1906 New Highs Facility Tour

1906 Facility Tour

Have you ever wondered what goes into making an edible? Do you happen to love chocolate? 1906 New Highs regularly opens their facility for tours and we decided to explore. If you don’t know, 1906 is a chocolate edible company that produces such products as Midnight, Chill and as seen on CNN High Love.

1906 high love chocolate

 

1906 kindly opened their doors for us to take a peak at all that goes into making THC infused chocolates. They’re located on the eastern side of Denver in Henderson, Co. You get a real sense of community when you walk into the 1906 facility.  The best part of 1906 is that everything happens under one roof. Peter Barsoom, the founder and CEO of 1906, has an office next to his admin. His admin resides next to the space where all the magic begins.

When you step into the lobby of 1906, you’re immediately greeted with an open interior decorated with the best of 1906. After signing the guest book, Peter and Maria (my tour guide) extended one of the warmest welcomes. While waiting for the tour begin, the office crew laughed with me over our favorite edible stories, and the chemist and I marveled at Yo-Yo Ma playing whimsically in the background. The care placed into the products is extended to the team working behind the scenes. Love. Love is the glue that holds 1906 together.

1906 chocolate facility tour

 

Walk with me as we tour the 1906 facility.

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1906 chocolate facility tour

Unlike other edible companies in Denver, 1906 uses single strain cannabis for all infusions. Using single strain cannabis allows uniformity and control in your experience. Want to know which strain is used? Check the label.

1906 facility tour chocolate

This box used the Blue Dream strain (sativa). On the side every tin or box, 1906 includes information on which strained was used during the production of the chocolate you’re about to enjoy. Extracting the strain looks nothing as I imagined. I’m not exactly sure how I imagined cannabis extract – thinking it’d be green doesn’t make logical sense either.

1906 Facility tour chocolate

 

In this photo, you see the single strain extraction. Each container holds all the distillates that go into the 1906 edibles. The small room next to the lobby is the area where science meets culinary. The lovely 1906 chemist plays around with THC, CBD, terpenes and plant materials. Plant materials? Yes – more than cocoa, sugar, milk, and cannabis go into the formulation of 1906 chocolate. The GO experience includes plant materials such as galango for a fast energy boost, L-theanine for calming and soothing, caffeine, and theobromine for lowering blood pressure and increased circulation.

1906 chocolate facility tour

Pictured above is a container of cocoa and plant materials mixed together waiting for its distillate. Pictured below is an used container with only a bit of cocoa left. Personally, diving into the bucket and taking a huge sniff sets the tone for the entire tour.

1906 chocolate facility tour

 

Leaving the small room full of chemistry, I stepped into the room where all the magic happens. The warehouse opened up to a space clearly defined by station depending upon what’s being created, packaged, and stored.  1906 believes in creating a chocolate that doesn’t leave a footprint on our planet. Inside the warehouse, they use the same machines in order to create all the experience chocolate. Great measures are taken to ensure that all equipment is cleaned after each batch.

1906 chocolate facility tour

The chambers that hold the actual cocoa are big enough to hold an adult.

1906 chocolate facility tour

When the containers are filled, the image is memorizing. The explosion of cocoa hitting your senses almost overwhelms. You’re taken back to your childhood with all those wonderful, delicious moments of enjoying milk and dark chocolate.

1906 Facility Tour chocolate

The next part of the tour took me into the section creating some Bliss – pun intended. 1906 Bliss mixes milk chocolate and peanut butter. The herbs used in the Bliss help alleviate the mood naturally being a great option for uplift your day whenever you need it. The cups are made into trays before packaged and stacked high.

1906 chocolate facility tour

All the orange trays in the photo are filled with Bliss cups.

1906 chocolate facility tour

There are THOUSANDS of Bliss cups ready to be packaged! In order to simplify the process, 1906 uses trays with the THC molded into the cup. Metal trays help create the orange trays pictured above.

1906 chocolate facility tour

 

The final section of the tour lead me to the area that created the beans we all know and love. The coffee beans tumble inside a machine. As the beans turn, cocoa is poured, evenly coating the beans as they cycle.

1906 chocolate facility tour

1906 chocolate facility tour

Fun fact: I found a hairdryer casually resting on a table. Without fail, I had to inquire.

1906 chocolate facility tour

The fats and herbs added to the chocolate help create the shine we see when we open GO beans. In order to create shine and add the THC sign to each individual bean mind you, they have this hairdryer to keep the chocolate “melted.”

Insider Look:

Did you know that 1906 is rolling out a new product? Do you prefer the experience over the flavor? Does cannabis taste bad to you? This summer 1906 will roll out little micro dose tablets that can be swallowed like any supplement on the market. 1906 chocolate facility tour

Color combinations have to still be finalized however the photo above will be a close match. Each tablet reflects an experience and single origin strain distillate. Enjoy the plant without having to bypass the cannabis flavor.

 

Find all your favorite 1906 products at the Smokin Gun Apothecary. Save on your favorite edible with the NEW 2019 Smokin Gun Coupon Book available for a limited time.

 

 

Speakeasy Party/Coupon Book – The Smokin Gun Update

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Smokin Gun Speakeasy Party

Help Denver’s favorite late-night recreational dispensary, Smokin Gun, celebrate its third anniversary with a speakeasy-themed bash next door at T-Bar in Shotgun Willie’s! Guests will enjoy beats from a live DJ, a photo booth, light bites, one drink ticket, and a CBD-infused glass of bubbles to toast to Smokin Gun all while go-go dancers in Prohibition-era costumes twirl. Tour the dispensary and learn about how it pays homage to the prohibition era and war on drugs from Glendale’s Mayor, Mike Dunafon. The first 50 people in the door at T-Bar will receive a goody bag filled with awesome products and swag valued at up to $75. Prizes will be awarded to lucky guests throughout the night. As a special ‘thank you’ to all its customers, the dispensary will also be honoring the deals below:

  • 6pm-7pm Flower Collective Bubble Joints 50% OFF
  • 7pm-8pm Pax etching with Pax Pod purchase
  • 8pm-9pm Ceria (THC Beer) and Keef Cola Buy One Get One for .10 cents

This event is free, but space is limited so RSVP now to reserve your spot on Eventbrite.

 

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Smokin Gun 2019 Coupon Book

The Smokin Gun 2019 Coupon Book offers an assortment of deals and promotions designed around the on-the-go individual. No monthly commitment or credit card required, choose how you want to use the book. Take a look at some savings –>

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For only $19.99, enjoy over $200 of savings! Talk to your budtender for more details.

 

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Smokin Gun T Shirt Contest

Help the Smokin Gun design their new T Shirt. Show off your Smokin Gun or cannabis spirit with your original design for a chance to win a goody bag worth up to $250! Be sure to submit your work by June 1st to Frannie at smokingunfrances@gmail.com

 

 

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