Nowadays, you don’t have to worry about stinking up your kitchen or whipping up a batch of weed-infused edibles with enough THC to knock out an elephant—with just a few clicks of a mouse, you can order discreet edibles straight to your door.
When selecting edibles, the choices can be a little overwhelming. A great place to start your journey into the world of edibles is with chocolates and gummies which are sold pre-portioned so you know exactly how much cannabis you’re putting into your body.
Choosing between the two is completely based on your preferences. You need to ask yourself what you feel like eating and what your sweets preferences are. Do you like things sweet? What about sour or savory?
Here are the basics of both cannabis-infused chocolates and gummies to help you decide:
Chocolate edibles are incredibly common to find and are sold in most dispensaries. They’re easy to melt or incorporate into baked goods, and the sweetness of the chocolate typically helps mask any strong and earthy tastes of cannabis.
The chocolates come in a variety of flavours, including vegan dark chocolate, milk chocolate, and sometimes even in fancier flavors such as sea salt and caramel or strawberries and cream. Some chocolate edibles even swap out cannabis for psilocybin mushrooms.
If you choose to go with chocolates, you must remember that they have a low melting point and can turn to mush if you leave them in a warm place for too long. Some chocolates can contain caffeine, so make sure to read all labels before you start your “nighttime activities.”
Chocolate in edibles is also found to affect THC testing, so you may not be getting an accurate measure of exactly how high each piece of chocolate will get you. Regardless, it’s always safest to start all portions of weed-infused edibles small, wait around 45 mins to an hour, and then try a little more if you don’t feel high enough.
With gummies, each portion is more precisely measured using distillates and isolates. Because you chew and break down the gummies, you can typically taste the cannabis but may also notice a quicker high than when eating infused chocolate, which must be fully digested.
Gummies typically contain a lot of sugar and are tough to limit to just one. They come in all sorts of flavours, and may even mimic some of your favorite childhood treats such as sour gummy worms or gummy bears. However, if you’re plant-based, you may struggle finding vegan gummies as most are made with gelatin.
Which of the Weed-infused Edibles is the Better Choice?
Whether you opt for chocolates or gummies is entirely a personal choice. Both allow for discretion, as they look just like any other treats. They’re both great for those who don’t like smoking their weed or simply would rather ingest cannabis in the form of treats.
You really can’t go wrong with either chocolate edibles or gummies. Check out our wide selection of gummies and chocolates infused with various ratios of THC and CBD here.