The Levo II oil infuser does so much more than just make weed butter

When I was initially pitched on the Levo II oil infuser, my first reaction was, “Oh ok, a weed butter maker that doesn’t sound like a swarm of angry meth-addled bees smashing cement trucks into a tornado,” (looking at you, Magic Butter Maker). But after trying it out over the past couple weeks, the Levo has proven to be much more useful than I had expected. It makes a decent batch of budder, sure, but is also versatile and convenient enough to earn a permanent spot on the kitchen counter. Standing over 14 inches tall on a 10-by-8-inch mirror-finish base, the Levo comes in a variety of colors and offers a modern, minimalist aesthetic that blends into a contemporary kitchen. The top lid flips up to reveal a modestly-sized infusion chamber while the front face includes an LED display. The machine’s functions are controlled by the six buttons located under that screen, though you can also use the associated app on your phone to change modes. The Levo has three primary settings, one for drying herbs (which extends the shelf life of the finished product beyond two weeks) and another to activate cannabis before cooking with it (which enhances the psychoactive ef...

For millions of Latin Americans, the Colombina factory in La Paila is the place where sweet

For millions of Latin Americans, the Colombina factory in La Paila is the place where sweet moments are made. For millions of Latin Americans, the Colombina factory in La Paila is the place where sweet moments are made. Like any good immigrant, I know on which bodega shelves to find the food portals to my childhood. I know where to turn, where to crouch, where to bow before the ready-made boxes to make Colombian buñuelos, pandebonos, pandeyucas and arepas. But the one food item I cannot find in San Francisco is the candy of my childhood. I grew, as we say in Colombia, a punta de Bon Bon Bum. The strawberry lollipop was such a central part of my diet, I wouldn’t be surprised if I was made of equal parts Valle del Cauca sugar and red dye No.40. Bon Bon Bums (pronounced like the French bonbon and the English “boom”) are lollipops with a gum center made in tropical flavors commonly found in the country (maracuyá, watermelon, lulo, pineapple, mango). They are the star product of Colombina, the nation’s beloved candy company. Bon Bon Bums are exported to 90 countries, including all of South America, the Caribbean and even Papua New Guinea and China. In much of Latin America, the phras...

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When I was initially pitched on the Levo II oil infuser, my first reaction was, “Oh ok, a weed butter maker that doesn’t sound like a swarm of angry meth-addled bees smashing cement trucks into a tornado,” (looking at you, Magic Butter Maker). But after trying it out over the past couple weeks, the Levo has proven to be much more useful than I had expected. It makes a decent batch of budder, sure, but is also versatile and convenient enough to earn a permanent spot on the kitchen counter. Standing over 14 inches tall on a 10-by-8-inch mirror-finish base, the Levo comes in a variety of colors and offers a modern, minimalist aesthetic that blends into a contemporary kitchen. The top lid flips up to reveal a modestly-sized infusion chamber while the front face includes an LED display. The machine’s functions are controlled by the six buttons located under that screen, though you can also use the associated app on your phone to change modes. The Levo has three primary settings, one for drying herbs (which extends the shelf life of the finished product beyond two weeks) and another to activate cannabis before cooking with it (which enhances the psychoactive e...