It’s been almost two years now since I began the journey that would have me losing roughly one-hundred pounds. At the end of the day, there was no great secret as to how I did it. I started out with about eight months of dieting along with working out five days a week. Almost a year off of my diet now, I’ve entered the realm of maintenance where I can eat pretty much whatever I want in the evening, as long as I eat my lunch salad and work out in the morning. Where is this going you might ask? It’s all leading back to my love of delicious tasty sweets, of which I didn’t partake in for an extended period of time. For years, every health, fitness, and wellness guru in the world has been telling me that if you limit your cravings for sweets and sugars they will even stop tasting as good as they used to and your craving will start to go away. I’ve also heard their haunting echo, telling me that if I start eating salads every day, I’ll start to love how they taste. Coming from someone who didn’t eat a single sweet for eight months and who has been eating salads every day for the last two years, I find this to be a lie. My pension for sweets and candies has never gone away and I still find that every salad I’ve ever eaten every day to be abhorrent. I digress. It is my love of sweets that leads me to the subject matter of this editorial, brand new handcrafted chocolate delights from Cloud 9 Confections a brand-new subsidiary brand of Love’s Oven. Cloud 9 Confections, for lack of better wording, blew my mind. While I knew that the genius chocolatiers and bakers at Love’s Oven had a heads up on how to properly Infuse cannabis-laden treats, this new lineup showcases some of the best chocolate I’ve ever had in my life (infused or not). I had the fortune of sampling pretty much the entire lineup of new Cloud 9 samples. This included Cloud 9 Confection’s Peanut Butter Cups, Cloud 9 Confection’s Salted Caramel Bites, and Cloud 9 Confection’s Tiramisu Chocolate Bar. Not only are these chocolates amazing, but they’re versatile. Variable dosage levels make items like Cloud 9 Peanut Butter Cups amazing starter edibles or low dose treats for people who are new to the Cannabis world or have a low tolerance (like myself). Utilizing fresh Belgian chocolate these handcrafted treats deserve a serious shout out. Cloud 9 Confections knows that my love for sweets will never diminish. The fact of the matter is, sweets are just the best delivery method for cannabis. To be blunt, even if there comes a day when cannabis-infused salads are a thing I’ll still be grabbing for the chocolate.
If you want to get your hands on some of these amazing new Cloud 9 Confections, then swing by Emerald fields in Glendale, Colorado and Emerald Fields in Manitou Springs, Colorado. Both Emerald Fields locations are serving up some of the best edibles around! The variety and selection doesn’t end at simple edibles. Emerald Fields has a massive selection of concentrates, vape pens, flower, and merchandise. Best of all, Emerald Fields in Glendale is open late, seven days a week, to help assuage those late-night cravings.
Cloud 9 Confections Peanut Butter Cups:
To start with, I’d like to tell you about the wonders of Cloud 9 Peanut Butter Cups. These are edible products that are crafted specifically for me I feel. As someone who can get a little bit of a heady tingle from ten milligrams of cannabis the dosage size of five milligrams of THC per cup is just about perfect (mostly because I get to eat both peanut butter cups). The versatility of having low dosage edibles becomes even more useful in individuals with even lower tolerances than myself. My mother, for example, likes to enjoy about two milligrams of THC every night before she goes to bed. In standard edible products with each piece containing ten milligrams of THC, she ended up chopping her cannabis-infused treats into pieces so small that she couldn’t even enjoy them. What’s the fun in that? With edible products like these Cloud 9 Peanut Butter Cups individuals who want to microdose small portions of THC can do so without feeling ripped off in the sweet tooth department. Knowing that ten to twenty milligrams is my golden zone, I cleared my afternoon plans and got ready to eat a couple of delicious peanut butter cups. I started by making a small surgical incision on the back of the bag. I’m a huge fan of this style of mylar bags. While they may not be resealable, they’re extremely tamper-resistant in the hands of children or pets. The small downside is that they do require a pair of scissors or a knife to get into. On the flipside, this can make them much easier for individuals who may have arthritic symptoms. As soon as I pierced the top, a rich milk chocolate aroma poured out combined with the slightest hint of sweet peanut butter. I carefully pulled one of the cups out and examined it. Emblazoned on the bottom was Cloud 9 Confection’s logo along with the MED required THC labeling. The structure, shape, and consistency of the outside surface put the store-bought peanut butter cups to shame. I carefully cut one of the peanut butter cups in half revealing a perfectly laid peanut butter core surrounded by an extremely even layering of Belgian milk chocolate. I decided I couldn’t wait any longer. As soon as the photos were snapped, I gleefully popped half of one of the peanut butter cups into my mouth. These are delicious peanut butter cups! The benefit of the low cannabis content truly shines through as well in the sense that I could hardly detect any flavor other than rich milk chocolate and smooth silky peanut butter. The consistency was as spot on as the flavor. After I ate both peanut butter cups and waited about 45 minutes the effects were perfect. Seeing as Cloud 9 uses a very standard extraction process, I was not surprised to find that the effect we’re fairly run of the mill. That is to say, I got extremely lazy, very giggly, and ordered an entire pepperoni and bacon pizza which I ate entirely to myself. For me, ten milligrams is just on the low end of what I usually like to consume. I could tell that this was on the low end simply because the effects of the high wore off much faster than they would if I had taken a larger dosage. Within a couple of hours, I was feeling pretty much back to normal. Other than maybe feeling a little down and out from eating an entire pizza to myself. Overall, if you’re looking for a low dosage solution for cannabis edibles or simply love sweets and want to be able to eat more of them and not get extremely high, these Cloud 9 Confections Peanut Butter Cups fit the bill.