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Healthy High's Peanut Butter Bar With Chips Edible Review

Since I’ve begun reviewing edibles, I’ve sampled an outrageous variety of medicated treats — cookies, brownies, hot chocolate, gummy bears, chocolate bars, hot buttered popcorn, doughnuts, honey, fudge, ice cream, a Twinkie, cupcakes, and a chocolate fountain, just to name a few.  However, there is a motif to that list.  They are largely sugar loaded or fatty treats that, while ok for the occasional splurge, are quite unnecessary for daily use.  For those with chronic issues or high tolerance, such edibles, though tasty, simply aren’t practical.  However, as is proved to me time and again, good food doesn’t have to bad for you, and no where is this more evident than in Healthy High edibles.

This peanut butter oatmeal bar is outrageously flavorful.  With its sprinkling of chocolate chips, there is just enough sweet to complement its savory nuttiness.  Peanut butter has long been a favorite munchies food for me.  Often, a spoonful of Jiffy smooth is hanging out of my mouth post medicating session, so these may prove to be trouble.  But because they aren’t loaded with corn syrup, I can medicate with impunity.

Healthy High offers as wholesome a treat as you can find, medicated or otherwise.  In a world where it is ever more difficult to find a healthy snack, it is a comforting surprise to find such natural, organic ingredients in a medicated edible as are listed here: cannabis, peanuts, oats, coconut oil, brown sugar, sugar, flax seeds, vegan chocolate chips, pure vanilla, and sea salt.  And challenging the idea that you need overly saccharine sweets to cover the taste of cannabis, this potent treat hinted at nothing but peanut butter and oatmeal, throughout.

These peanut butter oatmeal bars are also quite filling, making them a great companion for excursions, whether they be in the urban jungle or one more verdant.  Convenient for all day medicating while on the go, with 2g of dried cannabis used in each bar, you’ll have relief to spare.  I took one bar with me to Joshua Tree, tucked into my day pack for medicating while on the trail.  While the indica high may slow you down at larger doses, it is superb for when when muscle exertion will be strenuous.  The high CBD count helps soothe your sore limbs, and the relaxing sense of wellbeing helps you connect with your environment.  Plus, because they don’t need to be refrigerated, you can take them with you on longer trips as well, knowing they will be there when you need them for healthy, convenient, and flavorful medicating.

Head over the Healthy High’s website for orders and to view more edibles.

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Chocolate Caramel Cake Pop from Miss Mary Jane's Bake Shop Review

When I was given one of Miss Mary Jane’s Bakeshop’s chocolate caramel cake pops, it was alluded that they would be fluffy, moist, and delicious.  But somehow being told doesn’t fully prepare you for the reality.  This cake pop is formed using a base of brilliantly velvet chocolate cake with an indulgent core of soft caramel filling.  Around all of this is the thinnest crispy crust of decadent chocolate, drizzled to perfection to complete the aesthetic effect.  There is a hint of cannabis to the taste.  But it is hard to mask completely.  That’s why chocolate is so often used in edibles–the complementing effect.  Rather than cover up the green flavor, the chocolate uses it to its benefit.

This particular medicated cake pop was made with Charlotte’s Web, a CBD rich strain first bred by the Stanley brothers from out of Colorado for Charlotte Figi, an 8 year old Dravet Syndrome patient who found relief from her seizures with the high CBD strain.  Miss Mary Jane’s Bakeshop obtained their Charlotte’s Web from Coastal Collective in Santa Ana, one of the only Southern California dispensaries to carry this prized genetic.

At nearly 60 mg of total cannabinoids, this edible produces an incredibly sedative high, making it a fantastic treatment for the physical symptoms of anxiety.  Since CBD counteracts the anxiety or “paranoia” effect created by THC, Charlotte’s Web provides relief rather than creating more problems.  There is an amazing physical relaxation, as pain melts away along with your stress.  Proponents of CBD rich products tout a lack of intoxication in the effects, making it great for those looking to avoid the traditional cannabis high.  There may not be an “intoxication”, but I found plenty of light,smooth social interaction due to the ease of tension.  This edible made me re-think the value of CBD, being a sativa fan myself.  As a sufferer of both pain and anxiety, this edible was an effective relief from my range of symptoms.  While some patients’ utilization of high THC for other medicating needs prevents them from being able to rely solely on CBD rich products, edibles like Miss Mary Jane’s Bakeshop’s chocolate caramel cake pop have plenty of pragmatic medicating uses.

530 Edibles Peppermint Patty Edible Review

As a recent emigrant who settled in SoCal, I often miss the cooler latitudes from which I originate.  There is something crisply refreshing about the cold air when you walk out your door and into sub-zero weather.  It is difficult to describe the way your breath becomes like crushed ice in your mouth when you inhale deeply.  Unfortunately, this frosty feeling is widely unavailable here in Orange County — until now.

As with all of 530 Edibles’ wonderful treats, the deeply rich, but bitter chocolate is the cornerstone to this medible.  Inside this is the icy cool mint filling that gives this dessert its wintery palate.  I kept mine in the fridge, saving it for a scorching day, which didn’t take long to arrive.  The melt in the mouth consistency is not unlike taking a bite of freshly fallen, chocolate covered snow.

This edible has a nice size to it, and I found myself eating it rather passively as a snack while working.  Due to both its bulk and its 70 mg potency, 530 Edibles’ peppermint patty could easily be shared.  In its principle, it is just like the ones you might get from the movie theater, only quite a bit larger.  And much higher quality.  And a hell of a lot tastier.  There is also absolutely no cannabis taste due to the overpowering mint for those who try to avoid it in their medication.

Expect a slow, unassuming come on that is light and hardly noticeable, until it is on you.  I found it to be a fully capable medication, delightfully mellow, especially after the peak.  Good for a movie marathon or entertaining guests for dinner, the sativa leaning effects will have you elevated and social while still providing an effective body buzz.  If you don’t feel like being convivial, bring a chilled peppermint patty out to your backyard hammock and beat the heat with its brisk mint flavor and soothing high, while swinging in the breeze to your favorite tunes.

To place an order, email orders@530edibles.org or visit them at 530edibles.org

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530 Edibles S'mores Bar Edible Review

I spent several years in my youth as a Boy Scout, and all of those nights in the woods were passed by the fire making this camp staple.  The sloppy deliciousness that is a s’more is hard to duplicate when not made over a roaring fire.  However, 530 Edibles went beyond trying to copy this treat and instead raised the bar.  When you first open the box, you are greeted by perfectly toasted marshmallow staring back.  Removing it from the box reveals the dark chocolate middle and the graham cracker crust.  The smell alone when unboxing this masterpiece makes me long for chilly autumn nights and a popping and crackling fire.

Once removed from the box, I was a bit unsure how to tackle this rather intimidating edible.  You may want to plan on sharing this treat; although it was labeled at a consistent 70 mg THC like the rest of their edibles, it was by far the largest medible that 530 Edibles passed on in their samples.  I ate the first one cold, fresh from the refrigerator.  I ate it daintily with a fork because I was in public, though it would probably be easier to just dig in with hands and teeth.  The second sample was consumed after being warmed slightly, making it even more gooey, which is really the point of a s’more anyway.  Be careful though because 530 Edibles informed us that heating it will cause the THC to be absorbed faster.  Good advice for those looking for quicker relief out of their edible.

The first thing you notice in this treat is the fantastically rich and bitter chocolate used in the center.  The same chocolate used in 530 Edibles’ other treats, it possesses a rare blend of equally smooth and spicy flavors.  The cracker crust crumbled easily, regardless of whether it was served warm or cold.  But it was delicious, and I found myself picking up and eating the crumbs with my fingertips.  As mentioned above, the coup de grace of this edible is the toasted marshmallow topping.  The sensation of pulling the perfect marshmallow out of the fire just at the right moment is one we have all had snatched from out of our grasp by an unforgiving flame.  530 Edibles guarantees this feeling time and again with their perfected torched s’mores.

As with most edibles, the first manifestation of the high is heady and uplifting, offering a social mood elevation.  Then you begin to feel it in the limbs, warm and relaxing.  Your eyes may become tired and red, and the high is not real active — even a bit locking.  But overall it provides an explorative, inquisitive tone.  Pondering and thoughtful about all things, it is the cannabis equivalent of sitting around a bonfire under the stars, far from civilization and chatting with friends, a warm blanket wrapped around you while you repose near the glow of the flames.

To order email 530 Edibles at orders@530edibles.org

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Edipure Red Fish Review

Posted by | September 7, 2014 | Edible Reviews, Reviews

Edipure Red Fish Review

It used to be that when I went to a movie or a ballgame, I’d sneak in a bag of Swedish Fish, one of my favorite snacks.  Now, I sneak in a bag of Edipure’s medicated Red Fish.  The small bag contains 10 fish and 100 mg of THC, meaning you can toss them on in your pocket or backpack and be set for the day.

Despite the generic name, these little treats are Swedish Fish, just medicated.  There is a noticeable bitter cannabis taste from the infusion.  But it is more tolerable than many other potent small candies.  Each fish weighs in with 10 mg of THC.  I like this because it stands as a standard single dose to be built upon, without needing to divide a serving: beginners can take one, moderate users can take 3-4, and those with severe pain or strong tolerance can enjoy up to an entire package.

Since edible highs begin slowly, you will want to take your dose about 45-60 minutes before it is needed.  Your mood will brighten first, creating a positive outlook for the rest of the high.  Next there is a body meltand a soothing in the joints.  By the peak, your entire day has improved, and any trace of discomfort, pain, or anxiety has diminished.  As with other edibles, higher doses can become overwhelming, but careful dosing and knowing your tolerance can help you breeze along in your relief.

Agave Sweetened Raw Vegan Chocolate from the Venice Cookie Company

You know a dispensary is business savvy when they have small add ons near the register, the oldest trick in the retail book, to tempt me to walk out with no cash left in my pocket.  Last visit to PSA, I was duped out of my very last cent, when a gleaming gold pyramid begged my attention as my budtender weighed me out.  The brilliant treat in question: Agave Sweetened Raw Vegan Chocolate.  Try saying that five times fast.

Shiny things are just so enticing, and the Venice Cookie Company shrewdly uses a nice gold leaf foil packaging to wrap this chocolate edible.  There wasn’t much info on each individual treat, but most importantly, it did contain mg counts.

The edible itself is full of dark chocolate bitterness.  However, there is also a smooth, mocha like finish to please the palate at the end.  The Venice Cookie Company typically uses magnificent chocolate in their edibles, but this delicacy is like none other.  I’m a cannabis connoisseur, not chocolate, but this rich indulgence is to be savored.  You don’t need to be an expert to see that.

At 30 mg of THC, it will give a nice base high.  10-30 mgs is the recommended dose for beginner to light cannabis users, and they will find in this edible a level and unobtrusive high.  It’s a bit low for more moderate users who may need two, but it’s nice for when I am out and need to be mildly and discreetly medicated.  For patients who use lower doses, this may be more than enough, and even the package suggests only taking a quarter dose at first.  With edibles, I find the best barometer is to be aware of the mg counts in your product and count out your doses in that manner.  It takes a bit of math–nooo!!!–but knowing your typical dose size can help you from under or over medicating.  I tend to shy away from any product that doesn’t list THC content.  No one wants to be unexpectedly laid with too large a dose.  With Venice Cookie Company edibles, that is never a problem, and your doses will always be perfect.

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420 Bar: Popping Candy and Dark Chocolate

Seeing this candy bar was quite a blast from the past, since Pop Rocks were a large part of my childhood.  I had to take this edible home, if for nothing more than the nostalgia.  Because we all know that Pop Rocks mixed with soda will make your stomach explode, I decided to take this snack to the local coffeehouse to wash it down with a latte.  The first bite off the bar erupted in my mouth.  It was like eating a Krackle bar that wouldn’t stop krackling, as the candies popped their way across my tongue.  Mixed in with this tactile experience was a nice dark chocolate taste, whose bitterness mixed with the cannabis bite to mask it.  The whole candy bar has just four ingredients: dark chocolate, popping candy, corn syrup, and cannabis.  This shows a simplicity in this complicated world that I can respect.

The serving sizes per dose are small, which is good if you are watching your sugar and calorie intake.  A single segment is only 25 calories, meaning there are more mgs of THC per piece than calories.  Each bar contains 180 mg of THC total from 4.2 grams of dried cannabis.   I intended on eating a third of the bar, a 60 mg dose.  However, I broke off an extra piece in my mouth and medicated with half the bar.  Whoops!  Though a 90 mg edible is hardly unheard of, it was more than was needed from this effective edible.

The 4.20 Bar has a real easy come on.  It was hardly noticeable, until suddenly it was there.  The high started soft in the joints, which was followed shortly by an uplifting, pleasant mood.  I hate the not-really-a-word word melty.  But this edible’s high is physically melty.  Only an invented word can describe it.  It also heightened the senses, making everything enjoyable, and offered great visual and aural effects.  My skin absolutely came alive.  It was a bit locky.  I ate my half and slowly lost the will to work as it kicked in.  Not that I’m complaining.  I spent several moments enjoying open eye visuals as the the sun played off a fountain near by.  I’ve been rush, rush, rushing lately for my many jobs and responsibilities.  Even my free time, as infrequent as it came along, was invaded by thoughts of what needed to be done.  It was a dear euphoria to find myself drifting off in a daydream with not a single thought on my mind.  In today’s world, who doesn’t need this every once in a while.  There was a glow about the high that rubbed off on everyone I came in contact with.  For pain sufferers, don’t think your relief is ignored with the high THC count.  There is just enough CBD and CBN to encourage physical health, too.  Regardless of your medicating needs, 4.20 bars have got you covered.

$15

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Auntie Dolores Caramel Popcorn Edible Review

When it comes to edibles, it is a largely unregulated field.  Auntie Dolores uses Halent Scientific, one of the most popular cannabis testing labs, to test their edibles for both cannabinoid content and contaminants.  This ensures even, reliable medicating with every use.  It is this trustworthiness and transparency that creates repeat customers in this market.  And I know I’ll be a fan of Auntie D for life.

Auntie Dolores has a wide variety of edibles on the market: including brownie bites, pretzels, and nuts.  The caramel corn contains 127 mgs of thc and a total of over 145 mgs of cannabinoids in all.  I broke the bag into two doses of about 65 mgs of thc.  This proved to be more than enough for half a day of medication.  A patient could easily get 4 or more doses per package, depending on tolerance.

Auntie Dolores uses all natural, gluten free ingredients.  This doesn’t mean that these snacks are good for you, but at 160 calories, they are more healthful than most treats out there, medicated or not.  Sweet, smooth, and tasty, each piece melts in the mouth.  There is a very limited smell and taste of cannabis.  The caramel is decadent, and the popcorn is high quality.  There are no small pieces or unpopped kernels to get stuck in your teeth or crack a crown.

The high offered from this edible is very uplifting and talkative.  It then transitioned into a euphoric and pleasing haze, the potency of which depended on dose.  The body relief is overshadowed, but still effective and very energetic.  This is clearly a sativa leaning high, and like other Auntie Dolores products, it is known for being long lasting.  I found this edible to be most efficient when using it to find respite from stress, anxiety, and depression.  Its cerebral and mood altering expressions are just what those suffering from mental illness need to function day to day, and it is less invasive than a Zoloft each day.

I had the pleasure of using this medicated popcorn during work and out on a boat off the OC coast.  Edibles are convenient in their discretion, and I felt like I could comfortably medicate any where.  The long lasting sativa high also transitions well between work and play, making these treats an essential addition to my day.

$15/ bag.

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Cheeba Chews: Sativa Edible Review

I began using sativa Cheeba Chews about a year ago to deal with my social anxiety and stage fright.  Personally, the sativa chews are the bees knees, but you can get the quad doses in indica and hybrid as well.  Cheeba Chews are just a bit larger than a 6 by 2 Lego piece and are softer than their closest living relative, the tootsie roll.  If they become too tacky in warm conditions, they suggest tossing it in the freezer for a few minutes to firm it up.  The taste isn’t too far off from a tootsie roll either.  A bit more bitter, Cheeba Chews own this unique flavor to their advantage.

A full quad dose will get you 70 mgs of THC, about the potency of a joint, according to their website.  A single dose will get you about 1-2 bowl hits.  These must be some hits of fire bud, because I feel these numbers downplay what these little darlings are capable of.  While a full quad dose is enough to drop me into a dreamy haze, with bursting red eyes, I find that a quarter to a third is enough to carry me through half a work day at an even, happy temperament.

Taken 20 minutes or more before I am set to begin a presentation, I find that Cheeba Chews take the edge off enough to ease me on stage.  Choosing a sativa also helps because it adds mood elevation to its anxiety control and even makes me chatty and personable.  The high is always consistent, always clean.  This is another selling point for me.  The last thing I want is to become too stoned for a lecture, leaving me unable to perform my job.  While other edibles are poorly labeled or have wildly varying effects between doses, Cheeba Chews are perfect.  Everytime.

$12

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Trikom Treats Blueberry Lemon Loaf Review

 

When looking for edibles, sometimes it seems like everywhere we go, it’s the same old story: some variation of a chocolate bar, brownie, or krispy treat.  Enter Trikom Treat’s Blueberry Lemon Loaf.  Proving yet again that cannabis butter or oil can find its way into anything, they continuously offer variety in their delicious baked goods.

The packaging, as is usual for Trikom Treats, is exceptionally detailed.  The back offers full nutritional information and ingredients, all of which are natural.  If I had any skill in baking, I could create this edible with the items in my kitchen right now.  But I don’t have any skill in baking, so I leave it to the pros.  And they don’t disappoint in this instance.  The front side of the label gives testing information, as always offered by The Werc Shop.  The cannabutter went from testing to baking in 6 days.  It was in my mouth in just 7 days more.  That makes for an incredibly fresh and appealing edible.

Speaking of appealing, this Blueberry Lemon Loaf has a brown sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg crumble top.  The loaf itself is made of lemon cake with blueberries–big blueberries–baked in.  How many blueberries?  They are the second ingredient for a reason.  Cannabutter is used in both the cake and the topping, so no matter what part you dig into, you’ll be medicating.

So let’s get down to brass tax.  How does this thing taste?  Well, forget eating half and waiting.  I was scraping the sides with my fork within minutes of starting it.  It was hands down one of the tastiest edibles I’ve ever had.  For those with lower tolerance, one of these edibles could make the day of an entire brunch bunch.  There was no hint of cannabis, although it is loaded with over 100 mg, and the blueberry and lemon are a harmonious pairing.

The come on to the high is heady and intense, and I was distracted by every little thing.   Eventually, this moved into the body in the form of rubbery legs and sleepy relaxation.  There was a nice softness to the high, comforting like a warm blanket on a chilly night or a nap in the sun.  The comedown lasts and lasts, giving a nice bright aura that lingers through your day.

$10

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