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Kiva’s Blueberry Terra Bites


These chocolates won’t let you lose your shit.

Eating too many edibles sucks. Of course, the problem these days is that people make edibles that taste so damn good that they challenge you to forget restraint. While a lemon drop cookie packed with 300mg of THC can satiate your sweet tooth, accidentally overeating can give you a mind-blowing experience you may not have counted on.

Fortunately, this was not the case with Blueberry Terra Bites from KIVA. Modeled after the company’s best-selling Espresso Bean Terra Bites, these chocolate nibs are a new addition to KIVA’s collection of low-dose edibles, averaging 5mg of THC per bite. That is, unlike many other edibles, you can eat these cocoa-covered dried fruit pieces to your heart’s content without fear of overdosing. The strains KIVA uses can play a part in this, but it could also be because it’s easy to take the correct, measured doses from the nibs – which is more difficult with a THC-packed Rice Krispie treat, for example.

I started with just one of the bite-sized pieces, which delivered the accessible kind of high you would expect from a 5mg dose. I felt quite comfortable, so I took another bite about an hour and a half later. By this time I was quite stoned, but it was a nice body high with very little mental trouble. Encouraged, I went for a third piece. While it’s true that the decision to “get just a little bit higher” can sometimes turn into a pretty big mistake, I can safely say that I was fine with the Terra Bites. I went to bed relatively soon after and woke up the next morning with the taste of chocolate still in my mouth and my body in the exact same position it was when my head hit the pillow.

Oh, and I almost forgot to mention: Blueberry Terra Bites go very well with the new season of Planet Earth. David Attenborough’s voice works wonders on weed-clouded brains.

The base: Each piece contains 5mg of THC and each can has 120mg of THC in total.

Appearance: Blueberry Terra Bites come in a great metal tin that snaps shut, making it ideal to toss in your bag when you’re on the go. The packaging is also discreet and reminiscent of those round tins of hard candies you might find in your grandmother’s purse. In fact, the labeling is so subtle that you could easily mistake them for regular candy, so be extra careful about storing them if you have little ones running around (or if you live with squares). The pieces themselves look like raisins, round and shiny.

Taste: Top and super good. The chocolate has a nice semi-sweetness and the dried blueberry in the center provides a mild tartness. I found the aftertaste particularly pleasant, and they go well with coffee. It can be difficult to mask the taste of weed in edibles, but I personally think chocolate masks the stuffy well, and Terra Bites achieves this with confidence. Smell: Inviting and sweet. You get a nice scented kiss that is blown towards you when you open the can.

Medical Applicability: Like most edibles, these are claimed to be great for nausea, muscle spasms, pain, and insomnia.

General impressions: These things are great. As the world of edibles becomes more complex, KIVA seems to resist reinventing the wheel. By sticking to mints and chocolate products like these, they provide a quality product that gives a predictable high. I hope they continue this train of thought, and I look forward to what they come up with next.

Available at kivaconfections.com, as well as Grass Roots Collective (1077 Post St.; grassrootsf.com) and Barbary Coast Collective (952 Mission St.; barbarycoastsf.org)



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