’d come to expect from a Gelato strain spinoff, with notes of crisp greens and fiery orange pistils. The dense nugs are covered in frost like a snow-capped mountain.
The classic Italian ice-cream flavor with the same name produces hints of hazelnut and chocolate flavors. Smoking it delivers earthy notes with touches of vanilla on the front end.
This strain’s viscous smoke and drowsy high will erase stress, according to some. New cannabis users should be careful with this one while experienced cannasseurs should add it to their bucket list immediately.