CBD chocolate is everywhere, but how good do they taste? I tried five of the biggest brands to find the best. Buy CBD chocolate from Green Roads. Enjoy CBD infused, small-batch, handcrafted artisanal chocolate in this 62% cacao dark chocolate bar.
We Taste-Tested Five CBD Chocolates and It Was Extremely Relaxing
All sorts of cool and glowy people have been praising the ameliorative effects of CBD, which is said to calm anxiety, relax sore muscles, ease inflammation, bolster productivity, and stop acne. A semi-mystical host of a radio show I listen to swears on them for cramps; the most critical person in my book club uses them for an immediate calm. But I was only interested when it was offered to me in chocolate form.
You might think that eating CBD chocolates for the taste is like subscribing to The Economist for the pictures. While I’m always here for that gravitas and the deep content, I also love a frivolous and delicious delivery system, especially because the effects of CBD are subjective. If the CBD in these chocolates affected me, it was in a deeply subtle way. So it’s especially important that they taste unsubtly delicious.
A quick reminder that CBD is the grounding counterbalance to THC, which is the psychoactive element in weed that gets you high. In metaphor: THC is hosting the party, and CBD is driving you there. Some legal(ish) CBD products on the market, including a couple of these chocolates, source CBD from cannabis without THC, aka industrial hemp. The others on the list contain various amounts of THC and are only available in some states.
And so, here is my rigorous, yet very relaxed, taste test of CBD chocolate varietals and their various promises:
Tasting notes: Leif chocolates are vegan, fair trade, and come in bright, zigzag packaging that matches their eccentric flavors. The peanut butter and jelly bar is whacky—my tasting-friend described it as “shocking”—the dust of strawberry powder on the outside tingles while the elevated-Reese’s part melts. The mint hibiscus flavor is similarly super rich, and the mint lingers for a while. I snuck a few bars into Eighth Grade, so my shoulders were practically eaten by my ears in empathetic cringes, but the tastes were so wild that I had excitement giggles about them.
Who is this chocolate’s pot muse? Carl Sagan, who wrote an anonymous essay about insights he got from weed at 35. (The chocolate marshmallows that Leif sells are definitely Matthew McConaughey though.)
What is the party that they’re driving you to? These bars are driving us to a very thorough, intricate D.I.Y. party with extravagant installations, where everyone is dressed for a sleek spaceship-wreck.
How much weed does it have? The mint hibiscus and peanut butter and jelly bar have a 1:1 CBD:THC ratio; the dark chocolate and black diamond flake sea salt bar has 100 mg CBD (no THC).
CBD Chocolate Bar – 180mg
We made chocolate even more blissful (does that qualify for a Nobel prize?)
What it is:
A small-batch, artisanal dark chocolate bar that’s infused with 180mg of CBD from American-farmed hemp. It’s a luxurious way to melt your stress away, any time of day or night!
Why it’s special
- It has 180mg of CBD (15mg per break-away piece)
- It’s a delicious, 62% cacao, gourmet dark chocolate bar — trust us, 62% is the perfect balance between milk chocolate and the even stronger dark chocolates on the market
- It’s hand-crafted in small batches by a local chocolatier
- It’s infused with CBD from American-grown hemp
- Please Note: These bars are manufactured in a facility that uses peanuts and tree nuts
Cacao bean, sugar, cacao butter, hemp-derived cannabinoid extract
CBD Chocolate Bar – 180mg
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Does Green Roads grow its own hemp?
We choose not to own farms, and instead have strong relationships with several excellent farms right here in the United States. This gives us the advantage of choosing the best hemp plants for our ingredients and rejecting any raw materials that do not meet our standards.
Can you use CBD for stress?
Green Roads CBD oil can be used to help promote a sense of calm and support the management of normal day-to-day stress. Our products may also be able to support focus and help maintain normal emotional balance. Green Roads CBD products are not designed to treat, cure, or diagnose any form of anxiety disorders, mental health conditions, or other medical ailments.
Does CBD promote relaxation?
Our CBD products may promote relaxation and a calming effect. Green Roads CBD oils can also be used for everyday situations that may cause feelings of unease. The benefits of CBD may be different for everyone.
Why is Green Roads CBD oil better than other CBD oils on the market?
Green Roads CBD oil is a premium option from a brand that sets the gold standard for quality control in the industry. We use naturally occurring cannabidiol (CBD) and other natural compounds without any artificial ingredients or harmful chemical substances.
All of our CBD extracts are obtained from hemp plants grown on farms in the United States. Each of our products has been tested by third-party laboratories for purity and quality. You can check the results of this test via a QR code on the package.
What’s in the box that I will receive? What’s in the bottle?
When you buy Green Roads CBD drops, you will get a bottle and a special measuring tool. This will let you adjust your serving size to your liking. There will be instructions and a QR code on the bottle that will take you to each product’s independent lab results.
Will CBD make me hungry?
CBD has not been known to cause extreme hunger or the condition colloquially known as “the munchies.”
Will CBD oil affect my medication?
If you are taking any medications, we recommend you consult with your physician prior to using CBD products. For the safest and most effective use of CBD, use pharmacist-formulated CBD products from a trusted manufacturer like Green Roads. Using high-grade CBD with professional medical guidance is the best way to make the most of your CBD products.
CBD stands for cannabidiol, a compound found naturally in hemp plants. Unlike THC (the active cannabinoid in marijuana), CBD is not intoxicating which means it will not get you high. CBD interacts with a series of receptors in your body known as the Endocannabinoid System (ECS). The ECS relates to a number of important systems in your body and helps keep your internal rhythms in optimal balance.
Is There THC In Green Roads’ CBD Products?
If the CBD product is broad-spectrum, it will have only non-detectable levels of THC (meaning the amount is so small it doesn’t show up on a lab report). If the product is isolate, there will be no THC. If the product is full-spectrum, it will have less than 0.3% THC, the federally legal limit for industrial hemp plants.
Will Green Roads CBD Products Get Me High?
No. CBD is not intoxicating. THC is the compound that causes a high and all Green Roads products have less than the federally legal limit of 0.3% THC. Our broad spectrum and isolate products have even less. These minuscule amounts of THC aren’t enough to cause a high when taken as directed.
Why Do People Take CBD?
People use CBD to support their overall well-being in many ways. Some may need help with really specific issues. Others are supporting their overall well-being. Honestly, we learn a ton about how and why people use CBD from our customers.
You can do your own research online to see what challenges people are saying CBD helps them, their parents, their children or even their pets overcome. This is what it’s all about for us! We love reading positive stories about the impact our products have on people’s everyday lives. We get them from veterans, first responders, office workers, athletes, seniors, parents, and everybody else.
While we believe CBD can support wellness in many ways, you have to understand this is still a young industry. Encouraging research about CBD is emerging all the time, and we can’t wait to learn more in the future.
Why Can’t You Post All Your Reviews?
We are incredibly proud to say that of the 10,000+ reviews we’ve gotten from consumers, 90.4% have been either 4-star or 5-star. It’s a direct result of our commitment to quality and the dedication we have to our customers.
Unfortunately, due to FDA regulations, we cannot post all of those reviews on our website. The FDA forbids all CBD companies from publishing reviews in which customers mention specific health conditions. As you might imagine, a large number of our consumer reviews mention specific health conditions.
In order to comply with the FDA, we’ve published a representative selection of reviews that pass the FDA guidelines. These are actual, unaltered reviews from real customers, and because transparency is a big part of who we are here at Green Roads, they range from 1-star disappointments to 5-star raves. We’re proud of the praise, and we learn from the critiques.
Why Buy Green Roads Products?
Green Roads is the first CBD company founded by a licensed compounding pharmacist in the United States. We set the gold standard for self-regulation in the rapidly evolving CBD industry. Our first commitment is to help each person find the healthiest version of themselves through the power of plants.
CBN is a cannabinoid found in hemp plants like CBD. CBN is non-intoxicating, and while research into this compound is relatively new, there are indications CBN has properties that make it perfect for sleep formulas.
5-Hydroxytryptophan (5-HTP), also known as oxitriptan, is a naturally occurring amino acid. It’s a common ingredient in many relaxation products including Green Roads CBD Relax Capsules.
Gamma aminobutyric acid (GABA) is a naturally occurring amino acid that experts say helps you relax and calms you down. It’s a common ingredient in many relaxation products.