Today we will take a look at Utopia Extracts based out of Santa Cruz since 2014. They are particularly acclaimed for their multi-award-winning indoor flower, specifically their Chiquita Banana. They are also widely known for their award-winning vegan gluten-free macaroon edibles. For this review, I will try a couple of strains of their live resin concentrates, which are manufactured in-house from Utopia Farms.
You can check out our video review here.
- Great quality
- Strong potency
- Solid effects
- Fair price
- Taste can be slightly improved
Recommendations: The flavor of their live resin could be slightly tastier.
License information: C11-0000162-LIC
Looks slightly similar to Cosmic Brands, Highland Oil Co., and Loudpack Extracts
This month, I tried a couple of different strains from Utopia Extracts, one Sativa and one hybrid. Both jars come in a clean packaging that is plain and simple. Only their logo is printed on top of a white box. Both live resins looked slightly darker than the usual live resin with more of a dark golden amber color. Its consistency and texture were slightly similar to some of the live resin concentrate from Cosmic Brands, Highland Oil Co., and Loudpack Extracts. In fact, the look of Apple Fritter resembles a pair of expired Swedish fish next to each other.
Both live resins consist of a chunky sugar-like sauce surrounded by a thin golden ring of HTE layer
This month, I picked up their Cali Berry live resin sauce, which is a Sativa dominant hybrid cross between Ben N Berries and Reckless Rainbow. The slightly darker amber appearance of Cali Berry mostly consists of a chunky sugar-like sauce surrounded by a thin golden ring of HTE layer around the surface. The aroma and flavor of Cali Berry are sweet, fruity, and minty with hints of berries, citrus, pine, and earth. The effects of Cali Berry felt perfect for mornings and daytime. They left me in an uplifting, focused, and mildly relaxing mood. This strain is intended to treat chronic pain, depression, insomnia, mood swings, chronic stress, or fatigue. This felt ideal as a wake and bake or midday boost of cerebral energy. The THC % of Cali Berry is 74.80% and the sum of total cannabinoids % is 88.02%.
While the flavor of Cali Berry was tastier, the potency of Apple Fritter felt stronger
Next, I also picked up their Apple Fritter live resin sugar from Utopia Extracts. Apple Fritter is an evenly balanced hybrid cross between Sour Apple and Animal Cookies, which originated from Lumpy’s Flowers. The aroma and flavor of Apple Fritter are sweet, fruity, and nutty with hints of apples, vanilla, diesel, and earth. The effects of Apple Fritter felt perfect for afternoons and early evenings. They left me in a calming, relaxing, and euphoric mood. This strain is intended to treat chronic pain, depression, nausea, chronic stress, and fatigue. The THC % of Apple Fritter is 75.77% and the sum of total cannabinoids % is 88.46%. The flavor of Cali Berry was tastier than Apple Fritter. But when it comes to potency Apple Fritter felt slightly stronger than Cali Berry.
Tastier and stronger than Friendly Farms, Highlights, and 831 Extracts. Not quite as tasty and potent as Cream Of The Crop and Farm Extracts
The retail price for Utopia Extracts live resin is usually around $32 for a gram, pre-tax. In my opinion, this felt just as great for its agreeable price point, which is similar to Cosmic Brands, Highland Oil Co., and Loudpack Extracts. However, the cured resin badder from Cream Of The Crop Gardens felt slightly stronger and better tasting than the live resin from Utopia Extracts. This live resin was also better tasting and stronger than the cured resin from Friendly Farms, Highlights, and 831 Extracts. However, the live resin from Farm Extracts was slightly better overall in terms of flavor and potency.
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Utopia Extracts live resin is easily recommended for its relatively fair price
In conclusion, the live resin concentrates from Utopia Extracts are easily recommended for their solid quality, strong potency, and fair price. Additionally, they offer a variety of slightly lower-priced concentrates, which are under a different brand named Headstash. (That is not to be confused with the other flower distribution company.) Currently, you can find most Utopia products in select dispensaries throughout California through here or on Weedmaps.
Have you tried Utopia Extracts live resin? Let us know what you think in the comments or on our forum.