Hope CBD is one of the 'old guard' of CBD companies from Scotland - they have been around for quite a while and are a very well established fixture in the CBD world in Scotland. In the very beginning of the Scottish CBD industry- there was the tardis, then came the big guns: Flora Fusion, Cannadonia, Hope CBD & Loveburgh.
We have known about Hope for a fair few years and have only gotten around to trying out some of the most well know CBD products in Scotland. As with all of our reviews we'll be taking a look at:
Let us get right into it:
Before even thinking about buying Hope CBD, you should check out our list of the Best CBD Oil Products from the UK (<— this is our list of the best we have tried) … or keep reading the review.
Who are Hope CBD?
With their headquarters in the 'Hope Stadium' which is home to Hamilton Football Club. The company's origins start near Glasgow in 2017 when the CBD industry really started taking off.
They became very well known, seemingly very quickly and were one of the first CBD companies to have a TV advert on STV. Although they claim to have humble beginnings, their office is now in a football stadium, and it seems that now the company have a fleet of vehicles, multiple shops around Scotland and over 470 (and growing) reviews on Trustpilot. Not too bad at all.
We remember the very beginning of 2016 when CBD was being openly sold and seeing Hope CBD as one of the industry leaders, and it seems as though everybody was trying to emulate their success: these days, there is so much more competition so how does Hope CBD compare to some of the newer kids on the block?
If you are looking for CBD tea, then Hope CBD is where you need to buy it from. It is fresh, quality and really enjoyable. What we love about Hope CBD is their fresh branding and they do offer a nice wide range of products which actually look great and are certainly of great quality. You will not go wrong by choosing Hope!
The only negative we must mention is that the company's online presence is a little tired. For instance, the lab-reports published on the website are from 2018, the blogposts are particularly random (they are not useful to a customer and weirdly off-topic in places) and our experience of their service wasn't the best.
Overall, we'd like to share the love with Hope CBD, but the company (from the website and social media platforms) really need to shift back into gear.
What are the Hope CBD products like?
For us, the standout products have got to be the CBD teas. They are so immensely popular that they are often out of stock on just about every retailer we can find. The Hope CBD tea is certainly their major success story. The tea comes in two forms: morning and evening teas. The flavour is fresh, sweet and relaxing with just a hint of hemp- the evening teas specifically are wonderful for a relaxing last minute tea before bed.
The only gripe we have is that the bags often split. It was on our 3rd bag (actual big bag of tea bags) that an annoyingly high amount of the bags do not hold up well in your cup. The contents spill out to leave a soggy hempy-mess at the bottom of the cup. There are more than a few reviews which say the same, so I am sure that we are not the only ones who have noticed this. Our experience was a number of years ago so we really hope this problem has been fixed.
The Hope CBD Oils
Hope CBD seem to offer a nice range of individually high-quality oils. We have tried something extremely similar to the spray before, so we opted for something we never do: we chose the flavoured oil. In fairness, it tasted minty. Much nicer than hempy CBD. It is fairly low in strength and would be a great place to start for casual users/newcomers to CBD.
The structure of the oil offering seems somewhat confusing. Usually, a company will jump in equal increments but for whatever reason, the range of Hope CBD oils jump around a little bit. From flavoured oils, to a random 2000mg hemp oil to a MCT oil spray. It just makes the decision making for newcomers a little difficult.
What are the reviews like for Hope CBD?
Their service generally, in our experience, was pretty poor. We even called to ask a couple of questions but they didn't pick up at all; even after the 5th try of calling over an hour. It became a meme where we all took bets on how many times would it take to get to speak to somebody!? That time didn't come. We completely understand that there is almost zero need for phone service in 2020 but when the company phone number is in huge numbers across the website, then we suggest that the phone is answered. Failing the number, we sent an email which didn't get a response either.
Hope CBD are hugely popular in Glasgow and across the UK, and as we mentioned their teas are really fantastic. We can't be so sure about the oils and other products until we see more up to date lab reports.