It feels like it was just yesterday that we saw CBD take the cannabis market by storm, and the delta 8 craze feels like an exciting blur that, let’s be honest, is still going.
At this point, we’re accepting that when it comes to hemp and cannabinoids, there’s always going to be something around the corner, and this year, it HXC.
HXC comes from THC and creates a similar, albeit milder high. And since it can be made from hemp-derived delta 8 THC, it’s federally compliant by default.
And to make things all the more exciting, HXC disposables offer the ultimate convenience and discretion: no charging, no filling, simply toss it when you’re done!
And today, we’re sharing our top 10 HXC disposables for 2022.
Our Top 10 Delta 18 HHC Disposables
- Outer Space Sauce from Cake Delta
- Animal Mints from Cake Delta
- Hometown Hero
- Exhale Wellness
- Smilyn Wellness
- Delta Extrax
- CBD Genesis
- Diamond CBD
What is HXC?
HXC, sometimes referred to as “HHC,” stands for hexahydrocannabinol, and like deltas 8 and 10, it’s found naturally occurring in hemp, though it’s believed to create a more stimulating, cerebral high.
HXC is also different because unlike delta and delta 10, which are usually isomerized, HXC is most often created by hydrogenating THC. In layman’s terms, this basically means an extra hydrogen molecule is added to the chemical structure.
However, the potency of HXC is still contested by experts, partly because the manufacturing process will create two different kinds of molecules: one that easily binds to receptors in our bodies, and one that struggles to do so.
But with that in mind, HXC is most often said to produce THC-like effects on the body and mind, albeit less potent still when compared to delta 9.
And like all other cannabinoids created from industrial hemp with less than 0.3% delta 9 THC, HXC products are, according to the 2018 Farm Bill, federally legal.
#1 Outer Space Sauce from Cake Delta
Once again, Cake takes the…well, the cake when it comes to HXC disposables, and there are endless reasons why.
Right off the bat, this dark horse of a brand features a plethora of vape carts and disposables for not only delta 8, but also delta 10 and HHC/HXC. And aside from having all the cannabinoids we know and love, they offer a ton of flavors, both bold and unique, as well as classic favorites.
Each disposable holds 1500mg of HHC in a sleek, seamless 1.5g rechargeable device with a patented ceramic coil that’s sure to give you the ultimate cloud of bliss.
Out of all the HXC disposables featured on our list, Cake is easily our favorite choice when we want a vaping experience that’s both smooth and clean, not to mention easy (and delicious) as pie.
We love this brand so much, in fact, that we actually listed it twice. Spoiler alert: our second-favorite HXC disposable is another one from Cake.
And as a best-seller on the e-liquid market, it offers the perfect HXC experience for an incredible value. On top of that, have we mentioned that they have some of the best packaging in the game? Each carton holding the disposable is designed with a color palette to match the vape flavor, and features a signature cutout that’s unique every time.
With 1.5 grams of premium HHC, Cake’s disposables offer some of the best potencies around, and at a price point that beginners can get behind.
Currently, our #1 favorite flavor from Cake Delta is Outer Space Sauce, which is an extra-mellow indica with a pleasant citrus aroma and a strong, cerebral high.
#2 Animal Mints from Cake Delta
Now, we did mention we’d be listing Cake twice, right?
Maybe it’s the endless supply of options, maybe it’s the jaw-dropping value. Whatever it is, though, Cake Delta has us coming back for more every time we try them.
And when it comes to their HXC disposables, in particular, we tend to gravitate towards their indicas, and our second favorite from their line is Animal Mints, which again, exudes a potent head high that’s great for vegging out with. And with its minty, frosty exhale, we recommend this flavor especially for some after-dinner relaxation.
#3 Hometown Hero
As one of the few hemp brands to reach major publications like New York Times, Vice, Forbes and Newsweek, it’s no secret that Hometown Hero is garnering a bit of hype.
And from what we’ve seen with the brand, the hype around these bad boys is for a good reason!
One of our favorite things about Hometown Hero is their unique mission. While most brands lean on the more generic claim to “provide the public market with the best products,” Hometown Hero takes a more specialized approach: their main priority is supporting veterans in the United States, and they do so with substantial veteran discounts on their products, which are all vegan friendly and tested by a third-party lab that’s registered with the DEA.
As for the disposables themselves, we particularly noted the smooth drawing and steady puffs they gave. While so many disposables are harsh and bitter, Hometown Hero’s vapes are handcrafted with a juicy, fruity aroma and an irresistible flavor. And unlike most disposables on the market, Hometown Hero’s disposables are actually rechargeable, which makes them extra handy for those who tend to take smaller, slower puffs.
It’s worth noting, however, that Hometown Hero currently doesn’t ship to Idaho, New Hampshire, or South Dakota, so customers should plan accordingly when they make their orders.
#4 Exhale Wellness
With tangy, juicy flavors and a guarantee for quality, Exhale Wellness is a crowd favorite for a reason, and it’s not difficult to guess why.
Created as a response to the lack of pure, quality products on the market, Exhale has quickly grown a reputation as a reliable seller, with both organic and vegan-friendly options.
With their HHC disposables, you can find a modest range of classic terpene profiles, including Pineapple Express, Purple Space, and Sour Candy. While the selection at this point is a bit limited, each one has a strong track record and a large fanbase.
On top of that, the fact that they offer a 20% welcome discount and a satisfaction guarantee makes them an especially enticing brand, and it’s no wonder why they’ve gained popularity so quickly.
That being said, one thing to be aware of with Exhale Wellness is that they’re pretty potent, and first-time users may experience a little more than they bargained for.
#5 Smilyn Wellness
As a brand with a mission statement to create top-notch hemp products and make them accessible to the public market, Smilyn’s endeavors don’t exactly stand out in a sea of brands with the same ideals.
What does set aside this brand is their attention to detail and dedication to quality.
With alternative cannabinoids as their specialty, this company based in Carlsbad, California makes potent disposable products with powerful batteries. While the vape juice itself contains about 900 mg of HXC, the high-performance CCELL battery helps provide one of the easiest draws we’ve experienced in a disposable.
#6 Delta Extrax
In an industry that’s saturated with all-new brands, it’s nice every now and then to lean on the tried-and-true ones.
Delta Extrax has been around for significantly longer than most of these brands; in fact, it’s been around almost as long as 3Chi, the first brand to make delta 8 products available to the public.
And we like Delta Extrax, in particular, because of their streamlined approach to extraction. They do away with the unnecessary fluff, and focus instead on making their products as clean as possible.
So not only are they huge proponents of CO2 extraction, but they’re also big on enforcing third-party testing for all of their products, so you can rest assured that you’re getting exactly what you’re promised when you buy from them.
With their attention to detail and long-standing reputation, it’s no surprise here that we’ve seen more reviews from this brand than most on the list, and while they don’t offer the refreshing novelty we see with brands like Cake, their disposables are nonetheless smooth-drawing and relaxing.
That being said, one unfortunate tradeoff for the brand’s quality is that they don’t offer refunds or exchanges, and they don’t ship to Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Delaware, Idaho, Iowa, Mississippi, Montana, Rhode Island, Utah, or Washington.
When it comes to cannabinoids like HXC, there’s nothing like an OG brand. Or better yet, an OG brand with expert formulations. And nothing fits the bill quite like 3Chi.
Founded by a biochemist with over 20 years of expertise, 3Chi has been around longer than pretty much any other HHC brand, and their products speak for themselves in terms of quality.
3Chi aims to help customers be the best versions of themselves through cannabinoids like delta 8, but their HHC disposables are especially promising, made with CCELL batteries and high-quality vape juice–no VG, PG, PEG, vitamin E acetate, MCT, or any other dangerous diluters.
3Chi does not ship to Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Delaware, Idaho, Iowa, Montana, Nevada, North Dakota, Rhode Island, Utah, or Vermont.
#8 CBD Genesis
Although the name implies otherwise, CBD Genesis makes far more than CBD products, and has a passion for creating products with alternative cannabinoids, like HXC, for example.
And if value is your main priority, CBD Genesis offers some of the best in the game, as long as you’re not looking for 100% pure HXC. Their disposables, for instance, are made with 2000mg of HXC distillate, along with a profile of hemp-derived terpenes.
As for their overall effects, you can expect a high that’s potent, relaxing, and best of all, federally compliant.
CBD Genesis has all of their products third-party tested, and features unique strains like Ekto Cooler, Slurricane, Purple Urkle, and Maui Wowie.
Similar to many of the brands on this list, Hollyweed got their start with CBD and delta 8 THC products, but they’ve worked hard to stay ahead in the market, hence their fresh range of HXC disposables.
And what’s not to like about Hollyweed? Their disposables are easy to use, and they don’t appear to clog too often for the price. Plus, we love that they stick with clean extraction methods, and feature relatively short ingredient lists.
That being said, our main complaint with this company is the lack of reviews, although the ones we could find were overall positive.
#10 Diamond CBD
Although they’ve specialized in CBD for several years, Diamond CBD is one to watch when it comes to alternative cannabinoids like delta 8, delta 10, and most recently, HXC.
With a wide range of trustworthy products and a potency that’s highly consistent, it’s clear as day that Diamond CBD has a finger on the pulse when it comes to the cannabinoid market. Plus, they have a strong commitment to quality, with great-tasting disposables like Gorilla Glue, Zkittlez, Sour Diesel, and Apple Fritter. Every one of these disposables are easy to use and contain less than 0.3% delta 9 THC.
What might be Diamond CBD’s main selling point, though, is their Artisan label. When cannabinoid products are listed as “Artisan” it basically ensures that they’re made only with hemp-derived cannabinoids and feature 100% natural ingredients.
Because of this label, however, Diamond CBD is considered a premium brand, so their products are typically more expensive than average.
It’s no secret that hemp products can be tricky to shop for. And with the growing addition of new cannabinoids, like HXC, it can be especially difficult to wade through the lesser brands in order to find one that’s reputable and fits your own unique needs.
Even so, we strongly believe that this list has something for everyone, especially when you stick with our top 3 favorites on this list. Those are the brands most likely to give you the best value, especially in terms of quality and price.