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CBD | Delta THC | Other Cannabinoids

Hometown Hero Review: Budtender Tested Delta 8, 9, HHC + CBD

Having managed a cannabis dispensary for five years, I can confirm that finding the highest quality hemp products isn’t all that easy.

Due to my insider industry experience, however, I know exactly what to look for in hemp brands.

For this extensive Hometown Hero review, I have tried and tested nearly EVERY product line they have to offer! Keep reading for my honest take on this artisan brand and all their products.

hometown hero all products
Summary of products tested for this review

Key Takeaways

  • Hometown Hero is doing everything right and delivers on both effects along with flavor.
  • My favorite product is the D9 taffy. Literally one of the tastiest edibles I’ve tried.
  • If you’re looking primarily for a range of CBD products then Hometown likely isn’t for you.

Is Hometown Hero Legit?

Yes. Hometown Hero is legit.

The brand has a solid reputation in the industry thanks to their outstanding small batch products. 

Everything they offer is full panel tested for purity and potency, giving consumers the peace of mind they deserve when purchasing hemp derived products in an unregulated market.  

Hometown Hero’s commitment to quality combined with their world-class customer service and same-day free shipping have contributed to their rising popularity.

After trying their entire product line, I can attest that Hometown Hero is the real deal.

Hometown Hero Review: Brand Overview

Hometown Hero is an artisan hemp retailer specializing in expertly crafted, small batch products.

Hometown Hero | D8 + D9 + HHC + CBD
  • Full Panel Third Party Tested
  • Potent Effects & Perfect Flavor
  • 30 Day Money Back Guarantee!
Our Rating:

PROS (+) 

  • Fully tested with COAs on site
  • Highly effective product range
  • Worry-free guarantee (money back)

CONS (-)

  • Many of their products are expensive
  • Lack of focus on CBD

Established in 2015 by close friends Lukas Gilkey (a U.S. Coast Guard vet) and Lewis Hamer, the mission of these guys is to support veterans in need by donating to vets from every purchase. 

Their commitment to supporting others combined with their amazing products, attention to detail, amazing customer service and commitment to quality has made them one of our go-to brands.

This truly is truly an exemplary brand in the cannabis industry who is using their success to give back to others.

Hometown Hero Delivers The Goods!

Hometown Hero is doing everything right. Seriously. We haven’t come across a brand like this in a while. 

 Let’s start with their products. With a self-professed obsession with quality insurance, every batch is tested a total of six times. 

They also practice small batch production to ensure their products remain consistent.

Their world-class customer service team is available for any assistance consumers need with products, shipping information, questions and more. 

Their commitment to quality and confidence in their products (hello 100% worry-free guarantee) has made them industry leaders…and one of our favorite brands. 

Following are five reasons why we can’t get enough of Hometown Hero.

1. Hometown Hero Product Range

HH All Summary

Delta 8 THC

  • Gummies
  • Tinctures
  • Topicals (not physically tested)
  • Flower (not physically tested)
  • Cereal Squares
  • Capsules

Delta 9 THC

  • Live Rosin Gummies
  • Live Rosin Taffy
  • Live Rosin Caramels
  • Cereal Squares


  • Tinctures (with CBGa)


  • Gummies

Select Spectrum Line (products with a 1:1 CBD/THC ratio) 

  • Gummies
  • Cocoa Cereal Squares

2. USA Sourced Hemp

Hometown Hero products are crafted with US grown hemp. 

Hemp flower is hand-trimmed and expertly cured to ensure optimum potency and maximum flavor.

3. Fully Third-Party Lab Tested

Every product is tested by an independent DEA-certified third party lab to verify safety, potency and overall quality.  Here’s an example COA summary:


A rarity in the industry, Hometown Hero’s products are full panel tested. 

We love how the brand makes every COA accessible from the product pages.

4. Excellent Brand Reputation

Hometown Hero has a solid reputation backed by nearly a decade of experience. Like us, customers often refer to Hometown Hero as their “go-to brand.”

In my opinion, the company’s consistency, product offerings and customer service all receive the highest marks.

Not only does Hometown Hero consistently deliver, their entire line of products is straight fire. It’s no wonder they’re widely considered one of the best brands.

5. Rapid Shipping & Customer Service

There’s also Hometown Hero’s fast shipping and top notch customer service. 

Orders placed before 11am (CT) ship the same day! All other orders go out within one business day. Shipping is free on all orders over $50.

Customer service is outstanding. They promptly reply to any inquiry via email, phone or text. You can also use the Hometown Help line directly on their website.

Hometown Hero Delta 8 Review

Delta 8 Gummies Review

The selection of Hometown Hero Delta 8 gummies is impressively vast. All gummies are vegan, gluten-free and made in the USA. Bursting with mouthwatering fruity flavors, the candies come in  sugar coated cube shapes with a soft chewy texture.

Potent D8 Edibles
Delta 8 Gummies | 25MG - 100MG D8 Per Gummy
  • Up To 100MG D8 Per Gummy!
  • Hybrid Like Effects
  • Multiple Strain Options
Our Rating:

These D8 gummies are available in two collections: Regular and Max Strength. 

The Regular Strength Delta 8 Gummies earned 2nd place at the High Times Hemp Cup. Each package contains a total of 250mg Delta 8 THC per pack. Sold in a 10-pack package, each gummy contains 25mg D8 THC. 

The Maximum Strength D8 Gummies contain an impressive 1000mg per pack. This means each contains 100 mg D8. These are definitely intended for experienced cannabis consumers only! 

These high potency gummies are sold in packs of 10, each gummy has 100 mg of D8-THC. These pillowy delights are meant for experienced consumers only!

Hometown Hero’s Regular Strength D8 gummies come in five flavors: Blueberry, Green Apple, Watermelon, Peach and Pink Lemonade.

I have tried every flavor they offer, and all of them were delicious without a natural hempy aftertaste. Seriously, you couldn’t tell these candies contain cannabis. 

HH D8 Gummies

The Blueberry flavor was my favorite. Each bite exploded with juicy berry flavor, reminiscent of ripe blueberries.

The Maximum Strength Gummies are available in Grape, Green Apple and Watermelon. Like the regular D8, these soft chews are sugar coated and full of seriously succulent flavor.  

These gummies produced an intense body high and head to toe relaxation. 

The brand’s gummies are packaged in thick, resealable mylar bags that are color coded for ease.

Grape gummies come in purple bags, Blueberry gummies in azure bags, etc. 

The regular gummies cost $30 per pack which equates to $0.12 per mg of Delta 8. The max gummies are a better bang for your buck at $60 per pack at $0.06 per mg of THC.

Good for: Users who like a serene slow-creeping buzz with hybrid effects.

D8 Tinctures

Hometown Hero’s Delta 8 THC tinctures are another award winning product, with three different flavor options available in 600 mg or 1200 mg  30ml bottles. Vegan, gluten-free and sugar-free, this tincture is perfect for anyone. 

Delta 8 Tinctures | Flavored & Natural
  • 1200MG D8 Per Bottle
  • Mint, Berry & Unflavored Options
  • Calming & Mild Buzz
Our Rating:

Hometown Hero Delta 8 tinctures are available in three different flavors: Berry, Mint and Natural. Their Berry D8 tincture took second place for tinctures in the High Times 2021 Hemp Cup. 

I was lucky enough to sample the brand’s award winning Berry tincture which tasted absolutely amazing. Natural and delicate, flavored with mixed berries and hints of coconut. 

If you’re not a big fan of the taste you can add a few drops to your favorite beverage.

Pro tip: I like to add a few drops to my salad dressing.

HH D8 Tincture Set

I was high within minutes after taking this tincture under the tongue. The effects were calming, yet coupled with a mild euphoria. 

I stayed perfectly content for hours. 

Each Delta 8 tincture is packaged in an amber glass vial and costs $50 for 600 mg or $90 for 1200 mg. This makes it $0.083 mg per ml for the former and $0.075 for the latter.

Good for: Anyone interested in a mild, joyful high that comes on quickly.

Hometown Hero Delta 9 Review

Hometown Hero Live Rosin Gummies Review

In an industry saturated with cannabis gummies, Hometown Hero’s Live Rosin gummies are something special. Made with an exclusive blend of D9 THC and live rosin, they’re available in various flavors and strain specific options. 

Strain specific gummies are rare, but Hometown Hero has them in Blue Dream, Super Silver Haze, Gelato and Northern Lights. 

They come in a 10-pack, and each gummy contains 25 mg hemp-derived D9 and 5 mg live rosin.

Best Hometown Gummies
25MG Live Rosin Delta 9 Gummies | Hometown Hero
  • From $0.2 per MG D9
  • Love it or your money back guaranteed!
  • Full panel third party tested
Our Rating:

I sampled the brand’s Gelato Delta 9 gummies. Let’s just say the taste is out of this world. Sugary vanilla notes preceded a spicy aftertaste. 

The addition of live rosin made it reminiscent of the Cookies genetics, absolutely delicious and not too earthy at all.

As might be expected with a Delta 9 THC, Hometown Hero D9 gummies have a potency that hits harder than the D8. 

While it took a while for the effects to kick in, the overall feeling I found with these gummies was sheer euphoria. I was elevated for a solid three hours.

Hometown Hero Live Rosin Gummies

They came packaged in a mylar bag with gorgeous graphics, and a resealable tab ensures that each piece stays fresh for weeks. 

The D9 live rosin gummies are more expensive than the D8 options but there’s a reason why we’ve also voted these babies as the best delta 9 gummies on the market in our round up review.

Each package of strain specific 250 mg Live Rosin Gummies sells for $70. This is $0.24 per milligram of THC. 

Good for: Users seeking an intense high with a live terpene profile.

Select Spectrum

The Select Spectrum Edibles are a collection of tasty treats made with a special blend of full spectrum hemp derived cannabinoids and terpenes. Choose from Gummies or Cocoa Squares, both of which contain a 1:1 THC/CBD ratio. 

Available in a 10-pack, with each piece containing 10 mg D9 THC and 10mg CBD. Cocoa Squares contain a total of 300 mg D9 THC and 300 mg CBD.

10MG D9 Select Spectrum Gummies | D9 + CBD
  • 10MG D9 + 10MG CBD Per Edible
  • Multiple Flavor Options
  • Buy 4 Get 1 FREE!
Our Rating:

I tried every one of the Select Spectrum Gummies, including Strawberry, Pineapple and Mango. 

Each contained natural fruit flavors, as if they were picked at the peak of freshness. 

My favorite flavor was Pineapple, with tropical citrus notes perfectly balanced by the sugar crystal coating.

As far as effects go, these were our favorite Hometown Hero find. 

There’s definitely something to be said about the benefits of cannabinoid ratios.

The blissful high was complimented from the stress relief and mental relaxation thanks to that 1:1 THC/CBD ratio. 

D9 Select Spectrum Edibles

Overall, Hometown Hero Select Spectrum Gummies offered a well-balanced high felt within 30 minutes that lasted a few hours.

One of our favorite things about this brand is how they frequently color code the packaging with the flavor of the product. 

These resealable mylar bags come in vibrant hues that match the fruit flavor. Mango comes in a bright orange bag, Strawberry in red and Pineapple in yellow. 

Select Spectrum Cocoa Squares sell for $40 and contain 300 mg THC and 300 mg CBD. This equates to approximately $0.13 per mg THC and CBD. 

Select Spectrum Gummies also sell for $40, and each gummy contains 10 mg THC and 10 mg CBD. Ultimately this works out to $0.04 per MG THC and CBD (or $0.02 per MG of cannabinoids).

Good for: Individuals interested in a well balanced high.

Live Rosin Delta 9 Taffy

Hometown Hero’s Live Rosin Taffy is made with a 100 year-old recipe crafted with 100% hemp derived Delta 9 THC. You’d swear this is regular salt water taffy from the mouthwatering taste and lusciously soft texture alone. 

Yes, these edibles are really that decadent. 

Best Tasting Hometown Edibles
15MG Delta 9 THC Taffy Edibles | Live Rosin
  • Live Rosin D9
  • Multiple Flavor Options
  • On Point Flavor & Buzz
Our Rating:

Each piece of taffy contains 15 mg of hemp-derived Delta 9 THC and 2.5 mg strain specific life resin. They’re the ideal dose for customers experienced with edibles. But if you’re just starting out, it’s recommended to cut your taffy in half so as not to experience any adverse effects.

Taffy comes in four different flavors: Tutti Frutti (made with sativa live rosin), Birthday Cake (made with indica live rosin), Cotton Candy (made with hybrid live rosin) and Caramel (type of live rosin not specified).

I tried Tutti Frutti, Birthday Cake and Cotton Candy. 

Honestly, these are some of the best tasting edibles I’ve ever tried

The Cotton Candy had explosive notes of raspberry and sour blueberry. Memories of fresh cotton candy from the county fair instantly came to mind. 

Delta 9 Taffy

They tasted absolutely delicious, and the effects were equally enjoyable. 

While Cotton Candy live rosin is labeled as a hybrid, I found the high to be much more on the sativa side. I was uplifted, but did find it easy to unwind with a strong sense of contended well being. 

This Taffy does not come cheap but this canna infused salt water taffy is definitely worth the money. 

A bag of 10 taffies sells for $35. That said, you can save $15 if you purchase the 30-count bag for $90. 

Ultimately, this comes down to $0.23 per mg of D9 and $0.2 per mg of live rosin. 

Good for: Users who like strong edibles that are insanely delicious.

D9 Crunch Squares

Hometown Hero D9 Squares combine delta 9 with some super sugary, scrumptious cereals. Talk about invoking feelings of childhood nostalgia! 

Each bar is handcrafted by a locally-owned gourmet bakery. 

Though delectable, these edibles are super potent. Don’t let the sweet flavors fool you. There’s 300 mg of D9 per square. Each bar is cut in 75 mg pieces to make dosing easier.

Highest Potency Choice
300MG D9 THC Crunch Squares | Artisan Edible
  • 75MG D9 Per Square (4 per pack)
  • No Aftertaste
  • Potent
Our Rating:

Hometown Hero D9 Squares are made in two different flavors: Rainbow and Cinna Crunch. 

Rainbow is super sweet in that “these are so addicting” kind of way. The fruit flavors aren’t natural in the slightest, but they are evocative of those fun fruity pebble flavors of our youth. 

If you’re into something less sweet, opt for the slightly less sugary Cinna Crunch flavor. The sweet sugar taste is balanced out with spicy hints of cinnamon. 

While the taste of these treats were too sugary for my personal preference, the effects were well balanced. 

Delta 9 THC Crunch Squares

It did take me about 45 minutes for me to feel anything, but I found myself in a space of relaxed euphoria as soon as the effects kicked in. 

The balanced high lasted 2-3 hours before slowly wearing off. 

The D9 squares cost $40 for a 300 mg bar. 

This equates to $0.13 per mg. The price is right about average for a product like this, but the flavor is out of this world.

Good for: Those looking for sugary sweetness in edibles that provide a balanced high.

HHC Gummies

Available in a 50mg potency, the HHC edible range from Hometown hit hard and fast. With 10 sugar-dusted gummies coming in each pack, even those with a very high tolerance will have enough to ride a strong buzz.

50MG HHC Gummies | Hometown Hero
  • Third Party Tested
  • Highly Potent
  • Rapid Shipping
Our Rating:

As usual with Hometown Hero, they come packed in a color-coded mylar bag, so regardless of how high you already are, it’s clear what flavor you’re about to enjoy. 

When it comes down to effects, one of these had me flying in the clouds within 30-40 minutes. I’ve tried and tested over 10 types of HHC edibles, and these are the strongest I’ve had the pleasure to try. 

HHC Gummy Bears

Add in the fact the brand uses both live rosin and HHC distillate, and you’ve got a potent mix here. These contain a variety of terpenes from the rosin to combine with the HHC for synergistic effects.  

Coming in at $32 for 1 pack or just under $130 for 5, it works out at approx $0.05 per MG if you opt for the bulk deal or $0.06 per MG for the single pack.

Good for: Consumers after an alternative to THC with a potent high. 

Hometown Hero CBD Review

CBDA + CBGA Tincture

These CBD tinctures are curated with a special blend of non-psychoactive cannabinoid compounds. Crafted with CBD, CBG, and CBDA, and CBGD, the tincture offers maximum relief with hard to find cannabis compounds.

2400MG CBDA + CBGA + CBD + CBG Tincture | Full Spectrum
  • Unflavored
  • Full Spectrum & Raw Oil
  • Unique Cannabinoid Mix
Our Rating:

Each tincture contains 600 mg of each cannabinoid for a whopping 2400 mg total. Each 1 ml dropper contains 20 mg of CBD, 20 mg of CBG, 20 mg of CBDA and 20 mg of CBGA. 

That’s a massive amount of wellness in a tiny bottle!

Like the brand’s other tinctures, their CBD tincture is made with MCT oil sourced from organic coconuts. It’s also sugar free, gluten free and 100% vegan, making it ideal for most dietary needs.

This is honestly not the best tasting tincture I’ve ever tried. But that’s not to say it’s unpalatable. 

The strong herbal flavors were somewhat similar to CBD flower, but fortunately didn’t leave behind a funky aftertaste. 

HH Tinctures side by side

While there’s zero psychotropic effects (high) in any of the cannabinoid content contained in this tincture, I did find myself noticeably calmer and more relaxed after taking a 1 ml serving. 

Considering each serving contains 20 mg of CBD, CBG, CBDA and CBGA for a total of 80 mg, it makes sense that I experienced the serene feelings CBD is famous for.  

The tincture is packaged in a glass vial with a black and white label. 

It’s basic, but has a classic minimalist feel to it.  

Unlike their THC tinctures, it’s apparent that this is meant to be taken for its therapeutic potential.

The price of this tincture is $90 but don’t let the cost deter you, there’s a ton of milligrams in this tiny container. 

The price breaks down to $0.0375 per milligram of CBD, CBG, CBDA and CBGA. Good for: Individuals interested in the wellness benefits of high quality CBD flower or other CBD products without any psychoactive effects.

The Final Verdict: Hometown Hero Review

Hands down, Hometown Hero is one of the best hemp brands in the industry. 

Not only do they have an impressive variety of products crafted with the finest ingredients, their commitment to product standards makes them stand out from the competition. 

As one of the few hemp brands selling novel cannabinoids that utilizes full panel lab testing, these products are definitely ones you can trust. Farm Bill legal with proof of THC levels less than 0.3% THC on a dry weight basis, you can feel confident consuming hemp derived delta 9.

Hometown Hero | D8 + D9 + HHC + CBD
  • Full Panel Third Party Tested
  • Potent Effects & Perfect Flavor
  • 30 Day Money Back Guarantee!
Our Rating:

Combined with their worry-free guarantee, there’s seriously nothing to lose when trying anything in their vast product line. If you novel cannabinoids like HHC and Delta 8 , you might just find the brand becomes your new fav. 

It happened to us. Which is exactly why we expect big things from this company. 

If you’re interested in some of the best hemp derived cannabinoid products you can find, we can’t recommend Hometown Hero enough.