Let’s just get something out of the way up front, shall we? I have no idea how to say Sinsère, which is only a problem considering that we’re reviewing Sinsère Chocolates from Love’s Oven for The Green House in Durango this week. Is it pronounced sincere? Sin-serey? Sin-sciere? I truly do not know.
Luckily, I don’t have to say the word — I just have to write it — but it’s still a little annoying to me, considering that I love words as much as I do. I just need to chalk it up to one of life’s great mysteries and move on, I guess.
But despite the puzzling name, there’s really nothing puzzling about the Sinsère Chocolates themselves. They’re pretty freaking great, in fact. I picked up these THC-infused chocolates from The Green House and got to choose from a few different flavors, including bananas foster, and Irish coffee and cream. I went with the 10 mg per dose Irish coffee and cream option because I hate bananas, and it was a solid choice if I do say so myself.
Before I get into that, though, let’s talk shop about these chocolates. So, as I mentioned, Sinsère Chocolates are a product of Love’s Oven, an edible brand you may be familiar with thanks to the delicious infused brownies, cookies, and other goodies they offer in dispensaries across Colorado.
I actually wasn’t aware that Love’s Oven was behind Sinsère before I tried them, but now that I know, it makes sense. These chocolates, as with all of Love’s Oven products, are delicious.
The package contains 100 mg of THC in total — so about 10 mg per square of chocolate. Each square of the chocolate bar is surprisingly large, and this particular option had bits of what appeared to be coffee beans layered throughout the white chocolate. It tasted like Irish cream and coffee, just as I expected.
What I did not expect, however, was to be unable to taste ANY weed aftertaste in the bar. Edibles almost always have that lingering taste of weed for me, but not this one. Had I been told it was a regular chocolate bar I would have eaten the whole thing. Luckily, I knew it was a weed chocolate bar, so I did not eat the entire freaking thing, or one of you would’ve had to come and peel me off the floor.
I only ate 1.5 pieces instead — about 15 mg of THC total — though I was tempted to eat more than that. I added in that second half-dose of chocolate after about two hours of not feeling the effects of the bar. (Note: This is probably not Love’s Oven’s fault; I smoke a friggin’ metric ton of weed and I have gained an annoyingly high tolerance in return. Thought it was just for bud, but it apparently extends to edibles, too.)
Once I tossed back that 5 mg piece on top of the 10 I’d already eaten, it was lights out, you guys. I went from zero to really effing stoned in a matter of minutes. My eyes were heavy, my arms were cement, and my brain was putty. I was obnoxiously stoned.
I was also obnoxiously hungry, which led me to eat what I can only describe as all the random things in my pantry. I don’t even know what they were.
I know I dug out some hot Cheetos, which is gross and yes, I’m ashamed, along with all sorts of other things. I found the remnants not only on the side table by my couch but also on my nightstand and UNDER MY PILLOW. My stoned shame knows no bounds.
I don’t remember much else, to be honest. I know I slept like a damn rock, though — what time I fell asleep is not even on my meter, but after I did, I was zonked. Woke up the next day feeling like a freaking champ, aside from the evidence of my Cheeto binge. That part wasn’t my fav.
If you like edibles, these Sinsère Chocolates should be right up your alley. How you’ll order them, I don’t know, considering the word is nonsense, but I’m sure our budtender friends are used to people pointing and grunting while ordering.
Seems like I’m behind at least one or two people from other states (ahem, Texas ;)) every time I’m in there doing just that.
So maybe go that route — ‘cause embarrassing yourself to order them will be well worth it in the end.