Edibles

Cannabis edible review: Mellows

Sweet dreams are made of this gourmet, handcrafted, cannabis-infused marshmallow. If you want to double down on dessert and be guaranteed a relaxed rest, then the gravity-defying, joy-inducing Mellows are the treats for you.

Mellows.

I tried the strawberry shortcake Mellow, which is not overbearingly sweet, and tastes a lot like strawberry jam but with a marshmallow’s fluffy consistency. Quality ingredients create a treat that feels good to eat – coconut oil adds to a super smooth texture. There’s even buttery shortcake crumbs on top, a dose of whimsy that makes this product stand out above the crowd.

The cannabis used in this treat is single-origin Red Congolese sativa, so it is on the elevating/euphoric side of the cannabis spectrum. I experienced some happy elation for one to two hours after consumption. But true to its name, the Mellow mellows into a soft calm that I found eased me into a great night’s rest.

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While not explicitly for sleep, what I like about these edibles is their low dose. Because each mellow is just 5mg THC, you know what you’re getting into, which makes it perfect for those who are newer to cannabis consumption. If you’re sensitive to THC’s effects, I’d recommend simply cutting this treat in half for a 2.5 mg dose. I ate the whole treat in one sitting (how could I resist?) and it never felt overpowering. Edibles do take between 60 to 120 minutes to feel their effects, and the Mellow was on the slower side to kick in for me. Definitely wait before reaching for the second marshmallow, as tempting as it will be.

This treat comes in boxes of 12 artisanal marshmallows. Other assorted flavors include Pumpkin Spice, Cookies & Cream, Orange Dreamsicle, Peanut Butter Pretzel, Brown Butter Sage and Birthday Cake.

Mellows

The wrap: Mellows are ideal for a combination of elevating joy, pleasure, and later on, relaxation. While not a go-to for sleep, good rest is a likely side benefit of this easy-to-dose, handcrafted edible.

Effectiveness: 10 out of 10 for mood elevation, 8 for deep sleep

Flavor: 10 out of 10

Price: $3 for one Mellow, $39 for a 12-piece box


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