Hey pancakenap here. Thanks for joining me for today's review of MAC n' Jelly, branded as Baked and processed by Premium Selections.
I'm pretty excited about this offering because of the market segment. It's a higher priced ounce that competes with brands like Simply Bare and Distinkt. I like to see offerings in this segment of the market because I suspect upscale ounces garner the largest market share in the traditional market and, I argue, offerings like this are comparatively under-represented in the Canadian legal market.
We have a lot of ounces in the $80-120 range, but comparatively less above $170. In traditional stores, I'd suggest the ratio is the other way around. There are many high end offerings with a handful of budget offerings around the $80-120 range.
The other reason I'm excited about this offering is because I've been appreciating these rotating flowers more and more. The quality here is impressive, so I'm less bothered by the fact that I don't know who grew the cannabis or the breeder. Don't get me wrong, I'd rather enable the actual company that grew the cannabis to bring their cannabis to market but strictly from a consumer perspective, this gets the job done.
MAC n' Jelly Lineage
I saw this strain name listed under a few breeders. The most notable being InHouse Genetics, who has popularized the Jelly Breath over the past 5 years. I'd guess that's what we are looking at here.
The cannabis buds exhibit remarkable beauty, showcasing all the desirable characteristics one seeks in a cannabis flower. They boast a luxurious array of colours and trichome coverage that is prominent. These buds are substantial, full, and generously sized. While each one possesses unique features, there's a notable uniformity in their shape.
The density of the buds is quite notable. While the surface might feel slightly dry upon touch, they retain a soft and malleable quality when disassembled.
The scent emanating from these buds is subtle yet complex. It's discernible but doesn't project strongly, and it certainly doesn't possess any noxious or offensive notes. Upon grinding the buds, a delightful fusion of fruity citrus and apple notes takes center stage, complemented by hints of gassy pine in the background.
Upon consumption, one is greeted with a zesty pine flavour, intertwined with subtle hints of soapy melon. Fierce petrol notes make a secondary appearance alongside the smooth earthy undertones. The profile is accompanied by a warm, somewhat spicy sensation that resonates in the sinuses. With continued use, the flavour profile evolves into a more subdued combination of gingery pine and earthy gas. While it may lack an overpowering intensity, the composition boasts a refinement that is truly exquisite and somewhat rare.
In initial use, the taste proved to be robust and impactful, almost overwhelming and even eliciting a subtle perspiration on the brow. However, over the course of a few days, the initial novelty begins to wane. The olfactory response becomes acclimated, and the flavours are no longer as striking as they were during the initial experience.
Despite the profile wearing thin over the course of usage, I was really pleased with the value for money I received on this offering and I'm keen to see what Pure Selections comes up with next.
The date I started this review was October 15, 2023, which was 1 day after the purchase.
I purchased this product on October 14 2023, and the packaging date was September 14, 2023. This means it spent approximately 30 days in the package, which is about 69% less than the average we observe in the recreational market, typically around 98.07 days.
The cannabinoid content is indicated as 24.8% THC and 0.0% CBD. This is 18.8% higher than the average we've observed during the course of these reviews, which typically hovers around 20.9% THC combined with CBD.
Terpene content is shown as 2.04% which is 30% lower than the average we usually see on the package (2.92% of any terpene).
According to the CannStandard data, the average price for a 28g package of cannabis is $132.62 or $4.74 per gram.
I paid $180.49 or $6.45 per gram for this Baked product. I typically pay $3.25 per gram for an ounce which puts this Baked product about 98% higher than the average I usually pay ($3.25 per gram).
Baked Review History
This is the first Baked product I've reviewed. As I said above, they're about 98% higher than the average I'm used to paying for an ounce ($3.25 per gram).
Bud Bar Purchase History
I've made 4 purchases at Bud Bar, totalling $293.46. I've only bought one ounce from Bud Bar so they're 98% higher than the average I'm used to paying for an ounce ($3.25 per gram).
On average, the flower products I've purchased from Bud Bar have spent approximately 89.0 days in the package before purchase. This is about 9% lower than the average packaging time we currently observe, which is around 98 days.