- Matthew Schniper
Oldies-N-Goodies Street Treats, Mobile business, 459-7412, facebook.com/oldiesngoodiesstreettreats
After being laid off from a corporate job she’d worked at for more than a decade, Maria Gonzales decided to launch a food truck (well, trailer really), because she loves to cook, she says. Also because the snack and coffee treats she’d made for family events and holidays and given out in gift baskets impressed recipients, who encouraged her to go into business.
She dabbled in the cottage industry over the past few years, but only a month ago got Oldies-N-Goodies on the road. Soon, look for their Up in Stoke CBD-infused cold-brew coffee on local store shelves, as well. None of her flavors are milk-based, though they keep half-and-half on hand if customers prefer to cream their coffee. The cold-brew starts with Denver’s Sträva Craft Coffee-roasted Colombian blend beans, infused with 120 mg of CBD per 12-ounce bag, yielding about 5 mg full-spectrum CBD per serving.
Gonzales coarse-grinds and steeps them for 24 hours, and a pour of the strong stuff will set you back $8 for 16 ounces, either unflavored or infused with housemade caramel, mocha or white mocha flavors. Or get what I do, the Loca Mocha, which finishes faintly spicy from a chile infusion and otherwise tastes almost like chocolate milk (even sans cream), cacao-powder-forward with an added dark chocolate semi-bitterness.
Also available: house-infused, broad-spectrum CBD chai, lemonade or hibiscus tea; the CBD adds no flavor. I do try fun samples of snacks like candied nuts and Bugles corn chips, and a pretty neat Kra-Ko-La, puffed corn coated in caramel with another chile smolder in the finish.
Basically sweet treats, as the name implies.