Looking for the perfect gift this V-day? We all know that chocolate is a classic. This iconic gift is a tradition for good reason: it is absolutely delicious. But, you can put a fun spin on a classic this year by getting your partner not just any chocolate, but CBD chocolate.
What Are CBD Chocolates?
CBD chocolates are simply CBD-infused chocolate. You can find all different types of CBD chocolate treats, from chocolate bars to hot chocolate to truffles.
What Does CBD in Chocolate Do?
CBD in chocolate works similarly to other forms of CBD edibles. By introducing the popular phytocannabinoid into your bloodstream, CBD from chocolate can work within the body’s endocannabinoid system (ECS) to help maintain homeostasis.
The ECS helps regulate the body by using endocannabinoids to send messages throughout the nervous system. When endocannabinoids bind with cannabinoid receptors, it can trigger a biological response that helps support essential body functions such as sleep, mood, and more.
Because phytocannabinoids such as CBD are chemically similar to our own endocannabinoids, they are easily incorporated into the endocannabinoid system, where they can provide further support by boosting the lifespan of our internally-produced endocannabinoids.
How Does CBD Chocolate Make You Feel?
Since CBD’s main role within the body is to help regulate body function, it can support various aspects of our wellbeing in a wide range of ways.
CBD can help calm the mind and promote full-body relaxation, as it works with the endocannabinoid anandamide to promote feelings of bliss and block the stress hormone, cortisol.
CBD can also help relieve physical tension and discomfort throughout the body by supporting endocannabinoids as they bind with cannabinoid receptors in sore muscles, swollen joints, or other sources of discomfort.
But it isn’t just the CBD in CBD chocolates that can promote wellness throughout the mind and body. The plant compounds found in dark chocolate also contain a wealth of beneficial properties.
While the cannabinoids from the CBD can provide soothing benefits by working within the endocannabinoid system, the polyphenols (plant compounds) from the cacao beans used to make dark chocolate can work within the endocrine system.
The endocrine system is another important communication network within the body that relies on hormones instead of cannabinoids to send messages. Filled with wellness-boosting antioxidants and flavonoids, the polyphenols in dark chocolate can help reduce swelling, increase blood flow, and lower stress once absorbed into the bloodstream.
Dark chocolate can also trigger the production of blissful anandamide, which means that munching on CBD chocolate can provide you with an extra dose of feel-good molecules in your brain.
Does CBD Chocolate Get You High?
CBD chocolate won’t get you high, so you and your loved one can indulge in CBD chocolate whenever and wherever the craving strikes.
Since CBD does not bind directly with cannabinoid receptors in the brain, it is not capable of producing any psychoactive effects. And while full-spectrum CBD can legally have up to 0.3% THC content – a cannabinoid that can produce a high when taken in larger doses – this small amount is not enough to cause any psychoactive effects.
What CBD Chocolate Should I Buy for Valentine’s Day?
Whether your partner has the sweetest of sweet tooths or prefers a subtle cocoa flavor, there is a CBD-infused treat for them.
The Brothers Apothecary Chocolate Lover Bundle
If your loved one loves nothing more than cuddling up with a cup of hot cocoa and has an eclectic taste for chocolate, they’ll be fawning over our own Brothers Apothecary Chocolate Lover Bundle.
Crafted with nutrient-packed Dutch cocoa, rich cacao bean powder, and isolated CBD, this bundle features bright Peppermint Cocoa, mood-enhancing Spiced Cacao, and an adaptogenic Chocoldelic Trip.
These bold-flavored cocoa’s will supply your special someone with a unique sipping experience that will carry them through the rest of winter.
The Brothers Apothecary Rose Latte
Our newest superfood creation, the luxurious Lover’s Latte pairs decadent organic rose petals with coconut milk, Dutch cocoa, Madagascar vanilla bean, and powerful herbs used throughout history to enhance mental clarity, reduce stress, and stimulate love senses and desires.
This floral, caffeine-free concoction creates a beautifully smooth and pink latte when blended with milk or a milk alternative that can be enjoyed with your partner morning or night.
Five CBD Sea Salt Dark Chocolate
When it comes to pairings, there is nothing quite like sea salt and chocolate. Salt adds a delicate crunch to smoothe chocolate, brings out the sweetness, and enhances the flavor. And adding CBD to the mix only further elevates the experience.
Five CBD Sea Salt Dark Chocolates features quality hemp with a 5:1 ratio of CBD to other cannabinoids and terpenes natural to the hemp plant, including THC. These full-spectrum CBD bites allow you to experience the entourage effect, which takes place when all of the nourishing plant parts are able to work in tandem, strengthening the effects of CBD within the body.
With each bar segmented into four pieces, your loved one may even let you enjoy some of this sea-salted CBD chocolate magic along with them!
Royal Sweets CBD Chocolate Pretzels
If your partner loves chocolate sweet and salty chocolate but would prefer an option that is THC-free, Royal Sweets has them covered.
Royal Sweets CBD Milk Chocolate Pretzels infuse their chocolate-dipped pretzels with isolated CBD hemp extract, creating a crave-worthy treat ideal for anyone who wants to experience the soothing benefits of CBD, but is concerned about consuming trace amounts of THC.
Hot CBD Chocolate
There’s nothing like having a cup of Chocoledic Trip to relax and enjoy at the end of a long day! Dutch Cocoa meets an adaptogenic blend of 10 synergistic mushrooms in this CBD hot cocoa. It is low sugar & blended with organic, fair-trade Madagascar vanilla bean.
Kat’s Naturals Hemp Chocolate
Kat’s Naturals uses decarboxylated hemp to create this delightful lactose-free, paleo, and vegan-friendly CBD treat.
Made with full-spectrum hemp extract and 70% organic cocoa, your partner will feel the love as they experience the soothing entourage effect brought on by the hemp’s nourishing plant parts.
Pure Science Lab CBD Chocolate
Gluten-free and vegan-friendly, the Good Vibes CBD Dark Chocolate Bars from Pure Science Lab will deliver exactly what they promise: good vibes only.
Pure Science Lab pairs hand-crafted, 60% dark chocolate with a potent concentration of CBD to create a smooth chocolate delight for your loved one to enjoy whenever they need a mood boost or something to help them unwind. Let the good times roll!
How Much CBD Chocolate Should I Eat?
While we absolutely support indulging in dark chocolate when the craving hits, it is best to err on the side of caution when it comes to CBD-infused chocolate.
Everyone feels the effects of CBD at different amounts, and while consuming too much CBD isn’t dangerous, it can cause side effects that may make your day a little less love-worthy.
Occasional side effects of too much CBD can include drowsiness, nausea, diarrhea, irritability, and headache.
Make sure to check the label of whichever CBD chocolate you choose to find the recommended dosage. You can also view their third-party testing results to see exactly how much CBD is in each serving.
If you and your partner haven’t tried CBD before, it is best to start with ten to 20 milligrams of CBD per day to see how it feels, and increase the amount little by little each day. Hey, this is a great way to make that chocolate last, bringing joy and relaxation for days to come!
How Long Does It Take for CBD Chocolate To Kick In?
Like all CBD edibles, CBD chocolates will take between 45 to 90 minutes to kick in, as the cannabinoids and polyphenols move through the digestive tract before getting absorbed into the bloodstream.
The Bottom Line
Give the gift of relaxation this year with delicious, wellness-boosting CBD chocolate – and don’t worry, we won’t tell if you order a little extra for yourself too!
Looking for even more ways to share the joy of CBD? Check out our collection of edibles, oils, smoking blends, and topicals at The Brothers Apothecary shop!
Jesse Richardson is the co-founder of The Brothers Apothecary. He's an avid tea drinker and the primary creator behind The Brothers' products. An undergraduate of UCLA for Political Science, Jesse currently studies Medicinal Plants at Cornell University and The International School of Herbal Arts & Sciences.