What happens when you bring chocolate and cannabis together? "When there's the THC and anandamide and theobromine and CBD coming together... you get that elevated, jazzed-up feeling" as the influences interact with one another, says McKenzie.
Since cannabis tends to heighten the enjoyment of taste and texture, it's especially easy to get excited about chocolate's flavor profiles when you're under the influence of cannabis. And the best part is that both chocolate and cannabis are good for you. "If you eat whole chocolate it's the best food in the world," McKenzie says, referring not only to chocolate's natural mood-enhancing properties but also to its numerous minerals and antioxidants. "The only thing that can make chocolate better is cannabis."
Basics of chocolate tasting
Pretty much everyone loves chocolate, but we often eat it without actively thinking about what we're tasting (beyond "chocolaty" and "delicious"). In fact, chocolate is among the most flavorful foods on Earth, and can display a wide range of nuances depending on the type of bean, growing location, soil, altitude, environmental conditions, when the beans were harvested, how they were processed, and so on. Chocolate from Madagascar can display tart or sour fruit characteristics; Hawaiian chocolate often exhibits nutty and caramelly notes; some Southeast Asian chocolate can reveal earthy, smoky flavors.