Valentine’s Day is coming. You’re not sure what to get. You’ve done flowers. You’ve done jewelry, and you’ve probably done chocolates too, but this year you want to be cool. You don’t want to be all…uncool.
While THC edibles are still working their way through the slow but steady legalization process, CBD-infused foods have fast become the darling of the natural remedy and homeopathic world. Depending on where you are, you can get CBD drizzled on or infused into anything from artisan coffee to ice cream and, of course, chocolates too!
With none of the psychotropic effects that THC (full force marijuana) impart, CBD (cannabidiol) is reported to deliver mild relief from ailments like anxiety, joint pain, and a slew of others. Manufactures from Vermont to California have jumped into the CBD game with chocolates, caramels, hard candies, and teas.
As Erin Barry, an advocate who works with and sells organic CBD products at Nutty Steph’s in Vermont, told me recently, “herbal supplements are gaining popularity as folks are looking for pharmaceutical alternatives, and our collective society doesn’t seem to be getting healthier from drugs made in a lab.”
There are still some vagaries with what you can legally purchase where, so consult with the retailer and your state’s laws before ordering, but here are a few of our favorite CBD chocolates and sweet treats to give this Valentine’s Day.
Nutty Steph has been dosing the good people of Montpelier, Vermont for years now with her wild and wonderful CBD and THC chocolate creations (they also happen to be my mom’s favorite). A great deal at just $55 for an entire case, Steph’s will ship anywhere in the U.S., and yes of course there’s a tribute bar with Bernie on the wrapper. Join the (CBD) revolution!See It
The only thing your S.O. will love more than eating their high end CBD chocolate on Valentine’s Day, is eating it off of YOU! That’s why HighOnLove (clever) created this saucy and smearable cannabinoid oil-infused chocolate body paint (aka the ultimate ULTIMATE aphrodisiac) in a darling heart-shaped bottle. Buy some now and thank us later.See It
These dark chocolate CBD truffles from Calivolve are steeped with organic, raw matcha and 20 mg of CBD in each. The sleek Los Angeles-based company run by two badass weed-whispering ladies uses adaptogens and superfoods in the truffles to help rejuvenate body and mind. The childproof packaging is pretty brilliant, too!See It
So maybe BAE gets down with CBD but not chocolate so much (hey, nobody’s perfect). Colorado-based Made By Hemp has a full line of CBD treats that include these nifty CBD-infused honey chill sticks in a few fun flavors, like mandarin and ginger, all made with 100 percent raw honey and 15 mg of CBD in each stick.See It
AUR Chocolate Bon Bons are made in small batches with high quality Trinitario and Criollo cocoa beans, with 10 mg of CBD hemp oil per truffle. With super interesting flavors that include chai tea, vanilla oat milk, and salty coconut, a box of nine bon bons runs $46 and includes 2 day shipping!See It
Taste Paradise has as comprehensive a line of CBD and THC edibles as any in the game. From chocolates to snack bars, peanut butter and even honey, try em’ all, but we’re particularly fond of the hard candies in fun flavors like watermelon, raspberry, tangerine, and apple, with 10 mg of CBD per candy.See It
This gift is truly indulgent, as the name implies, for the next level CBD-loving Valentine. Featuring CBD caramel sauce, chocolate sauce, body balm, face mask, tincture (CBD oil), AND assorted chocolate bars, it will have your guy or gal calm, cool, and collected until next February.See It
Made with raw cacao from Peru and no sugar or dairy—only raw almonds, cacao, honey, coconut oil, Himalayan salt, and vanilla—these organic CBD bites by Cocorau (New York) will help power your Valentine up while simultaneously soothing aches, pains, and anxiety.See It
For the classic chocolate bar experience, Healthy Hemp Oil makes theirs with natural and organic ingredients and 60 mg of calming CBD. Available in two flavors: milk chocolate caramel coconut and white chocolate peach hazelnut.See It
For the DIY sugary sweetheart in your life. Ardent Cannabis recently launched a CBD caramel infusion kit just in time for Valentine’s Day. The DIY set pairs perfectly with half a gram of cannabis (choose your favorite strain; THC or CBD). Then drip the sticky stuff over your favorite dessert (or body part) and let the good times roll. It’s $35 for the basic Caramel Infusion Kit and $210 for the proprietary Nova Decarboxlylator, so you can infuse anything you like.See It
If your sweet lovah doesn’t have much of a sweet tooth, might we suggest this water-soluble CBD tea line from Buddha Teas? With blends like Chamomile, Peppermint, Matcha, and Turmeric & Ginger, you’ll be in their mellowed good graces in no time. A bundle of teas runs $69.99, and a single box is $19.99.See It
If there was such a thing as a Valentine’s Day stocking, these little chocolate bites would be perfect stuffers. Give a package or two alongside the beautiful jewelry or watch you bought. Made with high quality ingredients and no funky chemicals, these are available on Poplar, a marketplace and helpful source to navigate the CBD universe.See It
With four pieces in each box and 10 mg per piece, Tasty Hemp Oil chocolates make a lovely gift in any of their three fab flavors: dark chocolate, dark chocolate mint, or raspberry milk chocolate.See It
Disclaimer: CBD may or may not be legal in your area. Neither Chowhound nor its parent company encourage or endorse any irresponsible behavior or illegal activity. If you choose to use cannabis or CBD products, please do so responsibly and only where permitted by law.
See our Valentine’s Day 2019 Gift Guide headquarters for more sweet suggestions. And check out our Valentine’s Day giveaway on Instagram; three lucky winners will get lots of goodies from Hotel Chocolat!
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