Halloween is a day of indulgence for the American sweet tooth. No edict mandates that all CBD edibles must be weighed down with sugar or substitute sweeteners.
Scanning the marketplace — online and brick-and-mortar stores alike — it just seems that way. Finding healthy CBD snacks may be tricky, but you’re in for a treat. We found a few entrepreneurial spirits integrating some health-conscious options into the mix, and tested them just for you!
Consider these before getting your CBD fix from a bottomless pit of gummies and chocolate this Halloween.
1. EVO Hemp CBD Protein Bars
There are plenty of CBD bars out there, but few boast only 4 grams of sugar, 12 grams of protein, and 5 grams of fiber per serving. Each 12-pack comes in one of three yummy flavors: Cookie Dough, Mocha Chip and Brownie Chip.
According to EVO Hemp’s website, its mission is to “create a domestic hemp supply (that) would yield jobs and create wealth for poor rural communities.” Each purchase supports farmers on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota. Home to the Oglala Lakota people, this reservation lies within the poorest county in the nation.
2. NatureBox CBD Fruit Chews
NatureBox delivers conscientious snack foods that run the gamut of dietary needs: gluten-free, vegan, paleo, low sodium, low fat, low sugar, non-GMO. It’s hard to find any artificial ingredients in their catalogue, and their CBD Fruit Chews are no exception.
Choose from pineapple, watermelon-lemonade, or passion-berry flavors. If you enjoy all three, a variety-pack option containing 3 or 9 bags is available too. All are gluten-free, vegan, and claim to have no sugar added.
3. KushieBites CBD Beef Jerky Packs
The best beef jerky starts with (duh) the best beef. KushieBites claims to use only lean cuts of real steak in their CBD Beef Jerky Packs, which come in original and teriyaki flavors. The result? A health-conscious snacker’s dream: 7 grams of carbs, 0 saturated fat, and 11 grams of protein per bag.
If you’re an athlete looking for a protein fix, who also enjoys the healthy properties of CBD, one bag meets both needs in a pinch.
4. Weller Coconut Bites
These crunchy, bite-sized treats come in three flavors (original, dark chocolate, caramel) and aren’t drowning in sugar. They’re vegan-friendly, boosted with MCT oil, and ship to 40 countries worldwide.
5. Hakuna Dried CBD Mango Slices
Ingredient labels are like IKEA product assembly instructions: the simpler, the better. Hakuna Boutique Hemp lists two ingredients on the packaging of its dried mango slices: dried mangoes and hemp. At 10 milligrams per piece, and 10 pieces per bag, it’s a great snack if your hunger is exceeded only by your anxiety.
Better still, a portion of each purchase benefits homeless veterans in Southern California, where Hakuna is based.
6. Livity Foods EVERHEMP+ CBD Bars
Speaking of simple ingredients, the EVERHEMP+ Bars could be mistaken for an unusually healthy shopping list. The four flavors (blueberry cashew, cinnamon ginger, almond cranberry, green power) tap into the nutritional powers of non-GMO seeds for flavor and sustenance. These gluten and dairy-free treats pack 25 milligrams of CBD into each package, and are naturally sweetened with fruit and honey.
7. Beam CBD-powered protein bar
Any snack that packs 14 grams of plant-based protein and 25 milligrams of CBD into a slim 2-oz package is better than the typical Halloween junk. Beam bars come in cacao and/or vanilla flavors, in packs of 6 or 12.
Beam was founded by a pair of professional athletes (hockey player Matt Lombardi and baseball player Kevin Moran) who should know a good workout supplement when they see one.
You don’t have to take our word for it: Test these healthy CBD Halloween snacks for yourself, and let us know which one was your favorite!
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