You know when two absolutely incredible people marry each other, and you think to yourself –of course!? Well, insert cannabis and chocolate, two legendary and beloved plants of ancient and modern times whose effects are quite similar and synergistic. Let’s dive into the benefits of bringing them together so you can fully grasp why craft chocolate and cannabis are two great tastes that work together harmoniously.

Chocolate enhances the edible cannabis experience

Chocolate of single and craft origin

Let’s start with the term craft. It describes using human hands to cultivate, care for, and process a product, placing the utmost importance on quality. This allows elements of love and passion to be infused and is why large-scale manufacturing brands cannot even compare to craft chocolate.

Now add in single-origin, where the cacao beans are grown in one specific country or region. The location’s climate, soil, and harvesting methods create a unique signature flavor profile that captures the natural aromas. If your chocolate is of single-origin, you’re dealing with craft chocolate.

We craft our infused chocolate with responsibly sourced cacao from farmers in South America, specifically Peru and Colombia. Although importing cacao in this way has its complexities, it fosters transparency. Our chocolate can be traced back to the farmer.

Chocolate and cannabis are individually fabulous

The multitude of compounds in cannabis, primarily cannabinoids, have been linked to numerous health benefits. These include relief of chronic pain, multiple sclerosis, arthritis, and anxiety, to treating depression, epilepsy, autism, PTSD, and inflammatory issues. Thanks to the presence of flavonoids, dark chocolate offers its own health benefits. These include improved blood pressure and the risk of cardiovascular disease, as well as improving cognitive and digestive function. These two sacred substances certainly offer a wealth of health!

Here’s how chocolate enhances the experience – scientifically

Now let’s look at the chemical synergy of chocolate and cannabis. They each affect the brain in similar ways. Cacao beans produce a type of cannabinoid that the body itself also produces, called anandamide, a neurotransmitter that has a very similar chemical structure to THC. It binds with the same receptors that THC does. It carries the nickname, “the bliss molecule.” Ananda means ‘internal bliss’ in Sanskrit, due to the pleasurable effects it offers, which also mimics the pleasurable effects of THC. Anandamide plays an important role in managing issues such as pain, mood, and appetite. Not only does chocolate contain this “bliss molecule,” but also cannabinoid breakdown inhibitors. This allows compounds such as anandamide and THC to stick around longer so their effects can be enjoyed longer.

Theobromine, derived from Theobroma, the name of the genus of the cacao tree, which itself is made up of the Greek roots theo (“god”) and broma (“food”), meaning “food of the gods”. It is an alkaloid and caffeine-relative in chocolate and a known vasodilator that helps deliver nutrients and chemicals into the tissues. This is why it’s believed to be responsible for enhancing the effects of anandamide, THC, and other cannabinoids.

Many of the cannabinoids found in the cannabis plant, such as THC, are only soluble in fat. This means that they won’t circulate throughout your brain and body without fat present to extract them. Instead, they will break down in your digestive tract and pass outside of your body. When chocolate is infused with cannabis, the naturally occurring fat from the cocoa butter supplies the necessary lipid for the body to process cannabinoids.

So, you’ve got THC, anandamide, and theobromine -a harmonious blend of compounds to create a magically delicious euphoric effect.


With bean-to-bar sophistication and high-quality cannabis distillate from craft cannabis, Nové chocolates taste delectable. They are never hashy, due to the rich flavor of the chocolate. Since cannabis heightens awareness on all levels, you notice more of the subtle flavors and effects. And both are beneficial to the body – so there’s no guilt!

“Cannabis and chocolate are two of the most enjoyable pleasures you can consume. Why wouldn’t you want the finest craft chocolate and cannabis fused together if pleasure is what you seek?” says Philip Wolf of Cultivating Spirits, a private cannabis pairing dinner company.

Go ahead and indulge in something that provides so much pleasure. Discover both tastes at their finest with And remember to keep your delectable edibles away from children!

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