Crafted by Compassion Edibles, OG Double Chocolate Tainted Truffles come in regular strength (100 milligrams of THC) and super strength (225 mg of THC).
Compassion Edibles: Home Of The Tainted Truffle
Based in the San Francisco Bay area, Compassion Edibles was founded by Mickey Martin in 2000 under the name Tainted Edibles. The company strives to produce the best-tasting, most effective infused edibles to cannabis patients in California, and they’ve been rapidly expanding their reach over the pst few months.
Compassion Edibles has been around for over a decade – the company operated under the name Tainted Edibles before changing the name in 2007.
“Compassion Edibles is best known for their signature line of Tainted Truffles.”
Before being raided by the FDA during the same year, the company offered a total of 52 different products in various sizes and strengths.
Compassion decided to regroup in 2013 with a redesigned product line. They offer a variety of medicated cookies and snacks; their list of specialties include Baklava, Granola, Chocolate Covered Pretzels and more.
Still, Compassion Edibles is best known for their signature line of Tainted Truffles. They come in 8 different flavors, spanning from Traditional French Chocolate to more daring varieties like Pistachio and Bacon Chocolate. Having reviewed most of the Tainted Truffles already, I was excited to sink my teeth into the original flavor – OG Double Chocolate.
Regular Strength OG Double Chocolate Tainted Truffles
One of my favorite parts of the Tainted Truffles experience is the detailed information that Compassion provides on each individual package. The display includes a prominent warning label that reads, “CONTAINS CANNABIS”, in addition to another warning that the product contains peanut alergens.
Furthermore, I was happy to see that Compassion Edibles clearly dictates which strains of cannabis they use in each recipe. The list of ingredients for the OG Double Chocolate Tainted Truffles is as follows:
- Dark Chocolate (Cacao Beans, Pure Cane Sugar, Cocoa Butter, Soya Lecithin, Vanilla Beans)
- Milk Chocolate (Palm Kernal and Partially Hydrogenated Palm Oils, Cocoa, Whey, Non-Fat Milk, Soya Lecithin, Vanilla)
- Heavy Cream
- Corn Syrup
- Potassium Sorbate
- Cannabis Butter (Primarily Sour Diesel and OG Kush)
Also provided on the Tainted Truffle labeling is a note that estimates how much dried cannabis each package contains (≈8.36 grams), born on/best by dates, and a lot number in order to allow Compassion to track each batch they produce. The company recently added bar codes to their packaging as well, and we’ll be looking to update this review with pictures that reflect this change as soon as possible.
The only other piece of information I would personally like to see on Compassion Edible’s labeling is a more detailed breakdown of the cannabinoid profile. While it clearly provides the tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) content (100 mg), I would love to know how much cannabidiol (CBD), cannabinol (CBN), etc. is contained in each package.
How Might The OG Double Chocolate Tainted Truffles Affect Me?
After reviewing a few regular strength Tainted Truffles (French Chocolate, Peanut Butter, and Black & White), I was excited to see how the original OG Double Chocolate variety would compare. Not surprisingly, the effects of eating just one truffle (50 mg THC) were just about perfect for my social anxiety and joint pain.
“Biting into the truffle revealed the distinct taste of milk chocolate fudge.”
OG Double Chocolate Tainted Truffles are made of a decadent milk chocolate ganache encased in a dark chocolate shell. Biting into the truffle revealed the distinct taste of milk chocolate fudge, one of my long time favorite sweets. Even better (in my eyes), I couldn’t detect even the slightest cannabis taste.
I found one (1) regular strength Tainted Truffle (50 mg THC) to be the perfect dose for my personal needs during the day. It offered noticeable relief from pent-up stress and anxiety in as little as 20 minutes.
These effects often lasted for about 3-4 hours, making an entire package a great option to get through a traditional 8-hour work day. On the other hand, eating both truffles at once was a great way to ward off pain and insomnia at the end of a long day.
Compassion Edibles is a California-based infused edible company that got its start in 2000. The company was founded in the San Francisco Bay by Mickey Martin under the name Tainted Edibles.Compassion Medicinal Edibles/Tainted Inc. offered …