TORONTO, Nov. 20, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Nutritional High International Inc. (the “Company” or “Nutritional High“) (CSE:EAT) (OTCQB:SPLIF) (FRANKFURT:2NU) is pleased to announce that Palo Verde has manufactured and sold its first run of FLI marijuana-infused chocolates.  FLI chocolates are now on sale at Natures Herbs and Wellness dispensary locations throughout Colorado and will be on the shelves of additional dispensaries in short order.

Palo Verde, Nutritional High’s Colorado tenant, produced two flavors of chocolate bars developed by Nutritional High – Premium Milk Chocolate and Dark Chocolate Sea Salt.  Each bar is 3.5oz and contains ten servings each containing 10mg of THC, totaling 100mg of THC per bar.  Over the next ten days, Palo Verde will follow-up with production runs of Nutritional High’s FLI branded Milk Chocolate Caramel bars and FLI branded Dark Chocolate Blueberry bars.

Jim Frazier, CEO of Nutritional High commented: “Our successful research and development efforts have yielded a marijuana-infused chocolate bar which will serve as our flagship edible product in Colorado and elsewhere.  When I joined Nutritional High last year, it was with the intention of combining my 20 plus years in chocolate manufacturing with Nutritional High’s leading cannabis extraction capabilities and I am proud of our development team and the Palo Verde staff for developing edible products which will set a new standard for quality and dosing at cost effective pricing.”

Over the coming months, Palo Verde will introduce several additional Nutritional High developed FLI edible product lines including chocolate truffles, gummies, chocolate covered fruits, blueberries, cranberries and nuts, which will come in milk and dark chocolate varieties and several innovative edible product concepts not presently available in the Colorado market. Subsequently, Nutritional High expects to launch FLI edible products in California, Washington State, Oregon and elsewhere.

Palo Verde staff is currently in the process of calibrating a chocolate enrober to fit the product to desired specifications. An enrober is a machine used in the confectionery industry to coat a food item with chocolate, which Nutritional High has leased to Palo Verde. This technology has revolutionized the confectionary industry and gave rise to mass manufacturing of confectionary products that use cocoa as the base. The capacity of the enrober at Nutritional High’s Pueblo facility is estimated at 400 – 700 pounds of chocolate per hour, which provides a strong capacity to address the growing demand for gourmet edible products in the State of Colorado.