Y’all. I am back on my bullsh- I mean Ripple! You know, the brand that brought us anxiety relieving, CBD-heavy dissolvables and quicksticks. I’m a big fan of Ripple and all its edibles so I was psyched when I got to try out one of their gummy products.
For those of you who don’t know much about Ripple, they’re a cannabis line owned by Stillwater Brands. Ripple gummies fall into similar categories as their sister products, the classic edible dissolvables: Pure, Balanced, and Relief.
Here’s how it breaks down: Pure is its line of THC-only products; Balanced contains an even mix of THC and CBD; and Relief products contain mostly CBD and a touch of THC.
As I personally prefer THC-heavy products when it comes to edibles, I went with a flavor from the Pure line — sour variety. That isn’t to say, however, that Ripple doesn’t carry plenty of other delicious flavors including blood orange, peach cherry, kiwi apple, sour watermelon, green tea mango (part of the Balanced line), and honey lavender (part of the Relief line).
As I am partial to sour flavors when it comes to edibles, the sour variety seemed like the best bang for my buck as it contained sour watermelon, apple, and peach. Three flavors in one, if you will.
I try to keep my cannabis intake to the evenings. I can’t explain it, but it feels much more effective to partake in debauchery (if you can call shoving handfuls of chips into my mouth while watching a cheesy horror movie debauchery). In any case, I asked a friend to visit one evening and partake to catch their thoughts and experience as well.
We sat down for a viewing of “The Thing,” which is NOT a cheesy horror movie but a fantastic film featuring the one and only Kurt Russel. Neither of us had the pleasure of seeing it at that point (and to be honest, I thought it was going to be way too corny for my liking), and we wanted to enjoy ourselves by popping these Ripple gummies.
Each container contains 20 pieces, dosed at 5 mg each. As I have become a regular user of edibles (thanks, COVID-19!) I took my regular dose of 10 mg (2 pieces for you math whizzes) and settled in for an evening of creepy Antarctic aliens murdering scientists after being frozen in ice for thousands of years.
I probably don’t have to tell you that, for a scaredy-cat like me, this turned out to be a bad idea. I’m not what you would consider “brave” and generally cover this up by laughing way too much, whether that be a haunted house tour or scary movie. Paired with the edibles, I kept going back and forth between trying to sink as far back into my couch as I could from the TV to inappropriately bursting into laughter. This, as you can imagine, did not set the scene well for having an immersive film experience for either me or my friend.
I’m glad I managed to write down some notes from the evening, however, as most of it was a blur. One of my most thoughtful notes was, “everything feels warm.” Not entirely sure what that means but I can only assume that it was because probably because my head felt so heavy, I kept hitting my head on the wall behind me? In a severe fit of the munchies, my friend also apparently ate what was left of my edible cookie dough in my fridge. I know this because one of my notes states, and I quote, “Cookie dough is gone now :(”. Not that I had much room to talk smack as I finished an entire bag of Kettle chips by myself that was meant to be shared. Oh well!
What I’m trying to say is, like their other products, Ripple gummies hit the note for me, and I have a feeling it will for you too. Just don’t take the sour variety ones, though. Leave all of them for me, please.
Sir Blaze Ridcully