Did you know that America not only invented skyscrapers, but created the entire idea of a skyline? While there are several famous skylines that we know and love (Chicago, New York City, and Los Angeles to name a few), today we’ve got two products that promise to take your mind on a sky-high adventure: the Strawberry Delta-8 THC Gummies and the Fly vape cartridge by Skyhio! Delta-8 THC can help stimulate your appetite, aid with sleeping disorders, enhance creativity, and provide a calmer high than traditional weed products. Before we get into the full-blown review of these enticing treats, let’s go over a brief overview of what Delta-8 THC is and whether or not it’s right for you.
Delta-8 THC: A Very Brief Overview
Delta-8 THC is one of the many cannabinoids found in the hemp plant, and offers a calmer, less anxious high than its notorious cousin, Delta-9 THC. If you’ve ever tried Delta-9 THC (weed) products and had a less than pleasurable reaction, you’re not alone. Many new and inexperienced users either try the wrong strain (sativa vs. indica), try too much on their first dose, or feel overwhelmed by the high. While traditional marijuana is becoming legal for both medicinal and recreational use, many users have been scarred by the initial use but yearn for a smoother, more controlled high. That’s where Delta-8 THC comes in. This impressive cannabinoid comes in a variety of products that cater to every type of user: gummies for the sweet toothed user, cartridges for the impatient user, capsules for the minimalist, oils and tinctures for the indecisive, and so much more. Delta-8 THC is attractive due to its ability to deliver a powerful mind and body high while the user remains clear-headed and in control. For more information about Delta-8 THC and how it works with your body’s endocannabinoid system, chec, out the following links to read our earlier posts on this wondrous cannabinoid:
How Does Delta-8 THC Affect the ECS, What Using Delta-8 THC Feels Like The First Time, Guide to Delta-8 THC Products on the Market, and A Simple Guide To How Is Delta-8 THC Made.
If you’re new to using Delta-8 products, remember that less is more! Regardless if you’re an experienced THC user or a complete novice, always start off with the recommended doses. For Delta-8 THC gummies, many Delta-8 THC companies recommend starting with ½ a gummy to judge your body’s reaction, and to wait at least 2 hours before taking a second dose. For faster-acting products like tinctures, cartridges, and flowers, start off with light hits and wait several minutes before taking the next hit. Once you’ve accurately gauged how your body reacts, you can increase your doses accordingly. You should never operate machinery or vehicles while under the influence of a Delta-8 THC high, and always consult your primary care physician before consuming any Delta-8 THC products.
Some known side-effects of Delta-8 THC include dry mouth, increased appetite, heightened arousal, drowsiness, and others. Too much Delta-8 THC can cause extreme drowsiness, paranoia, and more. Each person reacts to Delta-8 THC differently, and can cary based on your previous exposure to THC, metabolism, weight, age, and a variety of other factors. As per the 2018 Farm Bill, all Delta-8 THC products must contain less than 0.3% THC to be legally bought and sold in approved states. And now, without further ado, let’s check out the Strawberry Delta-8 THC gummies from Skyhio!
The Skyhio Wellness Brand
Promoted as “Premium Delta-8 THC Without The Markup,” has an impressive amount of products that are sold at very reasonable prices. Their Delta-8 THC products include cartridges, sauces (for dabbing or oral consumption), edibles (including baked goods and gummies), and tinctures. Skyhio also has non-psychoactive cannabinoid products that utilize CBD, CBG, CBC, and CBN, and lesser-known psychoactive cannabinoid products like THC-v and THC-0. Skyhio’s Delta-8 THC gummies are only available in the strawberry flavor, and are sold at an affordable $19.99. The vape cartridges, on the other hand, come in a whopping 25 flavors, ranging from familiar favorites like Gelato and Lemon Kush to exotic flavors like Cheetah Piss and Yellow Fruit Stripes. The cartridges are sold for $14.99 and have a concise description of the strain, effects, and flavor. Many of the cartridges are CDT (cannabis derived terpenes) so keep this in mind when choosing a particular flavor from the drop-down menu.
With such a bold and impressive company logo, I was expecting the site to have a bit more of an underground edge, with lots of pizzazz and showiness. However, the site was very simply designed while being incredibly informative. Each product listing had a long description of what the product was, how to use it, customer reviews, and a very considerate disclaimer. One thing I did not see anywhere on the site was any sort of promotional discounts. Many sites offer a discount for first purchases, monthly subscriptions, for wholesale/bulk orders, or even bundle options. This is by no means a discouraging factor nor a detriment to the site, but rather a traditional option from some of the other products that I’ve tried. Skyhio’s prices are very reasonable and may be the reason why there are no additional discounts offered.
Since we have two reviews in this article, let’s start off with the gummy review first and finish with the cartridge review (a more advanced user product). For lovers of soft and chewy treats, buckle up and keep reading to see how this exquisite product affected me.
Delta-8 THC Strawberry Gummies Product Review
Gummies are always my go-to Delta-8 THC product, due to my raging sweet tooth. Since Skyhio only offers their gummies in a strawberry flavor, I was curious to see how this singular flavor tasted compared to some of the other strawberry-flavored gummies I’ve sampled. I tore open the perforated pouch and after some difficulty was able to separate the ziploc-style seal. I peered inside the pouch and fished out a gummy. I noted that the gummies were flat and square shaped, but extremely soft and spongy. The gummies were red and covered in sugar crystals, making my mouth water at the sight. I popped a gummy in my mouth and was delighted at the authentic strawberry flavor and soft chewy texture. I didn’t detect any overpowering hemp flavor while chewing or after swallowing, and no thick slimy coating left on my teeth or tongue. The hemp flavor became more noticeable after I had swallowed, but it was very light and not unpleasant. I also noticed a light film on my teeth, but was surprised to realize there were no pieces that got stuck in my teeth or no lingering aftertaste that required a quick swig of water to rinse out.
The gummies took about an hour and fifteen minutes to kick in. One of my side effects is that my mouth becomes warm and my fingers and toes start tingling. I felt more alert and focused, yet warm and relaxed. I enjoyed heightened sensitivity as well as a light euphoria that lasted for several hours before I fell asleep. Upon awakening, I felt refreshed and well-rested, with no lingering high. As for side effects, I did notice a cotton mouth sensation as well as weighted eyelids and sleepiness, but nothing that would deter me from trying again. I thoroughly enjoyed the high from these gummies and would easily recommend to anyone looking for a rich strawberry flavor that doesn’t taste authentic and doesn’t leave a bitter aftertaste after swallowing. Now that we’ve gone over the gummies, let’s check out the more advanced user item from Skyhio, known as the Fly vape cartridge.
Delta-8 THC Fly Vape Cartridge Product Review
Vape cartridges are an attractive form of Delta-8 THC due to their fast reaction time and their longevity. Keep in mind, you will need a vaporizer pen to use these types of products. I’ve used the Vuber Pilot (check out my review on that device here) for some of my previous cartridge reviews, but recently upgraded to the Vuber Pulse (review coming soon!), which is the device I’ll be using for the Fly cartridge.
I easily opened the packaging for the cartridge and carefully removed the rubber seal on the bottom of the 510 connection. I screwed it onto my vaporizer and instantly smelled the scent of the cartridge (even through the protective rubber tip stopper). The website describes the cartridge as Indica Hybrid, which has a calming euphoric effect that promotes creativity and uplifts the spirits. The flavor is described as “fruity, spicy, earthy, sour, and pine” which is exactly how it smelled.
I took my first light hit of the cartridge and instantly tasted a combination of sweet fruits and sharp hemp. The flavor was very satisfying and I had to stop myself from taking multiple hits. Thanks to my previous review of Delta-8 THC cartridges from Dimo Hemp, I knew to take light hits instead of deep pulls like from a traditional vaping device. It took about 15 minutes for the hit to fully take effect, and the high lasted for about 30 minutes before tapering off. To combat this, I took another hit about 20 minutes in to allow the high to continue. For anyone looking for a fast-acting and smooth tasting cartridge, I highly recommend these cartridges.
Since the FDA does not yet regulate any hemp products, literally anyone can create a product and claim to have a certain amount of Delta-8 THC content. This can cause doubt and skepticism for users, and rightly so! To combat this, many brands submit their products to independent third-party labs for testing. The results of these tests are either directly uploaded to the website for all to see, or are made available to buyers via a scannable QR code that displays the results on a section of the company website. Since these tests are often time-consuming and expensive, lab results are excellent indicators that the company is dedicated to quality, excellence, and consumer satisfaction. Skyhio lists the results for all of their Delta-8 THC products in their Testing tab. Simply click on the batch number and a new tab will open up to display the COA (certificate of analysis) results. There is also a scannable QR code on the back of the product packaging, making it easy for users to view the lab results in a matter of seconds. I appreciated the level of commitment Skyhio displayed in making these lab results available to future and current customers alike.
I wasn’t able to find any detailed information on how Skyhio obtains, extracts, or produces the hemp used in their products. I did, however, read on the vape cartridge section of the site that the hemp used in the cartridges are broad spectrum oil with plant-derived terpenes, and contain less than 0.3% THC as mandated by the 2018 Farm Bill. With a name like Skyhio, I assume that the hemp is somewhat related to the state of Ohio. I will reach out to the company directly to see if I can obtain any information on their hemp, but I did appreciate that the hemp oil information was directly listed in the product description.
Skyhio’s product packaging was unique for both the gummies and the vape cartridge. The gummies came in a small pouch (about 4” x 5”) that was attractively colored and designed. The top of the package was dark navy blue but faded into a warm pink color, and was stamped with several Ohio-shaped outlines with a cannabis leaf in the center. The graffiti-style font was a bit difficult to make out (I initially read it as “skyline”) but gave the product an edgy underground feel. The pouch holds 16 gummies with 25mg each for a total count of 400mg per package. The back of the packaging had the estimated start time (a whopping 4 hours!), recommended serving size (½ gummy), detailed ingredient list (Hemp Extract, Sugar, Corn Syrup, Gelatin, Pectin, Citric Acid, Natural Flavoring and Coloring, Sodium Citrate), and customary warning and disclaimers.
The cartridge packaging was vastly different in that it was a clear case with the cartridge outlined on the left-hand side. A picture of a soaring airplane on the left side of the packaging solidified the idea of flying into the clouds on a dreamy high. The back of the clear packaging displayed the cartridge’s oil information, ingredients list (hemp oil and terpenes), customary warnings, and manufacturing information. The directions say to take one or two small puffs and wait 20 minutes to allow the effects to begin.
My only complaint would be that the lettering was dark blue against a black background, making it nearly impossible to read without squinting in direct light. Aside from that, the packaging was very well designed and easy to carry around without worrying about opening up.
I was very surprised with the rich and authentic strawberry flavor of the gummies, and I really enjoyed the pine flavor of the cartridge. Both of the Delta-8 THC highs were warm and comforting, allowing me to relax and enjoy a delicious mind and body high that lasted for several hours. I appreciated the accessibility of the lab results and loved the sheer variety of products on the company website. I would have liked the website to display more of the attention to detail in the graphics, much like what was depicted on the product packaging, but the amount of information available was astonishing and quite refreshing! I loved that the directions were listed right on the product packaging, as well as the estimated start time. Both of these Delta-8 THC products cater to the beginner and advanced user, something I don’t often get to do in these product reviews.
What are some of the Skyhio products you’d like to try or have already tried? Do you have a preferred method to enjoy Delta-8 THC products? Share your experiences and thoughts in the comments below! The hemp plant is an incredible plant that we are still learning so much about, and it’s an honor to try each and every one of the Delta-8 THC products in these reviews. Check back with us soon for our review of the Effex gummies and cartridges (much like this review) that has been rebranded as the Extrax brand. More on that and other Delta-8 THC and CBD reviews to come; hope to see you there!