Kiva Bar Review: Price, Dosage, Flavors, Ingredients, & More

By Sam Skoppe Updated March 8th

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Kiva Confections and their “Kiva Bar” have quickly become a household cannabis brand. You can find them stocked at hundreds of cannabis dispensaries across California, Arizona, Nevada, Illinois, Ohio, Mississippi, Hawaii, Massachusetts, and Oklahoma. But what makes them so special? Let’s take a look.

First, edibles can often lead to one of two kinds of experiences: a mild buzz or a very potent high. Even though most brand-name edible companies display their products’ THC/CBD doses on the packaging, it doesn’t mean these doses are 100% standardized. Such labels should be taken with a grain of salt.

Different extraction methods, different strains with varying potencies, and different third-party testing facilities might mean that two similar edibles from two different manufacturers can vary significantly in potency, even if advertised as equals. So it’s almost more important to know the company behind the products you’re consuming than it is to know the actual number of milligrams contained within.

Beyond the different types of “edible-highs” (euphoric buzz vs. melting couch lock), edibles consumers likely fall into one of two camps: patients who often avoid smoking altogether (combustion is bad) and solely rely on edibles to treat their symptoms or consumers who simply enjoy product variety.

Luckily for us cannabis enthusiasts, Kiva Confections keeps both camps in mind by creating a line of marijuana edibles that cater to inexperienced consumers and cannabis connoisseurs alike.

Kiva Confections Products

Kiva was founded in 2010 by Scott Palmer and Kristi Knoblich when the edible market was desperately underserved. Products were untested, unlabeled, and inconsistently potent, which the founders became committed to changing.

By working with experienced cannabis cultivators, and *wait for it* expert chocolatiers, Kiva Confections was launched with a commitment to efficacy, food safety, and business integrity.

As stated on their website, Kiva’s mission is to make sure that their edibles are safe, innovative, and delicious. They “are dedicated to developing innovative ways for people to consume cannabis which nurture, enhance & improves lives” and claim to already deliver the safest, most convenient, and delicious tasting medical cannabis edibles to a discerning, deserving community.

They’re also a California not-for-profit collective, in accordance with California cannabis laws.

The relatively large size of the brand (for an edible company) and its strict adherence to lab testing means that it aims to meet a uniformly (and objectively) high standard of quality. Their main products are:

The Kiva Bar

Their flagship product, the Kiva Bar, is a chocolate bar that comes in two doses—100mg of THC and is made in a variety of different flavors. The Kiva Bar has become a household name to most in the cannabis industry after winning Best Edible at both the San Francisco and Los Angeles High Times Cannabis Cup in 2013. Kiva’s bars have also appeared in a Forbes article on appropriate cannabis branding. Despite its multiple awards, low-tolerance consumers shouldn’t fear!

Kiva Terra Bites

Kiva also offers Terra Bites, wildly-popular chocolate-covered espresso beans, blueberries, sea salt caramel, almond, or peppermint patties, depending on your preferred flavor. Each tin contains 20 “bites” at 5mg each, for a total of 100mg of THC in each container, with the exception of their Almond CBD 1:1 Terra Bites that also have 100mg of CBD. You can find Kiva Terra Bites at almost any of your local dispensaries.

Kiva Camino Gummies

Kivas Camino Gummies offer the brands' consistent and efficient products in a gummy form, with a variety of flavors, as well as differing cannabinoid ratios. Kivas Camino gummies come in regular and sour varieties, all containing 100mg of THC, with either 5mg or 10mg of THC per gummy. Montana and Ohio regulations allow Kiva to offer some of their Camino Gummies in packages containing 500mg of THC, with 25mg per serving.

Kiva Petra Mints

Offered only in California and Michigan, Kiva Petra Mints are a discreet and easy way of micro-dosing your cannabinoids, as they come in a variety of cannabinoid ratios, with only 2.5mg of THC per serving. 

Kiva Lost Farm Chews and Gummies

Lost Farm Chews by Kiva has become another popular industry staple. The chews are similar in texture to a Now N Later or Starburst, and the gummies are similar in shape to their Camino gummies. But one main difference that sets Kiva’s Lost Farm Chews and Gummies aside is that they are made with either Live Resin or Live Rosin strain-specific concentrates, allowing for a true full spectrum dose of cannabinoids and terpenes.

Doses, Price, Flavors, Taste & Effects

The 100mg chocolate bars come in a variety of flavors, including Milk Chocolate, Dark Chocolate, Blackberry Dark Chocolate, Churro Milk Chocolate, Peppermint Bark Dark Chocolate, S’mores, Birthday Cake, and Everything Bagel Seasoning.

They also offer a 5:1 High CBD Dark Chocolate Bar with 100mg of CBD and 20mg of THC, a 1:1 Espresso Dark Chocolate Bar, and a 1:1 CBN Midnight Mint Dark Chocolate Bar, each with 100mg of THC and 100mg of either CBD or CBN.

Michigan patients also have the option of 200mg chocolate bars in Milk Chocolate, Dark Chocolate, and Churro Milk Chocolate. Each is produced from a mixed blend of indica and sativa strains sourced from the highest quality California cannabis.

Kiva Bar Mint Irish Cream

The bars themselves are separated into twenty breakable rectangles, making it easy to control the amount you’re intaking.

The standard price for one 100mg Kiva Bar is around $20. There’s no doubt these edibles err on the more expensive side, but they ARE effective. For practically anyone—novices and experienced smokers alike—each bar is going to contain multiple doses. That’s why it’s super important to know how to control your cannabis dosing.

SEE ALSO: Review of Kiva Terra Bites Chocolate Covered Blueberries

How Is Kiva Chocolate Produced?

Kiva prides itself on producing only the best chocolate, which starts with the best cocoa beans (obviously). The company sources its chocolate from a third party, which sources its cocoa beans from around the world, focusing on quality and the ability to deliver a premium chocolate experience.

Kiva’s chocolate is derived strictly from cocoa beans that contain no other flavors or additives (natural or artificial). The company uses 54% Cacao semisweet for its dark chocolate bars and Kiva Terra Bites, while its milk chocolate bars are made with a minimum of 34% Cacao.

The result? A rich chocolate experience that delivers an indulgent, velvety smooth taste without the strong cannabis flavor.

The Kiva Bar Does (Almost) Everything Right

It’s hard to fault the Kiva Bar for anything (aside from maybe the premium price) that ultimately makes sense, given what you’re getting. I’ve personally paid more than the price of a Kiva Bar or Terra Bites for a product that had virtually no effect.

Quality over quantity, always.

Ultimately, Kiva Confections’ claims are all justified: the Kiva Bar is both effective and delicious. Safety is guaranteed by the prominently displayed labeling both on the cardboard package and on the foil wrapper, which even notes the THC content of each square.

And for those obsessed with accurate, high-quality lab testing, you can rest easy knowing that Kiva tests for accurate cannabinoid profiles, potency in each bar, and residual contaminants before performing a routine quality test one last time prior to distribution. The company claims all its raw ingredients are constantly tested to make sure they’re free of pesticides, residual solvents, and microbiological contaminants.

Additionally, all Kiva products are gluten-free, but they’re produced on shared equipment that may contain milk, soy, and traces of nuts, so if you have dietary restrictions, exercise caution!

SEE ALSO: Vegan Edibles: All Green Products and Guilt-Free Recipes

Kiva Created a “Standard” Dose, But Always Exercise Caution

Kiva has quality and quantity. Just understand you can’t eat less, so space your doses accordingly (at least 45-60 minutes between dosing is recommended).

Consuming more than 25mg at once is strongly discouraged and should only be attempted by someone already familiar with Kiva products who has diligently observed their previous experiences with them.

Kiva Chocolate Bar Dosage
180mg Kiva Bar (Mint Irish Cream) nutritional info

Customer Testimonials

“These are hands down the best candy bars I have ever had as far as medical marijuana is concerned. Other candy with weed in it can make me sick to my tummy, but these don’t. I recommend the mint ones; they taste just like thin mints, and the feeling lasts several hours. I have fibromyalgia, and these candies help my pain so much—my favorite product.” —Heather R.

“It’s bomb; try the mint version; I’m loving it.” —Alexander K.

“This isn’t just a cannabis delivery mechanism. It’s also a good quality chocolate bar. Not quite as amazing as something like a Vosges bar, but miles ahead of a Hershey bar. And much better than your typical edible. I’ve found that the dosage is consistent every time I get these. I really like that because I feel like I don’t get consistent results with all edibles. I’m a daily smoker, and 1/3rd of a square takes care of me for a whole day.” —Elsie M.

Should I Try the Kiva Bar?

The answer is almost definitely YES. As long as you exercise caution when deciding the proper dose to take, you’re almost always guaranteed to have a good experience. And since Kiva Confections is dedicated to a safe and scientific approach to creating their products, you’ll always find a dosage that works for you. Anyone interested in trying an edible for the first time or just purchasing a high-quality product is definitely going to see what they’re looking for in the Kiva Bar.

Where to Buy Kiva Confections

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The information in this article and any included images or charts are for educational purposes only. This information is neither a substitute for, nor does it replace, professional legal advice or medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. If you have any concerns or questions about laws, regulations, or your health, you should always consult with an attorney, physician or other licensed professional.

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