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This 100-Year-Old Candy Factory Now Makes THC Edibles

Mary Ekundayo

by Mary Ekundayo

July 5, 2023 08:00 am ET Estimated Read Time: 5 Minutes
This 100-Year-Old Candy Factory Now Makes THC Edibles

We all have fond memories of unwrapping sugary treats, savoring their flavors, and getting that sheer feeling of joy. As an adult, this feeling becomes even more pronounced when unwrapping an edible—particularly one from Patsy’s Candies. Let’s take a look at the fascinating history of this 100-year-old candy factory and its transition to the hemp industry.

The Rich History of the Candy Factory

The history of Patsy’s Candy Factory started in the 1800s when visionary confectioner Patsy Mehaney set off to make the best-candied popcorn and saltwater taffy in Indiana. With a sprinkle of sugar and a dollop of passion, he set out to create a confectionery empire that, unknown to him, would stand the test of time. 

At the onset, he sold his products at local fairs and events in Terra Haute. There are even legendary tales of him striking a deal with a company called Cracker Jack after they approached him for his recipe. In 1903, he moved out of Indiana and settled in Manitou Springs, Colorado, where he started Patsy’s Original.

With his mastery of blending the finest ingredients and a dash of creativity, his company has grown into a candy-manufacturing giant with thousands of retail locations nationwide. From delectable caramels to melt-in-your-mouth chocolates, the brand’s signature treats are now synonymous with pure bliss, captivating hearts, and taste buds for generations to come.

The Transformation Process: From Sugar Rush to High Times

As the years rolled by, the Patsy Candy Factory embraced change. The brand recognized the shifting tides of consumer demand and embarked on a bold new venture: infusing their timeless candies with the therapeutic benefits of CBD and THC. In essence, the factory has yet to compromise in its mission to utilize the finest ingredients in delivering mouth-watering candy. However, the brand’s products now contain a healthy blend of cannabis extracts introduced by the new line of XITE Edibles.

Original Patsy Candies and XITE Edibles

Most times, when people think of THC edibles from the Patsy Candy Factory, the first thing that comes to mind is XITE Edibles. Yes, XITE Edibles is a subsidiary of Patsy’s Original Candies. However, some original Patsy edibles can be purchased on the brand’s online store. They are made from the same products as XITE Edibles and have the same terpene profile. The only difference is that while the original Patsy edibles are limited to nuggets, caramels, chocolate minis, and popcorn, the XITE line has a wider range of products, including toffee, hard candy, and gummies.

Terpene Profile

The extract in Patsy’s Originals and Xite Edibles are sourced from locally grown hemp plants in Colorado, ensuring a premium Full Spectrum Hemp Extract that forms the foundation of their CBD and THC-infused treats. The Full Spectrum Hemp Extract is a treasure trove of terpenes and cannabinoids that work together in perfect harmony, creating what is known as the “entourage effect.” In simple terms, the entourage effect occurs when cannabinoids and terpenes are present in a product, causing them to synergize and give a therapeutic feel that is more encompassing than that of average CBD products.

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So yes, XITE and Patsy Edibles are sure to give a unique kind of high. However, the high you’ll get might differ due to the variation in the THC presence in edibles from each line.

One major difference between edibles in the XITE line and those from Patsy’s Original is the presence of delta-9 THC, often referred to as simply THC. It has strong effects ranging from euphoria to relaxation, altered perception, and increased appetite. Thus, it is often advised that the tincture be consumed in reasonable quantities based on individual tolerance.

Considering this, Patsy’s Candy Factory infuses healthy bits of the delta-9 oil in XITE Edibles. For example, each Cookie and Cream Minis bar contains 30 milligrams of cannabis—15 milligrams of THC and 15 milligrams of CBD. This is opposed to Patsy’s Edibles Dark Chocolate Minis, which only contains 25mg of hemp extract. And each edible comes with a prescribed quantity to consume per hour.

Patsy Candy Factory’s Best Sellers

Chocolate bars are a true crowd-pleaser. It’s no wonder that THC-infused bars are the brand’s best sellers. They combine the smooth and creamy texture of premium chocolate with the euphoric effects of THC. And they are available in a range of flavors, including milk and dark chocolate. The Delta-9 Peanut Butter Nuggets are also a customer’s favorite, particularly because of their size and the smoothie & creamy peanut butter feel.

If you don’t have a sweet tooth, you can try out the D9 Gummies. They offer the same soothing experience as the chocolates. But instead of filling yourself up with sugar and cream, you enjoy a variety of fruity flavors instead.

Summing It Up

Patsy Candy Factory, the cherished 100-year-old confectionery, has embarked on a remarkable transformation journey. The shift from regular candy and sweets to THC-infused confectionery is indeed mindblowing – one that all cannabis consumers appreciate and intend to keep in business. Their THC edibles are infused with locally grown cannabis, carefully selected for its purity and therapeutic properties. Their unique cannabis extracts combined with the brand’s expert recipes have brought about a range of delightfully sensory products.

The good news is that these products are pretty affordable and easily accessible for those 21 and above. Place an order on Patsy’s website or the XITE Edibles site and enjoy the calmness and relief these products offer.

Post Your Comments

Gina Zalner says:

July 7, 2023 at 4:44 pm

Glad this article was featured! Researching different companies is overwhelming so it’s great to find a recommendation. This girl loves her chocolate so I’m definitely going to pick up a thing or two.


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