Jealousy is an interesting strain – it was awarded Leafly’s “Strain of the Year” for 2022. They wrote a nice article on the origins of the strain, which you can find here.
For those of you who want the TLDR (too long, didn’t read) version: Jealousy is essentially a souped-up version of Gelato. Here’s a graphic by Leafly that shows the lineage:
Anyway: enough about the strain. Let’s see how Sunnyside grew it, and how it smokes in Florida.
Price at time of review: $50/eighth (Bought on sale for $25/eighth)
Lineage: Sherbert Bx1 x Gelato 41
Unfortunately, the lab report for this strain is not available at this time. Check back periodically for updates!
Sunnyside did a nice job with this batch of Jealousy. Currently, my barometer for flower quality in Florida has The Flowery (currently available at Surterra), Sunburn, and Trulieve’s collaboration with Alien Labs/Connected as some of the best offerings in the West Panhandle.
This eighth isn’t quite on that level, but it is good, and has plenty of easily visible trichomes on it. There’s a good bit of purple color inside the buds that you can’t see well in the images above.
The flower is ever so slightly on the dry side, but it is dense and it breaks down well.
Overall, it’s pretty good, but it could definitely be better.
Appearance/Cure Rating: 7.00/10.00
Jealousy is in many ways an inbred Gelato meant to optimize all the strain’s best features.
Unfortunately, there isn’t a whole lot of smell of the strain inside the jar. What I can detect is a little bit sweet, cakey, and earthy.
When the flower is broken up or put through a grinder, the smell is more pronounced, but still not incredibly powerful. It is very reminiscent of Gelato, with a cake-forward smell complemented with fruit and hash.
The taste when smoked is really nice – very sweet and cakey on both the inhale and the exhale.
The taste definitely brings the score up in this category – the smell was much less impressive: not fitting for “strain of the year”, but not terrible.
Smell/Taste Rating: 6.00/10.00
This is another case where Sunnyside has went against the accepted classification of the strain: Jealousy is listed everywhere as a hybrid, but Sunnyside has it labeled as an indica. I’ve heard conflicting reasons for this; some say it is based on how the plant looks when it is growing, and others say it’s based on the effects of the flower.
In any case, I disagree with Sunnyside and feel that this smokes much more like a hybrid, perhaps an indica-dominant one, but not by much.
The effects are nice and “full” feeling, with both mind and body effects apparent soon after the first hit(s). As time goes on, I do find my eyes to get a bit heavy and my overall demeanor to be lazy. It doesn’t really feel what I’d call “sedative”, though. In my opinion, this batch of Jealousy is best classified as an indica-dominant hybrid, best used in the afternoon and evenings, or on days with nothing important to do.
The effects are nice, but again, not what I’d call “strain of the year”. Everyone’s different, though!
Effects Rating: 7.00/10.00
Overall Rating: 6.67/10.00
Overall, I would best describe Jealousy as a “pretty good” indica strain from Sunnyside.
This was a nice pickup, but I might have been a little upset if I paid $50 for this. I would say to get it on sale for $30-40, tops, less if possible. My options have expanded recently, so I doubt I would get this one again, but I wouldn’t discourage anyone from getting it. If you like Gelato, you will probably like Jealousy, especially if future batches are grown better.
More reviews are coming very soon. Be well, healthy, wealthy, and happy!