Chocolate Before Bed Is Never A Bad Idea
Indulge in a full night’s rest with Papa & Barkley’s Sleep Pomegranate Dark Chocolate.
IN REVIEW: Treat yourself to a night of solid sleep with Papa & Barkley’s Sleep Pomegranate Dark Chocolate. Naturally flavored with a hint of pomegranate and infused with whole-plant solventless resin, this delicious bar of chocolate will have you drifting off to dreamland in no time. So go ahead and indulge in a piece before an evening bubble bath, when you need a full night of zzz’s, or anytime you want some R&R.
I’m a firm believer that it’s okay to spoil yourself from time to time. And one of my favorite mini indulgences is the occasional piece of dark chocolate before bed. It somehow gives the day a satisfying finish as you pamper yourself for a moment. I used to be perfectly happy with any bar of candy that caught my eye at the store, that is until I met Papa & Barkley’s Sleep Chocolate.
“The tantalizing aroma of ripe berries mingled with rich chocolate drifted up to my nose.”
The packaging alone was enough to sway me away from my usual chocolatey suspects. At first glance, it had everything I could ever want in a nighttime dessert. It’s designed specifically for sleep, made with 66% dark chocolate, features a pomegranate flavor, and best of all, is infused with fresh-pressed, solventless resin (AKA high-quality, clean cannabis). It was a sleepy stoner’s dream come true with a luxurious twist—and with Papa & Barkley’s stellar reputation for providing true relief, I felt good about giving in to this tempting treat.
However, I resisted the urge to scarf down a piece right away and waited until about 30 minutes before going to sleep, as the directions instructed. When the time came, I popped the box open and carefully revealed the chocolate inside. The tantalizing aroma of ripe berries mingled with rich chocolate drifted up to my nose. It smelled just as good as any high-end, traditional chocolate that I could find at the grocery store.
Following the dosing instructions, I broke off two triangular pieces of chocolate for a total of 8mg THC. Since this chocolate contains the full natural cannabinoid profile, including the calming duo of CBN and CBD, that seemed like an appropriate amount to ease me off to sleep without making me groggy in the morning. Taking edibles before bed is a delicate dance. You want to take enough that it’s effective, but not so much that you’re still a little foggy in the morning. I really appreciated that Papa & Barkley made it easy to find juuust the right dose for me.
Now let’s talk about the incredible flavor. I’m always half-expecting to get some bitter flavors or a weird weedy aftertaste in almost every edible I try, and this just tastes like really good chocolate—and I’m talking bangin’, say yum out loud to yourself kind of chocolate.
It has just a splash of natural-tasting pomegranate flavor to give it that little something different, and the perfect amount of decadent chocolatey goodness to feel like a treat. The bitterness of the dark chocolate perfectly complements the flavor of weed to make it seem like it was never there. I wanted to grab another triangle, but I stayed strong and tucked it back into my cupboard.
I knew it would take about an hour to start feeling the effects, so I casually made my way to bed. Already feeling in an indulgent mood, I washed my face and took the time to treat myself to a face mask in my snuggliest robe. Something about that piece of delectable dark chocolate made me only want to spoil myself some more. I lit a candle on my bedside table before rinsing off my face, moisturizing, and cuddling into bed.
I finished a chapter of Julia Childs’ My Life in France before I started to feel utterly at peace. I got lost in the pages of my book, and quickly forgot about the outside world around me. There weren’t any nagging thoughts about what I needed to do the next day, or any thinking about conversations I had earlier, I was just kicking it in the kitchen in the French countryside in my mind.
My muscles felt like butter as they softened and melted off of my bones. Not in a lazy or heavy way, but more of a blissful and balanced way. It was such a peaceful sense of calm that nothing could stand in the way between me and Sleepy Town. It wasn’t long before I shut my book, pulled the covers over my head, and drifted off to sleep.
When I woke up in the morning, I was still in the same position that I fell asleep in. It was clear that I slept like an absolute rock. I took one of those delicious full-body stretches, and instantly felt the energy rush into my body and soul. My mind felt clear, refreshed, and ready for whatever the day was going to throw my way.
“My muscles felt like butter as they softened and melted off of my bones.”
I hadn’t gotten sleep that restful or deep in months. So I got up, took Papa & Barkley’s Sleep Chocolate out of my kitchen cupboard, and put the rest of the bar into my nightstand drawer. I decided right then and there that this was going to become a regular treat. When you want to fall asleep and stay asleep, this chocolate is absolutely worth a try. Its flavor is different yet delicious, the effects are oh-so-relaxing, and it will leave you feeling like a million bucks. After all, who doesn’t like chocolate before bed?