If you ask us, cannabis tastes great — but not great enough that we want to drink it. Luckily, cannabis-infused products have come a long way with masking the pungent flavor, and we have some favorites. But to save you from having a really good time, we taste-tested three products: a cola, an elixir, and a powder. Below is our honest review of each, so you can cool down with a refreshing cannabis beverage this summer!
This cola is the original cannabis soda and one of the first Colorado-based beverages to hit shelves. No really, Keef Cola has been around for a decade, and this brand set the bar high for others since its release.
For this specific review, we chose the Classic Cola flavor, but we also carry Purple Passion (grape), Blue Razz (raspberry), Orange Kush (orange soda) and Root Beer (mix that with ice cream)! With just 120 calories, we paired it with a nice quarantine meal of a home-made cheeseburger and air fryer french fries. (Soda, a cheeseburger, and fries — can you name a better American pairing?) Keef Cola Original has a delicious, not-too-sweet cola taste, and zero-to-very-little cannabis taste. And with just 10mg of THC in each bottle, it’s okay to drink this in just a few minutes — the flavor is that delicious! It’s also worth mentioning that there is NO high fructose corn syrup in these colas!
Not only does it taste excellent, but it also provides a fun, euphoric high. Perfect for socializing. This is what to take with you to the next cookout!
Next time you’re at Denver Dispensary, we highly recommend that you pick up a Keef Cola flavor that speaks to you.
Dixie Berry Lemonade Elixir
Very few things take us back to summer vacation memories like the taste of lemonade – is there a better summer beverage? Turns out, there is! Throw some berries and THC into this nostalgic mix, and now you have the ultimate summer drink.
From the moment the elixir hits your taste buds, you’ll enjoy the combination of sweet berries and refreshing, tart citrus. This 100mg THC bottle provides 6mg of THC per serving, so we recommend that you mix this elixir with lemonade, Sprite, or even water for a low-calorie option.
One of our favorite things about Dixie Berry Lemonade Elixir is that its effects can be felt in just 30 minutes! Thanks to their homogenization technology, Dixie increases bioavailability and reduces uptake time. The high not only comes on quickly but lasts a long time, too! You’ll feel chill and relaxed while still able to get things done.
This is great for park days, movies or easing workday stresses. So, yes, we’d say it passes the summertime refresher test.
Ripple Balanced 50:50
Whether you want to be inconspicuous, or you like to make just about anything a cannabis edible, Ripple is your friend. This dissolvable cannabis powder is flavorless, odorless and calorie-free! For this particular review, we tried Ripple Balanced 50:50, which provides 10mg of cannabis (5mg THC + 5mg CBD) in each single-dose packet.
We taste-tested Ripple Balanced dissolved in both water and a chai latte. When mixed with water, there’s a hint of “powder supplement” flavor, but nothing too strong or grassy. So, if you’re a calorie counter or prefer to save your calories for the munchies, Ripple + water is a great option for you. If you’re into more flavorful drinks, then you’ll be happy to know that you can mix Ripple with anything else. And we mean ANYTHING — including food!
Ripple is widely loved for its fast-acting technology, which provides THC absorption in just 15 minutes and CBD that is 650% more bioavailable in the first 15 minutes! Since Ripple Balanced contains 5mg THC, the psychoactive high was mellow and the CBD provided a calming effect. Perfect for laying around and relaxing at any time of day.
Looking for something stronger? Ripple Pure provides 10mg THC in each serving; we like this one for social events. For stressful days or post-workout relief, we recommend Ripple Relief, which boasts 20mg of CBD and 0.5mg THC in each serving.
This versatile cannabis product is too convenient, so we call it a must-have for any edible lover.
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