If you have read my Mighty Mint Edible Review, you know I’m a flower snob; but I’m also human, which means I’ll never turn down a free buzz. So naturally, when the powers that be asked if I would review Leafs by Snoop’s line of edibles—predictably named Dogg Treats—I sat, shook their hand, rolled over, played dead, and did everything else they asked of me until they confirmed that “I’m a good boy” and gave me my Treats. Reflecting on the experience, maybe I’m not as human as I originally thought.
After I received the Peanut Butter Gem Dogg Treats, I collected what was left of my tattered dignity and inspected the cuboid-shaped packaging. The first quality that stood out to me is the product’s modern box art, which appears to be a plain, white affair with bold, basic lettering, a stylish Leafs by Snoop logo, and the expected novella of ingredients. I next noticed that two of the packages thinner sides have blue and brown patterning. Simple box art right? Au contraire mon frère. Upon closer inspection, one finds an exquisite paisley-cannabis leaf motif subtly imprinted on the package’s white canvas with transparent gloss. And remember the blue and brown coloring? That is actually a woman’s bikini-clad derriere swimming through a pool because I don’t know why. I was actually kind of confused by this image; then again, I didn’t dislike it either, and I’m no art critic.
After thoroughly scrutinizing the packaging, I attempted to open the package by sliding out a plastic container within the box; the plastic container within, however, would not budge and seemed to be caught on something. I cursed under my breath and eventually pulled the interior container out using all my strength, only to realize I had just bypassed the package’s childproofing with brute strength—no easy task, let me tell you. I really must commend Leafs by Snoop on their child-proofing: subtle enough for a half-sober adult to miss, sturdy enough to fluster the same half-sober adult, and damn near impossible for a child to open—the consumer must press two tabs about three inches apart with one hand while pulling the interior container out with the other hand.
After thoroughly scrutinizing the packaging and then destroying it, I finally got my first glimpse of the edibles within. Five pieces of solid milk chocolate, each molded like a vertically bisected, round cut diamond and each perhaps smaller than half of a golf ball; an overall simple yet appetizing chocolate candy appearance. None of these pieces really smelled of cannabis or hash; instead, the Peanut Butter Gems smelled as expected: chocolaty with just a hint of peanut butter.
Each of the five pieces is listed at 8mg of THC and my maximum tolerance is about 50mg of edible THC, so I opted to try three in one sitting for a grand total of 24mg. When I bit into the first piece, I was greeted with the standard chocolate candy bar texture that Americans have come to expect. The chocolate’s semi-soft texture, however, is accented by the crunchiness of tiny peanut butter flakes imbedded throughout the chocolate; the two textures masterfully play off of each other to create a satisfying mastication experience.
Whereas the Peanut Butter Gem’s texture was immediately satisfying, the flavor took a different, yet ultimately enjoyable, path. The Peanut Butter Gem’s flavor immediately slaps the consumer’s face with a hand full of hash, but then quickly apologizes by enveloping the consumer’s mouth with a rich, almost dark, chocolate flavor accompanied with a hint of peanut butter. As the experience continues, the taste of rich chocolate gives way to bold peanut butter until the balance of flavor has totally shifted in favor of the latter. Aside from the initial shock of hash, which exists for only a brief moment, I am pleased to find that the flavor is exactly what you would expect of a decent chocolate and peanut butter treat.
On this fateful night, I ate three Peanut Butter Gems at 8:23 p.m. and then began binge watching Black Sails. Halfway through episode two, 9:20 p.m., the Peanut Butter Gems began to take effect. I felt the beginnings of a body high as my chest grew heavy and my limbs fell limp. By 10:00 p.m., I was in full mellow mode; I felt both physically and mentally relaxed as a sedentary, chill vibe had gotten the best of me. At the peak of my edible high, I did not feel as though the Peanut Butter Gems forced me into a couchlocked state—I could have moved if I wanted—but the suggestion was strong. I suspect that, had I eaten all five Gems, I would have woken up the next morning in the couch divot my body had formed.
If you like chocolate and peanut butter flavored edibles, Leafs by Snoop’s Peanut Butter Gems is one of the best options I have tried thus far. Aside from the initial hash kick, the flavor is on point, and the effect is substantial. Try a piece or three and go explore your world with a mellow perspective; or eat all five and bury your backside in a comfortable couch. Either way, you are in for a good time.
photo credit: Livewell Dispensary
If you have ever dabbled with edibles, then you are likely familiar with many of the perils that may await unsuspecting consumers.
Some consumers are had by edibles that do more damage to their wallet than their sobriety. Other consumers experience the great displeasure of an edible that tastes like it had been keister-stashed somewhere along the way in its supply chain. The most unfortunate of cannabis edibles consumers let their impatience get the best of them by doubling down on a dose after incorrectly assuming an edible is weak because it has not taken effect yet; enjoy white-knuckling your La-Z-Boy as you fight off the overwhelming, unending waves of physical stimulation for the next three to eight hours.
For these reasons, I tend to avoid the unpredictable realm of edibles. Every so often, however, I come across an edible that makes me forget my apprehensions; I present to you The Mighty Mint Cookie from the The Growing Kitchen, a popular manufacturer of quality cannabis edibles, concentrates, and topicals in Colorado.
The Growing Kitchen’s Mighty Mint is a golf ball-sized, organic dark chocolate cookie infused with fresh mint and white chocolate chips. The Mighty Mint, designed with recreational and novice consumer in mind, contains just 10 mg of active THC in one single serving.
This means that most consumers, regardless of tolerance and experience, can eat an entire cookie or even enjoy a couple of these bad boys without dooming themselves to a day of couchlocked humility. And that is fantastic because the Mighty Mint is delicious! The Mighty Mint does not have a single hint of that obnoxious hash flavor that lurks in so many other edibles and, as a cookie, it easily compares to its store-bought, sober cousins. Oh, you do not like mint chocolate chip? Too bad! Just kidding; the Growing Kitchen has a variety of flavors and products for everyone.
For this review, I consumed one entire 10 mg Mighty Mint. My edibles tolerance caps at about 60 to 75 mg of THC, so I really did not expect an intense experience from one dose. Forty-five minutes after eating that sweet, sweet confection, I felt a pleasant physical sensation spread over my head and body as I became more relaxed. I did not, however, experience lethargy or become couchlocked. I was ecstatic to find that the Mighty Mint’s effects were present but light, as expected. Anytime an edible performs as expected, you have won; trust me.
I would recommend the Growing Kitchen’s Mighty Mint to anyone who is interested in edibles and likes mint chocolate chip (again, there are other flavors). Novice users will enjoy wetting their beak with one or two doses, while the more experienced user will appreciate being able to treat a delicious edible like a snack instead of a pill. I also agree with what the Might Mint package states: “Use: to relax, ease pain or improve mood.”
Just when you thought you had the tip on the cannabis-infused edibles game, Dixie Elixirs & Edibles “went and got all GOURMET up in this mofo!”
In true game-changing fashion, the popular Colorado manufacturer just added a new gourmet chocolate bar to their already impressive line of cannabis-infused edibles.
The Toasted Rooster combines creamy dark chocolate with pepitas (shelled pumpkin seeds) and artisanal sea salt, all of which are responsibly sourced. Each gourmet bar contains 84 milligrams of triple-lab-tested pure CO2 extracted tetrahydrocannabinol (THC).
Each Toasted Rooster is scored to divide into 12 pieces, giving each piece 7 milligrams of THC. The recommended amount for novice users is 5 to 10 milligrams, so this new item is very versatile. It will appeal to both new and experienced users.
To quality test the new addition to the product line, Dixie left the matter to the front-line professionals — Budtenders.
Dixie seems to recognize the significant role the budtender plays in the dispensary experience. They have more product knowledge and experience than any one else in the operation, and they also hear feedback from consumers.
Essentially, a budtender is the ears and eyes of the dispensary, so who better with which to entrust a worthy product review?
In an effort to better connect, Dixie used the Secret Society of Budtenders to receive honest, reliable feedback about the new Toasted Rooster. The verdict is in — Budtenders approve!
Below are some snippets of the feedback collected from the Secret Society of Budtenders:
“I absolutely loved the Toasted Rooster! The combination of dark chocolate with pumpkin seeds was very unique and extremely delicious. I felt the combo also made it feel like a much healthier edible than I’m normally used to having.”
“The saltiness from the seeds really complemented the chocolate really well to give you a combination of both savory and sweet! The potency was there as well, perfectly dosed out in 7mg increments. I would definitely purchase this bar.”
“Not long after the pepita seeds and sea salt hit my tongue and the chocolate began to melt and swirl in my mouth, my expression changed. The bittersweet dark chocolate was complimented nicely by the salty crunch and textures from the sea salt and seeds. When Dixie declared they “went and got all gourmet up in this mofo,” they weren’t kidding.”
“Oh my goodness a mouth full of joy! The perfect semi sweet dark chocolate and salty crunch was perfect! The seeds are a necessity and definitely tie this edible together. It gave me an amazing pulsating high. Thanks DIXIE for another awesome product!”
“The package and labeling is compliant, while still having an aesthetically pleasing appearance. Overall the product was great. For someone looking for a dark chocolate, I would definitely recommend this product.”
“It had that wonderful, rich aroma that I love about dark chocolate and a nice nutty hint as well.”
I loved the childproof packaging and the label. The chocolate was delicious! I am not usually a fan of dark chocolate, but this was real good. Dixie never disappoints me!
“Amazing. The Toasted Rooster was the perfect mix of sweet and salty. Once the Toasted Rooster is on the shelves at your dispensary, I suggest you at least try it. You will be satisfied.”
If these expert opinions are any indication, the Toasted Rooster cannabis-infused edible is positioned to be the next big hit.
As more and more novice users begin to experiment with legal marijuana, it’s very important to make sure they don’t overindulge and are equipped with the proper consumption information. Specifically with infused edibles, it can be very easy to go too far, too fast.
Colorado’s most popular edibles manufacturer, Dixie Elixirs and Edibles, has released a line of low-dosage, infused products branded ‘Dixie One’ which cater to rookie cannabis users.
The first product to be released from the One line is a 5mg (THC) infused Watermelon Cream elixir. At half the recommended dosage for first timers, this drink is great for a quick pick me up with little risk of going too far.
If you’re a fan of well-done packaging, observe before guzzling. The drink comes in the signature aluminum Dixie bottle with clear labeling and prominent display of the One product line name and single dose serving.
My favorite thing about the watermelon cream drink was it’s use of all natural agave syrup versus artificial sweeteners. After a light shaking, the drink is great poured into a glass over ice or straight out of the bottle. For purposes of this review, I drank it both ways and actually preferred it with ice. Another above-and-beyond quality of this Dixie product is that it is triple lab tested for potency and consistency.
After consuming the entire drink in approximately 15 minutes, I flipped on Pandora and went to cleaning. Although not labeled as a sativa type drink, I started to feel a nice rush of energy after about 20 minutes, but it took about 45 minutes to feel the full effect.
The effects were smooth and sustained, subsiding about ninety minutes after full consumption. Compared to the 40mg and 75mg option, the Dixie One Watermelon Cream offered a more subtle and expeditious experience.
Eating cannabis in a variety of forms has been around for centuries, but the recent legalization of retail marijuana sales in Colorado and Washington in 2012 has sparked a huge market for new, tastier forms of edible marijuana treats. Do you have questions about marijuana edibles? Check out this Complete Guide to Marijuana Edibles to answer any questions.
Marijuana edibles crafted by the Denver area extraction company, Infuzionz, may be found exclusively at all 6 locations of The Green Solution dispensaries in Colorado. In this review, you will learn details of the 25 mg Infuzionz Strawberry Shortcake Bar. The 25 mg version is only available to patients with a valid medical marijuana registry card. The same treat is available for recreational purposes on the retail side, but those will only contain 10 mg per serving. The Colorado campaign, “Start low, go slow,” indicates that novice users should ingest a maximum of 10 mg the first time.
This medicated treat is approximately 2 inches by 2 inches of sweet strawberry and vanilla cake. The first, thickest layer of this tiny treat is white cake. On top of the white cake, is a thin layer of pink strawberry and vanilla crumble. The most prominent flavors in this item are strawberry and vanilla, but the flavor of cannabis was also easily detected. The marijuana taste of this product was by no means overwhelming, but was definitely evident. Even if the product was out of the package, a person would be able to detect the scent and taste of cannabis.
The texture of this pre-packaged edible remained consistent with that of a fresh mini-cake, despite the unknown amount of time it spent in a package waiting to be sold. It was moist and flavorful. Although, the date this treat was made is not included on the package, there is an expiration date to prevent ingesting an expired item. There is also a batch number for tracking.
The packaging of this product is clear, concise and simple, but is not designed to be child resistant. Therefore, under Colorado law, these items must be placed in a child-resistant container before the purchaser may exit the dispensary.
There is a lengthy warning on the back of the package which clearly states basic information such as, the item contains marijuana, “intoxicating effects may be delayed by two or more hours,” and that it is only intended for consumption by adults aged twenty-one years and older. The milligrams of marijuana contained in the item is listed in 3 places on the package making it very easy to identify how much THC is in each package.
The package indicated that this edible item was processed in a plant that also uses wheat, soy, nuts, dairy, gluten and eggs. The ingredients listed on the front of the package are as follows:
- White cake mix
- Gelatin mix
- Pudding mix
- Cream cheese
- Powdered sugar
- Whole eggs
- Coconut oil
- Heavy cream
- Natural Flavoring
- Hash oil