Chrontella: Weed-Infused Nutella Knock-Off Gets Nutty

The Internet nearly broke yesterday with news of Chrontella, the lovechild of cannabis and Nutella. The THC-infused chocolate hazelnut spread is a product of the Canadian company, Cannavis.

But before you get all hand-clappy about this news, we’re gonna bust your bubble by telling you it’s not actually available. I mean, it was, but when people got all crazy trying to get this $35 Nutella knock-off, the company’s Instagram went dark and it’s pretty much impossible to find. The Cannavis website only sells flavored cannabis syrups and makes no mention of Chrontella or the company’s other childhood fave knock-offs: “Smoker’s Jelly” and Pif peanut butter (which also appeared online).

This isn’t the first time chocolate and weed have been introduced. In fact, “Nugtella” another hash oil-infused chocolate hazelnut spread took the Interwebs by storm in 2013. The company that makes it, Organicares, still sells it.

But this probably isn’t news if you’re a 215 patient in California. The world of cannabis edibles is exploding in a smorgasbord of chocolates, cookies, hard candy, tea, cheesecake, caramels, popcorn, granola and, well, the list is never-ending.

And this isn’t just the stuff your cousin cooks up in his dorm-room hotplate. These are edibles made by professional bakers, slickly packaged and tested for potency. Marijuana edibles, which take longer to kick-in and whose effects can take hours to wear off, are popular with those who don’t want to inhale smoke or vapor (or can’t), especially for chronic pain management.

Here are some more edibles available locally to medical marijuana patients…

Raspberry cannabis truffle

Raspberry cannabis truffle

– Kiva Chocolate Bar
– Bhang Toffee chocolate
– Gluten free Cannabis granola
– Pecan Pot pie
– Stokes Confections raspberry truffle
– Gluten-free vanilla macaroons

Because of the obvious appeal of cookies and candy to folks who may not know what they’re getting into (especially kids and pets), edibles (obviously) must be kept somewhere locked and safe, only for use by 215 patients.

  • steele

    This is not news this is advertising to children. The PD should be ashamed for running this trash. They are now afraid to use actual names of who wrote the story as if Ginger Kush is person.
    Stoners defend their addiction by trying to make it mainstream, but to a tee everyone knows who you are, you are the ones who have excuses for your under achievement, laziness, distorted view of society, and socialization issues. You stand out in a crowd. Enjoy your Nutella, like stoned mice drinking from a water bottle.

  • Crime doesn’t pay

    This is absolute horse feces. I can’t believe a newspaper posts this kind of obscene material. This trash belongs in high times. Get this crappie away from places where children are sure to read.

  • marcus jensen

    First- I hope these idiots get bankrupted by the companies names they are ripping off.

    Second- making cannabis infused products- with names and packaging that looks very much like well known products is beyond idiotic. Whether it’s children, an adult not paying attention, – or someone like me- an adult that can’t function in the morning before their coffee- well…just an accident (and a lawsuit) waiting to happen.

    And as I’ve said before- at this point and time cannabis infused products should not be sold. If someone wants to make it themselves- more power to them. But the evidence is that despite highly advanced manufacturing processes- from the testing we have seen in CO, OR, WA and elsewhere- products vary wildly from their claimed potency. There are just too many variables (quality/strength of the cannabis being used, variations in the fat (or alcohol, or other carrier used), incomplete mixing/settling as the products move through the stages of production, etc.

    I’m sorry- but this is a side of the industry that still has a long, long way to go before they can produce a uniform- and safe product.

  • Ron Supwood

    Please stop enabling these drug dealers PD. This has no place in a newspaper.

  • brad pipal

    They say “hey look, free game” when using the marijuana products….but not realizing that the parked cars outside with blaring music may attract shootings
    Shootings, every day, in the Bay Area, marijuana may not link to aggression but put free game into inspector doctors

  • Jan Smith

    Yeah, get this blight off of the PD. You need to run a story on how many people are addicted to this new bio-engineered crap and how many lives it’s ruining. I’m beginning to think that the PD is getting some $ from the local weed industry–why else would this crap be in here? It does NOT belong in the local paper!! End of discussion.

  • Harry

    Get a life! It’s ok to publicize wine events but, not anything marijuana related? Just how are they advertising to children? You think kids go out and buy any of this? If you have alcohol in your house right now, go look where you keep it. Can any of your kids have easy access to it? Times change and so do articles of interest in the newspapers. If it’s of no interest to you then move on and read something else!!!

  • Burl

    Wow, the stupid is strong in these comments. I’ll bet you naysayers have no problem dragging your kids to the Harvest Fair each near, nor with subjecting your kids to all the beer ads on Super Bowl Sunday. Get a life, you miserable hypocritical slugs.

  • Let’s break down the numbers. most recent survey of online menus detected products from 369 different manufacturers and processors. In terms of product lines (for example, distinguishing the edibles and concentrates of a single manufacturer as different product lines), we found 645 unique brands. This represents a nearly 300% increase in the number of branded products available to the Washington consumer over the course of roughly one year. It’s clear that the industry in Washington is quickly adapting to meet the needs of its diverse customer base.

    You can also check here: http://goo.gl/sg75ja

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