It may sound weird coming from a cannabis-lover, but sometimes I want an edible without the overpowering marijuana taste–I know, I know. Sue me. (If you’re new to the cannabis world you might want the opposite as that distinct flavor might initially be off-putting.)
So I generally stick to jelly candies like Kushy Punch’s indica gummy, finding fruit better masks the tang than most infused chocolates.
Still, I haven’t given up on them. Bhang, the world’s most widely distributed edible company, produces a wide array of infused cocoa candies like this 100mg Ice Chocolate Bar.
Their CEO, Scott Van Rixel, is a master chocolatier with more than 25 years of experience making artisan chocolates–an instrumental factor that’s made Bhang an eight-time Cannabis Cup “Best Edible” winner.
Does this peppermint milk chocolate bar have a heavy cannabis flavor, or will it restore my faith chocolate edibles? We’ll examine this taste along with other key product factors here in this in-depth review.
The packaging is fairly basic yet aesthetically pleasing. The stylistic, glossy cardboard box is thick enough to handle being thrown in my purse, backpack or cannabis drawer (we all have one, like the drawer with old soy sauce, sugar, and hot sauce packets).
Inside, the Ice Chocolate bar enjoys an added layer of protection with a black, resealable, child-resistant bag similar to the one housing NUG’s milk chocolate bar.
The front’s inviting, bright pink accents help it stand out on dispensary shelves, but it doesn’t scream peppermint. There’s also a cocoa pod on one side and a cannabis leaf on the other, representing Bhang’s mix of both.
For all the steps the company takes to make their packaging appealing, Bhang could take a couple more to make it informative.
While it meets the basic adult-use labeling requirements, it lacks any real details on the extraction process, strains used and cannabinoid content. The only labeled cannabinoids are on the back of the box: THC (100mg), CBD (<1mg) and CBN (<1mg).
Made with peppermint, South American milk chocolate and barely detectable CO2 cannabis oil derived from hybrid strains, this icy chocolate bar is creamy, dense (unlike describing a first date this way, dense is a good sign), and packed with the perfect amount of peppermint.
Reminds of Andes Creme De Menthe Thins I enjoyed after meals as a kid.
It’s easily broken into 10 pieces with 10mg of THC each with clear demarcations so you always have a single dose. If you need less split it with a knife or hand, though you might get a less-than-exact dose. All pieces are engraved with the Bhang “B” logo along with a marijuana leaf, a helpful touch should you lose the box.
As mentioned, the lack of overt cannabis flavor makes this cooling cocoa bar accessible to everyone, even if you usually hate the taste of edibles (not that I know anyone who does; I don’t need that negativity in my life).
When this flavor combo converges on my taste buds, my mouth does a happy little dance. It’s like eating a fancy, dense, melt-in-your-mouth chocolate left on a Parisian hotel pillow–only with an icy blast of peppermint and a smooth high.
Newbie or have low tolerance? Two pieces are enough to satisfy your state of mind and stomach (cut them into smaller doses if needed). If you’re an edibles veteran like me, prepare for a full stomach as you’ll probably eat the whole dang Bhang bar.
I decided to eat most of this bar (90mg) before walking into a movie. About 30 minutes in, I felt a subtle change that didn’t hit as heavy as expected.
After about 90 minutes, the hybrid high gave me a boost and a smile. I was clear-headed, felt creative and fully functional for the rest of the afternoon.
However, this wasn’t the best choice for a movie since it made me fidgety; I wanted to get up and become active. If you want body-melting couch-lock, you’re better off with KIVA’s 100mg Blackberry Dark Chocolate Bar.
Luckily, this cannabis milk chocolate bar is relatively affordable, around $15, especially considering the quality of the South American chocolate. A solid sell since most 100mg chocolate edibles retail for around $20.
Easy to Dose: 4.5/5
Price : 4.5/5
Bhang’s 100mg Ice Chocolate Milk Chocolate is made from sustainable, high-quality ingredients and, to my pleasant surprise, has no cannabis taste. It’s deliciously minty, affordable, and provides an active hybrid high that makes me want to get up and move.
Considering it made me rethink chocolate edibles, I’d buy this infused peppermint candy bar again, especially for only about $15. You really do get some Bhang for your buck!