America’s tastiest holiday treats ’22
The holidays can bring as many headaches as heartwarming moments, but here’s a reason to say thank you: Cannabis edibles prices continue to fall.
Average grocery prices fell 30% in Michigan and 13.5% in Massachusetts this year, analytics firm Headset reported last month. Legal THC remains deflationary. We will cheer for that.
Whether you’re a boomer giving your lungs a break or a bohemian tripping the astral plane – it’s time to get in the mood, melt on the couch and sample some of the best selling delicious THC gummies, chocolates, Enjoy caramels and biscuits.
have seen everything? Live a little with Leafly’s list of weird new concoctions like cranberry drinks, infused gravy, baking ingredients, hot peanuts and pretzels.
There are about 575 brands of edibles in the US, which is just amazing. The experts at Leafly reached into their test bags for these 13 unbeatable edible picks from the US.
And remember – the Wednesday before Thanksgiving – Green Wednesday – shows up at your local store. Early risers get the gummy worm. Start a bag for delivery today.
Product reviewer: David Downs, Amelia Williams, Dante Jordan
Dee Thai rosin gums
“Dee” is the Thai word for “good”. $19/100mg; Sold in CA. (Courtesy of Dee Thai)
Giving away edibles? Dee Thai gummy candies are delicious and offer unique flavors while leaving the body feeling comfortable and relaxed. Founder Josh Schmidt comes from a large, respected farm, Natura, and the year-old California recreation brand continues to turn a profit. Dee Thai currently offers six main flavors: pineapple, guava, jackfruit, mango, lychee and mangosteen. A tamarind flavored gummy bear gets the most hype for the RS11 rosin in collaboration with Doja Pak.
Dee Thai’s treats are vegan, pectin-based, gluten-free and solvent-free. Schmidt likes rosin, unlike cheaper alternatives like distillate. The goal of the brand? Tribe specific medicine for relaxation. Edible rosin hash eaters report a deeper, more multi-faceted body high. “We try to hunt them down [cannabutter] High.” Dee Thai gummies are available at 70 California stores, including most STIIIZY stores and weed delivery app Eaze. Keep an eye out for future Dee Thai collaborations with Fidels, Your Highness and Lola Holistic.
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🔒Pro Tip: Label and seal edibles to keep grandparents, kids, and pets away from fortified foods (and a possible trip to the ER).
Good Tide Rosin Gums by Wyld
Keep it clean and green: Good Tide’s CO2-neutral packaging contains no plastic. $19.78/100mg; Sold in CO, OR and CA. (Courtesy of Wyld)
America loves its edibles in the form of squishy, colorful gummy bears. Gummies make up seven out of ten edibles sold, and bestseller Wyld dominates. New this season – hash rosin gummies. We believe hash rosin is the best source of THC for edibles. It’s the pure, unadulterated essence of cannabis and brings you closer to a full-spectrum high. Fight the winter blues with these tropical vegan gummies in mango, guava and pineapple.
Georgia peach jam bites from Marma
$6.75/100mg; Sold in CA, WA. (Courtesy of Marmas)
Biting into a marma isn’t like biting into a regular edible – they’re confectioner’s quality and firm but will yield to a bite, unlike gummy gelatin gums. Marmas came from Washington and are making waves in California this season. They’re vegan, gluten-free, and now available in Blue Raspberry with Live Resin, Georgia Peach, and Sour Watermelon flavors. Unlike Distillate, Live Gum Extract offers brighter, more diverse flavors thanks to the freshly frozen flower source of Live Gum.
Toci Treats by The People’s Ecosystem
New for Danksgiving, the BIPOC-led People’s Ecosystem Toci Treats. Price N/A / 100mg; Sold in CA. (Courtesy of The People’s Ecosystem)
The new Toci Treats from The People’s Ecosystem are made with live peanut butter soufflé resin and taste like passion fruit at 10mg per bar. WTF is a Toci Treat? Just coming to California stores, they are based on Day Three Labs edibles technology (developed in Colorado and Israel).
Toci Treats doesn’t use an oil-based emulsion like many other edibles. They use a protein instead. Day Three Labs co-founder Josh Rubin says the formula gets you faster and closer to the high of smoking. Smoking strikes in 90 seconds while eating can take 90 minutes.
Rose Los Angeles poached pear gummies
$45 / 200mg CBD. Sold in CA and nationwide online. (Courtesy of Rose LA)
Open your taste buds to a new world of smoky, sweet and spicy flavors with these Turkish delight-inspired Rose Los Angeles CBD artisan gummies in collaboration with chef Enrique Olvera of Mexican restaurant Pujol. They’re vegan, pear-based, and poached in mezcal with homemade chili powder and hemp rosin. There is no THC buzz here. Each stick contains 10mg of CBD (with 20 total) plus three other cannabis molecules that promote chilling – CBN, CBG and THCV.
Sour Blue Razzberry Gummy Bears from Incredible
$12.50-$15 / 100mg THC and 100mg CBN. Sold in CO, IL, MD, MA, NV, VG, OH. (Courtesy of Incredibles)
Another major cannabis chain, Green Thumb Industries, has their incredible edible brands pumping out viable sours for seven states and Puerto Rico. They’re really tough and satisfying to bite into, with a tart blue raspberry acidity flavor and a fairly standard THC distillate background note. Eat these with food so you don’t overdo it. The THC and CBG blend should keep things upbeat for your winter festivals. Also comes in Sour Cherry Tart and Super Sour Apple Pucker.
More gummy bears? Yes, please. See also: Kiva Camino Sours, Lost Farm Chews; Space Gem Sweet Sleepy Fig; Also relax
CAMP coffee caramel rosin chocolate bar
$20.49/100mg. Sold in NV. (Courtesy of CAMP)
Chocolate lovers can now get their rosin-infused edibles in Nevada, too. CAMP’s Coffee Caramel Rosin Chocolate Bar uses sustainable, Belgian chocolate that is handcrafted in variety-specific batches. This is unlike many simple distillates, which are a blend of different strains. CAMP’s founding chefs, Becky Quan and Ricky McCormick, are culinary veterans on the Las Vegas Strip. The launch batch uses rosin extracted from LA Kush Cake #6—one of Leafly’s most potent strains of 2022. Stoke the fire, unroll the bear rug, and let these melt in your mouth.
Choose Cosmic Caramel X Bites
$N/A / 100mg. Sold in Maine, Michigan. (Select with permission)
Major cannabis chain Curaleaf is sweeping the country this winter with their new limited-edition seasonal Cosmic Caramel Select X Bites. Each celebratory bite comes in 30-45 minutes and packs in 10mg of THC—perfect for keeping your patience and sense of merriment going on those long holiday outings. Maine and Michigan get them first, then Arizona, Florida, Massachusetts and Missouri.
Korova mint chocolate mini dip
You can always eat more, but you can’t eat less. $20 / 100 mg. Sold in CA, OR. (Courtesy Korova)
California edibles brand Korova set the bar for potency in the medical weed heyday. Amid adult-use weed legalization, it still holds its own with new stuff like gummies, but also classics like the Korova Mint Chocolate Mini-Dip in Chocolate Chip Dip, Mint Dip, and Peanut Butter Dip. Each mini packs unrivaled potency—100 mg THC.
“Gram for gram, these new Mini Dips edibles are nearly as potent as the infamous 1,000MG THC Black Bar,” Korova states. A cookie cutting chart on the back of the package helps out novices.
See also: Big Pete’s Sugar Cookies (sold in CA); Bubby’s Baked snickerdoodle (MD, MI, DE, MO).
Gravy, drinks, baking ingredients, and popcorn
Turkey Gravy Mix from Kiva
$5 / 10 mg. Sold in CA. (Courtesy Kiva)
Buttery, rich, savory flavors of rosemary, thyme, and oregano make this infused Turkey Gravy Mix from Kiva a hit at Friendsgiving. Boil some water, tear open the packet, mix, and—boom! Thanksgiving chit-chat just got more bearable. Shoutout to market leader Kiva for taking a risk on a rare savory edible, and a baking mix at that. Kiva founder Kristi Palmer said the gravy gets folks high while still avoiding sweets. “The gravy is such an accessible way to introduce people to cannabis. I hope it helps people connect, laugh, and enjoy the moment.”
Cranberry Sage drink from Cann
Cann cran sage comes in 8-oz 6-packs ($24), 12-oz Hi Boys, Roadie drink mixes, and a 30-dose Bottle ($42.90) Sold in CA, MA, RI, NV, IL, and Canada. (Courtesy Cann)
It’s tart, it’s herbaceous, it’s hip—Cann’s holiday cran sage drink is basically the bada$$, nose-pierced Gen Z barista we’re over-tipping. Cann runs the drinks game out of California with its Goop-approved, little, microdose cans of on-trend drink flavors. Enjoy a hangover and regret-free Cali sober Christmas on these 2 mg THC drinks with 4 mg CBD. Even newbies “could have three or four of these over the course of a day” without adverse effects, said Cann CEO Jake Bullock.
See also: HiFi Sessions x Lagunitas x Absolute Xtracts – HiFi Hoppy Chill; Keef Cola Root Beer.
Infused salt, sugar, or ramen from Left-Handed
$13 / 100 mg. Contains 20 packets. Sold in WA, MA. (Courtesy Left-Handed)
Go on an adventure in your own kitchen with Left-Handed’s infused baking ingredients—sugars and spices spiked with 10 mg THC per pack. Skip the mystery cannabutter overdose spirit journey with these precision-tested packets of sugar, sugar and cinnamon, salt, or ramen. The sugar helps sweeten up the perfect loco hot coco. The salt can spice up a slice of turkey. Use caution actually baking with Left-Handed pre-activated THC. Too much heat (above 300ºF) will burn the high right out of the mix.
See also: Self-Baked DIYcannabis-infused brownies and cookies.
Kringle’s Krunch popcorn from Heavenly Sweet
We gettin’ Santa’s reindeer-high. $24 / 100 mg. Sold in CA. (Courtesy Heavenly Sweet)
Red, white and green is the color palette as we enter November, and now, your treats can match your festive front lawns and living rooms. Heavenly Sweet’s Kringle Krunch cinnamon and white chocolate-infused popcorn bites allow you to microdose your way through the New Year. Each piece of popcorn contains 1 mg in a 100 mg total package. Founder Sheila Dedenbach said they’re “a delicious combination between cinnamon hot and the sweet creaminess [of] white chocolate that would be absolutely lovely in a bowl” presented with the other hors d’oeuvres at your upcoming party.
See also: Real Deal Resin Hasher Snacks Honey-Roasted Chipotle Peanuts (CA); Red Hot Riplets (MO); Uncle Snoop’s Snazzle-O’s by TSUMo Snacks (CA); High Life Farms Nuggies Chocolate Covered Pretzel Bites (MI, CA.)
We’re stuffed full of edibles for this post and we’re totally flying. See you later this month for our next holiday guide.
What’s the best thing to do with edibles? Sleep? turn vinyl? Comment below.
Leafly Editor-in-Chief David Downs received a Literary Excellence Award from Oaksterdam University in 2022. He has published three books on cannabis since 2009, including the best-selling book Marijuana Harvest, which spans cannabis plant research. Downs has been a visiting professor at the Journalism Law School at Loyola Marymount University Law School, UC Berkeley Extension, and has contributed to the continuing education of the Bar Association’s Marijuana Law Hub, sponsored by the University of California and the State Bar of California. Downs’ work has been published in the San Francisco Chronicle, New York Times, Scientific American, Wired, Rolling Stone, The Onion, Columbia Journalism Review, High Times, Billboard, and many others. He holds a bachelor’s degree in English Literature from UC Santa Barbara and was a fellow at the Academy of Alternative Journalism at the Medill School of Journalism in Chicago.
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