Honey Pot: High Honey, I’m Home
Honey Pot puts the pot in California wildflower honey to harvest one of the most elegant edible treats in town.
There aren’t many gourmet food-friendly options among the cookies, brownies, and gummies in dispensary edible sections. You’ll find a few premium chocolate items, but chocolate bars have only so much use when entertaining.
Top cannabis chefs recommend a life-hack for infused epicurean cuisine. They drizzle savory dishes with infused olive oil, and sweet items with infused honey.
Monterey County’s Honey Pot delivers that delicious sticky-icky honey in a four-ounce bottle, which is one-third the size of the standard grocery store honey bear squeeze jug. It’s very high-potency, so you’ll only need a teaspoon or so at a time.
Honey Pot is certainly on the artisanal end of the edibles spectrum, although it lacks fancy design or packaging. Other than the word “cannabis” blazed across the label, it looks like something you’d see on a nice things shelf at Trader Joe’s.
It has only three ingredients: wildflower honey, coconut oil, and cannabis oil. This mix produces a surprisingly thick, creamy concoction that’s much tastier than the grocery-aisle variety.
Honey Pot’s label comes with some dosing recommendations. Generally, a half-teaspoon is good for beginners, and a tablespoon will satisfy power users.
A small serving cup is included to measure out doses, and measuring spoons work too. But this is honey, people. Expect to encounter some degree of sticky mess.
If you eat it raw — like, peanut-butter-on-a-spoon raw — you’ll notice a hint of cannabis aftertaste. If you drizzle Honey Pot on a dessert or dissolve it in a beverage, you’ll only taste the honey flavor as a complement to your food or drink.
This is an all-THC creation, and we experienced the first “infused” effects about 10-15 minutes after downing the honey.
The head high is sweet, and there’s also some back-of-the-neck and shoulder buzz. Your joints — your body’s joints, that is — may move a little more slowly, but you’ll be fine with social interaction.
Group party situations are where this infused honey shines. Honey is highly versatile with desserts, coffee, tea, or your munchie of choice, and guests can meter individual doses to their liking.
Honey Pot is the rare cannabis edible that can impress even refined culinary tastes. It’s not just infused with marijuana, it bears an exceptional honey flavor that hits it out of the pot.
Potency: Good times. The 100-milligram THC per bottle is the maximum legally allowed in a California edible product. Just break that down into whatever dose you desire.
Smell: Surprisingly, it has very little scent compared to most honey or honey products.
Taste: A richness and thickness beyond that of regular store-bought honey. It’s like comparing heavy whipping cream to milk.
Appearance: Darker and thicker than regular honey, but still with a warm, glistening shine.
Medical Application: We felt some upper body muscle relaxant effects, but it’s more of a mood enhancer.
Effect: Serve Honey Pot to cannabis crowd dinners or parties, and you’ll have the hive abuzz.
Available in San Francisco at the Vapor Room. Visit honeypotproducts.com for details.