Valentine’s Day Gift Guide 2019: The Finest Cannabis-Infused Chocolates


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Heart-shaped boxes be gone! In the states where recreational cannabis is legal, the array of edibles now available goes so far beyond just baking pot brownies, we can hardly remember the hassle of it all. The tradition of gifting chocolate — long-lauded for its aphrodisiacal properties — dates back to “at least the time of the Aztecs.” And now that cannabis is also a known libido-booster, you can double the pleasure this Valentine’s Day with decadent, dosed confections. 

From truffles made by a Thomas Keller-trained pastry chef to petite pieces of art, here are the 10 best cannabis-infused chocolates to both sweeten and heighten your holiday. 

Aren’t lucky enough to live in a legal state? There are a plethora of recipe resources and home kitchen appliances to DIY decadent treats to make in time for the Feast of Saint Valentine.


Availability: Colorado

1906COURTESY: 1906

This limited edition treat — a breakable chocolate heart crafted from 1906’s celebrated aphrodisiac formulation HIGH LOVE — is infused with 10 milligrams of THC and 10 milligrams of CBD. Meant to be broken in half and shared for a low-dose, date night, single-strain cannabis is enhanced by four powerful botanical aphrodisiacs (damiana, muira puama, catuaba theobromine and ashwagandha), which together, help boost blood flow, diminish inhibition and ignite arousal.


Availability: California, Colorado, Florida, Nevada


“The highest standards didn’t exist, so we created them,” says Binske of its ever-expanding portfolio of edible cannabis products. It’s also the world’s first fair trade, single origin cannabis company with an ethos grounded in the elements of earth, wind, water, and fire. Sourcing exclusively Peruvian nacional cacao — the rarest of cacao bean only recently rediscovered eight years ago — you’ll taste the difference in every bite of a Binske chocolate bar. Available in four flavors, each pretty package of chocolate contains 100 milligrams of THC and easily breakable into 10 milligram pieces.

Coda Signature

Availability: Colorado, California


Handmade in Trinidad, Colo. by chocolatier Lauren Gockley, who previously held court in the kitchen as a pastry chef at Thomas Keller’s Per Se in New York, Coda Signature’s truffles are almost too pretty to eat. The limited edition Serenade collection celebrates the great love affair between peanut butter and jelly, marrying rich dark chocolate with a tart raspberry jam and enhanced with 10 milligrams of THC per piece.

Défoncé Chocolatier

Availability: California


Founder and CEO Eric Eslao left corporate life at Apple behind in 2016 to launch what is one of the most beautifully designed and delicious line of cannabis chocolate bars I’ve tasted yet. Available in select California dispensaries, Défoncé worked with a former Kraft Foods executive to develop its eight rich flavors using responsibly sourced ingredients including the finest Belgian cacao and premium, sun grown California cannabis. Each chocolate bar contains 90 milligrams of THC, easily breakable into single 5 milligram servings.

Availability: Oregon


Chocolates from Grön are as green as it gets thanks to its founder Christine Smith — a fourth-generation Texan who built her first bonafide village on the family ranch at age 10. Her husband has long owned and operated a medical marijuana dispensary in Oregon, so in 2014, she traded a 20-year career as an architect to start her own sustainable, organic edibles brand sourcing its cannabis oil from a Tier II OLCC-certified grow facility on the couple’s own Skunk Valley Farm outside of Portland. Eight “delicately nuanced” chocolate bars are low-dose with 2.5 milligrams of THC and 5 milligrams of CBD per serving and coated on the bottom with crushed up complimentary ingredients like freeze-dried raspberries, popped crispy rice and almond coconut.

King Karl

Availability: Ships internationally


Straight from Stockholm comes King Karl, a just-launched CBD chocolate (and tincture) company from co-founders Jonas Saeed, an award-winning music producer and tech entrepreneur and Markus Sundström, CEO and partner of an award-winning advertising agency. Named in honor of King Karl V, who originally brought chocolate to Europe, a secret Swedish chocolate recipe is infused with full-spectrum CBD to provide “a feeling of joy, bliss and delight.” The King Karl Collection includes dark chocolate and milk chocolate infused with 90 milligrams per pack.

Kiva Confections

Availability: Arizona, California, Hawaii, Illinois, Nevada


Since its start in 2010, Kiva Confections paved the way for the entire industry and has grown to selling its diverse medical and recreational product portfolio in five states. Its award-winning, artisan chocolate bars started it all and now come in eight inventive flavors packed with varying doses of locally sourced THC and CBD per serving.

Marigold Sweets

Availability: California


Before she became a co-host of Viceland’s popular cannabis cooking show Bong Appétit, Vanessa Lavorato (aka @vanessamarigold), was already well-known for her scrumptious cannabis confections founded as Marigold Sweets in 2010. Inspired by a published recipe from 1954 for hashish fudge, her “cannabis confiserie” is Lavorato’s modern take on talking the taboo. A lab-tested, solvent-free cannabis concentrate is used to infuse her signature Peanut Crème and Fleur de Sel Caramels with each box containing six, 10 milligram pieces.


Availability: Washington

Spot ChocolateCOURTESY: SPOT

The Seattle-based cannabis edible company’s small batch chocolates are crafted with only two ingredients: French couverture chocolate and hand-picked, sun grown cannabis from organic farmers. Since its start in 2014, Spot set the bar high as Washington’s first-ever legal infused chocolate sold on dispensary shelves. Three formulas (Adventure, Vacation and Levity) have varying levels of both THC and CBD, which Spot says provides “for a more multidimensional and more luxurious experience.”

To Whom It May

Availability: California


Based on the packaging alone — bold matte black with vibrant brush strokes — To Whom It May is the perfect gift pick for any elevated occasion. The company just as artistically selects its ingredients for its truffles and bonbons, which are handcrafted in downtown Los Angeles. Founder Tomer Grassiany sources single origin, 70 percent dark chocolate for his mix-and-match sampler sets filled with creative flavors like Smoked Almond Butter, Hazelnut Brandy and Cherry Cayenne. While To Whom It May’s THC products are popular in exclusive, partner retailers, Grassiany has shifted gears and is focusing on CBD-only confections in 2019, available directly through the company’s website.

*Pricing varies by state, dispensary and company.

*Disclaimer: The effects of THC and CBD are still being studied, so consult with a medical professional before usage.