Curaleaf released their first “true” edible product in Florida in late 2020, in the form of their “Nano Chew” edibles. I tried this product soon after it was released. What I found is that while the taste wasn’t great, the effects had a faster onset than traditional edibles, and seemed to be more noticeable.
The “Classic Chew” product is similar, but focuses on providing a more balanced experience, aiming for a combination of good effects with a better taste.
I found that to be the case with the lemon flavored Classic Chews that I recently picked up. The taste is markedly better, and while the effects have a longer delay before onset, they are similar in strength to the Nano Chews.
Ingredients: Corn Syrup, Sugar, Filtered Water, Gelatin, Natural Flavors, Sorbitol, Pectin, Citric Acid, Cannabis Oil, Cannabis Terpenes
Other nutritional information: Each chew is 10 calories, made up of 2 grams of sugar.
Each of the 20x 10mg chews is soft and squishy in texture, much like a gummy candy. I found the texture of the Classic Chews to be slightly more “wet” than that of the Nano Chews or the “Sublingual Tablets“.
The pieces did want to stick to each other a good bit (kept indoors in their jar at room temperature), but did not rip or tear when I pulled them apart.
Overall, these seemed like solid edible chew candies.
Product Quality/Consistency Rating: 7.50/10.00
The taste of the Classic Chews shows what I think is a very substantial improvement in taste, compared to the previous edibles I’ve found at Curaleaf.
The Lemon flavored chews taste almost identical to a lemon Starburst candy. There’s a slight bitter aftertaste from the distillate used in the chews, but it isn’t bad – not nearly as cringe-inducing as the “Arctic Berry” flavored chews.
If flavor is a huge deciding factor in your preference of edible products, this is the best product that Curaleaf has right now.
Taste Rating: 8.00/10.00
Oral cannabis effects are different than inhalation by their very nature. They are very dose-dependent, and vary greatly from patient to patient based on individual tolerance. For an educational recap of oral cannabis effects, click here.
The effects feel very similar to other edible cannabis products currently available: more body-prominent in lower doses, and increasingly cerebral in higher doses, all relative to individual tolerance.
I found the Lemon Classic Chews to have “indica-dominant hybrid” effects. My usual dose of this product is 2 chews (20 mg), and it can make me sleepy if it’s late in the day and paired with smoking an indica flower. I find that when I use edible products, I have a much less desire to smoke flower (my main method of consumption), and when I do, the effects really seem to compound on one another – and quickly. New patients should keep this in mind as well: inhalation products are going to hit much harder when combined with edible products, so tread lightly if you don’t have much experience with edibles.
It takes me around an hour to two hours to really start feeling the effects of the Classic Chews, around double the time it took for me to feel the Nano Chews. Effects seem to peak around the 3 hour mark, and start to taper down after that. Remember that everyone is different, however, and your onset time for edibles may vary greatly from mine.
Possibly good for treating:
- Minor to moderate aches and pains
- Lack of motivation (in lower doses)
- General relaxation/relief
- Relief of nausea and other gastrointestinal symptoms
- Insomnia (especially in higher doses)
Effects Rating: 7.50/10.00
Overall Rating: 7.66/10.00
Curaleaf’s “Classic Chews” are best described as a “good” product.
I really enjoyed the convenience of the small chews, and the lemon flavor of this product was much more enjoyable than anything else I’ve gotten from Curaleaf. It seems they are really starting to explore more edible products – like many other MMTCs in Florida – and I look forward to trying and reviewing more of their new edibles soon!
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