I have enjoyed the Korova line of mini cookies (see the ginger chew review here) and I wished that Korova had a Sativa-specific edible. Wishes can come true and mine did with the Korova Sativa Toffee Mini Cookies! Each cookie has 10mg of THC and they come 10 to a resealable bag.
Like the other Korova mini cookies, these use only real ingredients that you would use in making your own cookies, plus Sativa cannabis distillate. The cookies are soft and delicious with a nice toffee/caramel sweetness.
As always I started with 5mg, which is half of my usual dose in edibles of 10mg of THC. I felt very mild effects after two hours. That let me know I could safely try my usual dose without having too strong an effect.
The first full dose trial I had mine with some caffeine and a little fat for the THC to bond to when digested. The effects came on within 90 minutes and came to their full impact around the 2 hour mark. the same pattern was repeated when I tried them again with different foods and times of day. They were a little mild to break through an afternoon energy slump, but perfect to boost my energy in the morning.
They provide a nice uplift in mood and energy without too much of either. Some potent Sativa edibles can feel like I’ve had 4 cups of coffee, with an over-ramped, hyper feeling. These cookies provided a noticeable but pleasantly mild effect. Heightened senses, a good feeling like mild euphoria that was consistent for 4-5 hours. It made for a lovely relaxed walk on the beach and time for just staring at the waves.
THC edibles like these are perfect for the person new to edibles or to Sativa edibles. They have a noticeable effect without being uncomfortably strong. They provide many of the best effects of Sativa – uplifted mood, increased energy and a creative boost.
I love these Sativa Toffee cookies and I appreciate Korova making type-specific edibles. As they also produce flowers, my next hope is for some strain specific edibles, allowing folks to customize their experience down to a specific strain’s effects.
This is the most wonderful time of the year! I love the holidays! Now that pot is legal in my state, I’ve created a new, cannabis tradition for the elves on my nice list who partake in enjoying marijuana that live here in the Rocky Mountains- stockings stuffed with edibles from my favorite Colorado companies.
At the bottom of the stocking I’ve put a container of Love’s Oven S’more Brownies. The perfect treat with hot cocoa! These bite size cannabis edibles provide an upbeat, energetic high.
This year I discovered Zoots products. I love them and highly recommend them. So, I am putting as many of their items in everybody’s stocking as possible. Zoots Rocks, in the hard to find caramel flavor, is a crowd favorite. These suckers are the best out there for a happy high filled with energy. My local dispensary is now offering Zootbites Snickerdoodle Cookies. They have 5mg per cookie and come in packs of two. I haven’t tried these yet, but I know that everyone will love them. I splurged and also picked up ZootsDrops High Energy Blend Yipee Ki-Yay Mandarin Lime Drops. These wonderful drops provide liquid doses of THC into the beverage of your choice. They would be delicious in hot, spiced, apple cider.
Finally, I am THRILLED to purchase Pot-Rox for this year’s stockings. Pot-Rox are Pop Rocks with THC. They come in 10mg pouches in Tropical Twist and Berry Blast flavors. After a year reviewing so many gummy edibles, it’s exciting to see fun, different edibles!
The stockings are ready and filled with yummy products. They are all set to give out. And I know that everyone will be psyched to get their treats.
I hope your holiday is filled with joy and some new edibles too!
May the new year be a happy, healthy year for all!
Treometry’s Golden Mylk is a Tumeric Chai Cannabis White Chocolate Bar with Ashwaghanda Extract. While I was not familiar with Ashwaghanda before, this is now one of my favorite edibles to help go to sleep and stay asleep.
With several competing spices, this edible struggles to find a balance among all of the flavors. The equally strong spice tastes from the tumeric, chai spices, pepper, ginger, etc. can leave the tongue a bit confused. The white chocolate flavor is very mild providing a smooth, chocolaty flavor overall. There is a slight aftertaste which is likely from the cannabis oil or the Ashwaghanda extract being in alcohol. This is a vegan chocolate, so it is missing the traditional milky, creamy chai flavor, as nothing in it replaces that taste or texture. The taste is very pleasant overall, creating a smooth spicy experience. It’s unusual to find a good tasting chocolate treat that is dairy-free, paleo friendly and gluten-free.
Dosage & Strain
The packaged portion is labeled as containing 10mg of THC and 10mg of CBD. It is scored into four squares that are easily broken into pieces of 2.5 mg for portion control – always a plus with an edible! It does not indicate if the THC is sativa, indica or some hybrid, which is a drawback. Since it does a great job promoting relaxation and sleep, it’s a good bet that it is an Indica or Indica-dominant hybrid strain.
“Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera) is an herb used in Ayurveda medicine. Ashwagandha means ‘Smell of Horse,’ which refers to the fresh root’s distinct horsey smell, and the traditional belief that ingesting the herb will confer the strength and virility of a horse.
Ashwagandha is an adaptogen. It is supplemented primarily for its ability to prevent anxiety. Ashwagandha’s anti-anxiety effect is even synergistic with alcohol. It also shows promise for relieving insomnia and stress-induced depression.”
Despite this description, I have never tasted or smelled anything even remotely like a “horsey” smell, because this edibles uses an extract not the fresh root. I have experienced and enjoyed the anti-anxiety, relaxing effect it provides.
Effects & Dosing
Given its anti-anxiety and insomnia relief properties, this edible is often suggested for use in helping with getting and staying asleep. Over repeated uses, I have found that it provides these effects consistently.
In my experiments I did as I always do with a new cannabis edible, I started with a small dose. I started with just one of the four pieces to gauge the effect. While it is considered a mild does at only 2.5mg THC & CBD, it did help with stress relief and relaxing. I have tried two pieces, which is half of the bar and contains 5mg THC & CBD. I experienced more pronounced anxiety relief and relaxation effects within the first forty minutes. By the end of the first hour I was nicely relaxed and ready for bed.
I have tried it several times and the effects are consistent using the 5mg dose. Either I sleep through the night or if I get up I am able to get back to sleep. I sometimes experienced a slight grogginess in the mornings, but it quickly dissipates. I went back to the 2.5mg dose for regular use, since the Ashwagandha seems to add enough extra kick to do the trick for me.
If you are just trying this for the first time, it’s likely best to only take one-fourth of the bar, wait at least one hour and preferably two hours before taking another quarter portion. As always, the effects will differ depending on other medications, your metabolism, how much you eat around the time you take it, etc.
Golden Mylk is on the short list of the products I like the best to help with relaxing, getting a good nights sleep and avoiding insomnia.
Kiva Camino makes their Holiday Punch cannabis gummies with a flavor reminiscent of red punch that has a cranberry and cinnamon flavor. This formula has 5mg of THC and 0mg of CBD per serving, and the can holds 20 gummies, for a total of 100mg THC per package. As with the rest of the Kiva Camino range of edibles, these gummies are not just infused with distilled THC but are formulated with natural terpenes to create specific effects.
My local dispensary charges around $20 for a package, making it $2.00 for each 10mg serving of THC. These gummies do contain gelatin, so they are not vegetarian or vegan friendly. The can is their standard two-handed unscrew tin. The gummies are not individually wrapped.
Dosing & Flavor
The smell from the can is a pronounced red punch smell. Like the other Camino gummies, they have a lovely opaque appearance and a soft texture that is easy to bite through.
The flavor seems to have cranberry/cherry flavor with just a hint of cinnamon and that doesn’t have any strong cannabis oil taste or bad aftertaste. A mild sour note gives these that tart cranberry type flavor.
As we always recommend with new edibles, try half of your usual dose before trying a full dose as you never know how strong something will effect you. The Kiva Camino Holiday Punch gummies are easy to cut or bite in half to give a 2.5mg THC dose. Since I am experienced with edibles and my usual dose is 10mg of THC, I began with one full piece that has 5mg THC. After having only light effects for that trial run, on another day I then to my usual 10 mg dose, taking two gummies for a total dose of 10mg THC.
The 10mg THC dose produced a noticeable effect. The main effect I experienced was heightened senses – things looked, smelled and tasted more intense. I didn’t experience a big energy boost as I do with some Sativa gummies, the physical effects were more relaxing than energizing but without drowsiness or couch-lock. I found these a good fit for mild activity that takes advantage of the heightened senses, like puttering in the garden, cooking or going for a walk in nature. Of course perfect for opening presents and staring at twinkling lights too.
I can see how these would be a good fit before enjoying holiday meals, or staring at brightly colored packages while snacking on a candy cane.
Enjoyable flavor profiles and type-specific effects are exactly what I look for in an edible and Kiva’s Camino gummies do a great job on both counts. Read our reviews of the other Camino gummies here.
Stiiizy’s line of edibles are cannabis-infused gummies that come in eight different flavor and three effect-type combinations – Sativa, Indica and Hybrid. They are formulated with live resin and are “nano-molecular enhanced” for faster absorption.
Unlike most cannabis edibles that comes in squares of 10mg each, with a package totaling 100mg, each package contains 90mg of THC and the pieces are triangles that you can cut into three pieces to get the usual 10mg dose. The package and the gummies in the Stiiizy line come in a unique triangular shape.
The package is resealable as the gummies are not individually wrapped. It is relatively easy to open, like many of the resealable edibles packages, you have to be deliberate and careful about separating the opening so you don’t destroy the ability for it to close again.
Regrettably, these gummies contain gelatin, so they are not vegan friendly. They contain natural and artificial flavoring ingredients. They are gluten free and dairy free, but they contain coconut, so they are not nut free.
Dosing & Flavor
The smell from the bag is primarily a strong fruit smell. The gummies are thick with a fruit chew appearance and a sugar-covered texture. They are not that easy to bite through or cut as mentioned earlier. They take some time to melt in the mouth in the same way as most gummies.
The gummies need to be cut in thirds for a 10mg dose and you would need to cut one of the 10mg triangles in half for a 5mg dose. They are scored across the gummy triangle so they do give a guide for easily cutting them. They are thick and do need a good knife and some pressure to cut them, so be aware of that if you have limited strength or limited mobility in your hands.
The flavor options for their Indica product line are Blue Raspberry Blast, Sour Strawberry, and Watermelon Wave. Sativa flavors are Caribbean Breeze and Mango Tango. Hybrid product comes in Sour Apple, Pineapple Paradise, and Fruit Punch Splash.
The flavors are somewhat sugar-forward since the outside of the gummies are coated with a sugary substance. They all do have fruit-like flavors but for us they are very artificial in flavor. With so many cannabis edibles using all natural flavors, we prefer those to this artificial candy-type flavor. For the Caribbean Breeze for example, mostly it is a sour citrus and indistinct fruit flavor, something like pineapple combined with lime, but not. Most of the products we tried had a similar indistinct artificial flavor.
While we don’t like the artificial flavors, they do cover up any strong THC flavor. For the Pineapple Paradise, a mild sour note combines with a sweeter pineapple-like candy flavor. The citric acid gives these a suggestion of sourness and the fruit flavors suggest a flavor. Be clear, you wouldn’t think you are biting into a real pineapple or slice of watermelon, they are mostly vague candy-flavors, although they do use some natural flavoring.
As we always recommend with new edibles, try half of your usual dose before trying a full dose as you never know how strong something will effect you. The triangle gummies need to be cut in thirds to give a 10mg dose of THC, then split the smaller triangle again for a 5mg dose. Especially with something that is “nano-molecular enhanced” for faster onset, it’s important to try a partial dose first to see how you react.
Since we are experienced with edibles and our usual dose is 10mg of THC, we began with half of one piece, with 5mg THC. After having only light effects for that trial run, we then moved closer to our usual dose on another day, taking one whole gummy for a total dose of 10mg THC. Once we know how a gummy has effected us by taking it several times, we sometimes use one and a one-eighth pieces for a 12.5mg dose of THC for a stronger effect, or if we have recently eaten or taken CBD, which can tamp down the effects.
The effects were closely aligned with the effects we’ve enjoyed with similar type-specific gummies. For the hybrids, an elevated and relaxed feeling, while still being alert and energetic. More alertness and energy with the Sativa-dominant strains, and more relaxing and chill impacts from the Indica products. These are not strain specific, so you are not getting the specific effects you might from a single strain. The effect is more of a middle-of-the-road Hybrid, Sativa or Indica effect.
Sativa provides some uplift and energy, Hybrid is an alert yet relaxed effect and Indica is relaxed body-focused impact. The Sativa products can sometimes make us feeling over-hyped and fidgety, so limit your dose of those if you are prone to that over-caffeinated kind of feeling. Similar impacts with the hybrids, a positive effect of an elevated mind along with an Indica kind of body relaxation that isn’t too strong that you just want to only sit down. The Indica produts effects are very relaxing and are definitely an “in-da-couch” type of effect.
Strong effects, nicely potent and fast acting but not our favorite flavors. If you don’t care about natural flavors, then these are a good choice. While we generally love the effects from these, they are not something we would go to regularly because of the flavors. Type specific effects are what we look for when we want to elevate and Stiiizy triangle cannabis edibles do a good job on providing those effects.
Note: Stiiizy Delivery offers cannabis delivery to the greater Los Angeles and Inland Empire area in Southern California only. They offer free delivery for orders over $100.00, with a minimum order of $70.00. You mist register through their website and setup an account to take advantage of that. They do not deliver anywhere other than those specific areas in and around L.A.
I really enjoy Zoots edibles, they are easy to enjoy on the go, they have great flavors and they produce an amazing, uplifting high.
When I visited my local dispensary the budtender quickly showed me another Zoots item in their line of cannabis infused products, Zoots Premium Cannabis Infused Concentrates- Kick Back, lemon flavored in Indica.
The Lemon Relaxation Blend ZootDrops are sugar free, vegan, gluten free and contain no artificial colors, flavors or preservatives. They contain 100mg THC per bottle and include a child-resistant measuring cap.
The instructions say that one capful (1/2 teaspoon) is a 5 mg dose of THC. You can mix Zoots concentrates with tea, lemonade, soda or put it directly under your tongue.
The Indica Concentrate looks like cloudy lemon juice. The cap is similar to the top of a Visine bottle. Very easy to measure dosing. (Rinse off the cap after pouring, I think it would get very sticky.)
I tried it straight, no mixer to get a taste of the product by itself. It had the distinct taste of bottled lemon juice with a strong medicinal flavor. I mixed it in lemonade and was unable to detect any medicinal taste.
Zoots is very potent, so I took a smaller than regular dose. Normally I use between 40-50 mg of THC. I only used 30mg with Zoots Cannabis Infused Kick Back Concentrate and was highly buzzed very consistently.
It can take up to two hours to feel the effects of their concentrates. So be patient. Don’t up your dose because you don’t think it’s working. So, plan accordingly time-wise.
After 70 minutes, I began to have a light buzz. Then my head got dizzy in the most enjoyable way. Even though this is Indica, I didn’t feel lethargic. Like the Zoots nuggets, this was a very up, happy high.
I was slightly sedated and my anxiety was lessened. Stress seemed to disappear. “This is great stuff!”, I kept saying.
The high lasted 2 hours. There weren’t any munchies from this concentrate. When I tried this Concentrate again, I felt the same euphoric buzz. It was calming and uplifting at the same time. The second time I tried ZootDrops the high lasted a little over 2 hours.
Zoots Premium Cannabis Infused Concentrate is really convenient, just mix with your favorite drink. I recommend Kick Back from Zoots. The high is euphoric and consistent. The dosing is simple and I have never had a better glass of lemonade!
Zoots edibles are available at licensed marijuana retailers in Illinois, Washington, Colorado and Massachusetts.