Coda Signature, maker of cannabis-infused gourmet edibles, topicals and concentrates, will gift Oscar nominees in the major acting and directing categories as part of the luxurious “Everyone Wins” nominee gift bag.
Since 2002, marketing company Distinctive Assets has independently assembled custom swag bags featuring leading brands to celebrate nominated stars. This will be Coda Signature’s second year participating in the gift bag, after a successful inaugural debut and the brand’s tremendous growth in California.
“Building on the momentum of our recent California launch, we welcome the opportunity to work with Distinctive Assets once again and elevate the gift bags with a singular Coda Signature experience,” said Mark Grindeland, Coda Signature co-founder and CEO. “By participating in a Hollywood tradition, Coda Signature is bringing cannabis to the forefront of American culture.”
In their gift bags, nominees will receive a certificate for a one-of-a-kind Cannabis-Infused Chocolate Culinary Experience worth $10,000. The gift includes an exclusive tasting with a flight of Coda Signature’s award-winning infused chocolates in the nominee’s private home. The tasting will be guided by classically trained dessert chef Lauren Gockley, director of edibles at Coda Signature and one of Dessert Professional’s Top 10 Chocolatiers in North America.
The evening will culminate in an uninfused chocolate dessert of the nominee’s choice, inspired by Coda Signature’s distinctive flavors. Choices range from Cream & Crumble Remix featuring sour cream tuile, Meyer lemon cremeux, white chocolate crust and buddha’s hand pâte de fruit; to a Maple & Pecan Remix, starring maple crema, bacon & chocolate financier, butter pecan ice cream and pecan shell smoke.
“It’s an honor to bring the nominees a curated culinary experience that celebrates creative artistry at its finest,” Gockley said. “At Coda Signature we strive to be the best of the cannabis industry, and we’re excited to recognize the best of the film industry.”
Grindeland will present a session on “Strategies for Entering the Cannabis Edibles Industry” during Cannabis Products Exchange/CPX20, taking place April 21-22 in Denver. It’s a new cannabis industry event focused on product development and organized by Cannabis Products Magazine. For more information and to register, visit preparedfoods.com/CPX.