Taste is quite nice, but it’s not hard for me to like sugar.
Effects, while unique compared to the many distillate based beverages currently on the market, were not really for me. Head felt a little heavy and cloudy, but not really in an enjoyable way.
It’s possible these drinks do not store well. I feel as though the potency was drastically reduced in a can I opened four months after the packaged date compared to what I’ve experienced with fresher products.
I really enjoyed the taste here. The warm spice of the ginger felt well balanced by the sugar. Mouth feel was nice and full too. Despite being mostly water, it doesn’t feel watery. While there’s a light fizz to it, I was still able to enjoy it despite not being a fan of carbonation in general.
In stark contrast to Tweed’s Houndstooth & Soda, each can contains 130 calories and 29g of sugar. So while my sweet tooth finds it enjoyable, I do recognize this is pure junk food.
What I was impressed with here is the effects were distinctly different than I experienced with Houndstooth & Soda. It is much more inline with stereotypical indica effects. Unique in terms of the beverages I’ve tried to date.
One thought that stood out for me from my first experience was that my head felt like a heavy cloud. Effects are primarily cerebral. Without much of body high. Probably a little more sedating than it is relaxing, but a mix of both.
Unfortunately, I didn’t find it very enjoyable. I admit my personal bias leans towards stereotypical sativa effects, but I have enjoyed indica dominant strains in the past. While I felt Tweed’s houndstooth was reminiscent of the more enjoyable aspects of drinking alcohol, Bakerstreet and Ginger seems to offer the aspects I desire least.
As with other emulsified cannabis beverages, onset was really quick for me.
If you’re just looking to slow your mind down, there might be something worthwhile for you here. It just didn’t seem to do much positive for me.
Date: September 26th 2020
Dose: 1 Can (2mg THC)
I actually bought a few of these back at the end of June. I didn’t record a log with the ones a drank at the time. It’s important to note that I’m drinking this four months after the can had been packed.
Very nice full mouth feel. Carbonation isn’t too too fizzy. A plus for me as I don’t like most carbonated drinks.
Can feel the warmth of the ginger, but it’s nicely balanced with sweetness. Really tasty and enjoyable to sip on.
Nearly finished my glass. Have been feeling the relaxation creep in over the last ten minutes. Really feeling tension dissipating around the temples.
Have the lights of and listening to Peyote Healing Song. It’s been a long week and I’m just winding down for a moment before going to sleep.
Listened to so more music. Feeling pretty relaxed. Not too different than a half hour ago.
While I was relaxed, I feel the experience was much milder than it was with the first can I drank back in July. I waited for it to get stronger, but in the end it did much less for me than I was expecting based on my past experiences.
What’s the shelf life?
I bought 3 cans. I shared the first two with my wife shortly after purchase. Three months passed before I got around to drinking the final can. I was a little surprised to find the effects were significantly diminished compared to what I experienced the first time, and compared to what I’ve experienced with the other THC beverages.
While I had heard rumours that there was a problem with the stability of THC in aluminum cans, I had assumed Tweed had sorted out those technical difficulties.
I asked Tweed customer service if I should expect the same effects from a can that was packaged 6 months ago. Here’s what they said:
Cannabis does not currently have an expiry date. We suggest keeping your products in a cool, dry, and dark place.
For what it’s worth, I had stored the can, alongside other cannabis products, in the coolest darkest corner of my house.
Since loss of potency in cannabis beverages is attributed to the type of liner used in aluminum cans, I followed up by asking: “Do you know what material is used to line the aluminum can? Is it bpa-free etc?” They told me:
Yes, we do use BPA liners in our aluminum cans in Canada. While BPA is banned or restricted in some US states, it is acceptable under Canadian law.Tweed customer Service
Perhaps I just fall asleep before the effects really kicked in? Maybe my tolerance somehow shot up drastically since my last beverage? Let me know if you’ve had an experience with a Tweed beverage that was on the older side.