Magic Mushroom Chocolate Bars: Everything You Need To Know
Psilocybin is easy the most popular kid on the block today.
One can eat them fresh (after foraging), dried, as a tea, in capsules, or mixed in food. But these days, mushroom chocolate bars have been a growing trend. These deliciously made chocolate bars contain psilocybin, making it a tasty way to consume. For many people, the actual taste of fresh or dried mushrooms isn’t appealing because it’s too earthy – but adding them into chocolate has been found to be a delightful solution.
Mushroom chocolate bars are expertly made by manufacturers, and can be purchased online as well as in some dispensaries around the United States. These shroomy delicacies don’t come cheap because of the time and effort it takes to make them, providing proper dosage for customers but also ensuring that they taste good. For many, they are a luxurious but healthy snack.
But the practice of combining psilocybin with chocolates is by no means new. It has a long tradition and history starting with the Aztecs who have been known to mix psilocybin mushrooms with cacao, two natural ingredients that thrive in Mexico. This is known as “cacahua-xochitl” which literally translate to chocolate mushrooms. Ancient mushroom ceremonies for spiritual purposes were practiced by the Aztec culture, often involving ground cacao beans mixed with chili, corn, and water. This drink would be consumed before the mushrooms which were mixed with honey to make it more palatable. There are also some records of Aztecs consuming mushrooms with cacao as a drink.
Benefits of Psilocybin Chocolate Bars
The biggest challenge with fresh hallucinogenic substances is always dosing. It’s simply difficult, basically impossible, to tell how 2 caps of mushrooms would hit you compared to 4 entire pieces – stems and all. We can’t base this on other people’s anecdotal experiences because drugs hit everyone differently and it will vary based on a person’s tolerance, body weight, overall health, and whether or not they’ve had something to eat that day.
Having said that, one of the greatest benefits of taking psilocybin is the accurate dosing.
Most, if not all, shroom chocolate bar manufacturers already indicate the dose when you take 1, 2, or 3 squares of the chocolate. You can then decide for yourself if you feel like microdosing psilocybin, which is anywhere from 25mg-200mg or 0.33 grams up depending on your own personal tolerance. Microdosing is an excellent way to relax on your day off, or enhance your creativity. On the other hand, if you’re up for a serious trip, you can choose to megadose. Either way, consuming psilocybin mushrooms offers tremendous health benefits for body and mind:
Stress and anxiety relief: In the world we’re living in today, it’s become completely natural to feel constantly on edge and stressed out. But instead of reaching for an alcoholic drink, shroom chocolates can be the key to feeling much better. In fact, you don’t even need to medicate with it constantly to feel its effects because for many, one dose is all it takes.
Increased openness: Painful life experiences can cause us to be jaded and traumatized. This can result in closed-off relationships, isolating oneself, and no longer motivated to grow or learn as a human being.
Psilocybin has been shown to help treat this. In one study, investigators discovered that study participants reported feeling more open after taking high doses of psilocybin. In the psychological field, openness is described as an attitude towards experiences and has been linked to creativity and imagination.
In a 2019 study, researchers found that just one dose of psilocybin was adequate to boost creative thinking as well as empathy, with its effects lasting up to 7 days after the initial dose. The researchers analyzed two forms of creativity: divergent and convergent thinking – they saw improvements in both types of creativity after taking psilocybin.
Psilocybin is also effective for treating depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, and addiction.
Planning Your Dose
Eating shroom infused chocolate bars offers the same magic mushroom experience as consuming it plain. In microdoses, users can expect to feel either mild relaxation or a laser sharp focus topped off with euphoria. However, higher doses will induce hallucinations, spiritual and emotional introspection, altered sense of reality, and beautiful visuals. In some cases, serious laughter can occur – which is why many people enjoy shrooming out with friends. When the high is wearing off, it can have a relaxing effect on the body and it tends to make people feel lazy. Best to enjoy the comedown on a couch or on your bed.
What To Look For In Magic Mushroom Chocolate Bars
Shroom chocolate bars come in a wide array of choices, flavors, ingredients, and doses. Depending on your experience with psilocybin in the past, you can choose from low or high doses which can be broken down based on the dosage provided by the manufacturer on the label. Different types of magic mushrooms are also used in these chocolates, so if you aren’t sure, you may want to do your research on the species and their strength especially if you’re a newbie.