Unwind And Unplug, One Kernel At A Time
Potcorn: The snack you never knew you needed.
IN REVIEW: For anyone looking to completely relax and let go of the stresses of everyday life, Pop-Up’s Sea Salt 1:1 Potcorn delivers. Whether you’re chilling by the pool or binge-watching your favorite Netflix show, this perfectly salted treat will take you straight to Relaxation Town. Best of all? It’s sugar-free, organic, and infused with high-quality cannabis oil, so Pop-Up and wind down.
With the world burning down around us, it's becoming increasingly difficult to truly unwind and be at ease no matter the circumstance. Whenever I need a little R&R, few things are more relaxing than a sunny summer afternoon spent kicking back next to a glittering pool — that is, unless you also happen to have a bag of Pop-Up’s 1:1 Sea Salt Potcorn. Lucky for me, that’s exactly where I found myself one sunny day in LA.
One picturesque morning in SoCal, I decided to make the most of the fleeting summer days and take my work-from-home vibes poolside. I stopped in the kitchen on the way and zapped a bag of Pop-Up’s Potcorn in the microwave before I made my escape to the outside world.
As I posted up next to my kitchen counter, I scanned the packaging to pleasantly find that this potcorn is organic, sugar-free, and filled with a 1:1 ratio of THC and CBD. While I'm well-versed in THC-infused treats, I was super excited to try an edible with both my favorite psychoactive molecule and its ultra-relaxing sister cannabinoid.
“This was easily one of the most clear, relaxing, and gentle highs I've ever experienced.”
With the ding of my microwave, I pulled out a bag of perfectly popped kernels that instantly made me want to curl up with a good movie on the couch. But alas, responsibilities. As I poured the potcorn into a bowl, I couldn’t help but snag a few pieces right away, and wow: my mouth was met with salty, rich goodness, with just a hint of the sticky-icky.
Already feeling pleased as a peach, I grabbed my laptop and headed to a shady spot next to the pool to tackle my to-do list for the day. Before I even cracked open my computer, I devoured the entire bowl of sea-salt covered kernels and anxiously awaited the effects.
After about sixty minutes of studiously staring at my computer screen, I began to ease into my cushioned chair and zone out, taking in the crystal blue sky around me.
“I’m a little high.” I thought to myself with a smile.
But not just any old high. This was easily one of the most clear, relaxing, and gentle highs I've ever experienced in my vast edible eating career. While I continued to type away on my laptop, my work started to feel almost effortless. Even though I was technically working, it felt like I was on a vacation in both body and mind. My usual tightly-wound work attitude drifted away as the pool lapped in the distance and I felt an overall sense of calm.
I do not often live in the present moment and “smell the roses,” so I welcomed this feeling with open arms. It might sound cheesy, but I got lost in the cool breeze tickling my face, the soft clack of my keyboard, and the rustling of the palm trees. Pop-Up’s Potcorn is truly the perfect blend of light psychoactive effects from THC and the overall calming properties of CBD.
When I finished my assignment and my high began to dissipate, I couldn’t help but feel like some Netflix would be the cherry on top of this already super-sweet day. I glided into my air-conditioned apartment, snuggled up on the couch with my laptop and turned on “The Office” to get some good giggles in. As I predicted, the effects of the Potcorn were well-suited for a binge-watching session.
“Even though I was technically working, it felt like I was on a vacation in both body and mind.”
At this point, my high was starting to slip away, but I still felt utterly relaxed and refreshed, unlike some THC-heavy edibles that leave you feeling groggy and sluggish once the high wears off. It was almost like I took an early morning yoga class that left me rejuvenated and utterly serene.
The only thing I wished was that I had more potcorn. The portion is great for a small snack, but I totally could've had an entire bag double that size all to myself. In addition to just wanting more potcorn, it also gave me the munchies, so I found myself whipping up some regular popcorn to satisfy my cravings. The dose of 5 mg was also a little low for my personal tolerance, but it’s great for beginners or anyone looking to prevent themselves from going too hard.
Overall, I was thoroughly impressed with Pop-Up’s Sea Salt 1:1 Potcorn both in flavor and effects. Each briny kernel brought on a new influx of calm, relaxation, and a dash of euphoria without the after-effects of some solely THC-infused edibles. I will definitely add this potcorn to my rotation of snacks whenever I need to unplug, cozy up on the couch with my favorite shows or relax in the sun.