Gummy, Bloody Gummy
Kiva’s Chills & Thrills themed Blood Orange Gummies deliver a flavorful burst of euphoria & fun.
In Review: Each of these limited edition, Blood Orange gummies has 5mg of THC and sativa-leaning terpenes, making them a perfectly doseable option through the Halloween weekend. The packaging is top-notch and spooky enough to set the mood, and the effects provide an energetic high that’s so good it’s scary. So grab a tin while they last, and get ready to consume the blood of the innocent (oranges).
“Even the packaging of these Camino gummies is Halloween themed.”
Kiva’s Camino Blood Orange Gummies illicit a triumvirate blend of blood orange, All Hallows' Eve and our beloved sticky icky. It’s only because I find it hard to say no to a quality blood orange that I indulged in no less than three of the 5mg gummies. Normally I just go for around 10mg, but I figured what the heck, it’s Halloween time, so let’s crank up the spookiness. In that spirit, the wife and I took out the ol’ Halloween decorations, put Monster Mash on loop and queued up Hocus Pocus for maximal scary-time vibage. Even the packaging of these Camino gummies is Halloween themed, so the setting was just right for a potent head high worthy of Ichabod Crane.
I’d hardly put together my battery-operated, witch-with-broom decoration before the gummies took hold of me. I don’t know if you’ve ever stared into the face of a thirty dollar mechanical witch from CVS at the moment an edible kicks in, but it can be a jarring sensation. I just took a deep breath and let the lyrics of Bobby “Boris” Pickett wash over me like the hazy tendrils of some long lost friendly ghost...
“I was working in the lab, late one night
When my eyes beheld an eerie sight
For my monster from his slab, began to rise
And suddenly to my surprise
He did the mash..”
I lost myself in the Monster Mash while waiting for my dog to come downstairs, knowing full well the sound of his bark would activate the witch to start cackling. Well, he barked as expected, and the witch began to cackle loudly, which led to him attacking her little wicker broom while my wife and I laughed ourselves silly. The level of good humor and joy these sativa edibles instilled in us cannot be understated.
As far as taste goes, these are delicious. Any fan of citrus will find a safe haven in these Blood Orange gummies. The mouthfeel is on point, and the aftertaste is such that it continues to dare you to reach for another. When I go past 10mg of THC I can sometimes get headaches, but that was not the case here. With the exception of some low-grade dry mouth, these did not negatively affect me. But they did build up an appetite. This resulted in me eating two Halloween themed cupcakes. To my horror, I noticed they were adorned with candy corn, which I quickly threw in the garbage. There is no dose of THC high enough to make me want to eat those perennial atrocities.
“As far as taste goes, these are delicious.”
So after several cupcakes and three gummies, I was properly amped on both sugar and cannabis. This edible high had a surprisingly focusing effect on me, and brought out a level of creativity that was showcased in the rather sinister looking Jack-O-Lantern I carved. It also brought my decorating skills into full bloom. Even my wife remarked on how evenly distributed my faux cobwebbing had been. By no means was I about to walk out into a Dutch cornfield and cut my ear off, but my placement of a toy skeleton over a miniature plastic coffin did convey a hint of tortured artistry.
The Chills and Thrills limited edition packaging is sure to be a big hit around the cauldron come Halloween. I could totally see these being laid out next to some smoky green concoction at any costume party worth its salt. Just don’t mistake these tasty edibles for the lame butterscotch candies you hand out to the neighborhood children on October 31st, otherwise your landlord or neighborhood watch committee is going to go full Salem Witch Trial on you (depending on where you live), and that’s a buzzkill.
My high veered from relaxing to energetic to euphoric. I was hoping for something that would basically help me loosen up and have some fun on an action-packed Sunday. For that, it worked well. All my first world problems were temporarily put on the back burner, and I was able to just be. If you’re planning on having some bespoke candy for your costume party smoke-out, you can’t go wrong with these blood oranges. I don’t know many other companies making holiday themed edibles like Kiva. I for one will be looking out for their Bastille Day offerings.