It's official - CBD has gone mainstream. This cannabinoid, which is derived from the cannabis plant, was for a long time misunderstood and unfairly regarded as a bit of a fad. But as the industry has become more regulated we've seen CBD brands have to step up their game and create products which are actually good, meaning more people are
A brand that has helped to make CBD more accepted by the mainstream is Trip. You can now walk into supermarkets like Sainsbury's and Waitrose and see cans of Trip CBD on the shelves. You can even get a can of this CBD drink as part of a meal deal!
It's the CBD drinks from Trip which have really helped the brand to grow in popularity. We thought it would be interesting to take a close look at the Trip CBD drinks and fully review them, let's get into it:
What's in the Trip CBD drinks?
Each can of Trip CBD contains 15mg of CBD, which we'd describe as quite a standard dosage of CBD to consume. The FSA very recently set their recommended daily intake of CBD at 10mg, which would suggest that people shouldn't drink a whole can of Trip CBD in one go. But we think that's ridiculous, and provided you take a few days off every 2 weeks or so, you're fine to consume a can of Trip CBD per day.
We've even started to see these QR codes in Holland and Barrett stores (pictured) next to the section where the Trip CBD drinks are kept. When you scan the QR code, it takes you to a page with information about the 10mg CBD recommendation.
The 15mg dosage of CBD is the same for all flavours of the standard Trip CBD drinks, so even if you're consuming different varieties of the drink, you'll always be getting a consistent dosage of 15mg.
The only real difference between the drinks which is worth noting is the amount of sugar and calories, but even then it's all very similar. The lowest in calories and sugar is Elderflower Mint, which contains 7.6kcal per 100ml and 1.5g of sugar per 100ml, Lemon Basil contains 8kcal and 1.7gof sugar per 100ml, and Peach Ginger contains 8.4kcal and 1.8g of sugar per 100ml. We find this interesting because we really like the sweetness of the Elderflower Mint, even though it's the lowest in sugar.
Trip CBD flavours
There are currently 3 different flavours of Trip CBD drink that you can choose from - Elderflower Mint, Peach Ginger & Lemon Basil. Of the 3, our favourite is definitely Elderflower Mint, which is quite sweet but has a lovely minty aftertaste.
Boost Up, Calm Down, and Cold Brew
There are a couple of other CBD drinks from Trip which aren't as popular as the standard range but are still worth including in this review. 2 of these drinks are called 'Boost Up' and 'Calm Down', and the other is a cold brew coffee. We haven't tried any of these yet but plan to. The Boost Up and Calm Down drinks contain 25mg of CBD instead of 15mg, so they're quite a bit stronger than the standard drinks from the Trip range. The cold brew coffee is still only 15mg of CBD per can.
We mentioned in the introduction that you can get a can of Trip CBD as part of the meal deal at Sainsbury's, which is really good value. But if you buy the cans on their own they're actually quite expensive. A single can of Trip with 15mg of CBD will cost you £2.29 from Holland and Barrett.
So although we really like the taste of the Trip CBD drinks and we think they're a really convenient way of getting a small amount of CBD into your system, we still think that consuming CBD oils or CBD gummies is a much more efficient and cost-effective way of consuming CBD.
What do you think of Trip CBD drinks? Let us know in the comments!