So, you’ve heard about the fascinating world of magic mushrooms and their expanding role in research and therapy, right? They’re taking center stage, but let’s face it, their taste and texture are far from a five-star dining experience.
Brace yourselves because there’s a game-changer in town. Imagine combining the medicinal wonders of magic mushrooms with the heavenly goodness of chocolate. Let’s take a look at why are magic mushroom chocolate bars a rising star among psychonauts worldwide.
Cocoa and Magic Mushrooms
As you probably already know, dried mushrooms aren’t exactly known for their delightful flavor, which is why they often get mixed with herbs and brewed into a tea. They’re even mixed with various foods in order to mask the taste. Inspired by cannabis edibles, magic mushrooms have found their way into the chocolate bars or truffles.
Now, chocolate and magic mushrooms? They’ve got quite the history together.
The cacao plant has held a sacred status for ages. Its powerhouse ingredient, theobromine, amp up those ‘feel-good’ chemicals in our brain, giving us that uplifting, energizing kick. That’s why a good dose of chocolate just feels like a little slice of joy. The Aztecs thought cacao was a divine gift. They’d brew up those cacao beans into a bitter concoction called ‘xocolatl‘ for their religious ceremonies and to toast to their brave warriors.
Interestingly, cocoa acts as a gentle monoamine oxidase inhibitor, or MAOI for short. When paired with magic mushrooms, it can extend and enhance the effects a tad. However, if you mix them with stronger MAOIs, things might take a turn for the unpleasant. That’s why cocoa is the go-to.
Now, most of the chocolates you find on the shelves these days are made with refined cocoa. So, if you’re aiming for that authentic Aztec-style experience, you’ll want to get your hands on some raw cocoa.
How To Make Magic Mushroom Chocolate
In certain countries like Canada and some parts of the United States, you can now purchase magic mushroom-infused chocolate in local dispensaries. However, creating a homemade batch is entirely doable.
Keep in mind that psilocybin undergoes degradation at high temperatures, therefore don’t heat the oven above 158 ºF (70 ºC). That’s why it’s advised to melt the chocolate first and then introduce the mushrooms once it’s off the heat.
Here’s what you’ll need:
- Dried magic mushrooms
- Chocolate bar of your choosing
- A sizeable pot
- Raw cocoa
- Glass or metal bowl
- Mixing spoon
- A coffee grinder
- Chocolate molds or a non-stick baking tray
Alright, let’s roll up our sleeves and get cooking. First things first, ensure that your magic mushrooms are thoroughly dried. Then, it’s time to either give them a grind in a coffee grinder. You can also use mortar and pestle, although a coffee grinder will get the job done much faster.
- Break chocolate bare into pieces and put them into a glass or metal bowl.
- Get a pot, put water in it, and set the stove to low heat. Place the chocolate-filled bowl on top and start melting the chocolate, stirring it occasionally.
- Once it’s all smooth and molten, let it chill for a minute. Using a candy thermometer can give you a precise temperature, making sure it’s not exceeding 158 ºF (70 ºC).
- Once the chocolate is cool but still runny, toss in ground-up mushrooms and sprinkle in some raw cocoa powder. Give it all a good mix.
- Pour this magical mixture into your chosen molds and pop them into the fridge.
- In just a few hours, when the chocolate is nice and cold, you’re in for a treat, with some outstanding magical effects.
Creating Magic Mushroom Chocolate begins with quality ingredients, and a significant part of that is selecting the right shrooms. Our guide to purchasing shrooms online offers invaluable tips to find the best quality for your chocolate recipe, ensuring a delightful blend of taste and experience.
How To Calculate the Dose
Figuring out the right amount of mushrooms to pair with your chocolate is simple. Just include in each serving the typical dosage. Now, there are some limiting factors, such as body composition and tolerance that may affect how much magic mushrooms you want to put in.
There are some handy gadgets that can help you calculate your dose accordingly, such as the magic mushroom dosage calculator at Budcheap Canada. Although, keep in mind that evenly spreading out the mushrooms can be a bit tricky. That’s why I suggest giving the dosage a test run first to make sure the portions hit the mark.
How to Store Magic Mushroom Bars
If you want your chocolate to stay fresh for a longer stretch, it’s essential to seal it tightly and store it in a cool, dark spot. This way, the psychoactive properties can hold up for about a year, though the outcome always hinges on the type of chocolate you choose. While chocolate doesn’t go bad or pose any harm, it might develop a quirky taste over time. Make sure that your chocolates are not stored near heating elements like ovens or radiators.
Where To Buy Magic Mushroom Chocolates?
If you find yourself in a region where magic mushrooms are decriminalized or legal, you might be fortunate enough to locate specialty shops or dispensaries that offer a selection of psilocybin products.
For those not lucky enough buying magic mushroom chocolates online is a suitable alternative. However, there are some issues with online shopping. For this reason, make sure to read the reviews of the product you’re planning on getting, as well as the company policies.
While the quest for magic mushroom chocolates may seem like an adventurous odyssey, always prioritize legality, safety, and respect for the potency of these magical fungi. Stay safe, and enjoy your journey!