Perfectly suited for a summertime hike or a long road trip in the passenger’s seat, Wana’s hybrid sour gummies include five tasty flavors that make these potent fruit treats almost too easy to eat. As one of Colorado’s leading innovators of edibles, Wana Brands has come up with an incredible line-up of artisan and made-from-scratch products for the discerning cannabis consumer.
Wana believes that eating an edible should be a treat and not just about forcing the medicine down. With just one bite of their popular sour gummies, it’s easy to tell that they’ve perfected the taste and effects of these treats down to a science.
Wana sour gummies come in both medical and recreational packages, with the recreational doses topping out at 100mg. The sour gummies hybrid medical bag comes with 10 pieces per package with 200 mg of total THC, or 20mg per piece. It’s recommended to start with just one piece and go from there, so I quickly ate the first one my fingers touched and waited patiently.
The medical packaging is displayed in a clean white child-proof plastic bag with a mouth-watering image of fresh fruits on the cover. Once I broke inside, the gummies appeared square and rich in the vibrant colors of their respective flavors. Lightly coated in sugar and “flavor oil” to keep them from sticking together, these have a certain resemblance to the square Jolly Rancher hard candies that we all know and love.
Taste & Texture
Resisting the urge to eat an entire handful of these things, I started with the green apple gummy and popped it into my mouth. The flavor was spot-on and easily covered up the taste of the potent tincture. Unlike many gummy edibles that lack in the texture department, the Wana gummies are incredibly soft and chewy with only a minor stickiness that can be easily tongued off the teeth.
After trying the other flavors later on, I discovered that I could only taste the THC in one or two of the pieces. Otherwise, I couldn’t really tell that there was any tincture in them until after I had swallowed each piece and the fruity flavors dissipated.
I started with only one 20mg piece of gelatinous goodness and after about 30 minutes I was feeling a mellow, lazy type of body high. Over an hour in and I had a great body buzz going that made handwriting notes a little more difficult than usual.
Starting behind the eyes and sliding down into the body over the first hour, the total high time exceeded 5-6 hours even after eating a full meal of steak, pizza, and Jell-O. After 6 hours, the Sandman paid me a visit and the gummies subdued me into a power nap on my comfy couch.
Hands down, Wana’s hybrid sour gummy edibles easily have the best fruit flavoring that I’ve tried in this category. Coupled with their passion for infusing the highest quality of ingredients into their products, it’s easy to see why these gummies are one of Colorado’s most popular choices in the edibles market.
Photo credit: Wana brands
Remember going to the movies and sneaking in a bag of your favorite candy? Mine was peach rings; every time I entered the convenience store, my mouth would water with anticipation of that delicious peachy flavor. Imagine my surprise when I was able to find the same sweet and tangy peach flavor at my local Livwell Dispensary (1660 Pearl St., Denver) in the form of Leafs By Snoop Peach Gummies.
I’ve been well acquainted with the Leafs By Snoop brand in the past, sampling both strains and edibles worthy of the Doggfather himself. Although LBS is a newcomer to the booming edibles market, it is an emerging and increasingly well-known and trusted brand of cannabis. After all, who knows cannabis better than the iconic Snoop Dogg? ….Lion?
Not only are these gummies sweet (but not too sweet, like other cannabis infused foods), they are chewy, juicy, a bit tart, and best of all: no peach fuzz. They come in an attractive, sleek, and childproofed box that can be stowed away safely and squarely. The high comes on quickly, approximately 30 minutes after ingestion, but doesn’t hit like a train. The effect from these peach gummies is euphoric, energetic and functional, like a cup of coffee first thing in the morning.
I enjoyed my box of Leafs By Snoop Peach Gummies so much that before I knew it, they were all gone. They come 10 in a box with 10mg of active THC per bite-sized piece. That is to say, I didn’t eat all 10 of them in one sitting; one or two will get the job done, but more will not necessarily leave you feeling glued to the couch. Just keep in mind that 5 to 10 mg of THC is considered a single dose, and know your tolerance.
Get some Leafs By Snoop products from your nearest LivWell to experience Leafs By Snoop Peach Gummies for yourself and see what makes this brand of edibles reputable and stylish.
Toning down my intake from my last experience, I picked up a pack of Incredibles (get it?) Gum-Es 100mg in mango flavor. My beau’s Nintendo Wii just arrived in the mail, and with Christmas coming up, I decided to be generous and splurge on edibles, in hopes to make endless hours of Mario Cart racing more interesting.
Again, the foil packaging is clever because it alludes to the fact that it’s an “incredible edible.” There’s a huge green “e” logo on the right side to emphasize that it is a GUM-e, not Gum, like the top of the pouch may lead you to believe at first. If I had to compare the package size to a store bought candy, it resembles Big League Chew. Luckily for consumers, the pouch is re-sealable. For those of you who are health conscious, the label does indicate that it is a gluten free food and surprise bonus, has added vitamin C.
Although he declined the offer, claiming it would impair his Wii driving skills, it did not dissuade me from breaking off a 10mg piece. Upon opening up the seal, a light, sweet scent greeted me as I pulled out two, mango-colored, gummy candies that are approximately the width of a small clementine and about half-an-inch thick.
Now this next part is important: There are no pre-cut lines on the candy. This means that if you are not planning on eating one entire gummy (the equivalent of 50mg of THC, which is a hefty amount), then the sections you cut have to be as accurate as possible. I used an extremely sharp steak knife and made indents with a tape measurer to know exactly where to slice it. You don’t have to go to those extremes, but do attempt to make the slices even.
The Gum-E tastes exactly the same as it smells. It has a nice, soft gooey texture akin to that of Sunkist Fruit Gems candy. The flavor is a perfect blend of mango goodness and a hint of Mary Jane. If you’re a lover of gummies in general, then I definitely recommend this product based on taste alone.
As for the user-experience, I’m a fan of the effects as much as the flavor. It leaves you with the kind of high that people typically aim for: happy, mellow, and still able to socialize. While I did only consume a slice worth around 10mg, for me it was more than enough. The company does stress on their website, in terms of dosage, how accurate their batches are since they originally were intended for medical patients.
It may have been because of the smaller dose I took, but I did not experience any couch lock as I typically do with other edibles. I started feeling the effects about an hour later and only noticed because I was suddenly full of euphoria and was smiling about circulating thoughts I had while navigating the Mushroom Gorge level with Toad. Sidenote: That level is hard regardless of supplemental impairment. Additionally the edibles proved to be effective in treating a mild back ache that had been plaguing my day.
All-in-all, Incrediebles Gum-Es provided a very pleasurable experience. As a last reminder before consuming, these gummies may taste amazing, but don’t gobble one all up at once because it is a highly concentrated product. Start small and wait about three hours before ingesting any more. If you truly do not feel anything three hours later, then only one small extra piece should do the trick to bring you to that happy place.
Lastly, unless you get the sweats from racing your friends in Mario Kart Wii, save a sliver for a more fun activity like a social gathering.