The Green Chef Overview:
The Green Chef is a caregiver organization, helping people get easier access to a greater variety of cannabis products, custom orders and private events. They started in 2014 when two cannabis enthusiasts started experimenting with different cannabis infused dishes and started a blog. The team consists of two chefs, Chef Kramer and Chef Morgan. Their goal is to make edibles that are pure and potent, without the overpowering cannabis flavor, unlike other products saturating the market. They constantly seek the opportunity to provide premium edibles to the community and recently had the chance to showcase their talents by doing a live cooking demo at the Green Living Show as well as the O’Cannabiz Expo.
I was intrigued to try them out when I found a bag of their medicated pretzels at The Green Market. The pretzels were specifically medicated with 50mg of distillate, which infused the pretzel seasoning. (They are sometimes made with cannabutter as well) At first glance, I knew these pretzels would be a great snack and couldn’t wait to try them. Since I would consider myself a high tolerance smoker I wasn’t expecting to get too buzzed from these since it contains only 50mg (I usually need at least 75mg to relieve symptoms and notice any effects) however they were delectable nonetheless.
Accessing The Green Chef:
The chefs are all about working direct with patients and are available to host private events. You can get in touch directly through Instagram @Thegreenchef or can purchase treats in person at Green Market events. You can also reach out online at Thegreenchef.ca.
The Green Chef Pricing & Selection:
The Green Chef sells products at a reasonably competitive price in the industry. Their products retail for $15-$30 depending on the product and how infused it is. The Green Chef offers a variety of products focusing on delivering delicious flavor and optimal freshness. They usually make pasta sauces, hot sauce, cotton candy, blondies and gummies; all made with either distillate or shatter. Not only do they make confectionary edibles but savory as well; some of their favorite recipes include “Green Caesar” “Sheppard’s High” and “High Thai Curry Soup”.
Unique to The Green Chef:
The Green Chef isn’t just any concentrate extractor turned baker, they are professionally trained chefs that have branched off into the cannabis market. They pride themselves by focusing on purity, flavor, and creating diverse products to satiate the palette of their various customers. They prefer offering edibles that taste better rather than offering high dosed edibles that may be too strong for some to stomach.
The Green Chef also works extensively with Canadian veterans, using their licensed producers’ cannabis to infuse food to provide an easier means of ingestion for them. It can be difficult for some patients to consume their medicine, when smoking is the main method of ingestion. It feels good to support a compassionate company that prides themselves in helping others.
Pretzel Smell, Texture, Taste:
When I opened the bag I got a whiff of a Tex-mex seasoning that made my mouth water. The pretzels were fully coated in seasoning and broken into bite size pieces. I like how they had a Mexican-like twist on the traditional flavor, which elevated it and gave it a unique savory taste. It was refreshing to consume something savory; I don’t consume many medibles because most are confectionary and too sweet for me to finish. I have a sophisticated palette so I was delighted to taste them as they had absolutely no cannabis flavor at all. They were nice and crunchy and had a pretty decent portion that satiated my hunger. While consuming them I noticed some seasoning crumbs on the bottom of the bag so scooped them up to include with each bite so I got maximum effects. The packaging was a bit vague; they were in a white paper bag, which was sealed with their sticker logo and slogan (stay elevated) and on the front had the sticker and mg listed. The paper bag it came in was lined with baking paper however some of the oils seeped on the bag.
An hour after consumption is when I started to feel the effects kicking in. I noticed a gradual body buzz start to radiate through my body and my eyelids started to get heavier. At one point I felt a bit of a gravitational pull to my couch when I tried to get up for a drink. The effects didn’t last too long (an hour maximum) but I didn’t expect them to since it was a low dose for a heavy hitter like me.