It also helps that the burger tastes bloody fantastic – and is a testament to the passion, knowledge and experience that Icon Burgers have curated over the last couple of years.
Setting up shop at Brickhouse Social in April, ICON BURGERS have brought a seriously fresh breath of air to the city’s burger offerings – with a menu that can only be described as… a bit bloody mad!
As they used to say in the Loreal adverts – here’s for the science bit… A study back in early 2020 at the University of Minnesota found that CBD absorption was vastly increased when it was taken with high fat foods – meaning there can be up to 14x more CBD absorbed into the body when compared with taking it alone!
Hiding behind the seemingly innocuous-looking burger is some serious science and a LOT of creativity. Starting things off with frying the burger, the butter is infused with 300mg of peppermint CBD oil, which the patty is then cooked in.
The last few years has seen an explosion in the use of CBD in foods and drinks – and it’s position as a ‘superfood’ is firmly unshakeable at the moment. Known for its unique nutritional properties, as well as medicinal, helping with relaxation and pain-relief, nausea- and anxiety-relief.
They’re doing some of the most interesting things with burgers in the city – and they’re well worth a visit. The 420 Burger is a winner too – make sure you order it ‘supercharged’!
There’s their Fried Cheeze Burga (£9.95) a beef burger which is then coated in buttermilk and deep fried, and their Cheetos Chicken Burga (£9.45) which comes fried in USA imported Spicy Cheetos and topped with Cheetos crisps and a homemade nachos sauce.
Krispy Kreme Burger (with Stuffed Doritos)
The standard dosage of CBD in each burger is 300mg, but if you like you can ‘SUPERCHARGE’ your 420 Burger – increasing that to over 3000mg of the stuff!
But regarding the CBD burger, a Food and Drug Administration spokesperson clarified to Inverse that “adding CBD to both foods and dietary supplements in interstate commerce are both illegal.”
The Farm Bill
Carl’s Jr., for its part, does not seem fazed by the fact that state and local health authorities cracked down on CBD in multiple regions of the United States earlier this year. Its special-edition Rocky Mountain High: CheeseBurger Delight, which will only be available in one Denver store on 4/20, will slather two beef patties, pickled jalapenos, and waffle fries with a special version of the restaurant’s Santa Fe sauce containing 5 mg of CBD, a relatively low dose. A spokesperson for the company told Inverse:
The 2019 Crackdown
The FDA confirmed that it had consulted with state regulators during the local crackdowns. “There is ongoing communication with state and local officials to answer questions about the requirements under the FD&C Act, to better understand the landscape at the state level, and to otherwise engage with our state/local regulatory partners,” an FDA spokesperson told Inverse in February.