The Perfect Blend of CBD and Chocolate
We’ve spent many restless nights, laying awake with mind darting on all the things we need to do the follow day. While we typically like to sip on our CBD tea before bed to solve our sleeplessness, we long looked for a creamy, sweet alternative that was both low in sugar and full of decadent flavor. We didn’t have much luck. So, in classic Brothers Apothecary style, we decided to create something of our own.
Enter Chocodelic Trip.
This unique beverage combines the soothing properties of CBD with the deliciousness of classic hot chocolate, creating a tasty treat that also helps settle the mind and support deeper rest. Not only does it satisfy our chocolate cravings, but it also offers the combined benefits of CBD and the nutritional power of adaptogenic mushrooms (more on those below).
Our goal was simple: create a CBD-infused hot chocolate with healthy mushrooms to promote relaxation, relieve stress, and support overall well-being. We turned to adaptogenic mushrooms to add an extra layer of benefits to this already indulgent drink. With each sip, Chocodelic Trip aim to delight, relax, and calm. Whether you’re a CBD enthusiast or a chocolate lover, this simple and healthy treat is sure to become your new favorite beverage.
Exploring the Benefits of Adaptogenic Mushrooms
Adaptogenic mushrooms, a wide class of fungi that support a health immune system and natural stress-relief, have been used for centuries in traditional cultures. Understanding their origins and cultivation can help us appreciate the unique properties and health benefits they offer.
Understanding Adaptogenic Mushrooms
Adaptogenic mushrooms come from various parts of the world, including Asia, Europe, and North America. Today, many are cultivated in controlled environments to ensure purity and potency. These mushrooms have gained popularity due to their use as an adaptogen, which is any substance that supports the ability to help the body adapt to stressors and restore balance.
Each adaptogenic mushroom has its own set of unique properties and health benefits. For example, Reishi is known for its calming and centering effects, while Cordyceps has shown to support healthy energy levels and support athletic performance. Other popular adaptogenic mushrooms include Chaga, Lion’s Mane, and Turkey Tail.
The Synergistic Blend of Mushrooms in CBD Hot Chocolate
Chocodelic Trip takes advantage of the diverse range of adaptogenic mushrooms by combining 10 different varieties in its CBD hot chocolate mix. This synergistic blend creates a powerful concoction that enhances the nutritional value of the hot chocolate.
By combining these medicinal mushrooms with CBD, Chocodelic Trip also offers a beverage that not only tastes great but also provides other potential benefits, like supporting a sense of centering and calm. In short, the adaptogens work together with CBD to support overall well-being, promote relaxation, and support immune function.
The specific combination of adaptogenic mushrooms used in Chocodelic Trip has been carefully selected to maximize their synergistic effects — and all our mushrooms are cultivated right here in Oregon! Each mushroom contributes its unique set of compounds and nutrients to create a harmonious blend that complements the rich flavor of Dutch cocoa.
Unearthing the Delights of Dutch Cocoa
Dutch cocoa is renowned for its rich flavor profile and the depth it brings to hot chocolate. Let’s explore the origins and processing of this premium cocoa to understand why it is an excellent match for CBD hot chocolate with adaptogenic mushrooms!
The Richness of Dutch Cocoa
Dutch cocoa is a high-quality chocolate powder, and it has a long history that dates back to the Netherlands in the 19th century. In short, dutch processed cocoa is made by treating cocoa beans with an alkaline solution, which neutralizes their natural acidity. This process gives Dutch cocoa its distinct dark color and smooth, mellow flavor.
The unique flavor profile of Dutch cocoa enhances the taste of hot chocolate, making it more indulgent and satisfying. Its rich and velvety texture adds depth to every sip, creating a luxurious experience for chocolate lovers.
(For those looking for raw cacao, we also have crafted a spiced drinking chocolate, called Spiced Cacao!)
The Nutritional Benefits of Dutch Cocoa
In addition to its delightful taste, Dutch cocoa offers potential health benefits due to its antioxidant properties. Antioxidants help protect our cells from damage caused by free radicals, which are unstable molecules that can contribute to various health issues. While processed cocoa does show lower levels of flavanols, Dutch Cocoa can still contain beneficial levels, despite sometimes getting a bad rap online.
Overall, consuming cocoa has been associated with several potential health benefits, including supporting heart health, cognitive function, and mood. When combined with CBD and adaptogenic mushrooms in hot chocolate, Dutch cocoa complements their nutritional value and contributes to an overall sense of well-being. It’s light euphoria, low caffeine content, and natural ability to calm make it a perfect addition to our nighttime routines!
Tracing the Origins of Hot Chocolate
A Historical Journey
The origins of this beloved drink can be traced back to ancient civilizations, where cocoa beans were first cultivated and consumed. The ancient Mayans and Aztecs were among the earliest civilizations to enjoy a cocoa drink, and they believed it possessed divine properties and used it in religious ceremonies. Often, the cocoa beans were ground into a paste and mixed with water, spices, and sometimes chili peppers to create a frothy beverage.
Over time, hot chocolate made its way to Europe through Spanish explorers. It quickly gained popularity among the aristocracy and was enjoyed as a luxurious treat. The recipe evolved with the addition of sugar, milk, and various flavorings, making it even more indulgent.
Hot Chocolate: Then and Now
While some still prefer the classic rich and creamy version, others have embraced unique twists on the traditional recipe.
Hot chocolate holds cultural significance in different regions around the world. In Mexico, for example, they celebrate “Día de los Muertos” (Day of the Dead) with a special hot chocolate called “champurrado,” which is thickened with masa harina (corn dough). In Italy, they enjoy “cioccolata calda,” a thick and velvety hot chocolate often served with whipped cream or marshmallows. Despite its long history, hot chocolate remains an enduring favorite among people of all ages. Its comforting nature makes it perfect for cozy evenings by the fire or as a sweet treat during colder months.
Questions about CBD Hot Chocolate
All this might have you wondering about CBD hot chocolate, and if it’s work a shot for your bedtime routine.
Does CBD Hot Chocolate Work?
Many users find that it helps in relaxation and stress relief, offering a soothing experience. The effectiveness of CBD hot chocolate can vary from person to person, but it generally aims to provide a calming effect alongside the delightful taste of hot cocoa. Look for CBD hot chocolate like Chocodelic Trip, that adds other beneficial ingredients like adaptogenic mushrooms for the best experience.
What Does CBD Hot Chocolate Do?
CBD hot chocolate is designed to offer the combined benefits of CBD and the rich, comforting flavor of hot chocolate. CBD, or cannabidiol, is known for its potential to relieve stressors, improve sleep quality, relieve occasional aches and pains, and support overall wellness. When infused in hot chocolate, it provides a tasty and enjoyable way to consume CBD, potentially enhancing mood and promoting relaxation.
How Much CBD Hot Chocolate should you drink?
The appropriate amount of CBD chocolate to consume can depend on individual factors like body weight, tolerance, and the desired effect. Generally, it’s recommended to start with a small serving, such as a single serving of CBD hot cocoa, and gradually increase as needed. It’s important to check the specific CBD content per serving on the product label to ensure proper serving size.
Does The Brothers Apothecary Hot Chocolate Have CBD?
Yes, The Brothers Apothecary hot chocolate contains CBD. Our Chocodelic Trip CBD Hot Cocoa is specifically formulated with high-quality, lab-tested CBD, ensuring a potent and effective product, at about 60mg per serving. Each serving of this hot chocolate provides a specific amount of CBD, offering a delicious way to incorporate CBD into your routine.