PIXIE Beverages Overview:
There is something that really appeals to me about having a cannabis infused beverage. Whether it’s the technical skills required to make the drink or the discreteness to consume in public, whatever it was, I knew I wanted to review a PIXIE pop. I enjoyed the taste, but the effects did not match the advertised dosage.
PIXIE POWDER (PIXIE) products were available in many Toronto dispensaries prior to Project Claudia raids. Now it’s a lot more common to not find any edibles in a dispensary because police weight edibles, to quantify how much they found. For products like the PIXIE drink, each can weights a lot and dispensaries don’t want to risk the jail time. PIXIE also wants to protect themselves, making it extremely hard to find anyone representing them online. If you are looking for PIXIE products in Toronto you can find them at True Compassion Toronto, SoCo North, and at most public cannabis events. If you represent PIXIE and would like to provide further info, please contact Dankr here.
PIXIE Pricing & Selection:
PIXIE focuses on making a variety of infused beverage products that come in multiple flavours. PIXIE is best known for their beverages that come packaged in pop cans, each can states it contains 355mL, 125mg of THC and 6mg of CBD. These medicated pops come in “That Runners Root Beer”, “Your Dealers Cream Soda”, “Grow-op Grape”, “Contraband Cola”, “Busted Cherry Cola”, “Smugglers Citrus”, and “Skipped-Bail Ginger Ale”, each retailing for $5. PIXIE also produces a line of medicated juice crystals that can be made into a drink at home. These juice crystals come in a large variety of flavours including Kiwi, Cherry, Mango, Grape, Ice Tea, Raspberry, Fruit Punch, and Peach.
Unique to PIXIE:
There currently are many companies selling edibles in Toronto, and each company needs to try and differentiate themselves. PIXIE does this by focusing on infused beverages. Cannabis infused beverages are an easy adjustment from the alcohol infused drinks that are so common in today’s society. The packaging on the PIXIE drink is appealing and contains all the ingredients, nutritional facts, a warning to keep away from children, not for pregnant or breast feeding women, and a limit of 3 cans per day. The two suggestions for packing would be to include a recommending starting dose and to have the labeling done in plastic (currently done in paper). This would allow the can to be submerged to help it be cooled quicker.
PIXIE Drink Harvest Orange Taste:
The Harvest Orange PIXIE drink tastes like a slightly watered down orange Crush. As soon as you take a sip, the orange flavour dances around on your taste buds. As you swallow there is a light cannabis flavour. Some edibles have a strong cannabis concentrate flavour, where this drink has more of a bud flavour. You are left with a slight earthy flavour in your mouth, but the remnants of the sweet orange flavour help cover this up.
PIXIE Drink Harvest Orange Effects:
When I first started enjoying the drink, I was really looking forward to the experience. Quite quickly, within 10 minutes, I had started to notice the effects creeping into my sober mind, after consuming half a can. I finished the rest of the pop and waited for the effects. 25 minutes after I originally started consuming the drink, I felt the medical effects were at their peak. Unfortunately the effect did not line up with the advertised dose of 125 mg. The effects were noticeable, but not strong for a regularly consuming medical patient like myself. The effects only lasted for 2 hours rather than the 4-6 hour edible experience. This shorter duration of effects is something I have experienced with many medicated drinks. This product would be ideal for someone who is using cannabis rather than alcohol at social gatherings. The PIXIE drink gives you effects, but allows you to have multiple drinks before strong medical effects are felt.