Admit it, we’ve all been there. Despite our best efforts and trying every recipe in the book, our attempts at herb-infused brownies just never work out.
- The Best Marijuana Edibles Have Become Even Better
- 15. Organic Vanilla Almond Milk – Mary Jane Juice Co.
- 14. 1:1 Gel Caps from Care By Design
- 13. Franklin’s Secret BBQ Sauce by AVG
- 12. Infused Coconut Oil by Zendo
- 11. Drip Ice Cream
- 10. Lord Jones Natural Fruit Gumdrops
- 9. Moxie Red Velvet Cake Jar by Moxie 710
- 8. Super Fruit Bar by Cheef Naturals
- 7. Salted Pistachio Mint Bar by Incredibles
- 6. Dulce de Leche Bon Bons 100mg by Altai Brands
- 5. The Crescendo Collection
- 4. XXL Espresso Beans 500mg by Altai Brands
- 3. Satori Chocolates’ Chocolate Covered Strawberries
- 2. Honey Cocoa Almonds by Zendo
- 1. Brownie by Laurie and Mary Jane
- Guidelines for Enjoying Cannabis Edibles
- Your Thoughts?
If it didn’t end in a soggy mess (although you must be super clumsy to fail at our classic weed brownie recipe), it was probably a culinary event you’re not likely to repeat. Until now.
As the medicinal benefits of marijuana become more appreciated and understood worldwide, the edibles industry is booming.
According to Forbes Magazine, the US reported a staggering 30% increase in marijuana sales during 2016. They also noted a definite trend towards edibles and concentrates taking preference over smoking marijuana.
“What? Why?” We’ve found the answers. Check out our list of the best marijuana edibles around.
The Best Marijuana Edibles Have Become Even Better
Now that cannabis edibles are out of the closet, manufacturers need to comply with regulations.
The maximum dosage of THC per serving must be printed on the packaging, along with anything else the consumer needs to know. In this way, the marijuana industry has been brought in line with the standards for other medications and foods.
What’s more, as the industry grows, suppliers are making a concerted effort to keep it clean and move away from the stigma associated with marijuana. Reputable brands will not risk their reputations by using inferior ingredients or by misrepresenting the strength of their product.
Every year, there are competitions to determine who is cooking up the best marijuana edibles, and these competitions are becoming fiercely competitive. Strict criteria determine the outcome of these events:
Raw ingredients are scrutinized under a microscope for bugs, faecal matter (yuck…), webs, and THC levels are checked in a laboratory. Those who exceed their advertised limit or dish up inferior products are marked down.
We had a look at some of the top contenders in 2017 and came up with 15 of the best marijuana edibles to change your outlook on eating weed forever.
15. Organic Vanilla Almond Milk – Mary Jane Juice Co.
We rate Organic Vanilla Almond Milk as one of the best edibles that you can’t eat. It’s infinitely drinkable though, and may even be the milkshake that brings the boys to the yard.
The Mary Jane Juice Co. has been uplifting their organic fruit juice with marijuana for years. Now they have turned their attention to non-dairy milk products.
The results have been a resounding success. Almond does a great job of masking the bitter flavour of the herb and the entire experience makes for smooth sipping.
Resist the urge to down the whole bottle. It consists of two servings for a total kick of 100mg per serving, which can be a little on the heavy side for some.
The High Times Cannabis Cup put this thirst quencher in 3rd place for 2017.
14. 1:1 Gel Caps from Care By Design
Likewise, Care by Design’s (or “CBD”, get it?) gel caps are hardly an after-dinner snack. Yet, we love what they have done with this product so much that it makes the list anyway. They also achieved second place in the High Times Cannabis Cup for 2017.
Designed specifically to relieve pain for long periods of time, Care By Design’s products are all CBD-rich and available in varying strengths. This allows the user to gauge their own needs and take control of their pain relief.
The precision which goes into producing these tabs is admirable. The oil is extracted cleanly using supercritical CO2 and each bottle is quality tested before it leaves the factory.
This is exactly the kind of care and attention to detail that the industry needs and earns Care By Design a place on most lists of the best marijuana edibles.
13. Franklin’s Secret BBQ Sauce by AVG
Highly rated and seriously secret, a bottle of this is so hard to come by that we were unable to test it.
It makes a good contrast to the sweet treats ahead though. We also enjoy the flexibility of a marijuana-infused sauce. It’s easy to use as little or as much as you like.
The sauce also managed a 6th place overall in the estimation of the High Times Cannabis Cup judges for this year. We’ll take their word for it.
12. Infused Coconut Oil by Zendo
This product moves up the ranks by sheer versatility. Coconut oil is the darling of the Banting movement and useful for creating so many delicious things.
Together with cannabutter, infused coconut oil is one of the most important ingredients in the creation of the best cannabis edibles. The strong taste of coconut masks any marijuana tang.
The Cannabis Cup awarded this staple ingredient with the 9th position for 2017.
11. Drip Ice Cream
No list of the best edibles is complete without ice cream (we all scream for ice cream, am I right?). This high-kicking hit is available in either a 14 mg or 75mg THC variety for almost instant pain relief. Ice cream acts faster than even the best marijuana edibles.
Flavours include lavender honey, cookies and cream, salted caramel and coconut lemon zest (non-dairy). All of these are non-GMO, use local ingredients and fair trade. The milk is natural and rBST free and the product is made using cannabis extract.
At last, ice-cream that’s good for you!
10. Lord Jones Natural Fruit Gumdrops
These low dose sweets are one of the top edibles for beginners, with just 10 milligrams of THC each.
The gum drops contain only 5 ingredients and are created from all-natural flavours. There are 8 different tastes to choose from:
- Wild Strawberry
- Blood Orange
- Passion Fruit
The extravagant packaging labelled, ‘For your Royal Highness’ was a hit with us. High Times magazine recognizes these sweets as the best low dose edible for new users.
9. Moxie Red Velvet Cake Jar by Moxie 710
Moxi 701 usually comes in on the back end of the marijuana edibles market.
This top laboratory is responsible for producing high-quality medicinal marijuana strains and derivatives. Their Strawberry Banana lemonade Indica strain came out tops in the SoCal Medical Cannabis Cup in 2016.
They came to the party in this year’s High Times Cannabis Cup though. Their delectable layers of red velvet cake and cream tied up neatly in a jar earned them a 5th place in High Times’ estimation of the best edibles.
8. Super Fruit Bar by Cheef Naturals
Say goodbye to boring health bars and hello to happiness when you snack on one of these.
Packed with goji berries, golden berries, mulberries, dates, cinnamon, rolled oats and cacao nibs, this is a super food all on its own. The bar is 100% organic, vegan, gluten and dairy-free, is non-GMO, free of preservatives and contains only natural sweeteners.
Then there’s the high dose of 100, 200 or 500mg of hybrid activated THC per pack.
This super snack is not for the faint-hearted but it’s healthful qualities earned it 8th position at the Cannabis Cup.
7. Salted Pistachio Mint Bar by Incredibles
As one of the most reliable brands when it comes to dose measurements, the Incredibles are regular contenders at cannabis competitions.
This year their salted pistachio mint bar achieved a 3rd place in the Colorado Cup and was commended for their 100% accurate lab results.
These handmade delicacies are trusted for their pain relief properties with 10mg of THC in every block. The nutty, salty flavour with just a touch of mint is refreshing and pleasant. The best part is the layer of creamy white chocolate which brings it all together.
Other popular tastes in the Incredibles chocolate range include affogato, cookies and cream and black cherry.
6. Dulce de Leche Bon Bons 100mg by Altai Brands
Ooh, La La! The sugar rush will get you if the THC doesn’t.
These colourful angular bonbons start off with a blend of caramelized condensed milk and white chocolate. This mix is then fused with Tahitian vanilla, cream and sugar before being wrapped up in a dark chocolate shell.
Altai has also snuck between 10 and 25 mg of THC in there somewhere, earning these gorgeous chocolates 10th place over all at the Cannabis Cup.
The whole deal is presented in sets of four laid out in a classy black tin.
5. The Crescendo Collection
These beautiful truffles are made by The Grow Foundry DBA Coda Signature and came first overall at the Colorado Cup.
They look a lot more psychedelic than they are. Bright swirling colours and designs conceal the low 10mg dose hidden in each one.
Along with the THC concealed within their brilliant chocolatey exterior you will find an assortment of gourmet flavours. Either white chocolate spiked with lemon and juniper berries, milk chocolate steeped in Earl Grey tea with a lick of Colorado honey, or a creamy Maldon-salted caramel.
Now that’s addictive!
4. XXL Espresso Beans 500mg by Altai Brands
If you’re a ‘go all out’ kind of person, you’ll meet your match with these powerful snacks. Delivering a caffeine fix matched with a cannabis blast of 25 to 29mg THC per bean, these little edibles mean business.
The 72% bittersweet dark chocolate coating makes it difficult to stick to just one at a sitting. Those with little self-control better steer clear.
Altai scored big with these by taking 2nd place at the US Cup and 7th place at the High Times Cannabis Cup this year. The judges felt these snacks were ‘the bomb’.
3. Satori Chocolates’ Chocolate Covered Strawberries
The best marijuana edibles for a Valentine’s Day gift for a like-minded friend or for a romantic night in. These delicious bites were awarded the 4th place in the 2017 Cannabis Cup.
Gorgeous in their simplicity, these delectable desserts are made simply by dipping wild strawberries in chocolate. Not just any chocolate though. Satori’s THC chocolate made with high quality, high-potency cannabis oil will do the trick.
The good folk at Satori were even generous enough to share the recipe.
With an average of 3mg per bite, they are definitely moreish.
2. Honey Cocoa Almonds by Zendo
The winners of the High Times Cannabis Cup 2017, Zendo’s almonds achieve that happy place between sweet and savoury.
They are also one of the best marijuana edibles health wise. The healing properties of their key ingredients, honey, and hemp, do the trick.
Honey Cocoa Almonds do pack a powerful 100mg THC punch, so be sure to take them under supervision – it’s really hard not to overdo it.
With no gluten, all-natural ingredients, and funky pyramid package design, these excellent nibbles have it all going for them. They were only just pipped at the post in our estimation.
You’ll see why in a bit…
1. Brownie by Laurie and Mary Jane
It had to be a brownie! Far from everyone’s hit and miss attempts at baking marijuana edibles, these fudge brownies are carefully crafted by a pro in the cannabis kitchen.
Laurie Wolf is hailed as the Martha Stewart of the best cannabis edibles and her talents do not end there. The Laurie and Mary Jane collection also includes almond cakes, chocolate truffles, and cheese crisps.
The winning brownies have just the right amount of melt-in-the-mouthiness and crunch with no grassy taste and a gentle punch. They were the worthy recipients of First place in the Dope Awards ‘Recreational Marijuana – Edible’ category for 2016.
Guidelines for Enjoying Cannabis Edibles
The secret to enjoying marijuana in any form is moderation. Know your limits and be responsible. Here are some tips for taking it easy, they apply to edibles too.
Even the best marijuana edibles take a few hours to kick in, don’t be tempted to consume more if you don’t experience an immediate effect.
Only buy products that have the THC levels clearly marked on the package, along with information such as allergy warnings, an ingredients list, and nutritional values. These are all signs that the product was produced by a reputable supplier.
Read the package for dosage directions and stick to them – less than 15mg of THC is recommended for first-time users.
With so many expertly crafted products around, you need never have a bad experience with marijuana edibles again.
As legislation relaxes, you can even find recipes for creating delicious treats from your own marijuana stash and make your own.
What do you think of our top 15 marijuana edibles? Have you tried any of them? Give us your hit list in the comments below. We’d love a second opinion!