Delta 8 vs. HHC Gummies: What’s the Difference?

Delta 8 vs. HHC Gummies: What’s the Difference?

The innovative edible market is constantly searching for the next big thing. Though homemade cannabis brownies will never lose their nostalgic charm, gummies have surfaced as the leader in edibles. And not just for Delta 9 THC (tetrahydrocannabinol). 

Today, we have plenty of options when it comes to consuming cannabis. Delta-8-tetrahydrocannabinol (Delta 8) and Hexahydocannabinol (HHC) are two of the newest cannabinoids to enter the market. Though there are many ways to enjoy them, gummies rank near the top of the list. 

Delta 8 vs. HHC

Delta 9 THC and CBD (cannabidiol) are mainstream in the cannabis industry. But did you know there are over 112 known cannabinoids in the cannabis plant? Delta 8 and HHC aren’t new discoveries, but they’re newer to the market.

Cannabinoids are all made of the same building blocks consisting of carbon, oxygen, and hydrogen. The way these components are organized distinguishes one cannabinoid from the other. It also controls how they interact with receptors in the body. 

Delta 8 and HHC are similar but different. You can extract both cannabinoids from hemp, which makes them legal under the 2018 Farm Bill

Looking for a great cannabis edible to help you relax and take the edge off? You may be wondering if Delta 8 or HHC gummies are the right choice. We’re happy to help you determine what’s best for your needs by explaining the difference between Delta 8 gummies and HHC gummies. 

The Basics of Delta 8

Delta 8 is a minor cannabinoid, meaning it only occurs naturally in small doses in the cannabis plant. Other cannabinoids like Delta 9 THC and CBD occur in large quantities. 

Delta 8 is touted for producing effects similar to Delta 9 THC but on a milder level, allowing you to be more functional. Some people refer to it as the halfway point between CBD and Delta 9 THC. Because of their mild but noticeable effects, Delta 8 gummies are great for daytime use. 

The Basics of HHC

HHC is another minor cannabinoid that occurs naturally but exists in such small amounts that extracting it from the plant would be costly. It’s produced using a process called hydrogenation that modifies the structure of Delta 9 to create HHC. This process also makes it more shelf-stable than other cannabinoids. 

The effects of HHC are reported to be more intense than Delta 8, but less intense than Delta 9 THC. It’s a great middle ground. The effects of HHC may also be more cerebral for some.

Benefits of Delta 8 and HHC Gummies

Who doesn’t love a good gummy? From gummy bears to gushers to peach rings, gummies are a staple treat that most people enjoy. 

Hi On Nature produces Delta 8 and HHC gummies in flavors and styles for everyone. Aside from being delicious, here are some other reasons that gummies are great:

Accurate dosing

HHC and Delta 8 gummies are easy to produce uniformly, ensuring accurate dosing in each gummy. Edibles like baked goods can be different sizes with inconsistent potency depending on how evenly the cannabis was distributed throughout the batch. Inhalation is a popular method of intake but can vary in dose. 


Gummies are discrete and easy to carry with you wherever you go. Whether you’re putting them in a backpack, purse, or jacket pocket, they generally travel well and are easy to share. 

Unlike smoking or vaping cannabis that requires accessories, or baked goods that have to be divided up by hand, gummies are much easier to share with friends. 

Anytime Use

Tolerance varies for each person. But in general, both Delta 8 and HHC gummies are mild enough to consume at any time of day. 

New to Delta 8 and HHC? You may want to try your first one on a day where you don’t have any big responsibilities, just in case you have a more intense response than you anticipated. 

Preserve Well

HHC and Delta 8 gummies don’t dry up like baked goods or raw flower. And they don’t melt like chocolate. When stored properly, gummies can last quite a while. Because HHC is produced in a way that’s meant to keep food shelf-stable, HHC gummies can last even longer. 

Are HHC or Delta 8 Gummies Right for You?

New to cannabis or not, the smooth effects of both Delta 8 and HHC gummies could help you find the balance you need to take on the day or relax and unwind. Hi On Nature is committed to providing quality, terpene-rich edibles. We use third-party testing for transparency and accurate dosing. 

Our HHC and Delta 8 gummies come in a variety of flavors and potencies that ship straight to you. Have questions about our products or want help determining which ones are right for you? Contact us and we’ll respond within 24-48 hours Monday to Friday.
Back to blog