Like fashion, the world of food and beverage often follows trends. Last year the big trends were avocado toast and Kombucha. This year it’s all about infusing CBD (cannabidiol) into just about everything from food, beverages, lotions, salves you name it. It is the second most prevalent ingredient that is extracted from the cannabis plant without causing a “high.” CBD has been studied and found to have many health benefits such as alleviating anxiety, insomnia, chronic pain and greatly helps those who suffer from disorders and diseases such as epilepsy and cancer. This week I am happy to introduce to you a new product on our shelves; Gataka Wellness. A Colorado based company, Gataka Wellness is the creator of small batch chocolates that are handcrafted using only ethically traded cacao beans from Ecuador that are infused with the highest quality hemp-derived CBD. These chocolates deliver the best of all worlds in terms of flavor and quality, using only 2-3 ingredients, making them not only healthy but also friendly for anyone who is Vegan or practicing Paleo and Keto diets. I currently offer five flavors; dark chocolate and milk chocolate Almond Butter Cups, dark and milk chocolate Peanut Butter Cups with 20mg of CBD per cup and since it’s the season for all things pumpkin I have a Pumpkin Spice Cup with 10mg of CBD. This week all Gataka Wellness chocolates will be a $1 off their usual price. Peanut and Almond Butter Cups will be $3.99 instead of $4.99 and the Pumpkin Spice will be $2.99 instead of $3.99. If you’re still on the fence about these chocolates or CBD products in general than please be sure to swing by the store this Friday afternoon from 3-5pm to taste and talk to one of the representatives of Gataka with any questions you may have. Cheers and Bon Appetit!