“I thought I’d hate these… but I just hate myself,” I told my husband as I stuffed a third nug in my mouth. Yes, Kökö Nuggz are a thing and they’re not even infused with any THC. They’re just these chocolate covered toasted rice things that retail for as much a discounted 8th of sun-grown weed in a local Bay Area dispensary.
Addicting? Check. Gluten-free? Check. Hot chicks taking half-bites while in tight clothes? Check. Post Malone’s face? Check! It’s a stoner’s companion.
But it’s also my daydream – the craving of cravings. They’re worth it because they’re so good. They’re crunchy with a creamy finish. Kökö Nuggz doesn’t even have that sugary sour aftertaste akin to most store-bought chocolate. How they made it flavorful and not invasively sweet is a culinary feat in itself. They’re good with ice cream, they’re good as is, and they come in a multitude of flavors.
What confused me about these chocolates were their ability to look and smell like weed. Not the “earthy” Sativa stink – that’s nasty for food – but the sweet, dank kind of scent that swims around Indicas. Fragrantly fruity with creamy chocolate covering lumps of toasted rice – that’s what this candy is.
I would say Kökö Nuggz, in terms of novelty food, would be the best $20 – $30 I’d ever spent. And it’s up there with my yearly pass to Disneyland – and I live in NorCal.
Does it contain any THC in it? No. You can even feed it to your kid.
Where can I buy it? Check Yelp! or Amazon if they’re not in your local smoke shop. If you’re willing to brave the long line, Cookies SF sells them.
How much do they retail for? $20 for the small bottle and $30 for the big bottle.
Flavors? Check the Kökö Nuggz website or IG (@kokonuggz).