Marijuana Edibles That Have More to Offer Than the Typical Brownie
If you’re a fan of edibles, you know that the most popular form of THC chocolate is the infamous pot brownie. Almost since the dawn of the marijuana movement, “weed brownies” have become synonymous with those who like their desserts a little on the “green” side. However, with an increased acceptance of THC throughout society, there have been more experiments with medical edibles, chocolate in particular.
Do you enjoy the euphoric feeling that edibles give, but don’t want to subject yourself to baked goods like brownies all the time? Perhaps some variety would liven up your post-meal or snack options, while still quelling your chocolate cravings? This week, we explore the revolution of chocolate and marijuana edibles, which is exploding this year.
Cocoa beans and cannabis offer many winning combinations
Why is Chocolate Ideal for Marijuana Edibles?
The cocoa bean (the key ingredient in chocolate) has always been highly revered for its multitude of health benefits, its ability to boost sex drives (as an aphrodisiac), and of course, its yummy taste. Taking it a step further, the endorphins released in the brain when eating cocoa are relatively similar to those that signal a love connection in the brain. No wonder chocolate has been one of the go-to ingredients, as people have begun experimenting with cannabis goods.
Cannabis chefs and scientists alike find chocolate and marijuana to be the perfect pair, not only because chocolate easily covers the leafy taste that marijuana can dominate some foods with, but also because the two share chemicals that affect the appetite, mood, and level of pain perception: THC and anandamide.
As you may know, THC boosts cannabinoid receptors in the human body, causing psychoactive and medical effects that make you feel warm, cozy, comfortable, and even euphoric. Anandamide, a lipid found in chocolate (and also produced in the human brain), is nearly chemically identical to THC and causes a light, natural high, which is why many people who don’t even use marijuana can find the food addicting to a certain degree.
When these two chemicals are combined, they can boost the effects of your chocolaty edibles, meaning you’ll probably feel higher and stay at that level for longer than with other edibles.
There’s More to THC Chocolate than Brownies
As mentioned above, we’re going to reveal a revolutionized world of marijuana edibles that include more than the traditional pot brownie. Not only are there hundreds of cocoa-infused recipes that you can try from the comfort of your own kitchen, but there are also many emerging products that are readily available, at your convenience.
THC Chocolate bars are changing up the dessert game
Here are some products that you may be interested in trying if you want to expand your horizons beyond brownies:
1. Kiva Marijuana Chocolate Bars
Do you prefer a traditional chocolate bar, in place of a heavy baked good? This brand of marijuana chocolate bars is highly revered and has great reviews. Not only do they satisfy your sweet tooth, but they also come in a variety of flavors ranging from tangerine chocolate to ginger chocolate, and even chai-latte chocolate bars!
2. “High” End Mindy’s Artisanal Chocolates
If you have a taste for high-end candies – like fancy peanut brittle, or toffee scattered on a bed of cannabis chocolate – Mindy’s Artisanal Chocolates may be right up your alley. This brand is known for their rich, creamy flavors that have an excellent blend of tastes and textures for you to enjoy. Mindy is a nationally acclaimed, James Beard Award-Winning Pastry Chef who enjoys giving back to customers who suffer from chronic conditions—or those who just love a great tasting edible.
3. THC Chocolate Hot Cocoa
Sometimes, you don’t need something to snack on. Rather, it’s just as enjoyable to sip on something warm, while you enjoy your high on a cuddly night. This THC-infused hot cocoa is a must-try. You’ll feel cozy and blissful, by the time you reach the bottom of your cup.
What Are Your Favorite Chocolate Edibles?
If you’re a chocolate connoisseur, you owe it to yourself to try more than weed brownies. Although they are rich and may hit the right spot sometimes, there’s so much more chocolatey goodness emerging, as marijuana becomes legal across the states.
If you have an original chocolate cannabis edible you’ve fallen in love with, feel free to leave us a comment below. We would love to hear about your favorite edibles or chocolatey recipes that made your taste buds and endorphins jump for joy.
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