Founded by a pair of pharmacists way back in 2012 (CBD industry years are at least as short as dog years), Green Roads " [began] at a kitchen table many years ago" with the mission to "help every person find the healthiest version of themselves through the power of plants."
It's safe to say that vision has been attained. Today, Green Roads is carried in over 10,000 retail stores and trusted by several times more loyal customers. According to the company's website, "Green Roads is an award-winning CBD company dedicated to improving your physical and mental well-being."
What awards, you might ask? For one, they've been ranked the #1 privately-held CBD company in the U.S...other accolades include "best CBD product" and "advocate of the year" at the 2018 Cannabis Business Awards.
In this review we'll be looking at one Green Roads product in particular: their 100 mg CBD Froggies. As always, this product will be ranked according to the following metrics:
- Affordable pricing
- Pleasant flavoring
- Independent lab testing
- The uniqueness factor
Without further ado, here's our review of Green Roads 100mg Gummies. Let's take a look!
Purity: 7 out of 10
Those new to hemp might be surprised that a CBD product would be ranked for purity. After all, CBD is a totally natural, fully pure compound...right?
Right - but not so fast. In some cases CBD comes alongside less-than-pure ingredients like residual solvents or additives. In this case, Green Roads' CBD comes alongside the following:
- Corn syrup
- Citric acid
- Natural and artificial flavors
- FD&C Red 40
- Yellow 6
- Yellow 5
- Blue 1
Not exactly ideal, in our book. The saving grace? That the CBD source in these gummies is premium THC-free distillate. It's derived from "hemp grown on American farms [using] the highest standards in their cultivation processes" and extracted using the proven supercritical CO2 method.
Pricing: 9 out of 10
While pricing for CBD oils is easy to gauge - just get under 10 cents/milligram and you're golden - finding a good deal on CBD edibles is decidedly less simple. Just think: you're paying for premium CBD and whatever food it comes infused in!
In this case, though, the price tag that comes on these 100 mg gummies isn't that far off from what you'd look for in the average CBD oil. And comparable gummies from brands like Lord Jones are 50% pricer per unit.
Green Roads' success has also allowed them to have a charitable side; they provide discounts for military members (both active duty and veterans) and first responders.
Flavor: 10 out of 10
To put it simply: these gummies are delicious! There are six available flavors: strawberry, lemon lime, green apple, blue raspberry, grape, and mystery flavor. Though, because a package contains four gummies, it may take a reorder or two to try them all.
From our experience we can at least confirm that the taste of each flavor is spot on. There's sweetness, citrus, sourness, and freshness, all encapsulated within perfectly-textured gummy frogs. Green Roads really nailed it!
Testing: 10 out of 10
Our Green Roads CBD Froggies came prominently labeled with a QR code (and an arrow to it indicating "3rd party lab results"). All of Green Roads' products, in fact, "are sent to independent labs for third-party testing" before being released to the public. All products also come with a helpful best-by date. In general, we found Green Roads' testing and labeling to be about as clear, honest, and transparent as can be.
Uniqueness: 8 out of 10
It's true that these CBD froggies are pretty awesome...but are they unique?
Honestly...no. But that's okay! The CBD gummy market is crowded for a reason: People like them, so there's no real need to reinvent the wheel.
Instead of introducing a totally new product, what Green Roads has done here is produce a best-in-class product. These gummies may not be anything unusual...but they're most certainly done right!
Thomas Wrona is a cannabis consultant, health + wellness advisor, and former professional athlete. He enjoys writing about all things CBD, both here and at Wrona Inc.