Making CBD gummies is a very hands-on process. At Cornbread Hemp, this process begins with organic berries: strawberries, blueberries, and raspberries. These berries are juiced separately as the base for the three different flavors of gummies.
The fruit juices are individually heated up while they are being stirred frequently. Then, the pectin is added to the juices, along with organic tapioca syrup, organic carnauba wax, organic ginger, and sodium lactate — to thicken them up.
The word “pectin” comes from the Greek word that means “curdled or congealed.” Not particularly appetizing but you eat it every day. Pectin is found in the cell walls of most terrestrial plants—including fruits and veggies—but doesn’t really add much to nutrition. Fleshy fruits like ears, apples, and citrus fruits contain large amounts of pectin.3 Cornbread Hemp uses apple pectin for our gummies.
Next, we add our Whole Flower CBD extract, blend it with our organic fruit flavors and other organic ingredients until everything is fully integrated. This mixture is our CBD gummies in liquid form. We also add a little organic beetroot for color.
Then we put all of our vegan gummy ingredients in a tray, and refrigerate them to allow it to set. That’s where the pectin does its work, expanding its fibers in the cold darkness of the refrigerator.
Once the gummies are set, we pop them out of the tray molds into their bite-sized pieces. Then, we roll them in organic cane sugar crystals to coat the outside. This helps prevent them from sticking together, and also adds a bit of sweetness. Each gummy contains 10 mg, making it easy to measure your CBD dosage.
We then package them in amber glass jars—30 gummies per jar, 10 mg CBD per piece—and they’re ready to ship straight to your door.