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Charlotte’s Web Original Formula Olive Hemp Extract Oil (8.6)
Charlotte’s Web Everyday Plus 500 mg Mint Chocolate (6.9)
Charlotte’s Web Original Formula Olive Hemp Extract Oil Review
Despite the relative youth of the CBD industry, Charlotte’s Web would likely be considered one of the founding fathers of the industry. Given the backstory that started the brand and the Stanley brothers establishing themselves early on, Charlotte’s Web is one of the best known CBD brands on the market. They’re also a publicly listed company, which should give new CBD buyers peace of mind. Unlike many newer CBD brands, Charlotte’s Web feels like they’re actually a mission-driven company at their core. The website, the branding and the packaging all exude market leadership. That’s for a good reason, as we feel Charlotte’s Web is putting out excellent products. The CBD Oil we purchased comes sleekly packaged and has unique flavors to offer. Overall, we are excited about Charlotte’s Web mission and their product line. This is a great purchase for any CBD consumer, but especially for new buyers that might be wary of the CBD market.
Taste (8.5 out of 10)
This is a very subtle tasting oil for being natural (read: unflavored). It’s not quite as light of a hemp taste as a handful of other natural oils we’ve tried, but it holds its own with the best of them. You will get a slight hint of hemp, but nothing off-putting or cringe-inducing. It’s super smooth, in our opinion. If you do decide you want a flavored option, they also have a tasty Mint Chocolate version. But, we feel the natural Olive line is pretty great as-is.
Delivery (8.0 out of 10)
The Charlotte’s Web Original Formula is darker than many of the products we’ve reviewed, but surprisingly not a “thick” oil. It’s more of a tincture and surprisingly smooth. They use a standard dropper, which we’re not fans of, but you get that with most oils. They’re messy and prone to drips. There are also a handful of reviews online which mention that the new packaging is causing some droppers to leak. We didn’t experience that problem, but something to be aware of. At the end of the day, though, if you’re careful using a dropper, we don’t expect you’ll have any problem using this product. As such, we’re putting it on par with other product scores that use a dropper for delivery.
Potency (9.0 out of 10)
This is a fantastic potency level, in our opinion. Like the 1000mg CBD Oil from CBDistillery, there is a good balance between strength and volume here. You get a solid amount of CBD in one full dropper and can always estimate a partial dose with your eye. More importantly, though, if you need a higher serving of CBD, you don’t have to consume multiple droppers as you would with many 250 or 500mg products. As usual, start with a partial dropper and move up until you reach the desired effect. From there, you can zone in on the concentration level that best suits your needs, or cater your number of drops per day more effectively. But, in our opinion, this is right in the sweet spot in terms of potency.
Effect (9.0 out of 10)
This became a go-to product for our reviewer for a number of weeks, even with other oils in the cabinet. We found that a dialed-in amount of CW’s Original Formula eased us into a relaxed state. It didn’t put us on the couch, but the effect has a more noticeable body relaxation than most oils. This is one of those products that easily became a favorite of our reviewing team and is something we would purchase for our own daily use.
Price (8.5 out of 10)
Charlotte’s Web is not the most premium pricing out there, nor the cheapest. But, we feel you’re paying for quality from a known source here. Charlotte’s Web is one of a handful of companies that is US Hemp Authority certified. The Charlotte’s Web Original Formula clocks in at a slightly-above-average price relative to other brands at the same potency. But, the effect is better than most, too. Given the multiple bottle sizes and flavor options, new CBD consumers will find comfort in the combination of product quality and price here.
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Charlotte’s Web Everyday Plus 500 mg Mint Chocolate CBD Oil Review
Charlotte’s Web, also known as CW Hemp, is probably the best known CBD brand on the market. Unlike many upstart CBD brands, Charlotte’s Web feels like a premium product. The website, the branding and the packaging all exude leadership in the market. This product was no different. It comes sleekly packaged and has one of the more exotic flavors we’ve seen – mint chocolate. Overall, we were happy with our purchase and would recommend this product to others. At 500 mg, we feel CW’s Mint Chocolate is great for the new CBD user.
Taste (9.0 out of 10)
Subtle! You might expect a strong mint flavoring to overpower here, but we found that CW Hemp’s mint chocolate is incredibly light. Up front, you’ll get the subtle mix of mint and chocolate. Only the aftertaste has the slightest inkling of hemp. We feel that this product would be great any time of day, given it’s flavor profile.
Delivery (7.5 out of 10)
We found this product to be a bit thinner than other oils – closer to a tincture. For those that dislike the thickness of an oil, this may be a great alternative. For us, we found it to be an odd consistency. It’s not terribly noticeable with a drop or two. However, if you take the recommended amount, we found the consistency to be a little strange to swallow. Unlike many oils, however, the consistency of CW’s Mint Chocolate did mean that it was the same from beginning to end. Another slight knock on the product is that it comes in a traditional dropper bottle. We’re going to knock each of them a bit. We’ve found that, overall, dropper bottles are messy. It’s easy to drop oil on the floor, or the bottle, and by the last drop, you’re dealing with a greasy mess. This won’t be the first time that you see this complaint.
Potency (5.2 out of 10)
Like many 500 mg products, we feel that this Mint Chocolate blend is a beginner’s level CBD product. It doesn’t pack the most powerful punch and is on the lower end of potency. You aren’t paying 1500 mg prices here, which is nice. Start with a few drops and move up until you reach the desired effect. From there, you can zone in on the concentration level that best suits you, or cater your number of drops per day more effectively. CW Hemp is one of the few products that describes dosing well and we’re sure if you follow their instructions, you’ll be happy with this purchase.
Effect (5.0 out of 10)
Since the potency is on the lower end, it’s not unexpected that the suggested serving size delivers a limited effect. (unless you do a multiple of the suggested serving) We still do prefer oils to vapes, as oils give a more consistent body effect. That said, don’t expect to be blown away by Charlotte Web’s Mint Chocolate. It’s a beginner-level product in our eyes. We expect the average person will quickly develop a CBD tolerance that makes this product less than ideal over the long-term and they’ll need to upgrade to the CW Hemp Everyday Advanced. The first drops on day one will feel great. But, don’t expect to have the same tolerance by the end of the bottle. Meaning, you can move through this product fairly quickly as you build a tolerance.
Price (7.5 out of 10)
All CBD is expensive – there’s no getting around it unless some laws change. We found that CW Hemp clocks in at a slightly above average price, relative to other brands offering products of the same potency. It’s definitely not the cheapest. You’ll still get a decent bang for your buck, all else considered. Given the multiple bottle sizes that allow for sampling, we think many entrants into CBD consumption will find comfort at this price point, given Charlotte Web’s brand and history. You’re paying for and receiving quality.