Yo, what up, it’s ya boy Dan! Today we’re talking about one of the dopest combos around: weed and chocolate. I mean, who doesn’t love chocolate? And we all know how good cannabis can make us feel. But figuring out how to pair your favourite chocolate with your favourite bud can seem overwhelming. Don’t trip, though, it’s easier than you think.
First things first, if you’re gonna cook with both chocolate and cannabis, you gotta respect the power of edibles. Edibles hit different than smoking or vaping, giving you a longer-lasting and more cerebral high. And let’s be real, nobody wants to be uncomfortably high for hours on end. So be cautious when cooking with edibles.
But don’t worry, there are other ways to enjoy this sweet combo. You can smoke or vape while doing a chocolate tasting, avoiding the pitfalls of eating weed but still getting lit. Plus, vaping lets you really taste the interaction between the flavours in your weed and those in the chocolate. And let’s not forget about the decadence of pairing weed-infused chocolate with an edible high. There are plenty of simple recipes out there that will give you delicious results.
Now let’s talk about the science behind why weed and chocolate go so well together. Researchers have found that cocoa (the main ingredient in chocolate) causes the brain to release endorphins, or “feel-good” chemicals. These chemicals interact with receptors in our brain, reducing pain perception and triggering positive feelings. Sound familiar? That’s because cannabis does the same thing! Along with dopamine, serotonin, and oxytocin, eating chocolate also releases anandamide (our body’s natural version of THC), caffeine, theobromine, tryptophan, and phenylethylalanine—all chemicals that boost our mood and enhance the effect of cannabis.
Speaking of dopamine, it turns out that cannabis increases dopamine production in the body (thanks to THC). Dopamine is responsible for boosting levels of happiness and also contributes to more complex feelings like reward and addiction. When combined with chocolate (which also increases dopamine production), the two create a perfect match for relaxation, euphoria, creativity, motivation, and more.
But what about CBD? CBD has become super popular in recent years thanks to its interaction with the human body. CBD chocolate edibles not only eliminate the naturally bitter taste of CBD but also positively affect the body in various ways without any intoxicating side effects.
Now that we’ve covered the science behind this heavenly combo, let’s talk about how to pair different types of chocolate with different strains of weed. It all starts with understanding terpenes—compounds that give individual strains their distinctive aromas and flavours. Pairing aromas and flavours with your preferred type of chocolate is what makes a great pairing.
For example, white chocolate pairs well with Lemon Shining Silver Haze for its sharp lemon flavour piercing through the sweet innocence of the white chocolate. Milk chocolate pairs well with Wedding Crasher for its aroma of grapes and vanilla bringing out the berry aftertaste of the strain. And dark chocolate (preferably 70% cocoa) perfectly complements 180 Diesel Automatic for its potent fuel taste with a hint of citrus matching classic notes of quality dark chocolate like toasted nuts, roasted coffee, and dried fruit.
When it comes to pairing, there are a few tips to keep in mind:
– Let the chocolate sit on your tongue for a few seconds before taking a hit for ultimate flavour clash
– Try vaping flower to retain terpenes or concentrates for full-bodied flavours
– Experiment with at least three different types of chocolate alongside three contrasting strains to find your personal favourite
So there you have it—everything you need to know about pairing weed and chocolate for an ultimate sensory experience. It may take some experimenting to find your perfect match, but trust us—it’s worth it!