On June 28, 1997 – in one of the weirdest moments in boxing history – Mike Tyson took a bite out of Evander Holyfield ’s ear in the third round of their heavyweight rematch. Twenty-six years later, Cold Creek Extracts has memorialized Holyfield’s nibbled-on ear in the form of Mike Bites. These THC-infused gummies hit as hard as the champ himself, and even come in the shape of a bitten ear for extra oomph.
Although Mike Bites also come in sour apple and black raspberry flavors, we opted to test drive a pack of watermelon. With a big “indica” sticker on the front of the package, we had high hopes for a great night of sleep and were not disappointed. As expected, we found ourselves enjoying deep waves of muscle relaxation within the first 30 minutes of ingesting. The body high was met with a knockout punch of a head high at about the 60-minute mark. While the two separate highs coalesced well, we did find ourselves a little unsteady on our feet when we finally got up from the couch – think punch-drunk boxer. With that in mind, definitely make sure you’re near your bed when you indulge in these bad boys.
The only place where the gummy let us down a bit was in the flavor, but that’s to be expected when dealing with a subtle one like watermelon. While we didn’t get much of that sweet, somewhat earthy profile, we did get a classic weedy taste – a bonus for the majority of stoners. And with two other flavor and effect matchups available, there’s a Mike Bite for everyone.
Bottom line: These watermelon Mike Bites are sleep-inducing heavy hitters that knocked us out for a full eight hours. Expect a one-two punch of deep mind and body relaxation.
This article was originally published in the April 2023 issue of Alaska Leaf.
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