After a full year of consuming and reviewing edibles, I’m a bit surprised I have not reviewed any Mindy’s Chef Led Artisanal Edibles by Cresco Labs. I’ve consumed plenty. So for Valentine’… Edibles Guide Edibles are consumable products that have been infused with medical cannabis. There are two main types of edibles: sublingual and gastrointestinal. Sublingual is latin for ‘under James Beard Award-Winning Chef Mindy Segal unleashes her culinary style to the world of cannabis-infused edibles to create the world's best tasting edibles, including gummies and chocolates.
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Review: Mindy’s Artisanal Edibles by Cresco
After a full year of consuming and reviewing edibles, I’m a bit surprised I have not reviewed any Mindy’s Chef Led Artisanal Edibles by Cresco Labs. I’ve consumed plenty. So for Valentine’s Day, I chose and old favorite gummy and a re-launched chocolate to review: Mindy’s Lush Black Cherry Gummies and Mindy’s Caramelized Chocolate Marshmallow Graham.
Lush Black Cherry
The old favorite was the Lush Black Cherry 1:1 Gummies that I picked up at NuEra Urbana. The white tin container stored twenty gummies. Each gummy contained the 1:1 ratio of 5mg of THC and 5mg of CBD. The red gummies were coated in sugar crystals and emitted a delicate cherry aroma that matched their flavor.
As with all Mindy’s edibles, the flavors were more pronounced and natural tasting. With these gummies, the black cherry sweetness was countered with a slight tartness that kept the gummies from becoming overwhelmingly sugary. As someone who does not enjoy extremely tart or sweet gummies, I found these to be a perfect balance.
Along with the consistent flavors, I can count on Mindy’s consistent effects. As demonstrated with my choices of edibles to review, I also prefer 1:1 edibles, because my muscles respond well to the CBD and the added body buzz and relaxation.
I find the 5mg of dosing to be beneficial not because I microdose but because for certain treatment of muscle pain and cramps, I prefer 25mg of THC and CBS, which allows me relief while still being able to function. Gummies containing 10mg of THC and CBS sometimes miss my sweet spot. And I don’t want to cut a gummy in half.
Caramelized Chocolate Marshmallow Graham
For something new from Mindy’s edible line, I chose from Sunnyside Champaign the Caramelized Chocolate Marshmallow Graham Bar from. The re-launched chocolate bar line also included Dark Chocolate Almond Toffee and Milk Chocolate & Peanut Brittle. Of course, I went straight for the 1:1.
The entire caramelized white chocolate was measured into ten pieces. But of course, Mindy’s edibles always offer more. Nestled to the top of the chocolate were crunchy graham crackers and mini marshmallows. The delicious graham crackers tasted great as expected. The marshmallows has the texture of Lucky Charms marshmallows but looked more of the tiny marshmallows that came in the hot chocolate packets when I was a kid.
With graham crackers and mini marshmallows stuck to the backside of the chocolate bar, breaking the pieces off the bar was a little more difficult and messy than usual. Messy or not, the blend of creamy chocolate and crunchy graham crackers and marshmallows provided me with a more dynamic tasting treat than just a chocolate bar or my standard gummies.
The cerebral effect of these 1:1 edibles, as always, did not take me to lala land but rather delivered a consistent cerebral and body effects that allowed me to function mentally and physically with lower doses or medicate heavily for a heavier buzz with higher doses. These two edibles also greatly boosted my appetite, especially later in the buzz.
Overall, the edibles for this review, as with all the Mindy’s edibles I’ve sampled, were consistent in dosing with way better than average flavor. Mindy’s has built my expectations for a reliable edible, and to this point, the brand has not disappointed.
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Effects & Medical Attributes are based on anecdotal evidence. Individual experiences can be varied.
Edibles are consumable products that have been infused with medical cannabis. There are two main types of edibles: sublingual and gastrointestinal. Sublingual is latin for ‘under the tongue’ and that is exactly what you do – you place the edible on or under your tongue. This type of edible allows the cannabinoids to enter your bloodstream through the tissues in your mouth and the effects start to take place shortly after. With gastrointestinal edibles, absorption takes place after the edible has entered your digestive track. This means that it will take longer to feel the effects.
While edibles are a great option for patients they can easily lead to disaster if you are not cautious. A common mistake that many first-time edibles users fall victim to is eating too much. Make sure to follow these steps when consuming edibles.
Start Low & Go Slow
The suggested starting dose for an edible is 10mg. This may not seem like much for an experienced smoker, but it is best to consume conservatively the first time. Gastrointestinal edibles can take up to 90 minutes before the effects become noticeable. If you have eaten 10mg and still have yet to feel the effects, wait at least 90 minutes before consuming more.
While the effects of smoking cannabis are instantaneous, edibles tend to take longer to “kick in” and last for a much longer time. The effects from edibles are noticeable for roughly five hours with the peak of the effects occurring around two and a half hours after consumption. Because of the longevity of the effects, it is important to plan before eating an edible. Do not consume edibles on an empty stomach, as that may intensify the effects.
Make sure you are in a safe and comfortable place when using edibles. Never get behind the wheel of a car while under the influence of medical cannabis. If you do have to leave for any reason, use a designated driver. Delicious infused chocolate and truffle edibles are easy to devour, so make sure to have some non-medicated snacks available.
Read the label thoroughly to make sure you are taking the correct serving size. Be sure to store your edibles out of the reach of children. Make note of keeping your edibles labeled so they are not eaten by mistake by unassuming family members, friends, or roommates.
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World’s Best Tasting Edibles
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The story of Mindy’s
FROM THE EXTRAORDINARY MIND OF CHEF MINDY SEGAL
James Beard award-winning chef Mindy Segal is the creative force behind Cresco Lab’s flagship line of artisanal edibles. Chef Segal pushes the boundaries of taste and texture, crafting thoughtful combinations of ingredients that are both unexpected and familiar. She has trained in some of Chicago’s most influential restaurants and is currently Chef/Owner of Mindy’s Bakery in Chicago’s Bucktown neighborhood along with three additional beloved Chicago restaurants.
PRECISION DOSING FOR PERFECTION IN EVERY BITE
Award-Winning Chef Mindy Segal and Cresco Labs have partnered together to create the world’s best tasting edibles that are both perfectly dosed for a consistent experience as well as incredibly delicious. Cresco Labs’ world-class expertise in cannabis promises precision dosing and unbeatable quality in bringing Chef Segal’s culinary vision to life.
ICONIC, DISTINCTIVELY DELICIOUS FLAVOR COMBINATIONS
Mindy’s is the cannabis brand for true lovers of everything that’s delicious. Drawing on learnings from her culinary journey, Chef Mindy Segal carefully crafts each iconic flavor, combining distinctive ingredients in thoughtful and innovative ways that are both incredibly delicious and uniquely her own. Mindy’s iconic flavor combinations take cannabis confections from ordinary to extraordinary.
Delight Your Taste Buds
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Meet our Gummies
Distinctively delicious artisanal edibles
Deep, rich, super intense orange. Zesty and thick with notes of kumquat, clementine and candied orange rind.
100mg THC 20-packs, each piece = 5mg THC
Keylime pie meets creamy, tropical kiwi. Tart and bright with a balanced flavor. Think summer sorbet with a hint of banana.
100mg THC 20-packs, each piece = 5mg THC
Like jars of cherries soaked in cabernet and luxardo with hints of orange and vanilla. Rich and luscious.
100mg CBD: 100mg THC 20-packs,
each piece = 5mg CBD: 5mg THC
Flavors of just-picked sweet strawberries and blueberries with mulberries & huckleberries from the Pacific Northwest. Jammy with a touch of orange blossom.
40mg THC 20-packs,
each piece = 2mg THC
Bright, clean and refreshing yet earthy. Flavors of honeydew & cantaloupe with a touch of honey. Balanced with slight fruity-floral lychee notes.
40mg CBD: 40mg THC 20-packs,
each piece = 2mg CBD: 2mg THC
Fresh and clean like a grapefruit cocktail. Sour and lip-smacking. Super juicy with an essence of gin botanicals.
40mg THC 20-packs,
each piece = 2mg THC
Meet our chocolates
Caramelized white chocolate nestled with crunchy graham crackers & mini marshmallows. Next level goodness.
100mg CBD: 100mg THC 10 pieces,
each piece = 10mg CBD: 10mg THC
MILK CHOCOLATE & PEANUT BRITTLE
A blend of two milk chocolates, each with a distinct flavor note, accented with smooth peanut butter & crunchy peanut brittle. A triple threat of deliciousness.
100mg THC 10 pieces,
each piece = 10mg THC
Two dark chocolates and a touch of milk chocolate with smoked almonds, crunchy toffee and smooth caramel. A decadent intersection of flavor & texture.
100mg THC 10 pieces,
each piece = 10mg THC
Where To Buy
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Our brands are available in dispensaries across the country. Here’s where to find us near you.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What separates Mindy’s Chef Led Artisanal Edibles from other edibles brands?
James Beard Award-winning Chef Mindy Segal and Cresco Labs determined that consumers shouldn’t have to choose between a perfectly-dosed edibles experience and great taste. Mindy’s Chef Led Artisanal Edibles is the first cannabis-infused edibles brand to promise both superior deliciousness based on chef-led iconic flavors and a consistently excellent cannabis experience.
- Chef-Driven: Every edible is conceived and crafted by the culinary genius of James Beard Award-winning Chef Mindy Segal.
- Perfectly Dosed: We use only the cleanest distillate cannabis extracts and dose them with precision for a consistent experience every time you enjoy a Mindy’s edible.
- Iconic Flavors: Inspired by Chef Segal’s culinary journey, each irresistible flavor combination puts a unique and unexpected twist on something familiar for a distinctively delicious taste that’s far from cookie cutter.
What does the Mindy’s Chef Led Artisanal Edibles portfolio offer?
The line features six new, iconic gummy flavor combinations that put a unique and unexpected twist on the flavors we all love.
- Lush Black Cherry: Rich and luscious, like jars of cherries soaked in cabernet and Luxardo, with hints of orange and vanilla. Available in: 100mg CBD: 100mg THC 20-pack tins; each piece = 5mg CBD: 5mg THC
- Glazed Clementine Orange: Deep, rich and intense orange flavor, with notes of kumquat, clementine and candied orange rind. Available in: 100mg THC 20-pack tins; each piece = 5mg THC
- Cool Key Lime Kiwi: Key lime pie meets creamy, tropical kiwi. Tart and bright with a balanced flavor—like a summer sorbet with a hint of banana. Available in: 100mg THC 20-pack tins; each piece = 5mg THC
- Honey Sweet Melon: Bright, clean and refreshing yet earthy. Flavors of honeydew and cantaloupe with a touch of honey. Balanced with slight fruity-floral lychee notes. Available in: 40mg CBD: 40mg THC 20-pack tins; each piece = 2mg CBD: 2mg THC
- Botanical White Grapefruit: Fresh and clean like a grapefruit cocktail. Sour and lip-smacking. Deliciously juicy with an essence of gin botanicals. Available in: 40mg THC 20-pack tins; each piece = 2mg THC
- Freshly Picked Berries: Flavors of just-picked sweet strawberries and blueberries with mulberries and huckleberries from the Pacific Northwest. Jam-like with a touch of orange blossom. Available in: 40mg THC 20-pack tins; each piece = 2mg THC
Visit our “Where to Buy” section of our website to find out where you can find Mindy’s Chef Led Artisanal Edibles at a dispensary near you.
The line comes in portable packaging such as pouches and compact tins. The portfolio offers lower dosage options (2mg and 5mg), available in both THC Only and CBD/THC options. Chocolates are presently available in Illinois, soon to be launched in Massachusetts.
Will you continue to use winterized cannabis, or will it all be distillate?
We use distillate oil to promise little to no cannabis taste to allow Chef Segal’s quality ingredients and culinary vision to come to life. Since we distillate, all gummy varieties are hybrid.
Do you use any food coloring in the edibles? If so what kind of food coloring is it?
All of our products are non-GMO, meaning we only use fruit and vegetable juices.
Are any of the products kosher?
None of the products are certified kosher as our production facility has not been certified kosher.
Are your products gluten free?
While our products are technically gluten free as we have a procedure in place to avoid cross contamination, our facility is not certified gluten free. The products are processed in a facility that also processes peanuts, tree nuts, eggs, milk and gluten.
Are your products vegetarian and non-GMO?
Yes, our gummies are vegetarian and non-GMO.
Are your products vegan?
All of Mindy’s gummies are now made with 100% vegan ingredients. In March 2021, Mindy’s gummies became vegan certified. For more information on this certification, please visit www.vegan.org.
Is this product safe to give to my pets?
Like all THC products, Mindy’s Chef Led Artisanal Edibles are not safe for pets.
Is new packaging child-proof?
Is new packaging arthritis friendly?
Since packaging is required to be child resistant, our packaging will not be arthritis friendly.
Is new packaging eco-friendly or recyclable after use?
While our products strive to be as eco-friendly as possible, they are non-recyclable due to the MET/PET liner which can be subjective when it comes to recycling.
What is new packaging made from?
Pouches are made from PE/VMPET/PET. Tins are tinplate. The base and outer lid is made by 0.25mm tinplate and the inner lid made by 0.28mm tinplate.