The inventor of Jelly Belly jelly beans has a new candy on the market ‚ÄĒ and it’s not for kids.¬†¬†
David Klein, who invented Jelly Belly jelly beans in 1976, is now infusing the candy¬†with cannabidiol to make CBD jelly beans.
And Klein told Cannabis Aficionado that the marijuana and the mini sugary treat are a match made in heaven: ‘The jelly bean is perfect for the proper dosage [of CBD].’
Take a chill pill! David Klein, the inventor of Jelly Belly jelly beans is now infusing the candy with CBD, and says its size is ‘perfect for the proper dosage [of CBD]’
To be clear, Klein’s new CBD jelly beans won’t get you high. They are infused with CBD, which has anti-inflammatory, pain-reducing, and calming effects ‚ÄĒ but does not THC, which is the part of marijuana that gets you high.
But with CBD’s growing market, it was only a matter of time before it found it’s way into jelly beans. Curious customers can already by it in coffee, cocktails, baked goods, chocolate, and even juice.
Klein is selling his new jellies through his company,¬†Spectrum Confections, which currently appears to have sold out of all varieties on its website.¬†
The online store only had three options available to purchase – original, sugar free or sour – all of which came in bulk 800-piece packages.
However the jelly beans themselves come in 38 flavors, including toasted marshmallow, pi√Īa colada, strawberry cheesecake, cinnamon, spicy licorice, and mango.¬†¬†
‘I love candy,’ he said. ‘Not a day goes by where not only do I eat candy in some form, but I think about new candy ideas.’¬†
When he learned about CBD, he was surprised to be unable to find and CBD jelly beans already on the market ‚ÄĒ so he made them himself.¬†
‘We are putting 10 ml in each [bean]. If people want a small dose, they eat one. If they want 20 ml, they can eat two,’ he said.¬†¬†
It’s everywhere!¬†In September, New York-based vegan bakery By Chloe launch a two-week pop-up cafe called Feelz by Chloe that included CBD-infused snacks and baked goods
Sweet tooth: New York-based fitness guru Bec Donlan, who is originally from Australia, makes CBD-infused chocolates that are aptly-named Edibles
‘They can decide what their proper dosage is.’¬†
According to the¬†New York Daily News, Klein developed a special process to infused the jelly beans, which is currently patent-pending.
While CBD jelly beans are new, other CBD candies and edibles are not.¬†
In September,¬†New York-based vegan bakery¬†By Chloe¬†launch a two-week pop-up cafe called Feelz by Chloe that included CBD-infused snacks.
In collaboration with Toast, a CBD brand, and weed-focused start-up Nice Paper, By Chloe created plant-based treats all infused with varying levels of CBD oil.¬†
These included¬†granola, mini pies, push pops, beverages, rice krispies treats, popcorn, and dog treats, all of which followed on from the eatery’s incredibly popular CBD-infused Daily Hit Brownie that had been released as a limited edition special months earlier.¬†
‘I am a big believer in the benefits of CBD and the potential of this ever-expanding industry,’ said Samantha Wasser, Co-Founder and Creative Director of By Chloe.
‘After seeing the overwhelming positive response we received from the Daily Hit Brownie earlier this year, I was inspired to create a full line of CBD-infused sweets for our By Chloe customers.’¬†
Candy! There is also an endless list of brands that makes CBD-infused gummy candy, including Green Roads, PureKana (right), and Premium Jane (left)
By Chloe has also promoted a range of CBD-infused chocolates created by New York-based fitness guru¬†Bec Donlan as part of her brand Go Basic, with the vegan eatery admitting it was ‘kind of obsessed’ with the sweet treats, which are aptly-named Edibles.
Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD) are both derived from the cannabis plant.¬†
Together, they are part of the cannabinoid group of compounds found in hashish, hash oil, and most strains of marijuana.¬†
THC is the psychoactive compound responsible for the euphoric, ‘high’ feeling often associated with marijuana.
THC interacts with CB1 receptors in the central nervous system and brain and creates the sensations of euphoria and anxiety.¬†
CBD does not fit these receptors well, and actually decreases the effects of THC, and is not psychoactive.¬†
CBD is thought to help reduce anxiety and inflammation.¬†
There is also an endless list of brands that makes CBD-infused gummy candy, including¬†Green Roads,¬†PureKana, and Premium Jane.
CBD candies are just gaining momentum, but candy infused with other unlikely substances have also gained popularity in recent years.
Sugarfina, an upscale candy brand, sells several types of gummy bears and gummy candies made with alcohol like champagne, bourbon, and tequila.
For those that want a more health-focused approach to candy however, the brand also offers an option.¬†¬†
Sugarfina just launched a new range of candies as part of its ongoing collaboration with juice brand Pressed Juicery, creating a collection of ‘better-for-you bears’ that are inspired by various fruit and vegetable-based juices.¬†
The two brands first launched their collaboration back in April 2017, after teasing customers with an April Fool’s Day version the year before that proved so popular, it was quickly transformed into reality.¬†
Sold in juice-shaped bottles, the first Pressed Juicery x Sugarfina candies were only available in a green juice variety – however the latest release sees the brands offering more variety, adding gummy bears the are inspired by four Pressed Juicery favorites:¬†green juice, roots, citrus and vanilla almond.¬†