Chocolate and mushrooms have long been associated with spirituality, psychedelics, and self-discovery. Mushrooms, in particular, have a reputation for producing profound euphoric experiences that are often described as “transcendental” or “psychedelic.”
A mushroom chocolate bar is a delicious psychedelic dessert that combines the two. These bars are crafted from cacao (the main ingredient in chocolate) and psilocybin, the psychoactive compound found in magic mushrooms.
Some mushrooms are renowned for their medicinal properties and are known to support brain and immune health, promote focus and concentration, and improve memory. Buoyant Chocolates, for example, has crafted milk and dark chocolate bars with powdered lion’s mane and cordyceps, a medicinal mushroom that is touted to increase energy, stamina, and focus.
STEM Chocolate Co-Founder and Shroomologist Samantha Hahn suggests thinking of chocolate as a liposomal carrier for psilocybin — a fat particle helps the psilocybin move through the body, while the fat particles in cacao also help it reach the blood and brain. She says that combining the two in a chocolate bar is an easy way to experience the transcendental effects of psilocybin without sacrificing flavor or nutrition.
Moksha Chocolate specializes in small-batch, direct-trade craft chocolate that is dairy-free and nut-free. It is a popular option amongst vegan and paleo fans.
Woodland Mushroom Hot Chocolate Super Adaptogenic Blend, for example, is made with whole fruiting mushroom bodies that have been organically grown in the US and lightly sweetened with coconut sugar. The blend contains reishi, chaga, lion’s mane and cordyceps, mushrooms that have been used in traditional Eastern medicine to elevate immunity, reduce anxiety and lower inflammation.
The chocolate is also free from gluten, oats, nuts, and dairy. The company has a range of dark and white chocolates and unique flavors including matcha green tea, raspberry coconut, and vegan milk chocolate.
Lastly, Mycotechnology is engineering a chocolate bar that swaps a significant amount of sugar for mushrooms. After 30 years of mycology research, the startup found a way to replace the sweetness of cacao with a mushroom extract.
While the psilocybin-infused bars are not legal, they are a great way to experience the transcendental effects of mushrooms. However, if you or your loved one are experiencing hallucinations or other serious symptoms after consuming these bars, contact a Philadelphia drug treatment program as soon as possible. magic mushroom chocolate bars