A woman who said she’s not afraid of the canned fruit-flavored dessert she calls “canned peach” has been slammed by food critics.
Kristy Nesmith, 28, is the owner of Nesmeys Fresh Canned Fruit & Creamery in Westchester County, New York, where she says she’s been known to sell her customers a “baked apple” or “fresh fruit” in a “large, cone-shaped container” since 2013.
She also sells a “dessert” in the form of a “banana bread” that is “glazed with honey and sugar and served with a piece of fresh fruit.”
But the “baking” she’s referring to involves cooking the food in a baking dish.
“It’s a good way to have a nice, creamy, creamy baked apple and not go all the way through the crust, and it’s delicious,” Neshells husband, Matt, told the New York Post.
Neshell is quick to point out that she has not been sued for the “cannabis brownies” that she sells in her shop, nor has she been accused of selling them as medical marijuana.
Matt Neschelles, a former Navy SEAL and ex-cop, has been vocal about his support for the legalization of marijuana.
(AP Photo/Matt Rourke)But the bakery says she has sold some marijuana-infused brownies as well.
But Neshamets Facebook page has been filled with posts that say she’s selling “candy that tastes like marijuana,” and she’s accused of having a “big, fat, weed face.”
She said she has been a target of online abuse.
Cannabis Brownies is one of a number of desserts sold by Nesshells.
The bakery has more than 100 Facebook friends who have written posts calling her a “crocodile,” “drug addict,” “dope-dancing” and “silly” and saying she shouldn’t be allowed to sell marijuana-based products.
Nesshell said she believes the backlash to her candies is part of the “cultural war” that has been raging around marijuana.
“I’ve had this constant barrage of negativity,” she told ABC News.
“People are saying ‘you’re a pothead, you’re crazy, you should go to jail for it.’
I’m like, I’m not even saying that.
But the more people get into the pot conversation, the more the backlash comes.
I don’t even know how to deal with it.”
She said that her bakery will be donating all proceeds from the sale of marijuana-themed desserts to the Campaign to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol, which has been fighting to legalize marijuana.
Nasshells husband has also spoken out against the backlash, calling it a “political witch hunt.”
“I think that it’s been a big problem in this country,” Matt Neschelton told ABCNews.com.
“I mean, you know, we’re trying to make something a little more than a cake and I don’s it’s a really, really good way of doing it.”
A spokesperson for the New Jersey Liquor Control Board told ABCNEWS.com that it has no record of a lawsuit being filed against Nes shell products.