Have you ever stored a package of gummies too close to the oven in your kitchen? Or taken them on a hike in the middle of summer? Or left them in your car on a hot day? Did they melt into a gooey blob in your cabinet, pocket, or glove compartment? Don’t worry, we’ve all been there. 

When it comes to regular candy, this kind of melting is an annoyance. But when you’re dealing with CBD gummies, it can mean a lot of cash down the drain! It can also create a huge sticky mess, and even make the gummies less effective, since it’s impossible to judge a serving size accurately when they’ve coagulated into one giant, ugly Frankengummie. 

So is the answer to be extra vigilant with where you take your CBD gummies, never bringing them with you on summer errands or an outdoor adventure – or even out of the fridge? 

Luckily, no. There is a simple way to take your stress-relieving gummies with you wherever you go, without worrying that they’re about to dissolve into a useless glob. And that way is to buy gummies that just don’t melt! 

Why Some Gummies Melt and Others Don’t 

Any melted gummies you’ve encountered in your life have almost certainly been made with gelatin. A protein derived from animal byproducts like bones and connective tissue, gelatin is used to create a chewy or jelly-like texture in products like Jell-O, marshmallows, and (of course) gummies. It also has an extremely low melting threshold, typically getting gooey at just 90 degrees Fahrenheit (32 degrees Celsius). That means they won’t withstand an hour outside on an average summer day! 

Luckily, there is a more reliable (and more palatable) alternative to gelatin: pectin. Derived from the cellular walls of fruit, pectin is a crucial ingredient in jams and jellies. In gummies, it can withstand temperatures up to 175 degrees Fahrenheit (79 degrees Celsius). So while you probably shouldn’t shove your pectin-based CBD gummies in the oven, you can rest easy knowing they’ll survive a trip to the beach or an afternoon in your parked car. 

Long story short: Gelatin-based CBD gummies melt in warm weather. Pectin-based gummies don’t. If you want a CBD product that can travel anywhere, choose one made with pectin, like Wana Wellness Hemp Gummies. 

Other Benefits of Pectin-Based Gummies 

Even if you never plan to take your CBD gummies out of the cool, dry comfort of your air-conditioned home, there are plenty of great reasons to look for a pectin-based product over a gelatin one. 

For one, as we’ve mentioned in a previous post, pectin is suitable for vegan and vegetarian diets, whereas animal-based gelatin is most decidedly not. (And if you’re truly on a clean eating kick, look for all-natural gummies like the ones made by Wana Wellness, which are also gluten-free and organically sweetened with no high-fructose corn syrup). 

For another, pectin-based gummies are more sustainable to produce, since the cultivation of livestock like pigs and cows (the primary sources of gelatin) is among the biggest contributors to climate change. Sure, a good burger can be fine in moderation, but why put additional stress on the planet by adding meat to your fruit-flavored gummies? 

Finally, pectin tends to produce a chewier, less rubbery texture than gelatin. While individual taste is subjective, there’s something that just feels more premium about the firm, springy consistency of a well-made pectin gummie. 

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In Conclusion…  

There’s really no earthly reason you should ever open your cupboard to find ruined CBD again. Simply check the ingredients list for “pectin” instead of “gelatin,” and you’ll have unlocked the secret to finding vegan, delicious, melt-proof gummies!