In a world filled with cheap imitations and phony replicas, wouldn’t you rather experience the power of a diamond in all its glory? Well now you can! Today we’ll be reviewing some gummies from a company called Diamond CBD and their sub-brand Chill Plus Delta Force. CBD is known for its relaxing qualities while Delta-8 THC delivers a smooth heady high. Diamond CBD has blended the two together in a square-shaped gummy that promises to be as strong and as brilliant as the precious stone it’s named after. But just how strong? Keep reading to find out our take on this fascinating edible treat!
Delta-8 THC: A Brief Overview
Before we dive into our much-anticipated review, it’s important that you understand what Delta-8 THC really is. Delta-8 THC is one of the many cannabinoids found in the hemp plant. The hemp plant has been used for centuries, and is one of the most fascinating plants in the world. Unfortunately, it’s also one of the most misunderstood plants. One of the most infamous cannabinoids found in the hemp plant is the villainized Delta-9 THC, commonly known as marijuana. In the infancy of its use, marijuana was prescribed for a wide range of medical maladies including inflammation, severe pain, sleep aid, “absentmindedness.” There were quite a few other prescribed uses for it that are downright laughable (which I highly encourage you check out), but marijuana for the most part was used for its powerful psychoactive effects. These psychoactive effects are still what makes marijuana the most widely-used recreational drug, even more so as states are legalizing both the medicinal and recreational use.
Another hemp-derived cannabinoid you may already know is CBD, a legal non-psychoactive element that delivers all the benefits of the hemp plant sans the high. CBD exploded in popularity for users struggling with anxiety, PTSD, depression, sleep issues, and much more. CBD offered a way for users to improve their overall health and wellness without slipping into a mind-numbing high that rendered them useless for hours on end. Delta-8 THC falls neatly in the middle of these two cannabinoids, offering a soothing yet heady high that isn’t as intense as traditional marijuana. What makes this cannabinoid even more unique is that when derived from hemp (and not from marijuana), Delta-8 THC is legal on a federal level. Some states have implemented legal restrictions that forbid the use or sale of Delta-8 THC, so you’ll need to check your local laws before attempting to purchase or consume any Delta-8 THC products. Delta-8 THC is fondly referred to as the “lite” version of weed, and offers a powerful high that allows the user to remain clear-headed and in-control without the intense feeling of helplessness and paranoia that afflicts some marijuana users. To learn more about how this incredible cannabinoid reacts naturally with your body’s ECS, how it’s made, and different types of products available, check out some of our previous articles entitled How Does Delta-8 THC Affect the ECS, What Using Delta-8 THC Feels Like The First Time, Guide to Delta-8 THC Products on the Market, and A Simple Guide To How Is Delta-8 THC Made.
What To Expect On Your Delta-8 THC High
Now that we’ve gone over what Delta-8 THC is, it’s time to discuss how this fascinating cannabinoid may affect you. Your experience with Delta-8 THC varies with several different factors such as previous THC use, metabolism, weight, age, and many others. As such, it’s important to start slow with your doses and gradually increase your dosage once you can accurately gauge how the cannabinoid will affect you. Most companies will list a suggested dosage right on the product packaging, such as a half a gummy, a single capsule, a dropper full of tincture, 1-2 puffs of a cartridge/disposable, and so forth. The reaction time of each product varies greatly as well. There are some gummies that start working within a mere half an hour, whereas other gummies can take a whopping three hours to fully kick in. Inhalables like cartridges, disposables, flowers, and pre-rolls often kick in within five minutes but will require external hardware and experience with either vaping or smoking to use properly. The key to accurately dosing Delta-8 THC is to start slow. You can always increase your dosage after the recommended time has passed or in a second session. Taking too much Delta-8 THC can result in extreme drowsiness and mild paranoia, ultimately ruining your high. Be sure to consult a primary care physician before trying Delta-8 THC for the first time, and do not attempt to drive or operate machinery while under the influence of this cannabinoid.
Some of the expected side effects are quite pleasureable and include heightened sensitivity, euphoria, stimulated appetite, enhanced sexual arousal, and others. You may experience some other side effects such as dry mouth, slightly red eyes, and drowsiness. These side effects tend to vary with the individual, meaning you may experience some or none of these. Now that we’ve touched on the possible effects, potential start times, and recommended doses, it’s time to take a closer look at the Diamond CBD brand, and ultimately, the Chill Plus Delta-8 Force Square Gummies.
The Diamond CBD Brand
Like many other CBD brands in the industry, Diamond CBD built their brand on a vast array of cannabidiol-infused products of all shapes and sizes. Yet once Delta-8 THC exploded on the market, Diamond CBD was quick to incorporate this fascinating cannabinoid into their wares. Instead of eliminating CBD completely from their products, Diamond CBD opted to blend both CBD and Delta-8 THC into an entirely new company cleverly dubbed Chill Plus Delta-8 THC. Chill Plus Delta-8 THC offers an impressive selection of products that include rarely seen items like Delta-8 THC chocolate bars, chocolate brownies, lollipops, and more. Chill Plus Delta-8 THC also offers the traditional disposable devices, cartridges, and of course, gummies. The Chill Plus Delta-8 THC gummies are available in a shocking amount of varieties, but we’ll be reviewing the Chill Plus Delta Force Squares Gummies 1000mg option today. These gummies come in a pack of 50 and are sold at $64.99. Each gummy contains 10mg of CBD and 10mg of Delta-8 THC, perfect for microdosing or first-time users. The site offers frequent discounts for holidays, free 2-day shipping for orders $70 or more, and a reward program for repeat buyers.
The site had a crisp and well-thought out layout that was literally overflowing with products for. both the casual browser and the serious buyer. The site was professionally designed and featured dozens of stunning photos, graphics, zoom-in features, and fully detailed descriptions. A drop-down menu organized products by specific categories, such as vegans, staff favorites, bundles, subscriptions, lab test results, and others. But the most impressive feature of the site was the overwhelming volume of reviews for each product. The gummies that we’ll be reviewing today have over 500 reviews and five star ratings from verified buyers. But will these reviews match our experience with the Chill Plus Delta-8 THC Force Squares Gummies? Keep reading to find out!
Chill Plus Delta-8 THC Force Square Gummies Product Review
Chill Plus Delta-8 THC Force Square Gummies rank a little on the expensive side, and it may seem a bit daunting to spend so much on a product that you’re not sure you’ll like. Thankfully, Diamond CBD offers a sample two-pack of the original flavor which is what we’ll be reviewing today. I tore open the thin plastic and shook the gummies onto my palm. True to their name, the gummies were square-shaped and coated in sugar crystals. The texture was soft and spongy, and I eagerly popped the gummies into my mouth. My taste buds were instantly overwhelmed with the warm and deliciously sweet flavor of tropical fruits. There was no hemp flavor while chewing, albeit a light aftertaste once I had swallowed. The gummies were wonderfully soft and easy to chew, leaving behind an almost imperceptible coating on my teeth and tongue. I did notice a light dry mouth a few minutes after swallowing, but a quick swig of water eliminated this sensation.
I felt the gummies kick in about an hour and a half later, and drifted into a deep euphoria that surprised me, given the low Delta-8 THC content. I felt as if a weighted blanket had settled onto my entire body, as well as an intense tingling sensation in my face, hands, and feet. My mouth felt moderately dry, which I again quelled with a few sips of water. My eyelids felt slightly heavy, which coincided with the comfortable drowsiness I experienced. I felt as if time had slowed down, and it became slightly difficult to hold a conversion as my thoughts and responses were more delayed. The munchies kicked in fairly quickly, and I marveled at how incredible food and drink tasted. I remained completely in control of both the high and my surroundings, with only brief instances of anxiety. My drowsiness intensified and, despite feeling sleepy, I had to force myself to get up and go to bed. I fell asleep almost instantly and awoke the next morning feeling refreshed with no “hangover high,” as I like to call it. These gummies were an absolute dream and I strongly encourage you to check out this and all the other Delta-8 THC products that Diamond CBD has to offer.
Diamond CBD General Information
Diamond CBD devotes an enormous amount of time and resources to ensure you receive a quality product that has undergone rigorous testing for purity and potency. If you click on the Learn tab on their website, you can select the CBD Lab Reports tab from the menu and view multiple pages of all of Diamond CBD’s lab test results. These lab tests can be viewed by entering the batch number or product name, or you can simply scroll through multiple pages until you see the product you’re looking for. The lab results are also viewable via the QR codes printed on each of Diamond Lab’s product packaging.
Despite being a consumable and a psychoactive cannabinoid, there is no FDA regulation that monitors or mandates lab testing for any Delta-8 THC (or other cannabinoid) products. Unfortunately, this means that many companies can create a product, market it as potent and pure, and many people will be fooled into believing these claims. Some companies even take it a step further and maliciously doctor, alter, or completely fabricate other valid lab test results and advertise it as their own. In one of our previous articles, we called out a company for doing exactly that. Just because a company has lab results readily available does not mean that the results are legitimate. Always do your research and confirm the validity of these claims by contacting the lab via the email or phone number listed on the report.
Diamond CBD harvests premium CBD from organic non-GMO farms located in the United States. The location of these farms and the extraction process was not specified, aside from the hemp being all-natural. In the About CBD section, Diamond CBD mentions that they oversee the growing, extraction, and manufacturing process before the products are made available for sale. In the FAQ section, there is a warning to choose companies that use CO2 extraction rather than poisonous solvents, but it does not specifically confirm that this is Diamond CBD’s extraction process. The vagueness of the answer left me a bit wary; I have reached out to the company and I will update this section if and when I hear back from them. If you have any information on Diamond CBD’s hemp, feel free to share it in the comments below and I will be more than happy to confirm that information with the company.
Diamond CBD seems to have redesigned their sample-pack packaging in the time frame between receiving their product and what is shown on their website. I received a simple clear plastic pouch attached to a thin piece of cardboard paper. This cardboard paper displayed a picture of the full-sized product and a coupon code on the front, along with a familiar Yoda-inspired catch phrase on the bottom. The back of the cardboard paper contained customary warnings, a full ingredient list, allergen information, recommended use, nutrition facts, distribution information, and a QR code for the lab results. I realize that the plastic jar packaging displayed on the company website is much more appealing, but I noticed that all the information on the full-sized container was identical to what was listed on the sample-size packaging. I actually preferred the cardboard paper printout instead of a small pouch with tiny lettering that many other sample sizes utilize. Regardless if you choose the sample size or the full-size, you’ll be viewing the same exact information.
From taste to reaction time to overall effect, the Chill Plus Delta-8 THC Force Square Gummies exceeded my expectations in every way. The Diamond CBD website thoroughly impressed me with their sprawling selection of cannabinoid-infused goods, detailed description and transparency for each product, and overwhelming number of reviews from real customers. The price was a little higher than I expected (no pun intended), but the frequent promotions, bundles, and subscription options offer several ways to enjoy Delta-8 THC on a budget. I can honestly say that these gummies now rank in my top five favorite brands and gummies, and I look forward to trying more of Diamond CBD’s products in the near future.
Have you tried any of the edibles, vape cartridges, or capsules that Diamond CBD has to offer? What are some of your favorite ways to enjoy a Delta-8 THC high? Share your thoughts and experiences in the comments below! Here at CBD Origin, we pride ourselves on reviewing some of the best Delta-8 THC products on the market. In our next article, we’ll be returning to a company we’ve reviewed earlier in the year: the D8THC Shop! Our product review will be on their Apple Jack Pre-Roll, a unique Delta-8 THC product that smokers will particularly appreciate. We hope to see you there!