Kratom Review: Yellow Maeng Da (Sunshine Hippo)

In this article we review of the Yellow Vein Maeng Da Kratom Strain (also known as Sunshine Hippo), providing you with insight into its benefits, effects, and our personal experiences associated with this type of kratom.


Featured Image of Puddles the Hippo character representing the Happy Hippo Product Yellow Maeng Da Kratom Powder (Sunshine Hippo)
May 04, 2021
3 min read

Good Morning Sunshine!

Not a morning person?

We'll make you Rise and Shine.

Happy Hippos Agree: The 1st serving of the day will set the tone for everything that follows.

Even on a cloudy or rainy morning, you can forecast a Productive and Motivated day with Yellow Maeng Da Kratom (Sunshine Hippo).

Yellow Maeng Da, or better known as 'The Forgotten Maeng Da', is the least-purchased of the four Maeng Da Kratom Strains we have available.

Yet, somehow, Yellow Maeng Da is consistently in our monthly Top 10 most-purchased strains.

We'll tell you why that is and what you can expect from Yellow Maeng Da Kratom Powder (Sunshine Hippo).

Yellow Maeng Da Kratom is Commonly Used in the Morning

Kratom veterans often choose to kick off their day with a "Fast Strain".

We like Yellow Maeng Da (Sunshine Hippo) for its Energy but also to amplify our Mood. The first minutes of your morning tend to showcase the "cleanest" mood you'll be in all day.

While Coffee is arguably the most common beverage to start your day, many use Fast Kratom Strains to augment or even replace their Coffee-intake.

Puddles' Fun Fact

Yellow Maeng Da Kratom is best taken prior to sunrise, and it's not commonly used after sunset. Just like Coffee!

Puddles' Reverse Fun Fact

Night-owls, or those working the graveyard-shifts, prefer a serving of Yellow Maeng Da just as the sun fades into darkness.

Unless you have a major project or obligation, the need for a productive-mindset wanes as the day goes on.

Cue the Moderate or Slow Kratom Strains to wrap up your day!

Moderate and Slow Kratom Leaf tend to provide superior support for Sense of Well-Being, reduced Discomfort, and a subtler boost to Energy.

How is Sunshine Hippo the Least-Purchased Maeng Da Kratom, but Always in the Top 10!?


Simply put, "Maeng Da" is heralded as being the best-quality or most-potent Kratom Leaf, (this isn't necessarily true - everyone responds differently to different types of kratom and the quality is usually based on your vendor, not the strain of the kratom leaf).

Maeng Da is one of the most common topics whenever "Kratom" is discussed.

New Friends stumble upon Happy Hippo with the expectation that Maeng Da is a Must Have ~ !

No matter the vein color, even Yellow.

Yellow Kratom Strains simply tend to be less available than the Red vein, Green vein, and White vein varieties.

But not because Yellow Kratom Strains produces a lower quality experience.

Rather - this is largely due to the fact that Yellow Strains are simply harder to find.

Fewer humans have tried the Yellow kratom strains.

Happy Hippo History shows that Yellow Maeng Da Kratom (Sunshine Hippo) was the last Maeng Da placed on our shelf and it arrived well after other classics such as Green Bali Kratom (Top Shelf Bali).

Despite this, Yellow Maeng Da is purchased more often than 22 of 32 Hippo Brands resulting in a declaration of #Top10.

What You Can Expect from Yellow Maeng Da Kratom Powder (Sunshine Hippo)

(Yellow Maeng Da Kratom Effects)

Energy. Enthusiasm. Motivation.

With a Happy Afterglow.

When available, Yellow Maeng Da is the #1 Happy Hippo Yellow Kratom Leaf.

Similar to other Fast Kratom Strains — Yellow Maeng Da can activate Energy, Productivity, and an overall higher State-of-Awareness.

If you're not prone to experiencing Jitters/Nerves from Fast Kratom Strains, you can also experience a Pro-Social glow from Yellow Maeng Da Kratom Powder.

Puddles "Sunny" Routine

Puddles absorbs at least fifteen minutes of real Sunlight each day. This helps to promote a healthy mind and a beautifully hued Hippo-shaped body.

If you want to know how Yellow Maeng Da (Sunshine Hippo) compares to the other Happy Hippo Maeng Da strains, check out our Kratom Effects: Kratom Strains Chart.

Closing Thoughts

Even though Yellow Maeng Da Kratom (Sunshine Hippo) is inherently popular due to its' Maeng Da name, this Kratom Leaf has proven itself worthy of the hype.

Yellow Maeng Da has generated loyalty from Hippo customers due to its consistency, effectiveness, and more scarce availability.

For those who lean on daily Fast Leaf for the productive and invigorating benefits, it is critical to get a Yellow Vein Kratom Leaf into the mix.

Yellow Vein Kratom Leaf is rare and it has a different mix of alkaloids than the more common Green vein, Red vein and White vein strains.


Regardless of what is popularized as being "The Best Kratom", it will always remain in your interest to try as many different Kratom strains and vein colors as possible.

Especially if you are just getting started with your Kratom Lifestyle -or- if you've come across a brand-new Leaf.

You never know what will be best for You, based on others' conscience and reported experiences.

You must experience each kratom leaf for yourself.

If Yellow Vein Maeng Da Kratom (Sunshine Hippo) is unexplored territory, you may just find it helps you to Rise and Shine.

Your Friend,

Good Morning Sunshine Puddles Hippo

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Article Comments


Really helps me rise and shine to get through the long days.

Paige Flynn

Happy hippo II, thunder hippo, fire hippo

Adele Hoffman

Top shelf bali
Cozy chocolate ( know thats not it but 1 of my favs)

Adele Hoffman

Top shelf bali
Cozy chocolate ( know thats not it but 1 of my favs)


I don’t usually do reviews but in this case I must, just wanted to say how good customer service is,I ordered two four ounce packages of red hot hippo maeng da , it came three days later which is awesome fast shipping but I only received one package, and as usual my big mouth had to email them and say some things I am truly sorry about after they emailed me back within ten minutes they had it straightened out and my order came the day after I contacted them, if you have any doubt about these guys they are great and professional at their job, thanks again