No matter where you live and what you do in life, the things that we consume or use will expire eventually. Even those things that last a long time, like vacuum sealed or dehydrated foods, will eventually expire.
If you don’t believe us, go to your grandmother’s house and go into the back of the pantry. We guarantee there will be at least one tin of seemingly eternal food that will have somehow expired 5 years ago.
So, everything expires, even the things that we like or the things we use medicinally. Even alcohol can expire, surprisingly, although like those tins though it can take a long time.
If that is the case, what about cannabis? We know the plant will break down, but what about the products that it is made into? Especially with products like edible gummies, since normal gummies can take ages to go bad.
In this article, we will look at edible gummies more closely and see how long they can last before being bad to eat.
What Are Edible Gummies?
Edible gummies are essentially candies, usually in gelatin form, which contain a cannabinoid such as THC, CBD, CBN or any other cannabinoids found within cannabis.
Gummy candies are not only delicious treats, they also provide a quick way for people who want to try out new strains without having to smoke them first.
They are also used by medical marijuana patients who want to get high quickly without having to smoke their medication.
Gelatin is an ingredient commonly used in candies, cakes, jelly beans, marshmallows, and other confections because it sets easily, melts slowly, and forms a smooth texture when heated.
Gelatin is derived from collagen, which is the major structural protein found in bones, tendons, skin, ligaments, cartilage, blood vessels, muscle tissue, and connective tissues.
In addition, gelatin contains amino acids, minerals, vitamins, and carbohydrates. It is available in powder form, granulated form, and liquid form.
The most common type of gelatin used for candy making is meat-derived gelatin. Some brands of vegetarian gelatin may contain fish bladders or animal hooves.
Vegetable-based gelatin is typically produced using legumes, wheat, soybeans, or corn. For example, corn starch is often combined with potato starch to produce a product that resembles jello.
This mixture is then cooked until the starch has dissolved completely. After cooling, the mixture is strained through cheesecloth to remove excess starch.
Edible gummies are very popular among recreational users of cannabis because they allow people to avoid the process of smoking weed. There are many different types of edibles, each containing a specific amount of THC.
Different vendors sell their own brand of gummies, so it is important to find the right vendor. The best place to buy gummies is online. You can order them directly from the vendor’s website and pay via credit card or PayPal.
Do Edible Gummies Expire?
When you purchase your edible gummies, they should be stored in a cool dry place away from sunlight and heat. Since these gummies come in a variety of flavors, some of them do have a longer shelf life than others.
The flavorless mint gummies are probably the easiest ones to keep for a long period of time. These gummies are easy to store and don’t require refrigeration. Most of them can last up to six months.
The next level of difficulty comes from the flavored gummies. Flavored gummies often need to be kept in special packaging to prevent moisture absorption.
However, if you choose the right kind of package, you can keep these gummies for much longer periods of time. For instance, some brands of chocolate gummies will stay fresh for about two years.
Therefore, a lot of the ability for gummies to last is based on the ingredients used in the food, not necessarily the THC or the cannabis itself.
As such, you should treat edible gummies as you would any other food and use the guides that are given in foods such as Haribo or other gelatin based sweets as a point of reference.
The range of edibility is roughly between six months to about two years as a benchmark though.
How To Make Edible Gummies Last Longer
It’s pretty simple actually: just follow the instructions provided by the manufacturer. They’ll tell you how long you can expect your gummies to last before they start spoiling.
If you’re looking for longevity, then you should stick to the simplest products, like Mint Gummy Bears. On the other hand, if you want something more exotic, you might consider looking at high-end products like CBD Gummy Drops.
Apart from these instructions, there is little to go on regarding how to make edible gummies last longer, therefore it is advised that you follow the instructions to the letter rather than experiment, unless you are willing to sacrifice a few gummies to find out.
Why Eat Edible Gummies?
There are two main reasons why people eat edibles and one of those is for its effect. Edibles usually take effect within 30 minutes after consumption, but some people experience milder effects after 2 hours.
When consuming edibles, it is good to remember that every individual reacts differently. Therefore, it is advisable to consume small amounts of edibles over time.
Once you get used to consuming edibles, you won’t feel the same way when taking larger doses.
Some people also prefer eating edibles instead of smoking marijuana simply because they are easier to manage.
The whole idea behind eating edibles is to reduce the negative aspects associated with smoking marijuana. You could easily say that edibles are less harmful than smoking weed.
Edible gummies are generally healthier options compared to other forms of ingesting cannabis. This is because most edible gummies contain no additives or preservatives.
They also tend to be lower in calories, so you don’t have to worry about gaining weight.
Edible gummies last about as long as normal gummies. As such, it should be no problem to keep them for a long time without consuming them.
They also have less negative effects than smoking or consuming weed in other manners, since they go through the body in a process that’s relatively normal for our bodies.
If you are concerned about edible gummies that you’ve had for a while and whether you can still eat them, ask yourself: If these were normal gummy sweets, would I eat them after all this time? If the answer is no, then you shouldn’t eat them.
Thank you for reading!