Dose: 5 mg THC per enjoyment (20 delicacies per package)
Turkish delicacies are a welcome variant of infused gums and are known for their thick jelly texture, the dusting with powdered sugar and the herbal and fruit scents. The recipe for the jelly-like cubes of Rose Delights comes from the Peruvian chef Virgilio Martínez Véliz, who set himself the goal of capturing the taste of the autumn light nectarines from Blossom Bluff Orchards together with the sharpness of confused juniper berries from the herbalists from Sacramento’s Starwest Botanicals. The delicacies are cold doused with rosin, pressed from sunflowers from Aster Farms, whose Badass CEO Julia Jacobson has poured a moat of gravel The collaboration is an ode to the work of sustainable cultivators, award-winning chefs and the meticulous curation that Rose brings to their products.
Dose: 10 mg CBD per gum (72 gummies per box)
Availability: Most states where recreational CBD is legal
As a DARE-savvy kid in the ’90s, I wouldn’t have believed Martha Stewart would befriend Snoop Dogg and create a designer line of weed gums. But Stewart’s new line of CBD wellness products explains why I’ve seen so much Martha Stewart Living with my mother. Just in time for Valentine’s Day, this gummy bear sampler with 6 flavors is inspired by garden-fresh rhubarb, strawberries, pink grapefruit, red and black raspberries and passion fruits. As part of Stewart’s partnership with cannabis power player Canopy Growth, the gums are made from cane sugar, natural flavor and hemp extract. This is a very good thing if you are looking for a calming effect rather than an intoxicating high.
Dose: 10 mg THC per macaron (3 macarons per box)
Since Dominique Ansel brought the cronut to our coast, I have had great respect for French pastries. Here we have the luxury food brand Hervé, which was co-founded by the Toronto-based French Sébastien Centner and Frédéric Naggar and which picks up on the classic macaron. Hervé’s 3-pack of chocolate, raspberry and salted caramel macarons in small quantities are made using the traditional pâtisserie method – placing almond biscuits around indulgent ganaches and buttercreams – and mixed with a sativa hybrid distillate of 10 mg per serving. The gluten-free biscuits are hand-brushed with 23-carat gold leaf and presented in an elegant magnetized box. Get baked and discuss the difference between macarons and macarons and Emmanuel Macron.