Caramella Strain Review – Bonza Blog

The cannabis community has a wide range of tasty strains to choose from, though it takes more than an exceptional aroma and delicate flavors to leave a lasting impression. Caramella sets itself apart by combining the sweetness of its namesake with a full-bodied relaxation. Reveling in its psychedelic effects delights users in every sense.

Its origins point to a sweet and sedating union between Californian Orange #5 and elusive NU #8.  An old school classic and growing favorite, the CO # 5 has conquered the tastebuds of many saccharine-loving enthusiasts. Moreover, it has a zesty effect that invigorates users through and through. The latter, on the other hand, is a delicious top-shelf herb.


Caramella Strain Quick Facts
Genetic Lineage CO #5 x NU #8
Sativa/Indica Ratio 20/80
THC % 15% to 20%
CBD % Up to 1%
Climate Mediterranean climate
Flowering Period 7 to 8 weeks / Late September to early October
Average Yield 500 g/sqm / 600 g/plant


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Caramella adds an improved, buttery texture to its citric smoke, so users do not end up coughing. When its high kicks in, it not only unwinds the body without bearing an unwanted paranoia but also refreshes the mind. Expect to feel thoroughly at peace with this one.

Odors and Flavors

Caramella is a delectable treat for many cannabis connoisseurs. A thick, earthy essence make up the most of its flavor profile, while hints of wild berries sprinkled at the top accentuate it. There is a refreshing pine added to the mix as well as a nutty aftertaste that intensifies on the exhale.


A zesty smoke, taking a swig off of Caramella is like bracing oneself for a refreshing shower that rouses the mind from its stupor. Thoughts float away from worry and into an enjoyable comfortable high.

Caramella Strain Effects

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In spite of its subtly stimulating onset, its psychedelic high does not have the heart jumping for joy. Instead, it readies users for a night of relaxation with a few laidback activities ahead. The added dimension from its heightened sensory experience later tapers off into a profound body-numbing buzz, sweeping away any lingering tensions from the muscles.

It begins in the temples as a tingling sensation that oozes down the spine, bringing a sense of eminent comfort. As it spreads throughout the muscles, it urges users to recline back in comfort. It plants a heaviness in the limbs that leaves the eyes drooping as the body begins to relax. In all likelihood, users will fall asleep at the comedown.

To some, the physical and mental liberation from life’s stressors can be an arousing instead. Thus, users may enjoy Caramella with a loved one as a bedtime companion.

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Adverse Reactions

Depending on the dosage or individual tolerance to THC, some people might have consumed more than one can handle. Hence, apart from dry mouth and eyes, it is also possible to have a headache or feel dizzy. Although extremely unlikely, even an Indica-dominant strain such as this one has the potential to induce paranoia. Hence, it is essential to use Caramella in moderation.

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Medical Benefits

Caramella is considerably revitalizing for an Indica-dominant strain. It excels in enhancing the mood and keeping it afloat in good vibes while snuggling the body in its muscle-relaxing buzz. Through its holistic effects, it allows medical cannabis users to tread through the hassle and bustle of life’s daily routine.

Its cheerful onset inspires bouts of immense positivity, enough to appease the overwhelming dread that comes with stress, disease, and disorder. Thus, depressive and anxious patients can take advantage of its uplifting properties to cope. Similarly, the cerebral uplift also comes with a calming effect that sharpens focus while steadying the mental fogginess from either ADHD or PTSD.

Apart from inducing a leisurely experience, high levels of THC also relieve the body of aches and pains. Its analgesic qualities provide comfort to patients with arthritis, headaches or muscle spasticity. At the same time, it also reduces pressure from behind the eyes or intraocular pressure which can lead to glaucoma if left unattended.

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Deep in total relaxation, users eventually doze off to sleep. The calming head-to-toe euphoria gently cradles one to the land of dreams effortlessly. Caramella’s sedating buzz also improves the quality and quantity of slumber.

Growing Caramella

Engineered not only for its tantalizing terpene profile, Caramella is a stable Indica-leaning strain that boasts an impressive growing profile. It flowers fast and produces a copious amount of trichomes that allude to its potency. Moreover, its thick stalks and branches are quite sturdy.

With a height peaking up to 150 cm, Caramella is indeed short. For this reason, it is a favorite among indoor growers with tight growing areas. While it does not need to be topped, its bushy structure necessitates pruning for better air and light circulation in the lower nodes. Removing dying or dead parts also improves nutrient distribution among healthier budding sites.


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Utilizing growing methods like the Sea of Green, which take advantage of its short stature and compact structure, increase yields. Employing hydroponics is ideal as the medium helps hasten the growing process, although soil is better for its flavor profile. After 7 to 8 weeks of flowering, the plant is expected to produce an average of 500 grams of buds per square meter.

Cultivated outdoors, Caramella develops its full potential under the sun-kissed weather of the Mediterranean. While it can withstand colder climates, rainfall or frost can significantly lower the plant’s performance or kill it. As such, it is imperative that growers prepare a temporary enclosing. With that said, it delivers an average of 600 grams of buds per plant.

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