It’s easy to recognize Lunchbox Alchemy‘s stuff—it doesn’t look like anything else in the world of cannabis. Their logo is iconic and unique, a visual representation of the way edibles can swirl in and around your experience. Even their packaging looks more like boutique candy than marijuana edibles. They always have clear labels that identify the cannabinoid and terpene content of their products as well as the source cultivar. We know everyone appreciates being informed about what we consume.
Lunchbox Alchemy has been in the business since 2014, and since 2015 they have been winning the Oregon Dope Cup left and right. They’ve received awards for Best Savory Edible, Best Shatter, Best Live Resin, Best Tincture, and Best Edible Brand. Lunchbox Alchemy is able to achieve these results through a strong focus on research and development with a mind to sustainability.
It all starts with the flower. Lunchbox Alchemy’s grow process preserves all the cannabinoids and terpenes within the cannabis flower, and they regularly test for pesticides, mold, and mildew. Then each batch goes through a second round of proprietary tests to determine stability, aroma, flavor, and potency, which helps choose the best extraction methods. Buds are humidified after harvest and broken down by hand to maximize cannabinoid exposure while minimizing the risk of introducing undesirable compounds. After it’s been properly prepared, the plant matter is then frozen to preserve its potency.
Lunchbox Alchemy specializes in crafting a high-viscosity tincture using 190-proof food-grade ethanol as a solvent. Following the same hydrocarbon extraction model of RSO, they use proprietary equipment to control a number of different factors including solvent temperature, contact time, recovery speed, and dewaxing temperature and duration.
This results in a carefully-titrated, plant-specific extract that is infused into every gummy in Lunchbox Alchemy’s line. That’s why they’re able to have such consistent doses and precise percentages, especially in the case of their CBD/THC Squibs. Lunchbox Alchemy plans to eventually expand their product line to include tinctures, topicals, and capsules.