A growing demand for edibles
Since marijuana became legal in Washington state in 2012, 30 days after a voter-approved initiative, a new industry was born. Annual sales of cannabis products totaled nearly $1 billion in 2017, according to 502Data. More than $720 million has been collected by the state in taxes and fees.
Early on, the percentage of edible sales were in the single digits, Hoffman said. “We were struggling.”
Yet, slowly consumers looking for alternative to smoking began turning to THC-infused edibles. Hoffman said the market share has gone up to around 20 percent.
Most of those sales are purchases of sugar-based items like gummies and hard candy. “There was a lack of savory products,” Hoffman said.
Reimagining the potato chip
After doing some market research — ever notice the salty snack aisle at the supermarket is larger than the sweet goodies? — Hoffman and her crew were ready to debut the new, improved Lori’s Chips.
Roasted Garlic Chips fried in THC-infused olive oil joined the lineup, along with a Sweet Potato Chip seasoned with cinnamon, brown sugar and sea salt. All of the products are vegan, kosher and made with organic potatoes. In the case of the Sweet Potato version, those are Japanese white sweet potatoes. “Using those gives it a crispy crunch,” Hoffman said.
They’re not exactly easy to find on the shelves in recreational cannabis stores around Washington state, which is a sign of their growing popularity. “I’ve had fans of the chips text me that they found some and they’ll buy whatever is available.”
Not surprisingly, demand for all Craft Elixirs products has increased since the pandemic hit. One of the benefits of the chips, Hoffman explained, is that they offer the option for consumers who are new to the cannabis experience to micro-dose. “I’ve heard of some people just eating one chip,” she said. A single bag, which sells for around $7, contains 10 milligrams of THC. There are roughly 15 chips per bag. To harken back to the old catchphrase Lay’s Potato Chips once used: Bet you can’t eat just one.
The process for making the chips takes about two days, and with the growing demand, the chip masters are now in the commercial kitchen making them in small batches once a week.
So, is Lori part of that chip-making crew? No, Hoffman said. “I just thought it was a cute name, one that hadn’t been taken.”
How do I infuse my Chips?
Not only is this recipe THE BOMB, it is super simple. You’re going to need a few simple ingredients. The main ingredients are a bag of Cool Ranch Chips, and cannabis coconut oil.
Firstly, cannabis coconut oil is how you’re going to get your dose of cannabis with these chips. Create your cannabis coconut oil following this step-by-step recipe. You’re going to decarb your weed and infuse it into coconut oil. This step takes a little bit of time as you will need to boil the infusion for 3 hours. Don’t let this deter you. Cannabis coconut oil is a weed staple and you’ll surely get plenty of use out of this weed infusion.
Why make cannabis infused Chips?
It is a no brainer. These cannabis chips are super delicious and easy to create. This is one of the tastiest weed edibles to hit the scene. They are easy to serve and make a great portion for a gathering or cannabis party. These chips require a few household ingredients and won’t stress a cook that is hosting a group of people.
If your cannabis coconut oil is ready, all you need to do is mix these Doritos with a few common spices. This way, the cannabis coconut oil won’t take away from the flavor of these amazing chips. We love Chips, and we definitely don’t want to ruin their taste.
Chips for many are the perfect stoner food. They are crunchy, salty, and it’s really easy to inhale an entire bag after getting high because they sit so nicely in the stomach, but have you ever wondered what it’d be like to combine the two? This potato chips recipe does exactly that, by turning some simple potatoes into THC edibles in a snap, and they taste so good that you’d never know there was weed inside, so try not to forget to enjoy these fantastic treats in moderation.
Cannabis-infused potato chips recipe
These easy potato chips are plain, which makes them perfect for enjoying alone or with a dip, and once you’ve mastered the recipe yourself, it’s easy to branch out an experiment by creating new and exciting flavors and twists on traditional favorites. Now, to make this potato chips recipe with an extra special kick, you will need some cannabis-infused oil on hand, so if you don’t have any, then you might want to check out our guide on how to make some first.
Preparation time: 5 minutes
Cooking time: 15 minutes
- Popcorn seasoning (only necessary if you want flavor)
- 2 large peeled potatoes (any kind)
- ½ cup cannabis-infused oil (olive or coconut)
- 2 tablespoons salt
- Cookie sheet
- Parchment paper
- Sharpened knife
- Paper towels
- Sauce brush
- Mixing bowl
- Preheat the oven to 400°F.
- Use parchment paper to line a cookie sheet or similar sized baking pan.
- Wash the potatoes and then pat them dry with paper towels.
- Slice the potatoes into thin pieces as evenly as possible. It can be difficult to get the same thickness of store-bought chips, but that’s not necessary for the great taste to shine through.
- Spread the pieces out so that they have enough breathing room that they aren’t touching each other, and then drizzle the entire sheet full, with the cannabis-infused cooking oil of your choice.
- Use a brush to spread the cannabis oil evenly over each slice, and then once the oven is ready, you can pop them in and bake them for 15 minutes, or until they’ve reached a golden-brown color.
- Dump the cooked potato chips into a large mixing bowl, then add salt and flavor them to your liking. For a super salty finish, use the full 2 tablespoons or for a milder option, half the amount. The end result can be whatever you want it to be, so don’t be afraid to try one as you go along until you discover the ideal amount to your liking.
Your freshly baked weed chips are now seasoned and ready to be enjoyed.