Friday April 8, 2022
By Shirley Ju
Who loves edibles?! We do. With the cannabis industry continuing to find new, innovative ways to get high without smoking the product, more than ever are edibles being appreciated. What started out as just THC-infused brownies has now expanded into a whole culinary experience, branching into savory snacks such as Goldfish to even doing full-blown meals infused with THC.
What better way to celebrate edibles than by taste testing the best of the best brands, in every category possible?! Enter Farmers Cup, setting the bar to becoming the biggest edible competition to date. Reeling in licensed cannabis companies from all over California, they recently hosted their first ever people’s choice edibles competition in light of Valentine’s Day and whoa, was love in the air!
Exploring the Edibles at The Farmers Cup
PotGuide had the pleasure of being an exclusive VIP judge for the event, which was hosted at Cookies Mission Valley as the official dispensary partner and judge kit pick-up location. With over 160 judges participating, we were given a whole box of goodies which were separated into the categories of Savory, Baked, Chocolate Candy, and Healthy.
The focus of the competition is founded on the motto: “Cannabis, Community, Culture.” The goal of the event is to connect consumers through cannabis products as well as hosting a place to network amazing companies to retailers and other industry players.
Through the fun of testing and picking your favorite edibles, we were able to not only discover new brands, but appreciate the art of edibles as they continue to expand into everyday foods.
Joshua Caruso, Farmers Cup official founder, states, “We aim to preserve California cannabis culture through cannabis events. Cannabis is more than a business and we continue to educate its history and values for the community.”
In the end, we were given an electronic ballet to fill out our favorite edibles as we patiently waited for the official awards ceremony. For their upcoming event, Farmers Cup plans to throw a 420 edition at Cannabis Row Earth Day in Balboa Park, San Diego. See you there!
Winners of Each Category
Chocolate: Buddy’s Chocolate Haus – Munchie THC Bar
Non-Chocolate: The Premier Edibles – Caramel Pastilles
Baked Goods: Grandma Bakers X Ghostface Killah – Killa Bee Brownie
Savory: Kush Kitchen By Georgetown Kushcakes – Garlic Flavored Oil
Beverages: Habit – Sparkling Mango
Healthy Candy: Kushy Punch – Cannabis Infused Sugar-Free Gummy
To see a list of full results, click here.
Check out all edible brand contestants!
Farmer’s Cup Contestants
Let us know what your favorite cannabis edible is, below in the comments!