Kiva Confections was founded in 2010 by Scott Palmer and Kristi Palmer with a clear mission – to change how the world views and uses cannabis for the better. The brand’s headquarters are located in the verdant San Leandro area of California. In the decade-plus since the brand’s founding, it has evolved into a multi-million dollar edible empire.
Kiva’s popular cannabis products can be found on retail shelves in 9 states: California, Arizona, Nevada, Michigan, Illinois, Ohio, Oklahoma, Michigan, and Hawaii. Kiva’s umbrella of brands has even gone international in 2022 after its expansion into Canada through an exclusive partnership with Greentone.
“Frustrated by the inconsistent, low-quality edibles available at the time, Scott & I began making chocolate bars out of our Bay Area kitchen,” co-founder Kristi Palmer tells Hall of Flowers. “Today, our award-winning Kiva chocolate bars, Camino gummies, Petra mints, Terra bites, and Lost Farm chews and gummies are the most trusted, recommended, and sought-after. Because of this, Kiva has become the most recognized edible brand in cannabis with a passionate customer base throughout hundreds of dispensaries.”
Which product is flying on the shelves, according to the founder? “One of the most exciting products right now are our new Camino Sours 10mg gummy edibles,” says Palmer. Originally launched in October of 2021, the Camino Sour gummies at 5 milligrams per dose were Kiva’s first-ever sour, dusted in sugar gummies. “They were such a hit, we decided to make them available in 10 milligrams. We have started to launch them in select states including Michigan and are relaunching them in California.” The founder says that the 10mg Camino Sours “boast the same tart taste, chewy texture and terpene tailored effects but now with 10mg of THC.”
For sales inquiries, visit Kiva’s sales website.