Is there anything more delicious than taking a dab of some high-quality concentrate? The flavor of the terpenes lingers on your tastebuds, leaving a distinct memory of the strain. Simply heavenly.
It turns out there is a better way to enjoy the taste of cannabis. Sure, we’ve all had the experience of munching away at edibles, but luxury chocolates are sweeping the industry. They offer you a new, sweeter way to enjoy your cannabis.
According to research, around 35% of people that enjoy edibles state that chocolate is their favorite silly snack. Apparently, plain chocolate-flavored cannabis chocolate has the biggest demand, with a 57% market share in the US.
Luxury chocolatiers are coming to the game, bringing a range of premium luxury chocolates and flavors to the market. So, what’s new in cannabis chocolate, and why choose chocolate for your preferred edible experience?
Chocolate and Cannabis – Ancient Crops
The cocoa bean is one of the world’s oldest crops. The cocoa plants grow natively in South American and northwest African countries, where the Yucatán, Olmecs, and Aztecs were the first to cultivate large cocoa crops.
The cocoa bean has a special place in South American culture, where it offers medicinal and nutritional benefits. According to legend, the Aztec emperor ‘Montezuma’ was the first to use cocoa as an aphrodisiac and sexual enhancer.
Cannabis has a similarly complex history, with the oldest reference of cannabis in human culture extending back to 2300 BCE China and the classic Chinese literary work, ‘the Shu King.’
Some 2,000 years later, we’re finally combining the best of cocoa and cannabis in cannabis chocolate.
Chocolate and Cannabis – A Winning Combination
So, why is chocolate and cannabis such a blissfully delicious combination? A study on cannabinoids by ‘Nature’ published in 1996, shows cocoa may contain cannabinoids that naturally occur in our body. The research shows that chocolate’s lipid ‘Anandamide’ offers a natural source of healthy fats and essential fatty acids.
Researchers hypothesized that the presence of ‘Anandamide’ in cocoa and the way it interacts with the endocannabinoid system may be responsible for the chocolate cravings we receive when we go without it for a while.
To test their theory, the researchers sampled three cocoa powders from different manufacturing brands. Science shows that there are three primary compounds found in cocoa that interact with the endocannabinoid system.
- N-linoleoyl ethanolamine.
Further examination of N-oleoylethanolamine and N-linoleoyl ethanolamine shows these compounds may produce similar effects to cannabinoids by mimicking anandamide or increasing levels of it in the brain.
Other clinical research on cocoa shows compounds like ‘theobromine’ may increase anandamide production in the brain.
Anandamide is a neurotransmitter. Some medical practitioners refer to the compound as the ‘bliss molecule’ due to its euphoric feeling in the brain. Anandamide has a similar chemical structure to the cannabinoid THC, acting on the same receptors, CB1 and CB2, in the endocannabinoid system.
So, by combining chocolate and cannabis, we can enhance the euphoric and mood-boosting properties of both anandamide and THC. Some medicinal users may find that consuming cannabis and chocolate enhances the medical benefits of both substances.
Anandamide, like THC and CBD, is effective in managing mood, pain, appetite, and feelings of well-being. Anandamide also improves neurogenesis, displaying antidepressant and anti-anxiety properties by providing a nervine effect on the central nervous system.
Trends in Cannabis Chocolate – Luxury Chocolatiers
Over recent years, we’ve seen a revolution in the edibles market. Companies and brands are creating consistent benchmarks for quality and dosing, resulting in the refinement of the edibles industry and better product regulation by brands.
While the industry focused on quality control over recent years, some brands are turning their attention to product experiences. Cannabis chocolate production methods progressed tremendously over the last five years, with professional chocolatiers contracting their services to leading cannabis brands.
The result is a boom in premium, luxury cannabis chocolate. Old cannabis chocolate production methods left you with a bar of chocolate with a terrible taste and mouthfeel. However, new extraction methods and chocolate manufacturing techniques mean vast improvements to flavor and mouthfeel in cannabis chocolate.
Today’s cannabis chocolate offers you an experience that’s on the same level as premium chocolatier brands like Lindt.
Get A Delicious Dose of Cannabis and Chocolate
Do you want to give luxury cannabis chocolates a try? You’ll find the most delicious range of cannabis chocolates at Leiffa. Leiffa is a premium brand in cannabis chocolates, relying on masterful chocolatiers to create flavorful, aromatic chocolates that delight your taste buds.
Some of the latest premium luxury chocolate flavors available from Leiffa include the following.
- Cinnamon affogato.
- Dark Chocolate + Mexican Coffee + Chocolate Java Cookies.
- Dulce de Leche.
- Milk chocolate + Cajeta + Crispy Dulce de Leche Cereal.
- Milk & Cookies Bar.
- White Chocolate + Cream + Cookie Crisp.
Cannabis Chocolate FAQ
Q: How much cannabis chocolate should I eat?
A: We recommend sticking to small doses as a beginner. Buy some 10mg or 5mg chocolates and give them a try. Eat 5mg, wait an hour, see how you feel, and adjust your dose as necessary.
Q: Can I overdose on cannabis chocolate?
A: No one has ever passed away from eating too much cannabis chocolate. However, if you’re a new user, a large dose could be enough to make you feel very uncomfortable. However, the sensations will fade, and you’ll eventually fall asleep with no lasting effects from your experience.
Q: What is the most important thing to look for when buying cannabis chocolate?
A: Ensure you’re purchasing from a premium brand with a solid reputation. The manufacturer should offer third-party testing on their product for safety.
Q: Where can I buy the best cannabis chocolate online?
A: You can buy the best premium luxury cannabis chocolates from Leiffa. Leiffa offers you a delicious range of flavors and chocolate with an exquisite mouthfeel for an amazing edible experience.
Q: Is cannabis chocolate an aphrodisiac?
A: Yes, there is plenty of research to show chocolate is an aphrodisiac. It has a long history of use as a sexual enhancer. Combining chocolate and cannabis enhances the euphoric and aphrodisiac properties of cocoa and cannabis.