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10Buds' Guide To Buying and Consuming Cannabis Chocolates

Interested in cannabis edibles but not sure where to start?  In today's legal industry, there are a wide range of available products, from effect-specific options that encourage energy or sleep; microdosed and CBD-infused formulas; and all sorts of tasty treats, including cookies, candies, and savory selections.  You can probably guess that here at Nové, our favorite edibles are of the chocolate variety.  10Buds' guide to buying and consuming cannabis chocolates is a great resource for all your newcomer questions.

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Who is 10Buds?

Guy Sherman, founder of 10Buds.com, and his team of cannabis experts started testing and reviewing marijuana seeds, strains, infused products and more back in 2015.  Since the inception of their blog, their mission has been to highlight best-in-class companies that prioritize quality and authenticity.  What started as a passion project has grown into a large community of readers, from cannabis connoisseurs to novices looking for honest guidance.

What To Expect When Consuming Cannabis Chocolates

As 10Buds' guide shares, there are five key benefits to consuming cannabis chocolates.

  • Discretion - If you don't want to advertise your consumption, cannabis chocolates are a great solution.
  • Portability - Edibles are easy to take on-the-go!
  • Doesn't require smoking - Especially for new consumers, an edible may be less intimidating than the process of smoking or vaping.
  • Dose control - When you buy lab-tested, legal edibles, you know exactly how much THC you're consuming.
  • Pleasurable and delicious - Chocolate and cannabis are truly a match made in heaven, both scientifically and in terms of flavor!

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Chocolate contains anandamide, a naturally-occurring chemical known as the "bliss molecule."  It produces an effect similar to THC.  10Buds states, "when chocolate and cannabis are combined, these blissful sensations may be enhanced."  Their guide further explains how chocolate makes cannabis more readily available for the body to absorb, leading to prolonged euphoric effects.

Read 10Buds' Guide To Buying and Consuming Cannabis Chocolates Now

Curious to learn more?  Read about various cannabis chocolate varieties, how to properly store your products, and what questions to ask when selecting your ideal edible at a dispensary.  Click here to review 10Buds' ultimate guide.

Once you're educated, visit our store locator and elevate the everyday with Nové Luxury Edibles, available at select Colorado retailers.

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Cannabis-Infused Pumpkin Bread with Chocolate Drizzle

Can you smell that? It’s the smell of pumpkin patches, crisp fall leaves, cool weather, and flannel! There’s no better place to enjoy the autumn season than Colorado, and nothing gets people excited more than new, pumpkin-themed fall recipes. That’s why we’re partnering with the Fresh Baked Dispensary in Boulder to bring you our version of cannabis-infused pumpkin bread, drizzled with our Honey Peanut Butter chocolate bar.

Who is Fresh Baked Dispensary?

Fresh Baked opened its doors at the east end of Boulder’s Pearl Street in 2010. The medical dispensary eventually turned recreational in 2014 after Colorado legalized cannabis for adult-use. 

The company cultivates over 25 different strains, including their Colorado Cup award-winning cultivar, Jack Flash. Fresh Baked is recognized as a true pioneer of Boulder’s cannabis culture and builds their brand around providing cannabis with character to all of their patrons.

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Best tips for baking moist and flavorful pumpkin bread

Baking pumpkin bread isn’t complicated, but following these tips will ensure it comes out perfectly moist and crumbly.

  • Be mindful of your spice ratios - How much spice you add to the batter can make or break the flavor of the pumpkin bread. Adding too much will make it strong and slightly bitter. Another tip is to always use fresh spices. Don’t downgrade your pumpkin bread with spices that have sat on your shelf for over a year. You may even want to grind the spices up yourself if you’re feeling extra fancy!
  • Don’t reach for the pumpkin pie filling in your cabinet - Pumpkin pie filling is already loaded with sugar and spices. Puréed pumpkin contains no additional ingredients, so you have total control over how much or how little spice you include in the recipe. Remember, you don’t want to overload your taste senses or your blood sugar levels. 
  • Keep all ingredients at room temperature - Mixing ingredients at room temperature makes it easier to blend everything together. It will also help the pumpkin bread rise more evenly if the batter’s texture is nice and smooth.
  • Avoid under or overmixing the batter - Since we’re not relying on yeast to make the bread rise, you’ll want to be careful mixing the dry and wet ingredients. The pumpkin bread will be too tough if the batter is overmixed. Undermixing it may cause uneven air bubbles and create pockets of uncooked batter.

A Nove Honey Peanut Butter bar resting on a striped, cloth napkin.  This is one of the key ingredients when making our cannabis-infused pumpkin bread.

Ingredients for Cannabis-Infused Pumpkin Bread

  • 1 can pumpkin puree 
  • ¾ cup salted butter
  • 2 cups brown sugar 
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder 
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground cloves 
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 
  • ½ teaspoon nutmeg 
  • 2 large eggs 
  • 1 tablespoon of coconut oil 
  • 1 Nové Honey Peanut Butter bar

Cannabis-Infused Pumpkin Bread Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F and grease two 8 x 4-inch loaf pans. 
  2. In a medium bowl, combine the cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, baking soda, and baking powder.
  3. Combine the butter and sugar into a large mixing bowl and mix well, then add in the eggs and pumpkin.
  4. Add the flour last by mixing in a quarter cup at a time.
  5. Carefully pour half of the mixture into each loaf pan.
  6. Bake for 60 minutes and test if it’s done using a toothpick! Put back in the oven for 5-10 minutes if the toothpick doesn't come out clean.  
  7. Allow the loaf to cool in the pan for 10 minutes.
  8. While the loaf is cooling, bring a small amount of water to boil. Once the water has reached a boil, turn the heat down to medium.
  9. Cut Nové chocolates into squares and put them in a wide-mouth mason jar. Place the mason jar into the water for 7-12 minutes or until it has melted smoothly.
  10. Once the chocolate has melted fully and the loaf has had a few minutes to cool, pour the chocolate onto the loaf and evenly distribute the chocolate.
  11. Let the loaf chill in the fridge for 30 minutes or until the chocolate has solidified. 
  12. Cut the slices as big as you want and enjoy! 

*Nové chocolate bars contain 10mg of THC per square (100mg for one chocolate bar). The number of slices the loaf is cut into will dictate the dosing strength of each individual piece. If you cut it into 10 slices, each one will be around 10mg THC.

Cannabis-Infused Pumpkin Bread slices resting on a wood surface next to a Nove Honey Peanut Butter bar.

Add your own spin to pumpkin spice season using Nové luxury cannabis chocolates

Bringing this cannabis-infused pumpkin bread to a fall dinner party will definitely be a conversation-starter. Your friends and family won’t be able to resist the moist texture or the smell of warm spices in the air. 

Grab our Nové Honey Peanut Butter chocolate bar from Fresh Baked Dispensary and enjoy the twist to this classic fall recipe!