If you don’t like the taste of CBD, but would still like to get your daily dose, gummies could be the quick-and-easy solution you’ve been waiting for. As not every gummy is created equal, we’ve rounded up the five brands that should be top of your list to try.
Pollen No Pressure Gummies, £35/30 gummies
With so much misinformation about CBD around, Pollen helps you cut through the noise with its straight-talking approach and premium products. Committed to making CBD simple, its products have an accurate potency that’s third-party tested twice to make sure the dose it says you’re getting, you actually are. Pollen has also developed its vegan gummies by infusing 10mg CBD from broad-spectrum hemp oil into each piece, rather than spraying or injecting them after they’ve baked, to ensure consistency of dosage.
By using a wide range of ingredients, including grapefruit, turmeric, cherry and cacao, its range also offers complex but delicious flavour profiles with no bitter hemp aftertaste. Its No Pressure CBD gummies combine turmeric, cayenne and grapefruit to promote a feeling of restoration and balance.
Paso Cranberry CBD Gummies, £15.95/240mg
If you’re looking for a low calorie, high in CBD gummy, you’ll find Paso is something of a sweet spot. As well as being made from natural fruit juices and free from artificial flavourings, colourings and added sugar, its range has 20mg CBD per gummy, making them much stronger than most other CBD gummies for sale in the UK. Thanks to their apple, cranberry and blueberry flavours, you won’t find the bigger dose affects their delicious taste though.
You don’t just have to take our word for it either – they were also voted the CBD Edible of the Year last year by The Cannabis Exchange for giving them faith “that edibles can be done well”.
Zen Bears CBD Gummies, £39.95/30 bears
If this isn’t the first list you’ve consulted for your gummy recommendations, you may have heard of Zen Bears before. It’s a popular brand among reviewers, and rightly so. It uses all-natural ingredients, hemp grown using organic farming practices and CO2 extraction in the US, and the gummies themselves are vegan and manufactured in the UK and pharmaceutically coated with 20mg of CBD (rather than injected with it). This means a higher percentage of CBD is absorbed through your gums and under your tongue, which results in increased bioavailability.
Each bottle also comes with its own batch number so you can look up the third-party reports (from an independent lab) yourself and check there’s nothing harmful in your gummies. The brand’s commitment to quality doesn’t just stop with its consistent CBD content either, its mixed fruit flavours are pretty popular too.
Naturecan CBD Gummies, £19.99/30 gummies
Try Naturecan’s range of CBD products, which includes sweet cookies, nut butters and brownies as well as topicals ranging from massage oils to lip balms, and you’ll be joining celebrity fans Freddie Flintoff, Paddy McGuinness, Jamie Redknapp and TV presenter Laura Woods who turned to the brand for help with their sleep and even rheumatoid arthritis.
Founded in May 2019 by Andy Duckworth, the former CEO of Myprotein, and Paul Finnegan, the brand is focused on offering premium, safe and effective hemp-derived CBD. As well as making sure each of its finished products is third-party lab tested, it also joined the Association for The Cannabinoid Industry and the Centre for Medicinal Cannabis to have its products fully certified and regulated and welcomes the new updated legislation by the UK Food Standards Agency (which requires the industry to submit valid novel food authorisation applications by 31 March 2021). Its 10mg gummies can therefore be trusted to be tasty, THC-free and only use broad-spectrum CBD.
Penguin CBD Gummies, $45/30 worms
Led by 21-year-old serial entrepreneur Deep Patel, Penguin CBD is a newcomer on the scene. Using hemp sourced from Oregon and grown naturally without pesticides or GMOs, the brand’s on a mission to offer high-quality products at affordable prices and without any BS. With honesty and transparency central to the brand, its gummies are created using CBD isolate, a technique that’s intended to produce the most clean-tasting edible possible.
Each of its gummy worms contains a 10mg, THC-free dose of CBD and is coated with a tangy blend of sweet and sour sugar crystals, making this the delicious gummy of choice for any pick-n-mix fan.