WUNDER’s line-up of of cannabis-infused sparkling beverages. Photo courtesy of WUNDER.
Hailing from a state known for its wine, WUNDER is a California-based cannabis company that features non-alcoholic sparkling beverages infused with different levels of delta-8-THC, delta-9-THC and CBD. These drinks are available in WUNDER Sessions and WUNDER Higher Vibes and come in a variety of delightful flavors.
Delta-8 and delta-9 are both different forms of THC. With delta-8, most users experience a slight body high. Companies can extract the cannabinoid from either hemp or cannabis, according to Leafly.
Delta-9-THC is a more potent and common form of THC than delta-8 and will cause a stronger high. According to the Green Market Report, delta-9-THC is also said to produce effects of elation and a psychoactive high.
Both WUNDER Higher Vibes and Sessions feature both forms of THC — delta-8 and delta-9, while Sessions also has CBD.
We asked friends of Emerald to try both WUNDER Higher Vibes and Sessions and here are their experiences.
2 mg of Delta-9-THC
2 mg of Delta-8-THC
4 mg of CBD
$14 per four-pack of 8 ounce cans
Out of the two varieties, WUNDER Sessions is the less potent cannabis drink. However, this drink contains delta-9-THC, delta-8-THC, and CBD for an overall relaxing experience. This micro-dosed blend is available in Grapefruit Hibiscus, Blood Orange Bitters, and Lemon Ginger.
The Grapefruit Hibiscus is light and refreshing with a slight floral note. Out of the three flavors, this is definitely the one on the sweeter side. Contributors said this flavor is energizing and soothing for the throat.
Blood Orange Bitters is likened to the taste of orange soda, with less sugar and more of an adult beverage taste. This beverage is tangy with a bold citrus flavor.
Tasters also described the Lemon Ginger as subtly sweet. Overall, it was the most refreshing flavor, according to contributors, who compared it to ginger ale with a note of lemon.
Sessions certainly delivers on a relaxing high. Moderate body and mind effects were felt within 10 minutes overall for contributors. Additionally, participants felt a mild energized high that faded into a mellow feeling. With these drinks, no cannabis taste was detected at all. These beverages are certainly for cannabis users who enjoy a relaxing and efficient high.
We gave these drinks 4.7/5 emeralds because most participants felt an overall mild high that left them feeling mellow as well as drowsy. The drowsiness was unexpected but definitely contributed to the relaxing feeling.
WUNDER Higher Vibes
10 mg of Delta-9-THC
10 mg of Delta-8-THC
$20 per four-pack of 8 ounce cans
With only 25 calories per can, WUNDER Higher Vibes is full of a flavor. The line includes a similar flavor palate with lemon ginger and blood orange bitters from Sessions, but also comes in Watermelon Basil.
The Lemon Ginger and Blood Orange Bitters flavors are very similar to the taste profiles of the Sessions sparkling beverage. With a higher dosage in each Higher Vibes can, only a slight hint of cannabis is detected.
Watermelon basil is a fan favorite flavor of Emerald contributors. It is sweet and tangy with a notable basil taste. Some participants likened this flavor to that of a watermelon mojito with more of a fruity note. Others described it as tasting similar to a watermelon-flavored Jolly Rancher, with a slightly herbal aftertaste.
The overall experience with Higher Vibes was that this drink produced a more significant high than Sessions. Effects were felt in or around 10 minutes and were noticeably stronger. With both delta-8 and delta-9-THC, the high was powerful but very relaxing. We also noticed a sleepy finish with the high contributed by Higher Vibes.
The test results regarding both WUNDER Higher Vibes and Sessions revealed an in-depth look at the cannabinoid content in each beverage.
As advertised, WUNDER Higher Vibes promises 10 mg of total delta-9-THC per serving. Higher Vibes’ test results revealed the average presence of 9.77 mg of delta-9-THC total per beverage throughout the individual flavors. On average, there was 9.8 mg of delta-8-THC total per serving. Additionally, test results also showed that each Higher Vibes serving contains an average of 19.77 mg, respectively, of cannabinoids per serving in total. This includes both delta-8 and delta-9-THC.
WUNDER Sessions is supposed to contain 8 mg of cannabinoids per can. Test results from Sessions revealed an average total of 1.9 mg per serving of delta-9-THC, 1.83 mg of delta-8-THC, and 3.7 mg per serving of CBD throughout the individual flavors. Overall, each Sessions beverage had an average of 7.6 mg of cannabinoids per serving.
Research shows that more than half of CBD-infused beverages contain fewer cannabinoids than what the company advertises. If products test within +/-10% of CBD that is advertised, they receive an “A” rating.
All WUNDER beverages receive an “A” rating of ingredients promised through advertising. Each test result falls within +/-10% of the ingredients advertised.
These sparkling beverages from WUNDER were a delight all around. With two different dosage levels available, Sessions and Higher Vibes are for cannabis lovers of all tolerances. Participants in the product review also felt that these products were accurately priced for the high promised.
“I am not an avid smoker but I found these drinks so easy to enjoy and left a very strong high for me afterward,” said Maggie Dailey, a participant in the WUNDER review.
“I am, however, an avid smoker and I still found these drinks to be so good and very relaxing,” said Maddie McCrate, another WUNDER taste tester. “The high came on quickly still for me and left me feeling calm, a little sleepy towards the end.”
Both Sessions and Higher Vibes produced a varietal high that was relaxing in both body and mind. The flavors are enjoyable and consumers can enjoy them chilled, over ice, or in the can. We felt that these WUNDER sparkling cannabis beverages produced the high and body effects promised within each can. The experience was enjoyable and Emerald recommends trying these out for yourself.