What do you get when you incorporate the sex-enhancing properties of weed with chocolate? The perfect aphrodisiac. High-end cannabis chocolatier 1906 introduced the first edible cannabis aphrodisiacs to the market in 2017, and I put both its classic High Love chocolates and newer espresso beans to the test. Before I go into the details, let's just say I need a bedside box of these for every night.
High Love chocolates combine a microdose (five mg of THC per gem and bean) of cannabis with natural, passion-inducing botanical ingredients from around the world, including muira puama (what 1906 deems as the "Viagara of the Amazon") and damiana (an ancient Aztec aphrodisiac). Unlike other weed edibles I've tried, High Love contains absolutely zero flavour notes of cannabis. In fact, I wouldn't have guessed that it was anything other than a delicious chocolate had it been a blind test. On top of tasting amazing, all of 1906's products boast a rapid onset time of 15 to 20 minutes, in comparison to the time it takes traditional edibles to hit (around 60 to 90 minutes). This is especially important since there's no better mood kill than having to wait an hour-plus for the chocolates to take effect when you're trying to get it on with your partner.
After trying both the gem-shaped chocolates and the chocolate espresso beans with my boyfriend on several separate occasions, we still couldn't determine how long it took for us to feel it. The effects of Hard Love were difficult to detect — this was a good thing, because rather than it hitting us abruptly, it was a gradual process that strengthened over time. But once you do know that you're high, it's a potent but not overwhelming full-body sensation.
Now, let's get into the good stuff.
The edibles made sex with my boyfriend even more passionate than usual, unleashing an insatiable hunger for each other's bodies. Every touch and kiss sent a ripple of exciting warmth through me, and at the end of it all, we were both left sweaty and breathless, like in the movies. But, full disclosure, my boyfriend and I have always found high sex to be significantly better than sober sex, mainly because it takes physical pleasure to the next level. However, with High Love, we enjoyed all the benefits minus the adverse effects, like cottonmouth and feeling too stoned. Most importantly, I didn't experience any cottonmouth down there (a common side effect for me during high sex), which allowed for seamless enjoyment.
The small THC dosage was the perfect amount to consume and ideal for anyone new to edibles or weed in general. As a frequent cannabis user, I found that two chocolates were just right for me, although I recommend beginning with just one. Not only did the chocolates seriously enhance touch, but they also helped us feel more in tune with each other. Sometimes if I've smoked too much before sex, for example, I can get too deep into my thoughts and my mind will wander off during the act. But with High Love, we were both able to stay present and connected to each other throughout.
Yes, yes, yes. Not only did High Love really enhance the sexual experience, but it was great for outside the bedroom, too. We experimented with different doses at the beach and on hikes (three were a bit too many) and found the high to be euphoric, relaxing, and clear-headed. Whether you're a couple looking to try something new or to amp up your sex life, or you're someone who wants to enhance solo pleasure, High Love will do just that and more. The consistent dosage in every chocolate and bean also ensures that you don't overdo it.
High Love is currently available for purchase at dispensaries across colourado, but plans to expand to California are in full swing.