Treetown chef serves up tasty treats & tips


Treetown Gummies cocktail flavored gummiesThe Detroit Metro Times has an excellent profile of TreeTown’s chef Ella De Carvalho with tips & her creations including cocktail flavored marijuana gummies:

A new line of gummies from Michigan-based TreeTown tastes like real cocktails — flavors like mimosa, tequila grapefruit, strawberry daiquiri, and piña colada. Except, of course, they get you high instead of drunk.

The gummies were developed by TreeTown chef Ella De Carvalho, who says there was a learning curve in pivoting to making cannabis-infused treats.

…De Carvalho says the biggest lesson she learned is to ditch cannabis-infused butter.

“For home bakers, a lot of people really stick to cooking with cannabutter and stuff, which I find a really dangerous choice of medication,” she says. “It’s very hard to control and it causes a lot of crappy and just not really great experiences with cannabis, which makes people kind of turn away and not want to try it again.”

She adds, “Something that I would love to tell people is use distillate. You can buy it at dispensaries, and you have your desired potency. You’re able to do the math and you’re able to get really accurate and consistent edibles.”

…She says the cocktail gummies are created from scratch with locally sourced, quality ingredients.

“We really found a way to have a really great formula for our gummies — something that has really great flavor, that really stands out compared to other ones in the market, I think,” she says. “I told my boss, I was like, it’s either we do everything from scratch, or we don’t do it. That’s something that I wanted us to stand for. So I’m really proud of the gummy line we have created.”

Lots more in the Metro Times and for sure check out Treetown’s whole line of gummies, brownies, tinctures & other cannabis treats. More edible marijuana goodness on our Michigan Culinary Cannabis page.

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