Fall weed snack guide: Pumpkin spice and pumpkin spice

And a few other cannabis snacks for the fall season


It’s no secret in the City Pulse office that I’m obsessed with fall-inspired flavors: Pumpkin spice lattes, cinnamon and hazelnut pastries, maple syrup and salted caramels, spiced apple ciders and donuts, toasted marshmallows and a shot or two of bourbon to help stay warm by the fire.

I also love cannabis. So, it only made sense to drop about $100 at Jars Cannabis on Cedar Street and assemble this penultimate seasonal stoner guidebook for autumn-flavored edibles.

Enjoy your snacks, white girls. 

Detroit Edibles — Cinnamon Toast Crispy

Price — $15

THC — 100 mg

These delightful little squares were a real personal throwback. Back in college, I thought I was a real culinary genius for using Cinnamon Toast Crunch (among other cereals) to make my own cannabis-infused edibles while my friends kept it simple with brownies and Rice Krispy treats.

And I must admit: These are far better — and probably much stronger — than the dormitory brand creations that I spent about four years developing while at Central Michigan University. 

Sticky and layered with cinnamon, these cereal-inspired treats were deliciously soft and gooey and kept me in a state of pure tranquility throughout most of Saturday morning and afternoon.

UBaked — Spiced Apple Cider Chewables

Price — $12

THC — 100 mg

These limited edition, autumn-inspired gummies have been flying off the shelves at Jars. One customer bought a bag and returned less than an hour later for another order, the staff told me. And I can see why. Each package is filled with five tart and brightly flavored squares that taste just like a cup of spiced apple cider. Unlike other gummies, they also didn’t stick together, come out of the package in one giant blob or leave a sticky layer of sugary residue on my teeth. With only 20 mg of THC per gummy, they’re great for newbies who need to slowly find a perfect dose.

Detroit Edibles — Pumpkin Spice Fudge

Price — $12

THC — 100 mg

This might be the most sinful edible on the market in Greater Lansing. It’s rich, creamy and oh-so-dense with the perfect amount of cinnamon, sugar and spice — like a much more caloric version of pumpkin pie. Unlike the last two, I also couldn’t taste the slightest hint of cannabis.

But it was definitely there. About 90 minutes after I gobbled down this decadent slice of fudge, I lost all motivation to do anything other than lounge around the house with half-opened eyes.

Mojo — Hazelnut Chocolate Bites

Price — $9.60

THC — 100 mg

Jars has one of the more expansive edible menus in Greater Lansing, and these individually wrapped chocolates were definitely among the best bargains on the shelves last week. The creamy milk chocolate was clearly made with high-quality ingredients; the mild hazelnut notes also provided just the right amount of cover to drown out any residual cannabis plant flavors. 

The best part: These are infused with an energetic and uplifting sativa blend. I split them up with friends at a wedding and still had enough enthusiasm to stay out on the dance floor for hours.

Covert Cups — S’Mores Cups

Price — $12

THC — 100 mg

These little bites are the perfect combination of creamy chocolate, marshmallow chunks and bits of graham cracker crust. And at 50 mg of THC a piece, they’re way too tasty to be this potent. I ate one after breakfast on Sunday morning and enjoyed a mild euphoric buzz that lasted about four hours — just in time to sample the last remaining snack in my fall grab bag from Friday.  

Proper Balm — Extra Strength Lip Balm

Price — $10

THC — 60 mg

With colder weather approaching, it’s important to take protective measures to prevent chapped lips. Why not get high at the same time? This lip balm is infused with a 1:1 ratio of CBD and THC and has a cooling, minty tingle after application. With only 60 mg in the whole container, however, it’s unlikely you’ll feel any effects unless you’re a total newbie or you eat the whole jar.

Bud bargain

This column recently featured a listing of the cheapest ounces available in Greater Lansing. And the bidding wars are still underway this week with a new official record holder this month for the cheapest weed in town. Pincanna has recreational ounces listed at $99 beginning on Thursday, Oct. 21 while supplies last. First Class Cannabis Co. also has a few ounces listed for $100, as well as dank promotion on a wide array of vaporizer cartridges — four for $100. Stock up soon!

Kyle Kaminski is a City Pulse staff writer and cannabis enthusiast who has been smoking marijuana just about every day for the last decade. Every week, Kaminski samples some of the best cannabis products available in Greater Lansing, gets real high and writes about them.

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