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 Lemon Snap

from Punchkins

A snappy one-two punch of sugar and lemon.

From the packaging to the product, the amount of love and care that goes into making Punchkins – a baked goods edibles brand from Connecticut – is on full display. But don’t let these hash-infused, bite-sized treats fool you with their sweet and innocent appearance. They pack a potent punch and at a hearty 50mg per serving, left this reviewer absolutely smacked in the best way possible. 

Speaking with Punchkin’s owner Mike, he shared that after cooking professionally for over a decade, he decided to go all-in on his side project when the hype and demand became too overwhelming. “It’s been a blessing that people really seem to enjoy what we’re putting out,” said Mike. “I truly love doing this and these last three years have been life-changing. Food, Cannabis and helping people are my passions. I feel blessed to get to wake up and do all three everyday.”

The versatility of the Punchkins line of treats is to be admired. From your morning coffee to your movie night, they make a perfect pair and are great for sharing with friends. The flavor options further bring the brand to life with oh-so tempting selections based on classics including S’mores, Almond Joys, Oreos and Dunk-a-Roos. While all options were enticing, the Lemon Snap had us coming back for more.

Opening the packaging unleashes a sweet donut smell that basically attacks your nose with a one-two punch of sugar and lemon. The tantalizing, powerful aroma translates to incredible taste, while the apparent density of the hand-rolled marshmallow truffles yields when you bite into them. Upon consumption, you are greeted with a surprisingly layered and soft texture – and after 30-45 minutes, you’ll likely notice a pleasant buzz start to kick in and kick your stress right out of the picture. I went back for seconds after a few hours and drifted into a happy, hazy, cloud-like high for the remainder of my evening.  

So, are you looking to step into the ring with a sweet treat from Punchkins? Trust us when we say that these small-but-mighty edibles will give you a knockout of the finest kind.


This article was originally published in the March 2024 issue of Northeast Leaf.

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