Kiva Edibles, Ranked
Guide by Morgan S
Jul 28, 2020 · 10 min read

From pretty good to true perfection, we ranked and reviewed Kiva's gummies, chocolates, and mints so you know what's up.

It’s no secret that we have a soft spot for Kiva. The Proper Cannabis Committee (PCC) has rated and reviewed their edibles and found them to be among the best of the best, largely due to unparalleled consistency, delectable flavors, and nuanced highs. But it wasn’t always this way. When the brand got its start in 2010, California’s edible market was oversaturated with charred plant matter brownies and store-bought gummies sprayed with weed oil. Almost a decade later, Kiva is still raising the bar simply because they’re making chocolates, gummies, and mints that taste superb with highs that feel just as good. And because the potency of their edibles typically ranges from 2.5 to 5mg of THC per piece, getting the microdose or precise dose you need is a breeze.

If you’re new to the brand or aren’t sure what to try next, it’s your lucky day. Using PCC ratings and reviews, we ranked all the Kiva edibles we’ve scored so far so you can make executive-level decision-making in no time at all.

Quote: “Like the first beer after a workday, the buzz starts behind my eyes in the front of my head and an excitement for I don’t know what washes over me. Good stuff for someone new or nervous for sure.”

Pros: The high comes in calm waves that are ideal for a solid Netflix binge.

Cons: The sluggish body buzz can be too sedative to be enjoyable while taking hours to kick in, making it easy to overdo.

Quoted: "Couldn’t be better for what it is. I have a mild relaxing background buzz, and I’m doing some meditation and stretching before I run and eat dinner, so I’m thankful this has me a little loose."

Pros: Delicious in every way and leaves one with a mellow afterglow. The balance of the high matches the perfect bittersweet balance of chocolate and espresso. Expect a nice sense of chill and relaxation without leaving you couch-locked.

Cons: Not too strong and doesn’t last a long time, though that could be a pro for an edible newbie. 

Quoted: “Feeling extremely relaxed and extremely sleepy. The head high increased and then dropped away and left me with a wonderful, relaxed body high that has me ready to melt into my bed.”

Pros: This balanced and relaxing high can fade gently into bedtime, helping you relax into sleep without knocking you flat out.

Cons: This high can take a while to kick in so patience is necessary.

Quoted: “Went for a long walk and the fresh air felt extra nice in my lungs. My senses are awakened and creativity is flowing.”

Pros: This is a sweet chocolate edible with an herbal aftertaste and a happy head high perfect for a laid-back afternoon.

Cons: Spaciness is a common side effect, so plan accordingly.

Quoted: “Having a good time a few drinks in. The mints are mixing well with the alcohol. I’m feeling a steady uplifting head high but I’m not feeling overwhelmed or socially awkward in any way.”

Pros: The refreshing flavor perfectly complements the happy-hour-worthy buzz.

Cons: The munchies might descend after a couple mints, so make sure you have snacks nearby.

Quoted: “I feel super chill and my body is much more relaxed than it was an hour ago. I’m enjoying hanging out and don’t feel any lagginess or fogginess at all.”

Pros: Thanks to the 1:3 THC:CBD ratio of these gummies, you can expect an electric buzz that leaves you floating. The flavor is delightfully nuanced as well.

Cons: The high can veer toward spaciness after a couple gummies.

Quoted: “Feeling calm and happy without any anxiety or stress. These are PERFECT for someone just getting into edibles or marijuana for the first time.”

Pros: This motivational microdose has a sweet and sour flavor sensation, and it can take the edge off a gnarly hangover.

Cons: A single dose is too mild for daily cannabis users, who should try experimenting to find the right dose.

Quoted: “I love this chocolate bar. The taste is light and flavorful, and there is no lingering taste or even a hint of earthiness that plagues lots of chocolate edibles. I feel happy and calm with no major body effect weighing me down.”

Pros: This is a classic, giggly, mood-boosting high that will make you want to open the windows and turn the radio up.

Cons: This high calls for relaxation, so if you have a long to-do list, the lack of motivation could lead to anxiety.

Quoted: “These taste amazing and the high is great in small doses. This is such a pleasant high. I’d equate it to something like being wrapped in a warm blanket on a cold morning.”

Pros: This calm and clearing high will beckon you to the sofa and likely put you to sleep once you’re there.

Cons: Because the high is mostly in the body, those looking for a noticeable head high will likely be underwhelmed.

Quoted: “I’m feeling a growing warmth all over my mind and my head high is fully stoned.”

Pros: This chocolate bar has a great texture, and classic, stoney high typically results in a powerful brainstorming sesh.

Cons: The flavor complexity only suits fans of deep and intense sweets—as in barely sweet and a little bitter.

Quoted: "This is a nice and relaxed social buzz. It doesn't get you jittery or sleepy."

Pros: These gummies offer mild effects with 1mg of THC and 9mg of CBD per bite, so they’re perfect to dose throughout the day, and offer a safe starting point for any edible newbies. Experience relief from anxiety and pain without disrupting your day.

Cons: If you’re looking for a heavier, more traditional high, this ain’t it.

Quoted: "I feel relaxed and chill. I took the doggy for a walk and stopped and smelled the roses."

Pros: This is a light option for new users, but also provides a gentle and dosable high for everyone. The heavy CBD should help with nagging aches and pains, and the low amount of THC means you can eat as much as you want without fear of going too far.

Cons: No real high to be had, but it also shouldn’t be expected. 

Quoted: “After a full day of moving furniture from one house to another, hauling old furniture to the dumps and unpacking, these CBD edibles have got my muscles relaxed and ready for bed.”

Pros: These make for an ideal, buildable background buzz that can help ease aches and pains or stave off anxiety.

Cons: Those who expect to get stoned from CBD will be disappointed.

Quoted: “This is keeping my anxiety spiral at bay, which is good because I was in panic mode. It also tastes SO good and would be perfect for period crampy days when you just want chocolate and relief."

Pros: Great texture and aroma lead to an equally killer flavor that isn’t weedy and doesn’t linger. This bar provides chill vibes that finish on the sedative side for some, so reach for this on a Sunday without an agenda.

Cons: Almost none to note, but if you aren’t quite ready for a day-ender then you might want to keep it to one segment. 

Quoted: "Fabulous taste and a really nice euphoric high. I feel as if I'm floating in and out of consciousness. Great recreational edible."

Pros: This bar boasts a combination of flavors that’s almost too good to be true. The uplifting effects are likened to their other bars, meaning you’re sure to be in for a good time filled with uplifting effects.

Cons: None to note other than the sedative side hitting some slightly harder than others.

Quoted: "These are awesome! Great for sleeping, relaxing and slouching on the couch!"

Pros: These are a solid option for anyone looking for a sleep aid or subtle relief from aches and pains. If you want to just zone out for the day then look no further.

Cons: Don’t leave any tasks unattended because once you sit down, you aren't getting back up.

Quoted: "Great. This edible is perfect for cleaning the house and killing to-do lists."

Pros: These “Excite” gummies will start your day off with a productive punch. Skip your coffee, or double down and start jamming through emails in hyperdrive. An even high will help avoid any potential freakout.

Cons: They don’t last forever—just like any Kiva gummy, but you can simply eat another to get right back to where you started. 

Quoted: “They taste like candy and make you feel the way candy tastes—friggin awesome. If you’re looking to get smacked in the face with a high these are not going to be for you. If you’re looking to be a more functional and happier version of yourself then look no further.”

Pros: These soothing, mellow, and microdosable treats will leave you floating throughout your day.

Cons: Pineapple haters will be turned off.

Quoted: “These little mints are amazing. I love the very (VERY) slight spiciness to the cinnamon, and you can’t taste any hint of pot whatsoever. I was able to focus my dosage and make sure I’m in control of my high which is such a nice privilege. I have tried a few of the flavors of these candies and I gotta say these ones taste the best.”

Pros: These microdosable mints are perfect date companions since they tend to wipe away the stresses of the day and put you in a more present place.

Cons: If cinnamon isn’t your thing, still try these anyway because they’re that good.

Quoted: “I was crafting, then I got high, and then I went and had amazing sex. Feeling dialed in and very giggly.”

Pros: Similarly to the apricot variety, these leave behind a balanced and buzzy high but with an added tinge of energy.

Cons: The spicy flavor is not for everybody (read: babies).

Quoted: “These are perfect in the morning. I am obsessed with how delicious they are, and I feel totally blissed out, alert, and focused. Everything is clear and I feel so motivated to get everything on my to-do list finished today.”

Pros: Incredible flavor, energizing effects, and a clean, easy comedown make for a one-of-a-kind high that can take you from morning to night.

Cons: None. These beans are true perfection. 

Quoted: "It's a nice clear buzz to get shit done."

Pros: With a near perfect score in our system, you know you’re getting a winner. Expect to feel uplifted by both the effects and the unparalleled juicy flavor. Keep these handy as they pair with any task at any time of day.

Cons: You can’t eat 50 and still be a functioning human, and trust us, they taste so good you’ll want to. 

Interested in trying other low-dose edibles? Check out our guide

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