I am not a summer person. I’m not above admitting that there are certainly some benefits to summertime. As a consummate hater of heat, the summertime usually consists of me withering away and suffering every moment I’m not in an air-conditioned location. There is one factor of Summer I can’t deny is amazing. It’s camping and hiking season! Not only do these activities provide me a reprieve from the heat of the city but who doesn’t want to escape into the mountains? While I don’t find opportunities to camp nearly as much as I would like I still relish every chance. I love just about everything that camping entails. I love the cool mountain air, I love the exploring, I love drinking a beer by the fireside, and I love the food. There is a bounty of camping specific cuisine but there’s one food that is so intrinsically linked with the art of camping that it is a must-have on every trip. I’m speaking, of course, about the classic s’mores. I’m not sure if you’ve ever really lived if you’ve never made s’mores by the campfire. It is something of an art form getting those mallows to the perfect roasted golden brown and making sure the chocolate oozes just a little bit over every corner of the graham cracker. S’mores truly are a thing of beauty. I wasn’t quite sure what to think when I was offered the opportunity to try cannabis-infused S’mores-flavored mallows. I have become accustomed to being surprised by the new inventions that the industry concocts, but infused mallows are a new one for me. High Desert Cannabis High Desert Clouds are described as, “mellow mallows for mind and body.” Not only is this an intriguing new medium for cannabis but High Desert Clouds come in a variety of flavors as well. Plain vanilla, chocolate cherry, sugars and spice, cookies and cream, key lime, and of course chocolate s’mores flavor are all options from High Desert Cannabis. Since it is, after all, camping season I thought it was only appropriate to try out Chocolate S’mores High Desert Clouds. As I was about to find out, there’s a whole lot of cannabis magic that gets infused into these tasty mallows. If you’ve been looking for a way to add some serious oomph to your next s’mores making endeavors or are looking to bring a little bit of that camping goodness into your home, High Desert Cannabis High Desert Clouds are a match made in poofy sugar-loaded heaven.
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Chocolate S’mores High Desert Clouds :: Appearance | Smell:
I started my High Desert Cannabis High Desert Cloud adventure as I do with any edible review by finding a way into the packaging. Initial opening was easy enough. I utilized a tear-off tab across the top and was able to open my Chocolate S’mores flavored mallows to the world. It’s a bit of a personal tradition whenever I try edibles to reseal them immediately afterward to test their packaging. I was pleasantly surprised by the mechanism utilized by High Desert Cannabis. This is one of the best tamper-resistant bags I’ve ever used. I know this might sound like a silly thing to nitpick about but it’s important to me that resistant packaging it’s still usable by people who may be suffering from symptoms of arthritis or other complications that may make some styles difficult to open. The aroma that greeted me when I reopened the bag was phenomenal. Sweet notes of vanilla mallow cascaded out of the open-top. I could tell almost immediately that these are much higher caliber than your typical run-of-the-mill store-bought mallows. As I looked inside, I’m not going to lie, it was a little bit of a mess (a beautiful mess but a mess nonetheless). Jammed inside the small bag were ten jumbo-sized square-shaped mallows, each of which was coated with a delicious-looking chocolate drizzle embedded with chunks of graham cracker. The aroma itself was so blissful I can only equate it to walking into a fancy ice cream store. I removed one of the High Desert Clouds for further examination. Emblazoned on the bottom of each Mallow was the MED-required THC labeling. I did notice on several of the mallows the bright red dye utilized to make this labeling had faded off onto the edges of their neighboring treats. Other than a little bit of bleeding through from their THC markings I found that, as a whole, the High Desert Clouds were in surprisingly good shape considering how tightly they were packed in. The chocolate drizzle seemed mostly intact on all ten of the ten-milligram mallows. High Desert cannabis has a little bit of a trick up their sleeve when it comes to cannabinoid content inside these mallows. The ten High Desert Clouds inside the package contain precisely 100 milligrams of THC and 84 milligrams of CBD; mellow mallows indeed. The addition of CBD into edible products is something that I’m a firm advocate of. The addition of CBD can benefit many individuals with pain or inflammation and if being utilized for entirely recreational purposes there is little to no degradation in the effects of the high. In fact, I would argue quite the opposite; in many situations, CBD can enhance the sensation of THC. I brought one of the mallows in close for another whiff before I gobbled it down. As I brought it in closer to my nose, the vanilla was by far the strongest note. When I got it in even closer, I could also smell the sweet aroma of milk chocolate as well. This High Desert Cloud looked and smelled absolutely phenomenal. I couldn’t wait any longer to try one.
Chocolate S’mores High Desert Clouds :: Taste | Effect:
As somewhat of a lightweight in the cannabis edible department, I usually try to shoot for about twenty milligrams of THC to get a very potent high. That meant I was going to have the joy of eating not one but two Chocolate S’mores High Desert Clouds. I started by weeding out a couple of the ugly ducklings in the batch for me to consume. These are relatively big mallows and I would say they’re on par with the jumbo size that you would purchase at a store. While I certainly do have a big mouth (literally and metaphorically) and could have eaten it in one bite, I decided to opt for the less hedonistic course and only consume half the mallow at a time. As soon as I bit into half of the mallow, I detected a slight hint of cannabis. The cannabis flavored disappeared almost immediately and yielded to a delectable chocolate, vanilla, and graham cracker flavor. While I would say High Desert Clouds are diverging from the standard s’mores in the sense that they have less graham cracker flavor the taste of the chocolate and the vanilla from the mallow was absolutely blissful. I expected a hint of cannabis flavor to come back, but it never did. High Desert Cannabis has done a phenomenal job at masking the flavor and aroma of cannabis inside these High Desert Clouds. I gleefully munched down the other half and started on a second. These treats are Insidious and if they weren’t infused with cannabis I have absolutely no doubt in my mind I would have eaten the entire bag in one sitting. As I let the second mallow dissolve in my mouth, I sat back to enjoy the rest of my weekend painting miniatures (yes, I’m that kind of nerd). It took about 45 minutes before I started feeling the first effects of the High Desert Clouds. What I started to feel first I can correlate to the CBD added into these treats. The first sensation was that of relaxed limbs. This is a particular benefit when you’re trying to paint tiny details on tiny pieces of plastic. As my whole body started to relax, I could start to feel the cerebral sensations of the THC kick in. The high after that is what I would call a very textbook sensation. For me, a textbook edible high involves a little bit of drowsiness, a little bit of loopiness and an eventual reckoning on my refrigerator. This time was pretty much no different. About two hours after eating my initial High Desert Clouds, I mercilessly assaulted my refrigerator. About a half a dozen pork dumplings later I returned to my seat to paint for the next hour and a half as the effects of the High Desert Clouds started to slowly diminish. I was hit by one more textbook effect. Whenever I consume cannabis edibles, I get drowsy. It was still relatively early in the day and I fought the urge to nap. My High Desert Cannabis adventure had come full circle.
If you’ve been in search of a great high paired up with one of the most delicious tasting edibles I’ve ever had, High Desert Cannabis’ High Desert Clouds definitely fit the bill. After sampling delicious chocolate s’mores flavored mallows, I can only imagine how amazing some of the other options might be. I would be intrigued to try one of their plain vanilla mallows in traditional s’mores style with a chunk of chocolate and two big pieces of graham cracker. I was also exceptionally intrigued by dark chocolate cherry flavored mallows and am planning on investigating those soon. As a final note, I think it’s worth mentioning that high Desert Clouds are a little bit of a mess. Although I’m not sure about the other flavors and what sort of toppings they might have, the chocolate s’mores with their chocolatey drizzle on top and graham cracker crumbles absolutely demand a wet nap or a sink be nearby after you eat a couple. I was extremely impressed with every single acumen of these High Desert Clouds. Everything from packaging and appearance to flavor and effect left me wanting for more. While I may have never had any High Desert Cannabis products in the past, I can almost assure you that I will be coming back for more of their products in the future. It’s s’mores season my friends, so get out there to the high country or stay in that air conditioner; either way, High Desert Clouds are sure to put a smile on your face.