Forget the gummies: Food-loving cannabis users will love these chocolate edibles
When you think of edibles, what comes to mind? If you’re like a lot of people, you jump straight to the gumballs. If you love sweet, fruit-flavored candies with a bouncy texture, then gummies are perfect for you. But for those of us with slightly different palates, edible gummies can be, well, off-tasting. And the last thing you want to do is force yourself to eat a candy despite the taste just because you want to enjoy the effects of cannabis.
Fortunately, cannabis companies seem to take notice. As more consumers seek out edibles, brands are churning out a wider range of edible options. There are the drinks, of course, but if you want to indulge in a dessert while consuming your cannabis, chocolate edibles are the way to go. Some of these products taste so good you wouldn’t even realize they were edible unless you looked at the packaging.
Let’s take a look at some of the best cannabis chocolate edibles available in US states where cannabis is legal.
Who said edibles had to be boring? Personally, I like a spicy-sweet combo, and the Theory Wellness Chipotle Chili Chocolate Bar definitely delivers. It offers just the right amount of spice to keep things interesting without overwhelming your taste buds. The heat from the chipotle cuts down on the richness of the dark chocolate, resulting in a fun yet sophisticated flavor that will have you coming back for more. Of course, you won’t want to overdo it, especially if you’re new to edibles, because the entire bar contains around 100mg of THC (which, in most cases, is way too much for a single dose). Start small with a square, no matter how tasty it tastes.
Theory’s other flavors include Caramel Macchiato for coffee lovers, Lemon Ginger for those who like a little tartness, and Smoky Applewood Sea Salt for people who can’t get enough of a drink. salty-sweet combo. Take a look at all the offerings before making a decision – you won’t want to miss these creative flavors.
If you really don’t want to worry about the dosage, you can always opt for individual packaging. Koko Gemz Handmade Infused Chocolates. These little chocolate domes are super sweet, which means you only have to take one to feel like you’re indulging in dessert. There are a ton of different flavors available, but my favorite is cookies and cream. I’m not usually a white chocolate person, but this edible literally tastes like an Oreo milkshake. Sea salt milk chocolate and mint dark chocolate are also solid options, or you can keep it simple with plain milk or dark chocolate.
I’m also a huge fan of Valhalla merchandise, including the Valhalla dark chocolate. It’s surprisingly rich, smooth and creamy, which isn’t always what you expect from dark chocolate, especially if it’s infused with THC. This brand also offers other great flavors including Brown Butter and Sea Salt, and Strawberry Cheesecake. However, dark chocolate is the way to go if you want to keep things simple but still tasty. You can smell the cannabis in this chocolate, but the flavor isn’t overwhelming. In fact, it adds another layer that nicely complements the bitterness of dark chocolate.
For those who want to try an edible that is truly out of the ordinary, The Incredibles Strawberry Crunch 100% worth a try. This brand sells some of the most creative edibles on the market, and the chocolate offerings are no exception. Unlike many other chocolate edibles, Incredibles Strawberry Crunch bars are not made with milk or dark chocolate; rather, you get a white chocolate number. Yeah, I know not everyone likes white chocolate, but if you’re a fan, you’ll love this stuff. The white chocolate flavor blends with the strawberry, which adds a slightly tart twist and noticeable sweetness to the bar. But the real magic is in the crispy morsels sprinkled throughout the bar. It adds just enough texture and crunch to keep things interesting.
Of course, if white chocolate isn’t your thing, there are other flavors to explore. The Peanut Budda Buddha is sprinkled with peanut butter and pretzels for a flavor combo you won’t find at many other cannabis companies. And the Mile High Mint is perfect for those who like their chocolate with a bit of freshness.
Samantha Maxwell is a Boston-based writer and food writer. Follow her on Twitter at @samseating.