The BetterU Bar: Is This Magic Mushroom Chocolate Bar Legit? - Tripsitter (2024)

The BetterU Bar is a magic mushroom chocolate bar that contains 4000 mg of psilocybin mushrooms — or so the brand claims. However, we’re not so sure whether these chocolates are legit.

I’ll assess the BetterU Bar in-depth by looking at the red and green flags of the brand, the claimed potency, how they taste, and which vendors sell them. I’ve also listed and reviewed four “better” alternatives to the BetterU Bar…

Quick jump:

  • The legitimacy of the BetterU Bar
  • The potency of the BetterU Bar
  • The taste of the BetterU Bar
  • Where to buy BetterU Bar
  • A few alternative magic mushroom chocolate bars
  • Frequently asked questions

BetterU Bar Specs:

Tripsitter Ranking3/10An illegitimate brand with a seemingly poor-quality product.
Trust Score2/10Unlikely to contain psilocybin from magic mushrooms.
Potency Per Bar (mg)4000 mgMay contain a psychedelic research chemical rather than natural psilocybin.
Taste6/10Available in a variety of flavors.
Sold ByN/AVendors that sell these bars also sell other known scam chocolates.

Is the BetterU Bar Legit?

We’re not convinced that the BetterU Bar is legitimate. Sure, this chocolate bar may induce psychoactive effects, but it’s unlikely to contain psilocybin from natural sources. Even if it does utilize genuine magic mushrooms, the quality and consistency of these bars are awful.

Although we’ve found a few good traits of the BetterU Bar, we’ve also uncovered several red flags while researching this “shroom” brand.

Let’s take a look at the good and the bad of the BetterU Bar:

Red Flags:

The first red flag is the vendors selling these chocolate bars. Pop-up vendors appear with these bars alongside other sketchy products such as the PolkaDot chocolates, fake Neau Tropics gummies, and Wonka shroom bars.

The second red flag is the “BetterU Bar” packaging on Alibaba. Anyone can purchase packaging with this branding, meaning anyone can manufacture and sell “BetterU Bars.” This makes the brand extremely risky because you have no guarantee of who made the chocolate or what exactly is in it.

The third red flag is the lack of information on ingredients. As it stands, I haven’t found a single vendor that states which type of “magic mushroom” is used in the chocolates, nor have I found an extensive ingredient list. There’s no third-party lab data to back up potency claims either.

Finally, the fourth red flag is this brand doesn’t have a website or any official social media accounts that can be used to assess its legitimacy. It’s common for shroom brands to operate under the radar, but most legitimate manufacturers have some kind of online presence.

Green Flags:

Although BetterU Bars raised several red flags during our research into the brand, it’s not all bad.

Although we believe these chocolate bars don’t contain psilocybin from magic mushrooms, a few first-hand reviews praise the BetterU Bar’s ability to induce psychedelic effects.

One seemingly legitimate Colorado-based vendor — Promoco DC — sells BetterU Bars along with a range of genuine dried shrooms and cannabis flowers. This vendor also sells PolkaDot and other “red flag brands,” which is strange given their reasonably good reputation. Promoco DC may be packaging genuine shroom chocolates on BetterU Bar packaging, but it’s impossible to know whether they’re any different from the edibles offered elsewhere.

The Potency of the BetterU Bar

The BetterU Bars are labeled to have 4000 mg — or 4 grams — of magic mushrooms per bar. Each one is divided into 15 segments, with around 260 mg per piece.

As mentioned, we’re not convinced that these chocolate bars contain psilocybin mushrooms. Instead, we believe they contain a research chemical such as 4-AcO-DMT. Although compounds like this can induce a psychedelic experience similar to psilocybin, the effects can be unpredictable. It’s impossible to know exactly how potent each square of the BetterU Bar is.

We recommend avoiding this chocolate bar and opting for something more trustworthy from a brand that’s meticulous about dosage. If you do decide to consume a BetterU Bar regardless, do so with caution. Start with a low dose and work up gradually, being attentive to the effects.

What Do the BetterU Bars Taste Like?

The BetterU Bars come in seven different flavor options. Cookies & cream, crispy crunch, milk chocolate, “nutter butter,” salted caramel pretzel, S’mores, and strawberry creme are offered.

The bars taste sweet — as you’d expect from an average store-bought chocolate bar. There are no earthy or musky hints, but a few customers have reported a slightly chemical aftertaste.

Where to Buy the BetterU Bar

The only legitimate dispensary selling shroom chocolate branded as the “BetterU Bar” is Promoco DC. This company may have purchased empty packaging and filled it with their own shroom chocolate, but it’s impossible to know for sure.

Despite Promoco DC’s positive reputation, the BetterU Bar is still a high-risk product. It’s best to avoid this brand, regardless of where it’s purchased from.

Alternatives to the BetterU Bar

Although the BetterU Bar isn’t particularly appealing, there are a handful of legitimate brands out there that are manufacturing high-quality shroom chocolates.

Below, we’ve listed four genuine shroom chocolate bars that contain psilocybin from Psilocybe cubensis mushrooms:

1. STEM Mushroom Chocolate Bar

The STEM mushroom chocolate bar comes in two potency options — 3000 mg (3-gram) and 6000 mg (6-gram). The 3000 mg chocolate bars are portioned into 15 squares, each with a 200 mg macrodose. The 6000 mg bars are divided into six squares containing a 1000 mg psychedelic dose.

These chocolate bars utilize a combination of two Psilocybe cubensis strainsBlue Meanie and Penis Envy. They come in a choice of six flavors, including milk chocolate, dark chocolate, matcha, lavender essence, cookies & cream, and peppermint.

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We’ve given the STEM mushroom chocolate bars a 10/10 Tripsitter Ranking and a 10/10 Trust Score for the bar’s quality, potency, and flavor range, as well as the company’s transparency and undeniable psilocybin source.

You can purchase STEM chocolate bars from the Canadian magic mushroom vendor Blue Goba.

2. Blu Bijou Psilocybin Chocolate Bar

Blue Goba is a reputable Canadian magic mushroom vendor that sells a range of high-quality dehydrated and freeze-dried shrooms as well as a small range of high-quality edibles. They have partnered with Blu Bijou to produce a range of psilocybin chocolates and gummies made using the vendor’s lyophilized Psilocybe cubensis “Goldmember” shrooms.

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The Blu Bijou psilocybin chocolate bars come in a choice of two flavors — Belgian milk chocolate and coconut chocolate. Each bar contains 3000 mg (3 grams) of P. cubensis. They’re divided into 24 individual squares dosed at 125 mg per piece.

We’ve given the Blu Bijou chocolate bars a 10/10 Tripsitter Ranking and a 10/10 Trust Score for their high-quality magic mushroom source, quality, and potency. You can purchase them from Blue Goba (Canada only).

3. Neau Tropics Magic Mushroom Chocolate Bar

The Neau Tropics mushroom chocolate bars are some of the best on the market. However, they can be a little difficult to get a hold of. Genuine Neau Tropics products are only available through their official Instagram accounts: @neautropics & @neautropics.official.

This brand doesn’t have a website, and several fakes are circulating the market, so avoid buying them elsewhere.

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The Neau Tropics bars are available in three different potency options — 6-gram, 4-gram, and “mini” 2-gram bars. They come in a variety of flavors (depending on availability). You’ll find cookies & cream, matcha, strawberry shortcake, Belgian milk chocolate, and more in the range.

We’ve awarded the Neau Tropics psilocybin chocolate a 9/10 Tripsitter Ranking and a 9/10 Trust Score. Although this brand is 100% legitimate and uses genuine P. cubensis shrooms in its chocolates, sourcing the products can be a hassle.

4. Bright Future Magic Chocolate Bar

Bright Future is a Canada-based microdose company with an excellent reputation. The “Magic Chocolate Bar” is dosed with 3000 mg of dehydrated Psilocybe cubensis mushrooms, divided into 10 squares dosed at 300 mg each.

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They come in a choice of two flavors — milk chocolate and dark chocolate with sea salt. Bright Future uses high-quality ingredients and the finest magic mushrooms in their entire range. The Magic chocolate bars can be purchased alongside a range of other edibles, capsules, and teas from Bright Future or the Canadian shroom vendor Zoomies.

We’ve given the Bright Future Magic chocolate bar a 9/10 Tripsitter Ranking and a 10/10 Trust Score.

Frequently Asked Questions: Shroom Edibles

Want to learn more about magic mushrooms and psilocybin chocolate?

Check out the answers to some of the questions we regularly receive below:

1. Are Magic Mushroom Chocolates Good for Microdosing?

Yes. Magic mushroom chocolates can be an excellent way to microdose psilocybin.

Most shroom chocolate bars contain a microdose (less than 0.10 to 0.25 grams) per square. This makes microdosing easy, accurate, discrete, and flavorsome. Other bars may have a slightly larger dose per square — a macrodose or a threshold psychedelic dose. In this case, each square can be split into two microdose portions with accuracy using a knife.

Shroom chocolates aren’t the only option for microdosing. Magic mushroom gummies and microdose capsules are also effective consumption formats for those who want to benefit from the sub-perceptual effects of psilocybin.

2. Can You Make Magic Mushroom Chocolate At Home?

Yes. It’s possible to make magic mushroom chocolate at home. If you have a reliable source for quality dehydrated shrooms, it’s often better because you can be certain of the contents and dosage, making it safer than purchasing psilocybin chocolate online.

Making magic mushroom chocolate is relatively simple. The easiest way is to take a bar of your favorite chocolate, melt it down using a water bath, and combine it with your chosen amount of dehydrated magic mushrooms.

Grind the mushrooms to a fine powder and soak them in lemon juice for 20 to 30 minutes (lemon tek). This helps break down the cell walls and converts the psilocybin into its active metabolite, psilocin. Then, combine this mixture thoroughly with the melted chocolate. Once combined, the mixture is set in a chocolate mold.

3. How Many Magic Mushroom Strains Exist?

There are over 180 different species of psychedelic mushrooms that produce psilocybin. The most prevalent and popular species to cultivate is Psilocybe cubensis.

Psilocybe cubensis is made up of over 100 different strains. Although they belong to the same species, they all have different characteristics. Some strains are large and fat, some tall and skinny, and others are ghostly-white. Potency can vary dramatically as well.

Although many P. cubensis strains produce average tryptamine levels, some produce levels as low as 0.30%, whereas others produce above 3%.

4. Is it Easy to Grow Magic Mushrooms?

Surprisingly, it’s relatively easy to grow magic mushrooms; you don’t need to be a botanist or medical scientist to grow psychedelic fungi. With a few simple pieces of equipment, some spare time, and detailed instructions, anyone can grow psilocybin mushrooms at home.

It’s possible to purchase “ready to fruit” grow kits in some places. These kits contain a substrate that’s colonized by Psilocybe cubensis mycelium. It only takes a few simple steps to create an environment suitable for mushroom growth, and the mycelium will begin to fruit. The magic mushrooms can then be harvested and consumed or dried as they pop up.

Ready-to-fruit mushroom grow kits aren’t available everywhere. Often, shrooms must be grown from spores. This is a little more in-depth and complicated, but by using a cultivation method known as “PF-Tek,” even beginners can produce magic mushrooms from spores.

Learn how to grow shrooms using PF-Tek: How To Grow Magic Mushrooms: The Easy Way.

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