Her background in chemical engineering “is super useful,” Gore said. “I know the distillation process.”
The chemistry was challenging to develop in sativa-based Bright Blooms, gelées based on a French confection, paté de fruit, Warner said. Boxes of gelées, priced at $24, contain four squares of strawberry-basil and four of passion fruit for summer flavors. Each 39-calorie square contains 5 milligrams of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the psychoactive chemical extracted from sativa, a strain of cannabis. The main ingredient is sugar.
“It’s an elevated gummy,” Gore said, “but without glycerin or gelatin. It’s more scrumptious, more satisfying. We rotate flavors quarterly. We use fresh, seasonal ingredients, what people are enjoying during that time.”
Earlier in the year the company had other gelée flavors based on apple and fennel. Fall 2017 will bring new flavors. “Our chef is developing it right now,” she said. The company has a total of six