I adore the chewy delight of a gummy candy, and I loved getting the chance to pick out the best CBD gummies.

I may be a bit biased, because I’ve always enjoyed gummies, from gummy bears to gummy worms, and they’re even better when you add the healing power of CBD. Obviously I’m not alone: store shelves are full of gummy adult vitamins and numerous other nutritional supplements in candy shapes. When it comes to CBD oil, the beneficial supplement made from industrial hemp, it’s no surprise there are lots of sweet, chewy CBD treats for sale now, too.

The appeal of CBD gummies is obvious: the flavors and texture make CBD easy to ingest, particularly if people have trouble swallowing pills or dislike the flavor of conventional tinctures. While all gummy supplements should be kept out of reach of children, some kids do take CBD, particularly for especially serious forms of epilepsy, so CBD gummies have an obvious appeal for those parents. It can also be easier to take a precise dose with edibles like gummies compared to a dropper of liquid CBD tincture.

It could be argued, and not without reason, that gummies represent empty calories and needless sugar added to our diets, but I know that I’ve taken my vitamins more consistently since I started buying gummies. It makes sense that other people would find CBD easier to take regularly if it comes as a candy, and for them the benefits may easily outweigh the caloric costs.

Best CBD gummies overflowing in a bowl

A bowl overflowing gummy bears in a rainbow of colors. When it comes to the quality of CBD gummies, not all are created equally.

Unfortunately, when I started looking into CBD gummies, I found that very few products met our standards of quality. Because the CBD market is largely unregulated, it’s important to be very careful which products you choose. In the end, I found just four companies met the MInistry of Hemp’s high standards for CBD products: CBD Infusionz, CBD Living, Go Green Hemp, and Pure American Hemp Oil. (Continue reading for our full review!)

I’ll outline below what standards I used to judge these products, which combine both subjective standards (like how did it taste?) with objective ones (like quality and cost). Then I’ll tell you who made the best CBD gummies, and a little bit more about each brand.

A GOOD BEAR IS HARD TO FIND: THE PROBLEM OF POOR QUALITY CBD GUMMIES

To research this article, I looked at all the CBD gummies I could find for sale online, and also looked in many of the shops local to me in Austin, Texas which sell CBD products. I was disappointed by how few shops appeared to offer good, quality products.

Many were from vendors I’d never heard of, and some of those brands had broken or nonexistent websites or other online presence. Few were transparent about the source of their CBD oil, and almost none offered lab results to prove the purity of their contents or the products’ purported strength.

For this article, I only reviewed products which are clearly labeled in terms of their strength, and that make third-party lab results available to buyers.

Some online brands were as bad or even worse. Most don’t offer lab results and didn’t respond to our inquiries. One brand even appeared to be deliberately misleading customers by linking to lab results that didn’t match the products being offered for sale. Many are also unclear about the strength of their products.

Why does it matter? Because hemp absorbs toxins from the soil where it’s grown, it’s crucial that hemp is grown organically in soil free from major sources of pollution. Since the CBD market is unregulated, third-party lab results are the only way to guarantee that customers can know the product actually contains CBD, how strong it is, or to make sure there are no toxins or impurities.

For this article, I only reviewed products which are clearly labeled in terms of their strength, and that make third-party lab results available to buyers.

PRICE, FLAVOR, CUSTOMER SERVICE: PICKING THE BEST CBD GUMMIES

In addition to lab results, I reviewed each of the four products on the following criteria:

  • Price,
  • Strength (the dosage of each edible)
  • Customer service and shipping,
  • And flavor.

While some brands offer more than one type of CBD gummy, I chose to review just the gummy bears. While working on this review, I stopped taking my usual CBD tincture and took the gummies instead. All four brands of gummies seemed to help relieve the symptoms of fibromyalgia, including chronic pain and insomnia, which is the primary reason I take CBD.

In the end, I happily finished all the products we bought for review. So even though I strongly preferred the flavors of some CBD gummies more than others, I’d encourage readers to try all the brands listed below to figure out which they like best — especially since taste is highly subjective.

With that out of the way, here are the best CBD gummies, ranked from my most to least favorite brands:

  1. CBD Living: These gummies tasted and looked the most like regular gummy bears and all their lab results are available online. If you want the classic gummy bear experience plus CBD, CBD Living is your best choice. On the downside, their shipping was slower and more expensive than other brands.
  2. CBD Infusionz: This was a very close second: these gummies taste great, but more like a homemade candy then a real gummy bear. CBD Infusionz also has unique flavors and options for their gummies. Unfortunately, they are still working to get their lab results online but will provide them by email.
  3. Go Green Hemp: These gummies looked a lot like a classic gummy bear, but they tasted very medicinal. These were the gummy bears I enjoyed eating least out of all the products (but I still ate them all). However, I’m ranking them higher than Pure American Hemp because their lab results are easier to access.
  4. Pure American Hemp Oil: These looked almost identical to Go Green Hemp in packaging and shape, and also had a moderate medicinal aftertaste. Pure American Hemp offered fast shipping and great customer service, but are still working to get all their lab results online (you have to email them right now for the gummies’ results).

Click above on a brand, or continue reading to see our mini-review of each type of CBD gummy, including details about what makes each brand unique.

CBD GUMMIES OFFICIAL REVIEWS

Best CBD Gummies: Living Water CBD gummies

CBD Living Gummies have a true, classic gummy bear flavor with almost no aftertaste.

CBD LIVING GUMMIES

  • Price: $20.00 (+ $10 standard shipping)
  • Strength: 10 milligrams each (10 bears per bag, 100mg total CBD per bag).
  • Customer Service & Shipping: CBD Living had the slowest & most expensive standard shipping of all the varieties.
  • Test Results: Online.
  • Flavor: Like the classic “gummy bear” you ate as a kid, with barely any medicinal aftertaste.
  • Other: Also available in bottles of 30 bears at a discount, or as CBD-infused sour gummy bears, cherry rings, and sour apple rings.

CBD Living Gummies won my “Best CBD Gummies” award because they taste like a delicious, classic gummy bear and, even more importantly, third-party lab results are available right on the website. Compared to the other brands, CBD Living uses packaging very similar to prescription medicine bottles, which could be a turn off for some shoppers. While they don’t offer as many gummy types as CBD Infusionz, they do offer some appealing options in addition to the basic bear. They also offer some other unique products like CBD bath bombs and chocolate bars. While it wasn’t a deal-breaker for me, their standard shipping option seemed slower & less affordable than the rest.

CBD Infusionz CBD Gummies

CBD Infusionz gummies come in a variety of flavors, strengths, and unique AM & PM options

CBD INFUSIONZ TRIPLE LAYER BEARS

  • Price: $19.99 (+$ 3.99 standard shipping)
  • Strength: 5 milligrams each (10 bears per bottle, 50mg total CBD per bottle).
  • Customer Service & Shipping: Fast response to customer service questions; slow but inexpensive standard shipping.
  • Test Results: By email only.
  • Flavor: Like a fresh candy from your local sweet shop. Delicious!
  • Other: Many unique flavors plus “AM/PM” gummy options; 99 cent sample pack available.

CBD Infusionz Triple Layer Bears taste delicious, but more like a handmade candy than the classic “gummy bear” taste some people might crave. However, this brand mostly ranked second because the lab results aren’t on their website yet (they told me they’re working on this) but they will send them by email if you ask. Their basic gummies contain just 5 milligrams of CBD each, which some customers might prefer. Although stronger gummies are available, they cost a bit more money. However, CBD Infusionz offers over a dozen different kind CBD gummies, from sour apple rings to “Starfish gummie yummies.” In addition to regular CBD, they also offer “AM” gummies (which include caffeine) and “PM” gummies (with melatonin).

GoGreen Hemp CBD Gummies

Go Green Hemp offers easily available online third-party lab test results, but their CBD gummies had a strong medicinal aftertaste.

GoGreen Hemp CBD Gummy Bears

  • Price: $21.99 (+ $6.99 priority shipping)
  • Strength: 10 milligrams each (20 bears per bottle, 200mg total CBD per bottle).
  • Customer Service & Shipping: GoGreen Hemp had good customer service and offers affordable and fast priority shipping.
  • Third Party Lab Results: Online.
  • Flavor: All the bears had a medicinal aftertaste, with the red bears tasting especially bitter.
  • Other: No other flavors available but GoGreen also offers CBD capsules, a topical ointment & dog chews.

GoGreen Hemp CBD Gummy Bears were my least favorite CBD gummies in terms of flavor. The red gummies, in particular, had a noticeable and somewhat unpleasant medicinal aftertaste. Even so, they were still effective at easing my fibromyalgia symptoms, and I finished all the bears while working on this review. The main reason GoGreenHemp is ranked third, rather than last, is that they make their lab results available right on their website. So even though I found the flavor less appealing, they make it easy for customers to verify the product’s purity and strength, which I really appreciate. This is what every brand should be doing.

Pure American Hemp Oil CBD Gummies

Pure American Hemp Oil’s gummies had a more noticeable aftertaste, but the company had great customer service.

PURE AMERICAN HEMP OIL GUMMIES

  • Price: $38.95 (+ $5 standard shipping)
  • Strength: 10 milligrams each (30 bears per bottle, 300mg total CBD per bottle).
  • Customer Service & Shipping: Pure American Hemp Oil had the fastest standard shipping, and fast, friendly customer service.
  • Test Results: By email request (for gummies, other products have online results).
  • Flavor: A noticeable medicinal aftertaste, especially in the red bears, but less bitter than GoGreen.
  • Other: Pure American Hemp Oil also offers CBD tinctures and gel caps.

Pure American Hemp Oil’s gummy bears are very similar in shape and packaging to GoGreen Hemp. They were less bitter than GoGreen, but still had a medicinal aftertaste. After some deliberation, I ranked them last because of the combination of poor flavor and the inaccessibility of their lab results, which you currently have to request by email or Facebook messenger for most of their products. Like Infusionz, they told me they’re working to add lab results to their website soon. They also cost more money than GoGreen. On the other hand, Pure American Hemp Oil had great customer service, and the fastest standard shipping of any brand. These CBD gummies also did a great job of helping me sleep at night.

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