Review: Satisfy That Summer Craving With An XMG Mango Pineapple Drink (or 2)
Now that it’s beach season again, I find myself craving cold, carbonated drinks to sip during hot days on the sand. I recently gave the XMG Mango Pineapple soda a try. There’s nothing quite as refreshing as an icy can in your hands on a scorching hot day, but if booze isn’t your substance of choice all the time, you might be an avid THC drink fan like me.
Why Drinks Can Be Different
Generally speaking, I love the effect I get from consuming drugs in liquid form. The come-up tends to be gentler and more sensual, less cerebral, without all the discomfort that can come with smoking.
When I discovered THC drinks for the first time, I fell in love with them. The body high had me sinking into my bed and blissed out, and it lasted so long I could hardly believe it when I woke up a little stoned the next morning. (Disclaimer: I did drink an enormous dosage on my first try out of sheer ignorance, which I wouldn’t necessarily recommend, but it worked out for me.)
Seeking Out That Perfect Taste
The only problem I had with that product was the aftertaste. Since then, I’ve been chasing a drink that doesn’t leave that gross, tacky, bitter aftertaste in my mouth for hours once I’ve long finished the drink. There’s something about that particular kind of bitterness that turns me off, but nice and strong THC drinks are hard to find.
The quest for my perfect match was still in progress when I tried XMG Mango Pineapple soda for the first time. And while the feeling I got was still wonderful—a slow, sleepy stoned that levelled my mood and helped me unwind—the taste was still lacklustre.
As a lover of tropical flavours, I had high hopes for a mango pineapple soda, and was praying for a nice, rich mango taste. What I got was citrus and tanginess. For context, I had a mango White Claw afterwards and actually preferred the flavour, though it immediately gave me a headache. The quest continues.
XMG Mango Pineapple: A Nice Chill Effect
Although this particular drink might not be for me, I enjoyed the high enough to try other XMG sodas beyond a doubt. As a person living with depression, anxiety, and chronic pain and illness, they have helped tremendously, assisting me in pain management and comfort.
And just in time for beach season, consuming one made me want to lie down in the sun with headphones on, listening to something bass-heavy in my headphones, zoning out to the sound of the waves in the background. It’s the ideal drink for a solo trip to the ocean, but probably not best as a beer replacement if you’re a social drinker.
The THC content (10 milligrams, the highest available potency in a beverage in Canada) might make it a little hard to focus or, depending on your body and tolerance, might chill you out just enough to relax in public again. After all, it has been a while since any of us have had to socialize without a mask on.
If I’m able to find an XMG flavour I like enough, I would recommend bringing two and a joint your chill spot of choice. That should get you through a full day of relaxation and presence.