EDIBLE REVIEW: District Edibles Indica Blue Raspberry Gummies

Blue raspberry fans will enjoy this one

District Edibles Indica Blue Raspberry Gummies

District Edibles Indica Blue Raspberry Gummies

Photo by Anne Stokes

One question that has vexed people for as long as blue-raspberry-flavored candies, popsicles and ICEEs have been staining tongues azure: What the heck is a blue raspberry? Created in the 1970s, the tart flavoring known as blue raspberry is in fact derived from the white bark raspberry, a shrub with ripe fruit colored blackish purple instead of blue.

The blue hue was originally created using food dyes, but while the gummy candies made by District Edibles arrive in a bright aquamarine color, the package only lists “natural flavor and color” in the ingredients.

District Edibles Indica Blue Raspberry Gummies come in eight individually foil-wrapped pieces, with each gummy carrying a payload of 25 mg of THC (although the doses apparently vary by package, as an additional label attached to the back informs us that the payload is in fact 27.5 mg per piece).

District Edibles candies, an “artisan crafted” line that also includes gums, suckers and chocolates, all come shaped like a cross, which makes it easy for slow starters to nibble off a low-dose prong. The candies carry that unnatural yet enticing blue raspberry smell, albeit with a slightly medicinal overtone. There is little hint of the cannabis contents in the flavor, which is extremely restrained, and the texture is a little rubbery.

However, the only thing that matters is that the stuff works — the drowsing, body-high effects of the indica strain kicked in within minutes, making this an excellent product for the overanxious and sleep-deprived.

<div class="star-rating"> Content: 25 mg THC per piece </div> <div class="star-rating"> Price: $15 (8 pieces) </div> <div class="star-rating"> Uses: Relaxation; sleep; anxiety reduction </div> <div class="star-rating"> Pros: A fast-acting body-high effect; foil-wrapped to ensure freshness </div> <div class="star-rating"> Cons: The rubbery texture wasn't particularly satisfying </div>