Introducing a nostalgic beverage with an adult spin: High-C with THC! This drink takes us on a trip down memory lane but adds a unique twist that's perfect for the grown-up crowd. As the cannabis industry continues to expand, this innovative concoction is steadily gaining popularity among those seeking a refreshing alternative to traditional consumption methods. So, what exactly can you expect from this High-C with THC fusion? Read on to find out!
An Intro to Hi-C
Hi-C, a beloved fruit-flavored drink brand, has been quenching thirst and delighting taste buds for generations. The company's roots can be traced back to 1946, when Niles Foster, a former bakery and bottling plant owner, created the original Hi-C orange drink. Foster aimed to develop a beverage that captured the refreshing essence of fresh oranges while providing an enjoyable taste experience.
The Coca-Cola Company recognized the potential of Foster's creation and acquired Hi-C in 1958. Under Coca-Cola's stewardship, the brand flourished and expanded its product line to include a wide variety of flavors—such as Ecto Cooler, Flashin' Fruit Punch, and Strawberry Kiwi Kraze. These new offerings were met with great enthusiasm from consumers, solidifying Hi-C's reputation as a go-to choice for fruit-flavored refreshments.
Over the years, Hi-C has continued to innovate and adapt to changing consumer preferences. They have introduced reduced sugar and low-calorie options, as well as limited edition flavors inspired by popular culture.
What Is a High-C Drink with THC?
High-C with THC is a clever play on the classic Hi-C fruit-flavored drink—incorporating THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), the primary psychoactive compound found in cannabis. This innovative beverage is designed for adults seeking a refreshing alternative to traditional methods of cannabis consumption, such as smoking or edibles. It combines the familiar taste of Hi-C with the relaxing effects of THC, offering a unique and enjoyable way to experience cannabis.
This product is not associated with the regular Hi-C brand. The packaging and flavor names strike a resemblance, but are different enough to avoid any cases of copyright infringement—at least so far.
As the cannabis market continues to expand and evolve, it is likely that we will see even more creative products like High-C with THC. These beverages tap into the nostalgia of classic childhood drinks while adding a modern, adult twist—making them a popular choice for those seeking unique ways to consume cannabis.
How Do High-C THC Drinks Work?
When you consume an edible drink, the cannabinoids are absorbed through your digestive system. This process takes longer than inhalation methods, and it may take anywhere from 30 minutes to 2 hours before you begin to feel the effects.
The onset time can vary greatly depending on factors like individual metabolism, the amount of food in your stomach, and the potency of the drink. Once the cannabinoids are absorbed, they are metabolized by the liver, which converts THC into a more potent form known as 11-hydroxy-THC. This compound is responsible for the more intense and longer-lasting effects that are often associated with edibles.
The effects of edible drinks can last anywhere from 4 to 8 hours, depending on the potency and individual factors. It's essential to start with a low serving size, especially if you're new to cannabis-infused beverages, and wait for the effects to set in before consuming more. This will help you find the right amount for your needs and avoid any potential negative side effects.
How Much Is the High-C THC Drink THC Content?
The slogan for these drinks with THC is “A healthy dose of Vitamin THC.” With that said, the THC content of High-C is 600mg.
600mg is considered a high amount of THC. Therefore, it should be consumed with caution.
This beverage might not be suitable for someone with a low THC tolerance or who is new to cannabis, as this serving may even be too potent for a regular cannabis connoisseur. Please consume responsibly and in a place where you feel safe.
What Type of Packaging Is High-C Available In?
High-C THC drinks come in two different types of packaging. When High-C THC drinks first entered the market, they were advertised in cardboard yellow square boxes that were reminiscent of old Hi-C and Yoo-hoo drinks. Now, you may find them available in pouch-like packaging, much like Capri Sun.
What Kind of Flavors Does High-C THC Drinks Come In?
Much like the popular beverage, High-C THC drinks also have a wide variety of flavors that are available in different dispensaries all over the United States.
Common High-C with THC flavors include:
- Sour Diesel Apple
- Blazen’ Blue Berry
- Ecto Stoner
- Purple Haze Grape
- Orange Kush
- Kiwi OG
- Puffin’ Punch
Availability depends on the dispensary.
Where to Buy High-C THC Drinks?
High-C THC drinks are no longer available through their website, and the brand has locked their social media pages. However, dispensaries and online retailers are carrying High-C THC beverages.
Your best bet is to perform a search online and opt for the most reputable retailer. If you have a local dispensary that you frequent, you might be able to have your budtenders order a supply for you.
How to Make a High-C THC Drink
Can’t find a High-C THC drink near you? Sometimes if you want a job done right, you have to do it yourself. Nothing wrong with making drinks with THC in the comfort of your very own home!
Homemade High-C with THC Drink
Please note that this recipe is intended for adults who reside in areas where cannabis consumption is legal. Always consume responsibly and follow local laws and regulations.
- 1 cup of your favorite Hi-C flavor
- 1/2 teaspoon of THC tincture (or a serving size according to your preference and tolerance)
- Ice cubes
- Optional garnishes: fresh fruit slices, mint leaves, or cocktail umbrella
- Chill your Hi-C and THC tincture in the refrigerator for at least an hour before making the drink to ensure optimal taste and consistency.
- Fill a glass with ice cubes, leaving enough room for the Hi-C and THC tincture mixture.
- Measure out 1 cup of your chosen Hi-C flavor and pour it into the glass over the ice.
- Carefully add 1/2 teaspoon of THC tincture to the Hi-C. If you are new to cannabis-infused beverages or have a low tolerance, you may want to start with a smaller amount. Always consume responsibly and be aware of your limits.
- Stir the drink gently with a long spoon or a cocktail stirrer to ensure the THC tincture is evenly distributed throughout the Hi-C.
- Optionally, garnish your High-C with THC drink with fresh fruit slices, mint leaves, or a cocktail umbrella for added flair.
Enjoy your homemade High-C with THC drink responsibly. The effects of cannabis-infused beverages may take up to two hours to fully set in. Be patient, and do not consume more than your recommended serving size to avoid any unwanted side effects.
What Is the High-C Weed Strain?
High-C isn’t just a THC drink. There’s also a strain of weed known as High-C, or Hi-C. This hybrid strain combines the best attributes of both sativa and indica varieties, resulting in a well-balanced, versatile experience that appeals to a broad range of cannabis enthusiasts.
It is slightly sativa-dominant, providing a bright, cerebral high. Many High-C fans prefer this strain for an energizing wake-and-bake session.
The genetics of High-C can be traced back to its parent strains: Cali Orange and Gorilla Biscuit. It has a sweet aroma created by its high myrcene content. It also has a-pinene and caryophyllene in its terpene profile, which promote woodsy, piney, and peppery undertones.
Getting Buzzed with High-C
High-C THC drinks offer a unique way to experience the effects of cannabis in a familiar format. These beverages are gaining popularity for their ode to nostalgia. As with any cannabis product, it is essential to consume High-C THC drinks responsibly and be aware of your tolerance levels.
While these beverages may not be readily available at all dispensaries, making your own at home allows for customization and precise control over the THC content. This DIY approach ensures that you can create a tailored experience that suits your preferences while consuming a twist on a classic drink. So, whether you find High-C THC drinks at your local dispensary or decide to craft your own, always remember to enjoy responsibly and savor the fusion of nostalgia and cannabis-infused innovation.
Gerrid Smith is a seasoned entrepreneur with 15 years of digital marketing experience, featured in notable publications like Forbes and Entrepreneur. In 2018, Smith turned his passion for health, wellness, and cannabis into a business, co-founding Joy Organics, an internationally-recognized CBD brand. It saw remarkable success with $15.9 million in revenue in its first year and the establishment of a thriving partnership program. A few years later, he co-founded budder, a THC-focused sister company, to meet the growing demand for more buzz-worthy products.