Sträva RestoreRead More
reviewed by DJ Reetz
Don’t ask me to do anything before I’ve had my first cup of coffee. Seriously, the best response you’re likely to get is an indignant glare and an apathetic shrug. If it’s the morning following a rough night, that response gets even testier. Fortunately for everybody at the THC offices, we’ve got plenty of Sträva coffee on hand.
Each bag is infused with full-spectrum hemp oil derived from locally grown Colorado hemp, and every 12-ounce bag of the Restore is imparted with approximately 120 milligrams of CBD. That averages out to around five milligrams of CBD per cup of coffee. It might not be enough to replace your current CBD regimen if you’re using it as medicine, but it makes a nice addition to a cup of Joe and helps keep any caffeine jitters in check as you’re slamming your morning cups.
Some CBD companies might cut corners on the quality of the coffee when producing a product like this, but Sträva is focused on the quality of their roast. They’re a coffee company first, and their passion for quality coffee is apparent. Restore is a Colombian roast with a deep, rich aroma and taste on par with any other bagged coffee you’ll find at the grocery store or coffee shop. It’s good coffee all on its own, and the CBD is icing on a tasty, invigorating cake.
Sträva offers several varieties of CBD-infused coffees with different amounts of CBD, as well as a full line of traditional roasts. With such a wealth of options, you’re sure to find one that fits your preferences. www.stravacraftcoffee.com
by Caroline Hayes
HempBox. Such a simple, sweet, delicious concept.
One of the newest trends in the past couple of years is having themed goodie-filled boxes sent right to the consumer’s doorstep. Whether it’s beauty products or items for your dog, there’s something so exciting about receiving a box treats delivered right to you.
Based out of Denver, HempBox offers treats for the hemp connoisseur, which are hand picked by co-owner Samantha Sandt, while her fiancé and co-owner Jake Browne helps with day-to-day activities, as well as handles the social media and website development.
With backgrounds in the cannabis industry, Jake and Samantha kept their eyes on the changing legislation regarding hemp and cannabis laws. Once A64 went into effect, allowing the cultivation of hemp in Colorado, the two saw an opportunity and that’s when HempBox went into action.
As a subscriber of Birch Box, Samantha was familiar with the excitement that came along with receiving a monthly box of goodies in the mail. Together, Sam and Jake put together a campaign to raise money for the HempBox concept on IndieGogo in April 2014. The first boxes came out shortly after that in June 2014.
With having subscribers from Alaska to Florida, Samantha and Jake are "working on a consumer market research survey to help our partners really hone in on specific market segments that are more apt to purchase hemp products. It’s imperative that we understand this growing market and we feel HempBox is poised to gather that data," Samantha informed.
Samantha sources products by reaching out to companies, but at the same time hemp companies are now coming to her asking to have their products promoted in HempBox (interested companies can go to www.hempbox.com/product-partners for more information). What a great way to get the word out about awesome hemp products.
What really get Samantha and Jake excited is sharing the amazing hemp infused goods with their subscribers, calling them ‘sinful treats’.
So what can we expect to see from them in the future? Samantha says they are "proud sponsors" of the Second Annual NoCo Hemp Expo, which takes place on April 4th in Colorado.
HempBox is offered as a one time, three or six month subscription and first time subscribers can receive 50 percent off their first box with the coupon code HempBox50.
Keep your eyes out for things to come from this Colorado Proud company.
Hemp BoxRead More
Reviewed by Monocle Man
This great new company launched in June, just in time for Hemp History Week. The concept of HempBox is pretty simple; they send samples of different hemp products directly to your door on a monthly basis. This is a similar idea to Conscious Box or Bark Box. We received our first HempBox last month and couldn’t have been happier. Contained inside its cardboard exterior were Manitoba Farms Hemp Hearts, Twenty-4 Zen Mocha Chocolate Chip Hemp Granola, The Wonder Seed Spring Lavender Hand Cream, The Merry Hempsters Organic Peppermint Hemp Balm, Dr. Bronner’s 18-in-1 Peppermint Pure Castile Soap, and a handy hemp bookmark. If you are a hemp enthusiast like we are at THC Mag, you should subscribe to HempBox. It’s only $20 a month and allows you to try healthy, natural products you might not have heard of. Getting HempBox delivered to your home each month is like Christmas coming every 30 days. Hooray Hemp!!! www.hempbox.com
Fusilli Hemp Pasta by HempinessRead More
Hempiness is a company that understands the important health benefits of hemp. This UK company offers more than just the standard hemp seeds.
Hemp coffee, hempseed oil capsules and hemp flour are just a few of the great food products coming from Hempiness. I was lucky enough for them to send me their hemp flour infused fusilli pasta. This organic pasta is hempy because of the addition of hemp flour into the dried pasta mixture. I’ll tell you what, it just looks healthier than the
.88 cent box at the grocery store. It has a rich brown color. It cooks just like any other pasta and the consistency is soft and less gritty than whole grain pasta. I ate it with a rich Vodka sauce (my favorite) but any white or red sauce will do. It’s also delicious used in a cold pasta salad dish Serve it up with some hemp seed meatballs and you have yourself quite the health conscious meal. www.hempiness.co.uk
In the Spotlight: Hemp SeedsRead More
Hemp seeds are high in protein and contain nine amino acids including essentials like Omega-3s, which are valuable for healthy skin and hair, brain function, digestion and overall body health. They make a delicious and nutritious addition to salads, smoothies, oatmeal and even soups. So go ahead and stock your pantry with this new wave of health food that is here to stay.
Manitoba Harvest Hemp Hearts - These raw, shelled hemp seeds come in natural or organic and bags come in a variety of sizes, up to five pounds. www.manitobaharvest.com
Ziggy Marley’s Hemp Rules - These USDA organic seeds are offered as shelled or roasted. Roasted flavors are Caribbean Crunch or Salt and Pepper. www.ziggymarleyorganics.com
Navitas Naturals Kashmir Superfood - Certified organic, raw and shelled hemp seeds. www.navitasnaturals.com
Himalania Organic Hemp Seeds - These tasty treats come in toasted dusted with Himalayan pink salt, shelled or covered in dark chocolate. www.brainstorminc.comHippie Butter Organic Hulled Hemp Seeds - Non-GMO, non-irradiated, non-allergenic, THC-free, pesticide-free, gluten-free, Kosher and vegan-certified. www.hippiebutter.com
Nutiva Organic Raw Shelled Hemp Seeds - Cold-pressed and organically created. Simple, pure and delicious. www.nutiva.com