MOM Name Apex Supply
Overall rating out of 10: 8/10
Sign Up: Didn't sign up or even go to the site, Raw offered me samples on Discord and it all went down through DMs.
Ordering & Pricing: Didn't really check his site but I hear the buds are on the expensive side, with some as much as 320$/oz. I think I saw someone mention the Ice Cream Cake (which I got some of) was a 320$ OZ. No idea on the price of others, went to the site real quick and none of them are listed there yet, so hard to evaluate price.
Communication: Raw is a damn nice guy, responsive, cool, zero complaints.
Packaging: He used glass jars for four of the stains and 1 plastic jar for another. All of them were in vacuum bags, which were in turn in a carboard box. Only complaint here is that one of the jars broke during transport, despite the box looking intact. Perhaps some bubble or shipping popcorn inside the box would have helped, or perhaps the jars are particularly fragile, hard to say. The weather was GOD DAMN COLD during the shipping so that might have played into it as well.
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Before going further, I have to say I've had a very hard time with this review. I haven't had too many GSC or crosses before and each of them I really didn't enjoy much, to me they taste very peppery and don't have much else to offer. Others report it's sweet tasting, I don't get that at all, from any of them. I've come to realize, after talking to a lot of people, that the main terps in GSC seem to really be tasted differently by different people, kind of like Cilantro, or that black dress/gold dress drama from a while back. So take this review with a grain of salt, I seem to not have the proper taste buds to fully appreciate GSC... GSC lovers would probably be in heaven with most of these!
Ice Cream Cake:
Absolutely beautiful bud, nice purple hues, looks very similar to Angel Cookies or FC GSC. The nose has a very strong predominance of pepper for me and not much else, it's not unpleasant, smells real good, it's not particularly pungent. The smoke of this one wasn't very enjoyable for me, it was a bit bitter/harsh, peppery (grabbed the back of my nose and almost made me sneeze every puff). Not much else taste wise came through. Buzz was good, but not overly strong. This is a 6/10 for me at best.
Got tiny buds, hard to comment on the looks. This is the only non-GSC strain in the lot and it has a real nice floral/slightly piney/woodsy nose, very nice smelling, but on the faint side, really not a strong smell. Busting it up did bring out the nose a bit, but it still was on the faint side. This is the sample for which the jar broke and I don't think it had a boveda, it was definitely a bit dry and sub-popcorn buds. Smoking it unfortunately I could not get much out of it, slight harshness, mostly smoke taste, just about zero terps coming through. I can't really give this more than a 5/10 because of the lacking terps.
Looked and smelled good (actually, best looking of the lot IMHO), humidity was proper, but the nose wasn't very strong. Smoking it was very similar to the Ice Cream Cake, almost a carbon copy of it, but the taste was slightly less good. I actually had half a joint left of the Ice Cream Cake when I smoked this one and I re-lit it to compare, the ICC was definitely a bit better taste-wise. Not impressed, was my first time with gelato. 6/10.
(sorry missed the trich shot on this one for some reason)
Very nice colors on this bud, nose was a bit faint but kinda came out stronger when busting it up. First impressions on the smoke is this is some damn SMOOTH smoke, the kind of weed you can take HUGE rips and get zero harshness, one of the smoothest weed I've had the pleasure to smoke. The taste profile was pretty tame, but the further I got along the joint, the more complex it became. I've tasted hints of coffee, sweetness, wood, spice, the last few puffs of the joint were a total roallercoaster. All those tastes were very subtle, nothing strong or bold, a very delicate and complex taste that I enjoyed a lot. It's definitely not my favorite terp range, but I can really appreciate the quality of it. This is getting a 9/10 from me, one of the highest notes I've ever given in my reviews.
Nice looking buds. This shared a lot of similarities all over with the Cookie Cake, both in looks, nose and taste. It was slightly less enjoyable than the cookie cake but by a tiny margin, the taste was just a little less intricate. Still a 8.5/10 for me, good smoke.
Incentive for Customers: No idea
Incentive for Review: Samples were offered for free, review was the least I could do.
Notes: None of these strains are on the menu, he told me they would be in the next few weeks.