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Monday November 1, 2021

By Erin Hiatt

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When it comes to cannabis edibles, it seems goodies like gummies, chocolates, cookies, and brownies get all the glory. But to fully appreciate everything sweet, we need to appreciate the salt. Cannabis makes an awesome addition to savory foods, too, and here’s your proof: a salty round-up of some delectable savory options for the consumer looking beyond the gummy.

Savory Edibles in Colorado

For those living in or visiting Colorado, there are quite a few savory edibles on the market. Here are a couple of favorites:

Peanut Butter

Peanut butter can go on anything, and these Lucky Turtle 1:1 Peanut/Coconut Butter single-serve packets make it easy to do just that. Made with only three organic ingredients, peanuts, coconut oil, and sea salt, plus 10 mg THC and 10 mg CBD per serving, you can add it to your smoothies or morning oatmeal, spread it on bread or crackers, or take it on the go for a mid-afternoon energy boost.

Olive Oil

Olive oil is a pantry staple for any household, and Binske Olive Oil is bringing the goods with 10 mg THC in each 3 ml serving. With an emphasis on sourcing quality ingredients, their olive oils come in a few varieties; garlic, lemon, chipotle, and olio nuvo. Chipotle is suggested to spice up your breakfast eggs, and lemon for a tangy addition to fish, chicken, and salads. To add some bitterness to your dish, go with the olio nuvo, and try the garlic flavor for dipping or as a marinade.

Appetizing Infused Products in the Pacific Northwest

Experience the flavor of infused snacks with the following delectable edibles available in the PNW:

Cheese Crackers

From the brilliant baking mind of Laurie Wolf, who The New Yorker nicknamed the “Martha Stewart of marijuana edibles,” these Laurie + Mary Jane Cheese Crisp Crackers are considered to be some of the best in Washington and Oregon. With 17 crackers per container, the whole package contains a total of 50 mg THC, or 2.94 mg THC each.

Potato Chips

What pairs better with a hike or summertime picnic than crunchy, salty, potato chips? Craft Elixirs has crafted a small-dose Sea Salt & Cracked Black Pepper Lori’s Potato Chips containing 10 mg per package, a perfect amount for microdosing. Craft Elixir products are vegan, non-GMO, and gluten-free, and these tasty chips also come in roasted garlic and sweet potato varieties.

Savory Edibles in Illinois

The midwest is no stranger to savory foods and there are some great options for people looking to catch a buzz without the sugar.

Pretzel Nugs

These Nature’s Grace and Wellness Savory Pretzel Nugs score high points for their garlicky and herby scent, nice crispy crunch, and lack of skunky taste. Featuring cannabis grown by a central Illinois family farm, one serving contains 50 mg of THC. Proceed with caution as you snack, though, so you don’t overdo your dosage. 

French Onion Soup

Fall is on the way, and soon enough we’ll be forgetting about the summer heat and looking forward to aromatic soups. Enter Sweet Life by Hannah, creator of a French Onion Soup Mix that will remind you of buying from your local farmer’s market. Each packet contains 100 mg of THC, so be sure to stick to the appropriate serving size. This packet could also be added to sour cream to make a tasty dip. 

Options for Californians

Don’t think we forgot about our friends on the west coast! There are plenty of savory edibles to enjoy in California!


Popcorn is one of the best vehicles to deliver tastes both sweet and salty, and PopUp Potcorn is sure to hit the spot. Coming in three different cannabis oil blends, these low-dose mini bags feature 10 mg THC per serving, so you’ll be able to quell that craving without overdoing it. Made in northern California with organic popcorn and no artificial ingredients.

Hot Sauce

F.A. Nino’s is a small, family-run operation out of Petaluma, CA that has taken their famous hot sauce recipe and infused it with THC to make Smokin Green Pot-Sauce. Using an infusion method called  R.E.A.C.T. (Rapid Effect Active Cannabinoid Technology) borrowed from Kushla Life Science, the Pot-Sauce claims to have an uptake time of five to fifteen minutes. There’s 100mg in a bottle, but again, this is hot sauce, so it’s intended for microdosing to your desired level. It’s an easy addition to a wide variety of food, opening up an entire spectrum of delicious edible dishes.


Gummies, cookies, and cakes may get the most attention, but there’s a wider world of edibles to explore and enjoy in savory cannabis snacks. As they say, variety is the spice of life. To see if any of these packages of savory deliciousness are at a dispensary near you, be sure to check out our dispensary guide to get you on the right track. Happy snacking!

What are the most common edibles?

Sweets are more popular in general, and among them gummies are the most common edible. Savory edibles are less common, but work just as well! While options are sometimes limited, new savory edibles are emerging all the time.

Are savory edibles more effective than sweets?

THC is THC, and it will bond with fat in savory edibles the same way it does in sweet ones. The only change lies in the flavors supporting the infused ingredients. Everyone’s personal biochemistry is different, but if you find that sweet edibles work well for you, savory ones should work just as well.

Where can I buy savory edibles?

Availability will depend on what area you are in, but most dispensaries with a large edibles menu will have an option or two. You can also shop on PotGuide or use the Find Nearby tool to check dispensaries near you.

What are your favorite savory edibles? Share in the comments!

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Erin Hiatt Erin Hiatt

Erin Hiatt is a New York City-based writer who has been covering the cannabis industry for more than six years. Her work - which has appeared in Hemp Connoisseur Magazine, PotGuide, Civilized, Vice, Freedom Leaf, MERRY JANE, Alternet, and CannaInvestor - covers a broad range of topics, including cannabis policy and law, CBD, hemp law and applications, science and technology, beauty, and psychedelics.

Erin's work and industry insights have been featured on the podcasts The Let's Go Eat Show, In the Know 420, and she has appeared as a featured panelist on the topic of hemp media. Erin has interviewed top industry experts such as Dr. Carl Hart, Ethan Nadelmann, Amanda Feilding, Mark A.R. Kleiman, Dr. James Fadiman, and culture icons Governor Jesse Ventura, and author Tom Robbins. You can follow her work on LinkedInWordpress, @erinhiatt on Twitter, and @erinisred on Instagram.

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