More like cannabis “INedibles”
When’s the last time you tried an edible that made you say, Wow!—and really stop to savor the flavor?
Most edibles makers focus only on the THC, CBD, or other active ingredients—just adding weed extracts to pre-existing recipes.
The result is a market overrun with grassy marijuana edibles best enjoyed by plugging your nose as you chew quickly and swallow. And there’s still that bitter aftertaste…
But what if we told you it doesn’t have to be that way?
Food science saves the day
Elevated Edibles is more than just a well-equipped R&D lab where we tinker with the science of taste. It’s a state of mind. It’s the pursuit of cannabis edible perfection.
We’re here to help you solve any problem with a food-science answer.
What we do
We have at our fingertips a vast array of knowledge and tools based on meticulous lab research by Dr. Alan and peers. That means we can draw upon more ways to approach and solve your problem.
Elevated Edibles is for edibles manufacturers and cannabusinesses at any stage of product development.
Whether starting from scratch or troubleshooting an existing process—the power of food science can transmute your wildest edible dreams into real products that enchant customers and keep them coming back.
Edibles Formulation and Development
We take a concept and run it through the paces, researching the market and similar existing products (maybe sampling while we brainstorm).
Accounting for constraints like ingredients, calories, dosage, labeling, and other important factors, we make prototypes—which we test using sensory evaluation and market screening.
Then we optimize the recipe and lay out a manufacturing strategy.
Scaling to Meet Demand
Scaling gummies and other marijuana edibles is not as straightforward as multiplying the recipe.
Many gelling agents don’t scale linearly. And neither does any water-based mixture. And then how do you make sure it’s consistent from batch to batch?
Well let’s take a look and find out!
The molecular structure of THC and other cannabinoids activates our bitter receptors. You can’t help that.
But at Elevated Edibles we’re equipped with a number of different ways of bypassing those receptors by masking, encapsulating, and/or balancing bitter flavors.
Which means no more heavy lingering aftertaste. No more overloading with sweeteners to compensate.
In short: natural, delicious, effective edibles.
From shelf-life considerations to sensory evaluation, we can help you discover what exactly is causing your problems and outline a solution.
It could be as simple as marketing in the freezer aisle instead of the fridge. Or adjusting your water content.
Or it could involve something more complex like organoleptic assessment or microencapsulation.
Expert Sensory Analysis (Descriptive Panel)
What makes an edibles customer return for more, versus seek products elsewhere? Well sometimes even they don’t know why.
But a panel of flavor experts can offer precision and answers that a consumer focus group can’t.
“When Alan puts his mind to something, he will accomplish it. He’s methodical and thorough in his approach to solving problems; every nuance that may affect the outcome will be considered, yielding a near-perfect solution. ”
Ingolf GruenScientist & Professor
Food Chemist, Mizzou
“I came to Dr. Alan to find out how he gets such spectacular flavor into his bars. Over my 7-hour session, he walked me through each step, including which measurements to take during roasting and tempering to keep flavor and quality consistent. Applying what he showed me will allow my team to repeat our successes and learn from our failures.”
“I’m sure that any success as craft chocolate makers we might have…will be in large part the direct result of two days very well spent [consulting with Elevated].”
David SenkFounder & Chocolate Maker
How it works
Your project is unique. So is your problem. We tailor our consulting process to fit your specific needs. We’ll talk about factors like your regulations and budget, market position and goals, what you’ve tried before, and anything else that might play into what’s keeping you from maximum quality and success.
- Discovery and desired outcome
- Strategy and setup
- Conceptualization, experimentation, screening, etc
- Evaluation and optimization
- Next steps