Kushy Punch Sativa & Indica Cannabis Gummies Review

Kushy Punch Cannabis Infused Gummies come in Sativa and Indica formulas. I greatly prefer THC edibles that indicate if they are Sativa or Indica, as I never know what effect I can expect with many generic “hybrid” edibles. These gummies provide specific effect with specific formulations, which helps you know what to expect. Kushy Punch also does make a Hybrid formula, a Recover formula (THC +CBD), a CBD formula and a Private Reserve hybrid gummy.

I love that the Kushy Punch website indicates the type of genetics for each of their formulas:

According to a recent Los Angeles Times article, Kushy Punch are one of the most popular edibles brands in the L.A. area and I was glad to find them in Northern California as well. Fortunately they are widely available in California

Ingredients and Packaging

These gummies are gluten free, dairy free, fat free, peanut free and kosher. They are not vegan or really vegetarian either, as the gelatin they contain is made from animal products. They are a tiny 3.3 calories per piece. As with many California edibles, they come in a package of ten doses totaling 100 mg of THC per package. The Sativa and Indica formulas have 0.1mg of CBD per 10mg of THC in each dose. At 3.3 calories per serving, they are a low calorie edible.

Kushy Punch cannabis infused gummies GIF

You have to push in the flaps at the sides of the box to open the inner container, then peel back a foil cover to reveal the 10 gummies. The gummies are in one large piece with sections you have to pull apart. Be careful separating them, as it’s easy to mistakenly rip off more than a single serving size piece.

I found it difficult to figure out what the flavor was. I had to check the box to see that the Sativa is a Strawberry flavor and Indica is Plum flavor. The ingredients are tapioca syrup, cane sugar, water, gelatin, citric acid, natural flavor extract, cannabis oil and coloring. A typical, if not mouth-watering ingredient list common to many gummies. The flavor was pretty generic and I could taste the cannabis oil, though mildly. They tasted fine, if really unremarkable. I did have a cannabis oil aftertaste with the Indica formula.

Effects

The front of the box has a graphic that says there is 60 minute activation. With individual metabolisms varying so greatly, I’m not sure how they can back up this claim as being scientifically proven. Even as an individual I have had the same edible hit me significantly sooner or later than usual depending on what else is my system.

The effects are primarily as you would expect, with the Indica formula to be a more body-focused effect with relaxation, anti-anxiety, heightened senses and a light, calm type of euphoria. Sativa is more focused on the head, with creativity, energy and a similar effect of heightened senses.

These THC gummies produce the effects you would expect from Indica or Sativa strains of cannabis. The strength is good, producing a noticeable effect similar to other type-specific edibles. The effects last the usual 4-5 hours for me.

Not the best tasting gummies I’ve had, but they have no offensive taste either. For a low calorie, reliable edible with effects on point to what you would expect, Kushy Punch gummies are a good bet for elevating.

Taste: 3

Strength: 8

Website: Passion Care LLC – https://kushypunch.com/

Valhalla Cannabis Sativa Gummies Review

My go-to edible for daytime use is the Valhalla Sour Watermelon Sativa gummies. They hit all of the important points for me – flexible potency, great taste and consistent effects.

Tasty, Portable, Economical and Effective

One of the first and most important elements of any edible is taste. While you may be willing to deal with a not-great taste for specific effects, it is always great when the edible is delicious. Being a big fan of Jolly Roger-type flavors, I love the Sour Watermelon flavor that Valhalla uses. I can still taste the cannabis a little bit and the flavoring works in harmony with that taste, not trying to cover it up or clashing with it, as some edibles can.

Since they come in Indica and Sativa and CBD specific types, the Valhalla gummies let you find the right ratio of each through experimentation.You might want half a Sativa and half a CBD for daytime pain relief and uplift. Or half an Indica and a whole CBD for evening use or sleep support.

I have found that if I take them on a relatively empty stomach and take it with some food with fat in it as well as having caffeine, I get a perfectly strong effect that lasts at least 4-5 hours. When I feel the effects fading I can boost it with another half of a gummy, as they are easy to cut or bite through.

This is my standard edible for days when I want an energetic effect to help me get things done around the house, spark creativity or help focus on a task. Valhalla gummies deliver that consistently and with great taste!

Read our review of the Valhalla Indica Gummies here.

Strength: 8

Flavor: 9

Website: http://www.valhallaconfections.com

Dutch Girl Cannabis Stroopwafels Review

My friend asked her favorite budtender, with the day-glo yellow hair, to recommend her favorite edibles and Dutch Girl Stroopwafels were on the top of her list. They come in a resealable container of ten 25mg cookies, equaling a total of 250 mg. The price she paid was $25.00 a container. That comes down to $1.00 per 10 mg, a very nice price!

Dutch Girl Cannabis Caramel Waffles 250 mg package
Image courtesy Gary Uncle G Brown

The waffle is cinnamon and caramel. Crunchy on the outside and pleasingly chewy on the inside. It was a little weedy tasting, but not too bad.

She highly recommend when trying  Dutch Girl Stroopwafels that I wait one and a half hours before eating more. They are slow to create a full buzz, but are VERY powerful. She was stoned for more than 3 ½ hours.

The waffles gave her a heady high. A nice, strong buzz. Once feeling the high, she began to de-stress and chill out. It was a creative, happy, stoned feeling. Dutch Girl Stroopwafels didn’t give her the munchies.

It was so nice she decided, rather quickly, to double check this product. It really is delicious and very strong. Just like her favorite budtender, she said she absolutely would suggest this to my friends, so I decided to try them.

Cannabis Caramel Waffles 250 mg Nutrition Facts
Image Cannabis.net

I tried them one weekend afternoon at 5pm. I had a late lunch so my stomach was half full. I didn’t have caffeine with it or anything else to boost the potency. The waffles are already made with a good amount of fat from the butter, so I didn’t feel the need to follow my usual practice and eat it with something with some fat in it like an avocado or some mac & cheese.

Heeding the warning about this being a very strong product, I decided I would try half of a single waffle first. My usual dose is 10mg so trying half would bring me close, with about 12.5 mg in half a waffle. One issue for me is that they don’t easily break in half. If they are cold, they are solid enough you could cut them with a sharp knife. My attempt to break one in half gave me more like 60% and 40%, so I started with the 40%.

Absolute best way to enjoy a stroopwafel - on top of a warm mug filled with a favorite drink
Image courtesy ILoveStroopwafel.com

The taste is good, the sweet caramel mixes with the crunchy sweet ice cream cone-like waffle cookie. There is definite cannabis taste at the end and it lingers with the caramel as the aftertaste. If you are familiar with Stroopwafels you know they are meant to be enjoyed with a hot drink like coffee or cocoa. As seen in the image above, you can let them warm on top of your hot beverage and then they can melt in your mouth as you eat them.

It took a while for me to feel the effects – be prepared to wait a while for this edible to hit you. Don’t take more if you don’t feel anything in the first hour, it takes a little longer for this to wind up its punch before it hits you! I was sitting for the first 60 minutes after I took it and when I stood up and walked around, I got a distinct head rush.

I ate some dinner after 90 minutes and expected that to retard or reduce the effects. After about an hour, I felt a tiny bit of body relaxation but the primary response was one of a stoned, heavy head. I am very sensitive to any sedating effects that Indica strains have, so I usually feel that more than many people. This was a “don’t drive or operate heavy machinery” kind of a very relaxed feeling with sluggish thinking and slowed reaction time. I didn’t have strong munchies.

So if you are looking for a strong, relaxing effect this is a good edible for that. Perfect for late afternoon or early evening if you want to just relax and stay in. It is not an edible I would have with my morning coffee unless I planned to do almost nothing all day :).

Flavor: 7

Strength: 9

Website: CannaPunch

Cannabis Edibles Cost Per 10mg THC Dose Comparison

Edibles

To understand my cost per dose of cannabis, I looked at prices for a small group of the edibles reviewed here on More Than Buds.

If you want to know what you are paying per 10mg dose, we’ve got the formula and some examples for you.

Prices are different all over, so keep your receipts and try the same comparison if you’re interested in a like-to-like comparison of what you are paying.

I used 10mg of THC or CBD as the standard unit of comparison in this example.

In the example chart below, the cost per 10mg dose varies widely from $1.00 to $10.00. This is a big difference if you are looking for a product to use often, as a thirty day supply of the $10 product costs $300. A thirty day supply of the product that costs $1.00 a day costs $30.

Note: Prices in this example are from 2018-2020 before tax and may not reflect current pricing.

Use the second column, titled “Cost per 10mg THC Dose” to see how products compare

Product Name
Cost per
10mg THC
Dose

Product Total
THC/
CBD

Total
Product Cost

Atlas Clusters
$3.0080mg$24
Cheeba Chews
Green Hornet
$2.50100mg$25
GummiCares$2.20100mg$22
Kanha Gummies
$2.205mg THC
95mg CBD
$22
Kikoko Tea
$6.0010mg$6
Kiva Chocolate Bar,
Camino Gummies
$2.20100mg$22
Kiva Terra Bites
Blueberry
$2.60100mg$26
Kin Slips
$2.80100mg$28
Korova Sativa
Toffee Cookies
$2.50100mg$25
Kushy Punch
$1.60100mg$16
Lagunitas Hi-Fi
$10.0010mg$10
SensiChews
$1.50100mg
$15
Somatik Goji
$1.0030mg THC
60mg CBD
$30
Valhalla
Gummies
$1.60$1.60$16

Track what you are paying per dose to help you understand your costs and identify cannabis edibles that provide the best value for your money.

Kaneh Co Cannabis Chocolate Paleo Bites Review

Kaneh Co’s cannabis-infused chocolate paleo bites are vegan, gluten-free, “Paleo friendly” and have no refined sugar. As one of the few vegan, lower-carb options, they are a welcome addition to the cannabis edibles world for folks who are eating in a more paleo- or keto-friendly way. They do contain tree nuts and soy, so be aware if you have allergies.

Kaneh Co Bites come in both the chocolate paleo and a superfood granola flavor, which is also vegan and gluten free. Both have 10mg of THC per bite and each bag contains 10 bites, for a total of 100mg THC per package.

My local dispensaries charges around $20 for a package, making it $2.00 for each 10mg serving of THC. The bag is a standard two-handed pull apart resealable pouch. The bites are not individually wrapped and they get hard and a little stale if not properly resealed and kept refrigerated.

Dosing & Flavor

The smell from the bag is a chocolatey cookie smell. The look like brownies with some chips and coconut on top. They have a medium texture that is more crunchy than soft to bite through.

The flavor is a chocolatey-nutty flavor that doesn’t have any bad aftertaste. they taste of natural ingredients with no artificial flavor taste.

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 Kaneh Co chocolate paleo bites are easy to cut in half to give a 5mg THC dose. Even being experienced with edibles and with a usual dose of 10mg of THC, I always began with a 5mg THC dose since you never know how your body will react with new cannabis edibles. After having only light effects for that trial run, I then moved to my usual dose of a full bite with 10mg.

These edibles are not labeled as Sativa or Indica, so I wasn’t sure what type of effects to expect. As with many edibles, I’d love Kaneh Co to come out with Sativa or Indica type-specific or even strain-specific edibles and I know the challenges that can come with doing that.

Effects

The effects I experienced were what I would expect from a mix of hybrid cannabis strains, part mental and part physical. I found these bites provided a mild physical relaxation without too much of a “stoned” feeling or the lethargic “couch-lock” that some Indicas can create. It is also not an energetic or caffeinated effect as some Sativa strains can provide. I did find them mentally stimulating and created an elevated mood, which combined well with the relaxed physical impacts to help me get some things done around the house without being too spaced out to accomplish anything.

For me, these are perfect fo the afternoon when you want to relax but still may have things you want to get done. They definitely have a good strength level, so I wouldn’t want to do anything complex or important, I would feel too impaired to really be professional or get any high quality work done. That said, I did find the effects supported creativity, so I could see doing creative work on these edibles, as long as a relaxed pace was appropriate – I wouldn’t blow glass on these, for example.

An excellent choice if you’re looking for natural ingredients, a vegan, gluten free, or paleo- and keto-friendly cannabis edible. These nutty chocolate bites satisfy the sweet tooth without adding extra sugar and create a balanced effect. A relaxed, creative elevation experience in a healthy package.

Taste: 7

Strength: 8

Website: https://kanehco.com/

Kanha NANO Cannabis Infused Sativa Gummies Review

Kanha NANO are “enhanced nanomolecular gummies”, meaning they are more fast-acting than edibles that don’t use the technology. The cannabis infused Cran-Pomegrante Punch flavor Sativa THC gummies each contain 5mg dose of THC per gummy. There are 20 pieces for a package total of 100mg THC.

Kanha gummies are made with gelatin, so they are not vegetarian or vegan friendly. They are gluten-free and contain no food allergens like dairy, nuts or soy. Each piece has 23 calories so the whole bag sets you back only 230 calories. The Nano line of gummies also comes in an Indica formula with a Passionfruit flavor, or a Hybrid formula with Key Lime flavor. This review is for the Sativa formula only.

Kanha Nano Cannabis Infused Sativa Cran-Pomegrante Punch Gummies, package of 100mg THC
Kanha Nano Cannabis Infused Sativa Cran-Pomegrante Punch Gummies

Taste & Effects

The Sativa product of this line of gummies is labeled as a “Cran-Pomegrante Punch” flavor. The smell from the package is a generic cranberry/cherry smell. Each gummy is covered in a fine sugar coating that provides an initial sweet taste. Once that disappears, there is an artificial cherry taste, mixed with cranberry-like flavor, citric acid tartness and a slight cannabis oil taste.

Like other Kanha gummies I’ve tried – such as Kahna’s Sativa Cherry gummies – they are artificial tasting, even thought they contain only natural flavoring. Maybe its the way their natural cherry flavoring is processed, but it tastes artificial to me. It reminds me of that awful cherry flavor they sometimes use that the dentist to polish your teeth.

So while they are not my preferred flavor profile, it’s just a personal preference and the gummies are perfectly edible. I don’t like cherry flavor to begin with, and I don’t like artificial flavors, but these have a soft enough flavor that they taste pretty similar to other cherry gummy candies. Kanha gummies are robust, taking a good five minutes to dissolve in the mouth if you don’t chew them up.

As with all new edibles, I took half of my usual dose the first time to judge how strong they are. The Nano gummies come in packages with twenty(20) 5mg pieces. My usual dose is 10mg of THC, so I started with one gummy of 5mg THC. I took it first one afternoon at home. I didn’t feel much of an effect, even after 2 1/2 hours. I tried again the next morning at the full 10 mg dose.

I did experience a quicker onset of the experience, with effects beginning to be noticeable within 30 minutes and growing to a full effect by the end of the first hour. It began with a slight uplift effect, plus what I can best describe as a “caffeinated” edge. This is not the energy-boost and focus-boost type of effect that I associate with some Sativa products, but more of a sharp-edged stimulation. I did not experience the creative charge, noticeable increase in senses or energy I experience with other sativa edibles. This was a little bit like I was slightly on edge from too much caffeine and very focused. It was a clear-headed effect, I didn’t feel dazed or “stoned” and was able to get some work done around the house.

Kanha Nano Cannabis Infused  Gummies in Sativa, Indica and Hybrid formulas
Kanha Nano product range

I usually find 10mg of THC is a good dose for me, but for many folks 5mg gives them the effects they want. I tried these again several times at my usual 10mg dose and just didn’t get the strength of effects that I wanted. It may be the strain or the hybrid that went into making the cannabis oil or this could’ve just been a mild batch. I ended up cutting one in half so I could increase the dose to closer to12.5mg. That helped, so if you are tolerant of THC and experienced with edibles, you may find after testing that a but more than your usual dose may be needed to get the effects you want.

With what I experienced as a mild effect, these are great for people who are sensitive to THC or who get the effects they want from a lower dose. Always start low and go slow with edibles and judge the impact for yourself, as we all react differently to different cannabis edibles.

Wrap Up

I love it when edibles are labeled as Sativa or Indica to give folks a better idea of the effects to expect. Kanha NANO Sativa THC Cran-Pomegrante gummies are a good choice. While I find the flavor just okay, some folks love cranberry-cherry flavor and it didn’t put me off of using them, it is not my preferred taste. Overall a good choice if you are looking for mild effects in a Sativa THC gummy edible with quicker onset of effects.

Taste: 3

Strength: 4

Website: https://sunderstorm.com/kanha-gummies/?#nano