The Venice Cookie Company Puts A Twist On The Peppermint Patty
Working with a number of dispensaries, the Venice Cookie Company provides cannabis infused products to medical cannabis patients throughout the state of California. I’ve had the pleasure of sampling a number of their products and I would have to say that they’re one of my favorite pre-made edible companies.
The Venice Cookie Co. product line includes various types of infused products, Cannabis-Infused Lemonade, Grape Cannabis Quencher, Lil’ Tootsies, macaroons and their signature line of 4.20 Bars (Milk Chocolate, Dark Chocolate + Sea Salt, Milk Chocolate + Toffee, and Dark Chocolate + Popping Candy). One of the most interesting edible options the company offers is the medicated Peppermint Patty.
“The original version is lab tested at 72 mg of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and the Venice Cookie Company offers an extra strength patty with 180 mg THC.”
The Peppermint Patty comes in two different recipes with slightly different potency levels. The original version is lab tested at 72 mg of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and the Venice Cookie Company offers an extra strength patty with 180 mg THC. With that said, this review will make reference to the extra strength variety.
Peppermint Patty: A Gluten Free Infused Edible Option
It should be no secret that I love seeing infused edible manufacturers provide options for medical marijuana patients with specific dietary restrictions. With that said, the Venice Cookie Company always seems to deliver in this regard.
The Venice Cookie Co. delivers again with another gluten free edible option – now they just have to get away from that pesky corn syrup and I’d be really impressed. The packaging for their Peppermint Patty lists the following ingredients:
- Dark Chocolate (cacao beans, pure cane, sugar, cocoa butter, soya lecithin, vanilla beans)
- Whole Milk
- Corn Syrup
- Peppermint Oil
- Cannabis Sativa
Another thing that I admire about the Venice Cookie Company is their commitment to lab testing and clearly labeling their products. The box states that each patty contains the extract from 1.68 grams of an unspecified Sativa strain, totaling 180 mg of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC).
How Will The Venice Cookie Co. Peppermint Patty Affect Me?
As is usually the case when making peppermint patties, the Venice Cookie Co. uses decadent dark chocolate to encase the cool peppermint filling. The chocolate patty itself is thick enough to hold its form, but soft enough to allow consumers to break into it without issue.
When tasting the Peppermint Patty, it becomes obvious that the peppermint flavor is the main focal point. It greatly overpowers any other flavor the snack has to offer and disguises any cannabis taste. In fact, it would be difficult to pinpoint the presence of cannabis without knowing it is there.
“The extra strength Peppermint Patty may be best suited to provide relief from physical ailments, as opposed to those of psychological nature.”
According to its labeling, the Venice Cookie Company’s Extra Strength Peppermint Patty contains two servings per patty. However, the company advises that patients only eat half a serving (1/4 of a patty) if unsure how it will affect them.
Personally, I may suggest starting out with slightly less than that at first, but it all depends on each person’s individual tolerance.
Thirty minutes after eating half of a Peppermint Patty (1 serving), I started to notice a slow-creeping body buzz make its way throughout my body. It seemed to relieve the muscle aches and joint pain from day-to-day living without causing any noticeable couch-lock effect.
While this was beneficial, I did not experience the typical mood regulation that I’ve come to expect from eating edibles in smaller doses. This led me to the conclusion that the extra strength Peppermint Patty may be best suited to provide relief from physical ailments, as opposed to those of psychological nature. It could benefit those suffering from muscle spasms, chronic pain, Lupus, and more.
Venice, CA gave birth to The Venice Cookie Company in 2006 when a group of family and friends experimented by adding cannabis to some olive oil. Today, they distribute a variety of infused products to …