They say big things come in small packages but nothing could have prepared me for the stony trip I was about to take after eating an entire Cheeba Chews “quad dose” chocolate taffy. Hailed by High Times as “America’s favorite edible”, Cheeba Chews is known for their consistency of both quality and reliability.
With eleven different tasty edibles in its product lineup, three Cannabis Cup awards and over 800 stocked dispensaries, Cheeba Chews started in Colorado over six years ago with the goal of producing consistently potent edibles for patients in need. I never had the pleasure of trying a Cheeba Chews before this review, so when I was handed the 70mg medical hybrid taffy my eyes lit up like DEA bonfires in the California mountains.
Cheeba Chews sells its medibles in eight different selections including 70mg taffy indicas and sativas, the hybrid (featured here), a “Deca Dose” 175mg THC monster, gummies, caramels, and pure CBD varieties as well. After eating the entire 70mg dose myself, I can’t even imagine what the “deca dose” might do to an unprepared mind.
The hybrid taffy comes in a small green package about the size of a business card with a child-proof plastic container that took me longer than I’d like to admit to get open. The first clue that this product means business is the “CAUTION: EXTREMELY POTENT!” disclaimer right on the front of the packaging.
The taffy itself has more of a homemade Tootsie Roll appearance to it than taffy; slightly shiny, chocolate colored and modest. At first glance, this piece would feel right at home next to the chocolate-coated toffee pieces you find in one of those Valentine’s Day assortments.
Taste & Texture
My first whiff of the taffy detected no presence of THC. The first bite revealed how soft and moist this piece of hybrid taffy was, yet still no hint of the 70mg of THC packed into each piece. It wasn’t until after I had swallowed it whole that the cannabis made its mark and lingered on my palette well after I was done chewing.
While I tried to savor every last bite, it was down the hatch faster than it took me to get the packaging open and I was left wanting about 10 more of these to chew on. Luckily, this was my only piece because I might have eaten a few more before waiting for this one to kick in; and I would have been utterly destroyed.
I took the entire 70mg dose on an empty stomach and waited patiently for about 25-30 minutes before wondering whether it was going to have any effect. Five minutes later, my eyes started sagging and I became wholly aware that I had just eaten a “quad dose” of THC! The effects slowly crept down into my body and I could feel a fantastic buzz throughout my extremities. Over the course of the next six hours, the sativa battled the indica to keep me off the couch and staying active before it finally wore me down and the sleepiness settled in.
Cheeba Chews hybrid chocolate taffy offers one of the best and most enjoyable highs that I’ve encountered in such a small edible. The hybrid version should certainly be your first choice if you’ve got aches and pains but still need to get things done. Both delicious and potent, this is one chocolate taffy you don’t want to miss out on.
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