Aren’t CBD gummies the most fun and delicious CBD product to consume? Well, it depends on numerous factors, including their taste.
One of the most crucial aspects defining your experience with CBD gummies is the ingredients they combine. Unfortunately, quite a lot of CBD products on the market taste awful. So unless you want to imagine being Harry Potter and his friend Ronald Weasley taking their first ride to Hogwarts and trying a variety of unpalatable sweets, you might not enjoy consuming these goods.
Luckily, not all CBD gummies taste the same. Nowadays, a great variety of products allow every consumer to find the best matching product for their needs and taste buds.
Why Do Gummies Taste Bitter?
Cannabis-infused products, both CBD and THC, taste bitter because of their source. Cannabis extracts — where the compounds in these products derive from, are highly bitter and have a natural, earthy taste due to the combination of cannabinoids, terpenes, and flavonoids.
Cannabis product tasting bitter is not uncommon. Some consumers even prefer these products to have a natural, earthy taste because either they like it or think of it as a more natural and healthy product.
Others want a delicious experience while consuming a cannabis-derived product and don’t enjoy its natural flavor.
Do all CBD Gummies Taste Bitter?
No, not all CBD gummies taste bitter.
Luckily the advancements in CBD production and a great variety of products will allow you to find a tasteful product that doesn’t taste like raw weed. CBD manufacturers can now mask the taste of cannabis extract with a variety of fruitful flavors.
How To Choose Delicious Gummies by Ingredients
Once you decide to shop for CBD goods, you’ll encounter such a wide array of options it can get overwhelmingly challenging to choose the right one. So when searching for delicious CBD gummies, look for the following ingredients on the label:
The best ingredients to mask the bitter flavor of CBD extracts are natural flavorings such as fruits. These sweet and flavorful ingredients provide gourmet flavors that enrich your CBD experience with a delicious taste. Unsurprisingly, consumers’ taste preferences vary. Therefore, brands usually offer a wide range of flavors depending on the ingredients. Look at the label, see which fruits or vegetables are in the product, and choose the one that best matches your taste preferences.
- Gummies with lemon, orange, or tangerine will have a citrusy and sour flavor. These flavors are great to incorporate in the naturally bitter taste of cannabis rather than mask it. As a result, CBD gummies with citrusy fruits provide a rich flavor with a hint of cannabis flavor.
- Watermelon CBD gummies will have bitter, sweet, and sour flavors. They are sweet but not too sweet to mask the bitterness of the extract entirely, so you can still appreciate subtle notes of its natural taste.
- CBD gummies with strawberry, raspberry, or elderberry will pack sweet and tart tastes.
- Pineapple, blueberries, grape, mangoes, and apples are great at masking the bitter flavor and providing a sweet and tasteful experience.
Apart from ingredients in gummies, an extra sugar coat can also improve its taste. A layer of sugar on the top will enhance the sweet flavor of gummies and mask the natural taste of cannabis.
CBD Isolate vs. Full-Spectrum vs. Broad-Spectrum
Labels on CBD gummies always feature information regarding the extract in the product, whether it’s CBD isolate, full-spectrum, or broad-spectrum CBD extract. Because the most bitterness comes from the cannabis extract, its type is also a factor to consider to understand the taste of gummies.
When a product is made from CBD isolate, generally, you’ll not have to worry about the familiar bitter taste of cannabis – simply, it’s not there. The taste of cannabis comes from its compounds, terpenes, and flavonoids. CBD isolate doesn’t contain any of these, only pure CBD. Therefore, CBD isolate doesn’t have a bitter, herbaceous taste.
Full-spectrum and broad-spectrum CBD feature these aromatic and flavorful compounds – terpenes and flavonoids. Therefore, they will have the naturally bitter taste of cannabis and should have other ingredients to enhance or mask it.
Cane sugar in CBD gummies enriches it with an additional layer of sweetness. It might also be a healthier option because it’s not associated with many of regular sugar’s adverse long-term health effects.
Combination of Flavors
CBD gummies might contain only one flavor or a combination of many different fruits and flavors. If you enjoy these combos in your smoothies or juices, you’ll also like their mix in tasteful gummies.
We hope now you feel more confident in finding a delicious CBD bite for yourself! Have flavor recommendations for others? Leave a comment below.