The Ten Best Winter-Themed Edibles in Colorado

Many companies have holiday-themed edibles that we wait for all year; others have items that we especially enjoy during the holiday season. Here are our ten favorite Colorado edibles, to enjoy when there's snow on the ground and a chill in the air.

1. Bhang Cherries and Cream Chocolate Bar

Bhang's Cherries and Cream Chocolate Bar won the 2015 World Cannabis Cup for Edibles. Bhang specializes in edibles made with fairly traded Venezuelan criollo cacao; Cherries and Cream combines gourmet cherries with the company's award-winning milk chocolate bar and contains 180 mg of THC. Interesting fact: Bhang is a Hindi word describing an edible form of cannabis that has been used in India since 2000 BCE.

2. Blue Kudu Polar Caps

Blue Kudu only created 8,000 bars this season — so grab yours while the supply lasts. The Polar Caps bar is layered, starting with a top layer of dark chocolate, a base layer of white chocolate, and a coating of peppermint pieces in the middle. All of the chocolate is fair trade and created from a family recipe carried down five generations. The bar has 100 mg of THC and is breakable into 10 mg single-dose pieces.

3. Cheeba Chews Hybrid Caramel

Cheeba Chews Hybrid Caramel comes in a pack reminiscent of those used for gum. The edibles are easy to throw in your pocket and eat on the go. Each caramel has 10 mg of THC; there are eight in each box. The product is tested at three stages: the flower, the oil and the edible.
4. Coda Hot Chocolate

These handy hot chocolate sticks are available with and without marshmallows; each contains 10 mg of THC, and you can buy them in packs. Once you get the Coda sticks home, all you need to do is heat up some milk or water, drop in a stick until the edible dissolves, and enjoy!

5. Dixie Peppermint Dark Chocolate

Dixie's Peppermint Dark Chocolate bars are available year-round, but we especially love them during the holidays. Made with 70 percent dark chocolate, natural peppermint oil and pesticide-free cannabis, the bar is scrumptious. It's part of Dixie's medical line of edibles, so the THC content is higher — 500 mg per bar and 42 mg per piece. Consume wisely.

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Kate McKee Simmons interned at the National Catholic Reporter, was a reporter for the New York Post, and spent a brief stint in Israel learning international reporting before writing for Westword.