A restaurant in Philadelphia is now serving CBD-infused smoothies in three different flavors.
Fuel restaurants in Philadelphia just recently added a new item in their menu. The restaurant now serves “Dream” smoothies, which include a series of drinks with CBD oil, per PennLive.
Cannabidiol (CBD) is a component found in cannabis plants, just like tetrahydrocannabinol or THC. But unlike THC, CBD does not provide a feeling of euphoria to consumers. This is one of the reasons why most regulations are more permissive towards CBD compared to THC.
The restaurant offers three flavors in its “Dream” smoothies line. One is the Green Dream, which consists of pineapple, spinach, ginger, kale, honey and 0.5 ml of CBD oil. The second one is the Berry Dream, which has mango, apple, strawberry, banana and 0.5 ml CBD oil in it. And lastly, the Orange Dream, which comprises orange juice, vanilla, yogurt, banana and 0.5 ml of CBD oil.
To provide customers with more options, the restaurant allows CBD oil add-on for other flavored smoothies for a charge of $2.95. Customers can also order the smoothies in three different sizes—16-, 20- and 24-ounce serving, retailed at $6.95, $7.95 and $8.95, respectively.
Fuel: Recharge Yourself President Rocco Cima said, “Fuel has been a trendsetter in the healthy food and drink industry for over 10 years.” He also said that his goal is for all Fuel locations and restaurants to be able to offer innovative menus and experiences.
“Now, with CBD infused smoothies, I am pleased to give customers an option to focus on their body along with their mental well being,” he added. Cima pointed out that they cannot and will not make any medical claims when it comes to CBD, but he encourages more people to research on CBD themselves and if it is the type of product they prefer.
Fuel was chosen by the CBD oil supplier to tap on this specific market because of the restaurant’s already established brand and long, creative history. In fact, Fuel is one of the top restaurants in Philadelphia, according to USA TODAY’s 10Best.
Rocco Cima has plans to expand the restaurant’s CBD-infused offerings come 2019, which would include edibles. Fuel is also the first restaurant in Pennsylvania to offer CBD-infused smoothies, but other CBD-related ventures have already started in the state. For instance, Little Baby’s Ice Cream released its CBD chocolate ice cream in early September, according to PhillyVoice.
Customers who want to try these CBD-infused smoothies could go to any of the three Fuel locations in Philadelphia—3200 Chestnut St. in University City, 1917 East Passyunk Ave. in East Passyunk, and 1225 Walnut St. in Midtown Village.
CBD from hemp is legal as long as it contains 0.3 percent THC level or less. Apart from smoothies and edibles, CBD products also come in vapes and creams. Some use CBD-infused creams as inflammatory treatment, while some veterinarians offer them as a pain reliever for pets.
The CBD industry is expected to become a $22 billion industry by 2022, per Rolling Stone.