Drift away into a rich euphoria that gets you higher than the treetops, a feat that’s easily accomplished with the star of today’s product review: the Peach Gummies from Treetop Hemp Co.! These gummies pack a powerful punch and are unique in a big way: each sugary-crystal coated peach ring packs a whopping 60mg of Delta-8 THC! These are quite possibly the strongest gummies I’ve ever seen, and certainly the strongest gummies I’ve ever reviewed to date. Before I take the plunge on these powerful sweets, I’ll briefly recap what Delta-8 THC is and what to expect when consuming cannabinoid-infused edibles. Let’s get started!
Delta-8 THC: AKA “Weed Lite/Diet Weed”
Ever since the passing of the 2018 Farm Bill, the market has become populated with various forms of hemp-derived cannabinoids that contain 0.3% THC or less. One of the first cannabinoids on the scene became known as “weed lite” or “diet weed” due to its less-intense effects: Delta-8 THC. This unique cannabinoid occurs naturally in the hemp plant and shares many similarities with the Delta-9 THC (the active compound in marijuana). While Delta-9 THC has a double bond on the 9th carbon chain, Delta-8 THC has the double bond on the 8th carbon chain. This subtle shift in its makeup allows Delta-8 THC to deliver the same effects but in a more subdued high. Users who have been scarred by the overwhelming and uncomfortably intense high from marijuana tend to prefer the milder (albeit heady) Delta-8 THC high that allows them to remain clear-headed and in control. Despite the 2018 Farm Bill’s ruling that hemp-derived cannabinoids with a 0.3% THC content or less are classified as federally legal, a handful of states have their own legislation regarding hemp and its derivatives. It’s strongly advised to check with your local state laws to ensure you can purchase and consume Delta-8 THC without legal repercussions.
Delta-8 Product Types and Dosages
The sheer volume of Delta-8 THC products available to consumers is staggering. With new products popping up everyday, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed and confused on what to choose. If you’re new to Delta-8 THC, consider starting off with edibles like gummies and softgels. There’s also a similar category of products called sublinguals, which features products that are designed to be consumed under the tongue (i.e., tinctures, oils, and dissolving oral strips). For those who prefer to vape or smoke, you may enjoy inhalable products like flower, pre-rolls, and vape cartridges. These are the basic categories, but you may see products like drinkables, hard candies, and distillate-filled syringes that offer a unique way to enjoy a Delta-8 THC high.
When it comes to dosages, not all products are created equal. The key is to figure out what amount of Delta-8 THC works best for you. Beginners should start off with 5-15mg of Delta-8 THC, and then slowly progress to about 15-30mg. Anything stronger than 30mg is usually considered a heavy dose and should only be consumed if your THC tolerance is extremely high. Most manufacturers will list a suggested dose on the product packaging and an expected start time for the effects to kick in. It’s best to adhere to these recommended dosages until you have a better grasp of how Delta-8 THC affects you. For example, I know that my “sweet spot” dosage is about 25mg. Since the Treetop Hemp Co. Peach Gummies contain 60mg of Delta-8 THC per gummy, I’ll be cutting the gummy in half to ensure I don’t consume too much in a single session.
I’ve had the unfortunate experience of consuming a 50mg gummy and I was extremely uncomfortable and increasingly uneasy as the high progressed. The best advice I can offer if you do accidentally consume too much Delta-8 THC in a single dose is to remain calm. Try to calm yourself by laying down, snuggling with your partner, pet, or pillow, and drink lots of water. Depending on the type of product you’ve consumed, your high can last for several hours. Remind yourself that the effects are only temporary and will eventually fade. Now that you’ve been properly warned, it’s time to check out the brand behind these Peach Gummies: the Treetop Hemp Co.!
Treetop Hemp Co. Brand Information
I’ve noticed that the majority of Delta-8 THC gummies tend to stay within the 20-30mg Delta-8 THC range. Yet Treetop Hemp Co. is the first brand I’ve seen to advocate such a high Delta-8 THC content. A quick web browser search redirected me to the company website and I was instantly greeted with a 30% welcome coupon as their store was “up and running.” I clicked the Shop Now button and a new page opened to display their available products. The left side of the page displayed three different sorting options: brands, categories (products) and types (of cannabinoids).
I toggled the “Gummies” option under Categories, Treetop Hemp Co. under Brands, and Delta-8 THC under Types. Four flavors popped up my screen, which I encourage you to check out, but I had eyes for only one of the gummies: the Peach ones! There are two pricing options for these gummies based on quantity: the 5-pack goes for $17.99 and the 10-pack goes for $29.99. Regardless of which count you select, the amount of Delta-8 THC per gummy remains the same (60mg per piece). I didn’t see any subscription option for additional discounts, but I remembered the 30% off code that was displayed when I first entered the site. This option will probably get taken down eventually, so if you’re on a budget, you might want to consider purchasing these gummies sooner rather than later. Now that we’ve covered the preliminaries, it’s time for the taste taste and effects from these high Delta-8 THC content Peach Gummies from Treetop Hemp Co.!
Peach Gummies Product Review
Delta-8 THC-infused gummies are one of my favorite forms of cannabinoid consumption, what with my raging sweet tooth and patience for the effects to kick in. While the peach flavor made me eager to try these gummies, the exorbitant amount of Delta-8 THC was enough to make me pause. I decided that rather than overwhelm my senses with too much Delta-8 THC, I’d cut these gummies in half and enjoy a reduced amount of 30mg. I tore open the pouch using the tear strip and opened the zipper seal. I peered into the small pouch and was delighted to see that the peach gummies were o-ring shaped! Since there was no picture of the gummies listed on the site, I was very happy to see the familiar shaped sweet from my childhood.
I held the pouch to my nostrils and was instantly enamored with the warm and sweet peach scent. I carefully fished one of the sugar-coated rings out and placed it on the countertop. Using a sharp knife, I carefully cut the gummy in half and noted that the gummy was easily severed. I selected one of the pieces, tossed the other half into the pouch, and carefully resealed it. After examining the gummy for a few seconds, I popped it into my mouth and began to chew. My taste buds were instantly delighted by the sweet and juicy peach flavor. The flavor was excellent and reminded me of the candy store treat from my childhood. The sweetness gave way to a perfect hint of sourness and I felt the sugar crystals crunching beneath my teeth. The texture was soft and easy to chewy, and I found myself wishing that I could eat the entire bag! There were no pieces left in my teeth and there was only a slight aftertaste of hemp. My only complaint would be a light burning sensation in my throat about 30 seconds after swallowing the gummy, but I chalked it up to the high Delta-8 THC content. While I would have loved to consume quite a few more due to the flavorful and authentic peach flavor (and trust me, I wistfully looked at the container debating whether or not to eat the other half), I successfully restrained myself from eating more than the cut half and to patiently await the effects.
I began to feel a slight something about an hour after I had initially consumed the gummy. There was a light mental fog that descended upon my senses and gradually increased after about an hour and fifteen minutes. My eyelids began to feel heavy and it became difficult to keep them fully open. I experienced a light dry mouth that was not overpowering, but water tasted incredibly cool and refreshing. I felt an enhanced sense of touch as well as a warm tingling in my face, hands, and feet. I enjoyed a deep relaxation coupled with a pronounced drowsiness, yet I felt more creative and focused. My whole body felt heavy and couch-locked as if I was covered by a weighted blanket. After a few hours, I was able to fall asleep quickly and enjoyed a refreshing sleep. Upon awakening, I was pleased that there were no lingering effects (a hangover high, as I like to call it) and I was able to go about my day with no traces of the previous evening’s high.
Despite only consuming half of the recommended dosage, these gummies tasted delicious and delivered incredibly relaxing effects. I imagine that munching an entire gummy would bring even more intense effects…perhaps too intense. Consuming too much Delta-8 THC in a single session can have unpleasant results (trust me, I know from experience!) including extreme drowsiness, increased paranoia, and an overwhelming sense of uneasiness. With these gummies, I don’t recommend consuming more than half until you have a solid grasp of how much Delta-8 THC your body can handle.
Treetop Hemp Co. General Information
In the world of Delta-8 THC and other hemp-derived cannabinoids, there are thousands of brands who claim to offer premium and potent products. But how do you as a consumer verify that? That’s where independent third-party lab testing comes in. Many reputable companies will send their products out for testing by unaffiliated labs. These labs are compensated only for the time spent on testing these products, and are solely used to verify the potency and purity of the product. Since these labs are both independent and third-party, this helps ensure the results are unaltered and unbiased. Treetop Hemp Co. proudly displays the results of their independent lab test results (also called Certificates of Authority or CoA’s) on the top banner of their website. Once you click on the tab that says “Lab Results,” you’ll be redirected to an organized page that lists all the CoA’s of the products tested. The categories are broken down by product and flavor to help you easily navigate to the CoA you’re looking for. These results are also listed on the product packaging in the form of a QR code.
Keep in mind that the mere presence of a CoA does not always mean the product has been properly tested. Some unscrupulous brands will pirate these results, doctor them to make them look legitimate for their products, and pass them off as their own. To combat this, you should always contact the lab listed on the CoA and provide them with the batch number and product tested. This extra step will take a bit longer but is a sure-fire way to confirm you’re dealing with an honorable company.
I wasn’t able to find any information regarding Treetop Hemp Co.’s hemp. I realize that the site itself seems to have just launched, which would also explain why there aren’t many product reviews on these products. I spent a few minutes searching the site to confirm I wasn’t missing it, but this information was strangely absent. I also noticed that the blog section was completely bare, which indicates the website hasn’t had time to fully mature. I will gladly update this section of the review if this information becomes available, but for right now, I was not able to find any information regarding the hemp, its origin, the cannabinoid extraction process, or manufacturing. This isn’t necessarily cause for concern, but it did seem a bit odd that this information was absent on the site.
The packaging for the Treetop Hemp Co. Peach Gummies was beautifully designed and had a very luxurious appearance, thanks to the use of glossy reflective material. The resealable pouch was peach-colored and had the brand name and logo placed directly in the center, as well as the flavor (Peach). I appreciated how easily the resealable pouch was to both open and seal, as some pouches make it ridiculously difficult to separate the rubber “ziplock” style seals. The total mg (600mg) was clearly displayed in the top right section, which was further explained by the mg count per gummy (60mg). A bold banner on the bottom section of the pouch displayed a scannable QR code for quick access to the lab results as well as the total THC content (less than 0.3% Delta-9 THC), thus making it federally legal for resale.
I was very surprised to see that the recommended dosage was marked as 1 gummy, especially since these gummies are quite potent. An age restriction, a warning not to operate machinery and manufacturing information were also listed, but I was especially intrigued when I noticed an expiration date and batch number listed. It’s rare that I see an expiration date and even more rare to find a batch number listed on the product packaging itself. Lastly, the rear of the pouch displayed a full-ingredient list, cannabinoid content, and more warnings for usage. The entire package was aesthetically pleasing and chock full of information pertinent to both new and experienced users.
These Peach Gummies by Treetop Hemp Co. were absolutely incredible and I highly enjoyed reviewing them. The delicious peach flavor was magnificent and I was sorely tempted to keep eating them to keep that authentic flavor going! I didn’t feel a harsh burning sensation in the back of my throat and there was no bitter aftertaste after swallowing. The effects began at a reasonable time and lasted for several hours. The high itself was rich and euphoric, offering a sense of relaxation and calm that was deeply needed after a long day. I was able to fall asleep quickly and didn’t experience any linger effects in the morning. The packaging was lovely and simple to open and reseal, and I loved that there was so much information readily available on it.
My only complaint about these gummies is also what makes them unique: the extremely high Delta-8 THC content. I firmly believe that their recommended dosage of a single gummy with a 60mg count should be reevaluated. I’ve tried gummies with only a 25mg count and the recommended dose was half a gummy. If you’re not familiar with how Delta-8 THC works or haven’t had enough experience to know what your sweet spot dosage is, consuming an entire gummy could have less-than desirable effects. I do realize that some individuals with high THC tolerance need such a gummy as this, but for me, I was content with consuming a mere half.
If you have the opportunity to try these gummies for yourself, I definitely recommend you do! I was honored to sample the Peach flavor and would love to know your thoughts on their other flavors and products. Be sure to share your experiences with any product from the Treetop Hemp Co. and choose your dosage wisely! In my next review, I’ll be checking out the Mango Vegan Gummies from Premium Jane! I had the pleasure of reviewing this particular brand recently and I’m excited to check out their next product. Hope to see you again soon for this and other exhaustive reviews from brands and products across the country!