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2023 Maryland Edibles Special: Chocolate and Baked Goods

The state's top THC-infused chocolate and baked goods.

Photos by Greg Malcolm

Bubby’s Baked 
Choco Chip, SnickerDoodle and Brownie Bites

Greg Malcolm

Still one of the only baked goods offerings on Maryland’s Cannabis market, Bubby’s has these recipes down pat. The Cannabis flavor barely makes it through, which is a plus for those who prefer their edibles sans the herbaceousness often associated with infused foods. Texture-wise, these remind me of little bites and provide a lovely feeling of nostalgia. My sweet spot was two of the five pieces in a pack – putting me in a perfect state of mind to slip away to sleep.

10mg THC per bite | 50mg THC per pack

Caramel-Filled Chocolates
Sea Salt Caramel, Smoked Almond and Caramel Macchiato 

Greg Malcolm

Each one of these flavors is nothing short of tantalizing, making it hard to decide which one was my favorite. All three of them are caramel-filled, but when you look at the bottom of each piece you’ll notice crumbles of almonds and what appears to be smashed coffee beans. Lux is making waves on the market here in Maryland – expect to see them in more dispensaries as time goes on, as they’re definitely an edible to keep an eye out for.

10mg THC per piece | 100mg THC per pack

Encore Edibles
Milk and Dark Sea Salt Chocolates

Greg Malcolm

The milk chocolate varieties from Encore include both sativa and indica options, and the dark chocolate version is a 1:1 ratio of THC:CBN. Knowing CBN’s reputation for helping with sleep, I definitely found myself going back to the dark chocolate sea salt before bedtime. The individual wrapping of each chocolate in the package is a plus, making them easy to transport without worrying about making a mess. One chocolate was the perfect amount to get me into a relaxed headspace. 

Milk Chocolate | 10mg THC per piece | 100mg THC per pack
Dark Sea Salt | 10mg THC per piece | 100mg THC per pack

Freeze Dried Astro Bites
Chocolate, Strawberry and Neapolitan

Greg Malcolm

Nostalgia is the name of the game with these tasty bites of goodness – bringing a softened-chocolate consistency and slight crunchiness that really takes me back. The Cannabis flavor is masked nicely and I found myself digging into each bag multiple times, but the Neapolitan’s classic blend of chocolate, strawberry and vanilla was especially enticing. Just two bites had me flirting with euphoria … perfect for putting a sparkle on holiday festivities.

10mg THC per piece | 100mg THC per pack

Peppermint Dark Chocolates

Greg Malcolm

Dixie is a brand that has stayed around since the beginning of the Cannabis market here thanks to Curio Wellness. These chocolates are gluten-free, dairy-free, peanut-free and contain all-natural flavoring. I love a good dark peppermint chocolate during the holidays … and these have that extra little kick I need. As a 25mg per piece edible, I definitely didn’t consume more than one of these at a time – but given the large size of each piece, I could easily eat half and have my chocolate craving satisfied.

25mg THC per piece | 250mg THC per pack

Chocolate Bites
Milk Chocolate, Krunch, Berry, Black & White Krunch

Greg Malcolm

The design of these bites is a sight to behold – featuring a unique hexagonal shape and honeycomb imprints, with telltale signs of the flavors within breaking through layers of chocolate to reveal their tastiness. You can’t go wrong with Milk Chocolate, Berry is delicious and a rare flavor for the Maryland market, Krunch is reminiscent of Buncha Crunch, and Black & White Krunch (my favorite of the bunch) is a take on the classic Cookies & Cream. 

10mg THC per piece | 100mg THC per pack

Infused Chocolate Bites

Greg Malcolm

HiColor is bringing a plethora of flavor and potency options for their chocolates, making it easy for consumers to find their individual sweet spot. With per piece/per package potency options of 10mg/100mg and 40mg/400mg coming in Milk, Dark and Blonde Chocolate varieties, there’s a little something for every palate. The Blonde was undoubtedly attractive due to its unique taste and overall rarity on the market, but 20mg of any of the flavors got me stoned and zoned to perfection.  

Blonde and Dark Chocolate | 10mg THC per piece | 100mg THC per pack
Milk Chocolate | 40mg THC per piece | 400mg THC per pack

Discos Chocolates
Peppermint Dark and White Chocolate, Milk and Dark Chocolates

Greg Malcolm

What makes Evermore Discos so special? FECO. Full Extract Cannabis Oil gives you the full range of cannabinoids outside the usual suspects of THC and occasional CBD. Their high-minded holiday line featuring Peppermint Dark and White Chocolate brings back memories of stockings filled with candy on Christmas morning. The quality of chocolate used in Discos has always been spectacular, and I find that 10mg of these is always enough to get me to my desired state.

10mg-40mg per piece | 100mg-400mg per pack

SunMed Growers 
Dark, Mint Milk, Raspberry White and Mint Dark Chocolate

Greg Malcolm

SunMed’s consistency in their edibles lineup is top tier, so I was excited to see them bring a line of chocolate to the market. These flavors are true to their names, with little-to-no Cannabis taste burning its way through the chocolate. Each piece is individually packaged – something I always appreciate due to the freshness and transportability it ensures. Between the five delicious flavors I tried, the Raspberry White Chocolate’s silky blend of sweet cream and fruit stood out from its chocolate counterparts. Keep an eye out for seasonal flavors across the SunMed product line – palate pleasin’ for the holiday season!

10mg per piece | 100mg per pack

Dark and White Chocolate

Greg Malcolm

These high quality chocolates feature a fun rhombus shape that can be broken down into 5mg pieces for precise dosing, or built into a pinwheel if your highness has you feeling creative. I’m a sucker for white chocolate in general … and melting these down and drizzling them on top of baked goods feels like I might be falling in love.

10mg THC per piece | 100mg THC per pack

About Wyatt Early

Wyatt is a Maryland native, stoner by nature, obsessor of hash rosin. After getting his start in the printing industry with a family company, he took on the role as state director for Maryland Leaf, and frequently contributes to the magazine with photos and articles.

This article was originally published in the December 2023 issue of Maryland Leaf.

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