11 CBD-Infused Snacks Any Anxiety-Prone Foodie Would Devour in a Heartbeat

If you’re looking for a way to naturally cope with anxiety while also satisfying those midday hunger pangs, we have just the answer for you: CBD-infused snacks. Yes, CBD is totally legal, and no, you won’t need a marijuana card to purchase food products made with it.

Before we jump into all the craveable CBD goodies out there, allow us to do some much-needed explaining in case you’re uncertain about hopping on the ever-growing bandwagon. CBD is short for cannabidiol, which is an active component of cannabis. This is not to be confused with tetrahydrocannabinol (or THC for short), which is the only psychoactive cannabinoid compound, meaning it’s the stuff that makes you feel “high.” When CBD is derived from hemp (rather than a cannabis plant), it has negligible amounts of THC, making it completely legal.

So what’s the buzz with CBD? The compound has been making waves lately because it’s associated with a laundry list of health benefits, including muscle pain mitigation and anxiety and insomnia relief. Though much research is still needed to clarify its therapeutic effects, we’d wager to say it’s totally worth giving it a try when we’re teetering on the edge of an anxious midweek mental breakdown.

CBD is traditionally ingested in oil form, but as it steadily gains in popularity, we’ve been noticing a plethora of unique CBD-infused snacks popping up, offering anxiety-prone foodies a means of relief. Below are 11 of our favorite picks that you can shop online without even leaving your couch.

These Hilariously Honest Wine Labels Are About to Become Your Favorite Thing

There’s a reason behind every wine purchase you make, whether that’s “because it’s Monday and I deserve it” or “it’s my best friend’s birthday and I’m broke, so cheap wine it is.” What if you were able to communicate the intention without saying a word and letting the wine bottle do all the talking? Enter Delicate Estates, a company that makes laugh-out-loud hilarious and honest wine labels that have a cheeky comment on the front and a lengthier message on the back. With the motto “cards are better when they’re attached to alcohol,” Delicate Estates makes labels for those times in your life when you really need a drink, like when you’re going through a breakup, planning a wedding, or, you know, dealing with a particularly rough Tuesday.

The Los Angeles-based company was founded by friends Courtney and Liza, who, when describing the type of person who would make such a thing, wrote, “Um . . . people who like drinking wine and talking about feelings. No really, those are our two favorite things, so we figured we’d squish them into a single product and sell that sh*t on the internet.” We’re so on board with that, and after reading each creative wine label, you will be too. Keep reading to pick out your favorites if you need a good laugh and a glass of wine.

A Couple Re-Created Gordon Ramsay’s “Idiot Sandwich” Moment For Halloween, and LOL

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When Gordon Ramsay went on The Late Late Show way back in 2015, he probably had no clue his skit would inspire a wealth of hilarious memes – and Halloween costumes. To refresh your memory, the Hell’s Kitchen star went on James Corden’s late-night show to jokingly battle against TV host Julie Chen in a fake episode of Hell’s Cafeteria. At one point, Ramsay held Chen’s face between two slices of bread, and the following LOL-worthy interaction ensued:

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As soon as the hilarious moment aired, it quickly became a meme, and the phrase “idiot sandwich” became a household expression among Ramsay fans everywhere. And it looks like two fans in particular, Sabrina and Kelvin, weren’t ready to let the moment disappear just yet. The couple resurrected the “idiot sandwich” meme for Halloween this year, with Kelvin dressing as Ramsay and Sabrina dressing as Chen for their spooky festivities. Behold the sheer brilliance of their epic couples costume.

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To flawlessly emulate the moment, Kelvin wore a blond wig and chef getup while Sabrina sported a DIY chef hat with a blue elastic band (just like Chen’s!), and Kelvin held her head between two pieces of fake bread for the photo opp. They even snapped their pictures in a kitchen setting to really take it to the next level – now that’s what I call dedication!

As soon as Sabrina’s sister, Kathelina, shared their pictures on Twitter, they went wildly viral, garnering more than 90,000 retweets and more than 280,000 favorites – wow!

The internet seriously can’t get enough of just how truly one-of-a-kind their costumes are, and many Twitter users couldn’t resist replying to Kathelina’s tweet to applaud their pure creativity. Someone get these two a trophy or something – seriously.

Sorry, Starbucks – Here’s How to Make the Zombie Frappuccino Taste Way Better

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After much excitement and anticipation, Starbucks released its limited-edition Zombie Frappuccino just before Halloween. The eye-catching cream-based drink consists of green apple and caramel flavors, and is then topped with pink whipped cream and a mocha drizzle. Though it looks incredible, the tart and super sweet taste got mixed reviews, and left some people feeling pretty grossed out.

So, what’s the appeal? Instagram. Seriously, the brightly colored drink makes for an awesome and festive shot. To get in on the social media trend while also treating her taste buds, a blogger by the name of Kim’s Disney Life came up with a genius hack to make the Zombie Frappuccino taste better.

As a foodie and frequent Disneyland visitor, Kim said she replaced the green caramel apple flavor entirely with Starbucks’s Green Tea Frappuccino. To get the same Zombie Frappuccino look, however, she simply asked for the pink whipped cream. Kim wrote on Instagram, “Just as Instagram worthy, but tasty.” Try this out for yourself while you can!

This Is the Best Way to Cook Chicken Breasts, According to a MasterChef Champ

As a frugal 20-something living on my own in the Big Apple, I’m practically the poster child for “ballin’ on a budget” – especially when it comes to grocery shopping. While picking out my weekly staples, I usually just grab whichever meats are most affordable for the sake of giving my wallet a break, without really thinking twice about the quality (or lack thereof). But after a year of penny-pinching, I may officially be changing my ways to splurge a bit more on my most common expense: chicken.

So what’s the source of said sudden change of heart (and budget allocation)? While recently browsing the internet, I came across the fact that chef Gary Maclean, a winner of MasterChef‘s UK series, did a Reddit AMA, and I couldn’t resist diving in to hear his juicy tidbits about the show and all things food-related. During the “Ask Me Anything” conversation, one user asked the Scottish chef for advice on cooking “restaurant quality, moist” chicken breasts at home, and his answer was pretty eye opening.

First, he advised to “buy the best chicken possible” and avoid “cheap chicken,” which is “full of water and will be poor even if cooked properly.” Well, it looks like I’ve been scraping by with mediocre-at-best dinners since moving to New York . . . that’s certainly enough to convince me to cut back on other food expenses so I can spend a tad more on higher-quality chicken for my meals.

But Maclean didn’t stop there, as he went on to reveal a few additional tips for buying and cooking the best chicken ever. “Always buy chicken breasts with the skin on; this will help keep the moisture in,” he wrote. “Pan fry in a very hot pan skin side down until golden, turn over on the non skin side for a few minutes. Finish in a hot oven 200 degrees Celsius (392 degrees Fahrenheit) and cook until it reaches 73-75 degrees Celsius (163-167 degrees Fahrenheit) allow to rest before cutting.” Who knew the key to perfecting your chicken breasts was cooking them on both the stovetop and in the oven? Pure genius!

As for marinating, Maclean said doing so 24 hours in advance, rather than just one hour, makes a “huge difference.” But if you’re planning to start prepping your chicken that far ahead of cooking time, he suggested avoiding citrus and salt, instead opting for “spices, hard herbs, and a little good oil.”

This Is the Best Way to Cook Chicken Breasts, According to a MasterChef Champ

As a frugal 20-something living on my own in the Big Apple, I’m practically the poster child for “ballin’ on a budget” – especially when it comes to grocery shopping. While picking out my weekly staples, I usually just grab whichever meats are most affordable for the sake of giving my wallet a break, without really thinking twice about the quality (or lack thereof). But after a year of penny-pinching, I may officially be changing my ways to splurge a bit more on my most common expense: chicken.

So what’s the source of said sudden change of heart (and budget allocation)? While recently browsing the internet, I came across the fact that chef Gary Maclean, a winner of MasterChef‘s UK series, did a Reddit AMA, and I couldn’t resist diving in to hear his juicy tidbits about the show and all things food-related. During the “Ask Me Anything” conversation, one user asked the Scottish chef for advice on cooking “restaurant quality, moist” chicken breasts at home, and his answer was pretty eye opening.

First, he advised to “buy the best chicken possible” and avoid “cheap chicken,” which is “full of water and will be poor even if cooked properly.” Well, it looks like I’ve been scraping by with mediocre-at-best dinners since moving to New York . . . that’s certainly enough to convince me to cut back on other food expenses so I can spend a tad more on higher-quality chicken for my meals.

But Maclean didn’t stop there, as he went on to reveal a few additional tips for buying and cooking the best chicken ever. “Always buy chicken breasts with the skin on; this will help keep the moisture in,” he wrote. “Pan fry in a very hot pan skin side down until golden, turn over on the non skin side for a few minutes. Finish in a hot oven 200 degrees Celsius (392 degrees Fahrenheit) and cook until it reaches 73-75 degrees Celsius (163-167 degrees Fahrenheit) allow to rest before cutting.” Who knew the key to perfecting your chicken breasts was cooking them on both the stovetop and in the oven? Pure genius!

As for marinating, Maclean said doing so 24 hours in advance, rather than just one hour, makes a “huge difference.” But if you’re planning to start prepping your chicken that far ahead of cooking time, he suggested avoiding citrus and salt, instead opting for “spices, hard herbs, and a little good oil.”

There’s a Reason This Wine Advent Calendar Totally Sold Out Last Year

I’m already a huge fan of Vinebox, a wine-by-the-glass subscription service that serves up vino in cool single-serve vials. So when I found out that the company is bringing back its “Twelve Nights of Wine” calendar again in 2017, I immediately hopped online to preorder my own. The glass-a-night advent calendar was so popular last year that it completely sold out within four weeks, and it’s easy to see why.

Advent calendars are easily the best part of the holiday season. Free sh*t simply for waking up in the morning? Count me in, man. As a kid, I lived for the chocolate-filled advent calendars, giving me an excuse to have at least a tiny bit of dessert every day even when my parents were trying to teach me restraint. (An effort that clearly didn’t work, considering that I write about cheesecake for a living now.) But now that I’m an adult, there’s only one type of calendar that’ll do as I count down to Christmas: the kind that’s filled with booze.

Anyway, this is a great option for wine-lovers who can’t get their hands on Aldi’s popular, UK-exclusive advent calendar. The selection of 12 specially curated wines runs for $129 and comes in a special holiday box. Because of its popularity in 2016, Vinebox is offering the calendar on preorder starting Oct. 1 – which means you can set yourself up for a Winter of wine very soon.

There’s a Reason This Wine Advent Calendar Totally Sold Out Last Year

I’m already a huge fan of Vinebox, a wine-by-the-glass subscription service that serves up vino in cool single-serve vials. So when I found out that the company is bringing back its “Twelve Nights of Wine” calendar again in 2017, I immediately hopped online to preorder my own. The glass-a-night advent calendar was so popular last year that it completely sold out within four weeks, and it’s easy to see why.

Advent calendars are easily the best part of the holiday season. Free sh*t simply for waking up in the morning? Count me in, man. As a kid, I lived for the chocolate-filled advent calendars, giving me an excuse to have at least a tiny bit of dessert every day even when my parents were trying to teach me restraint. (An effort that clearly didn’t work, considering that I write about cheesecake for a living now.) But now that I’m an adult, there’s only one type of calendar that’ll do as I count down to Christmas: the kind that’s filled with booze.

Anyway, this is a great option for wine-lovers who can’t get their hands on Aldi’s popular, UK-exclusive advent calendar. The selection of 12 specially curated wines runs for $129 and comes in a special holiday box. Because of its popularity in 2016, Vinebox is offering the calendar on preorder starting Oct. 1 – which means you can set yourself up for a Winter of wine very soon.

This Company Is Giving the People What They Want: Lucky Charms Marshmallows Only

For as long as Lucky Charms cereal has existed (since 1964, to be exact), people have coveted the multicolored marshmallows that complement the shaped little oat pieces. While General Mills has created a marshmallows-only box in the past, it’s typically only been done as a specialty item – once as a sweepstakes prize, and once for Kylie Jenner.

Recently, one candy and sweets manufacturer, Medley Hills Farm, decided to give the people what they want: a bag of those sugary little marshmallows. The brand is currently selling a 1.5-pound bag of the marshmallows on Amazon for $14. A one-pound bag is currently listed for $12.

According to the reviews, they are, in fact, magically freaking delicious. One reviewer wrote, “You will feel every bit of your hopeful ten year old life again, where bills and jobs were a distant murky future. Enjoy every precious moment of your recaptured youth.”

While we’re certain that a marshmallows-only bag would elicit a delicious and nostalgia-ridden experience, it’s also slightly hard to justify the nearly-$15 price tag when you can also just pick the marshmallows out of a regular box of Lucky Charms.

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This Company Is Giving the People What They Want: Lucky Charms Marshmallows Only

For as long as Lucky Charms cereal has existed (since 1964, to be exact), people have coveted the multicolored marshmallows that complement the shaped little oat pieces. While General Mills has created a marshmallows-only box in the past, it’s typically only been done as a specialty item – once as a sweepstakes prize, and once for Kylie Jenner.

Recently, one candy and sweets manufacturer, Medley Hills Farm, decided to give the people what they want: a bag of those sugary little marshmallows. The brand is currently selling a 1.5-pound bag of the marshmallows on Amazon for $14. A one-pound bag is currently listed for $12.

According to the reviews, they are, in fact, magically freaking delicious. One reviewer wrote, “You will feel every bit of your hopeful ten year old life again, where bills and jobs were a distant murky future. Enjoy every precious moment of your recaptured youth.”

While we’re certain that a marshmallows-only bag would elicit a delicious and nostalgia-ridden experience, it’s also slightly hard to justify the nearly-$15 price tag when you can also just pick the marshmallows out of a regular box of Lucky Charms.

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