One of the most famous side effects of marijuana consumption is an obsession with tasty treats, better known as the munchies! This same side effect presents itself with a plethora of other psychoactive cannabinoids, including Delta-8 THC, HHC, THC-O, and others. For whatever reason, food tastes exponentially better when you’re high and it’s always an adventure to rummage around in your cupboards. If you’re just starting out on your cannabis adventures, you probably have a few snacks on hand that might tickle your taste buds when the high finally does set it. But just what are the best snacks to eat while high? Keep reading to find out and be prepared to make a list for your next grocery store run!
What Causes The Munchies?
Before we get into our delicious list of snacks to stock up on when you’re high, it’s important to understand why we get hungry when we’re high. We’ll be doing a follow-up article on this very topic in the next few days, but the short answer is that THC tricks your brain into thinking you’re starving, even if you’re not. You may have eaten a full meal merely an hour before getting high, but for some reason, your brain will desperately crave snacks (sweet, salty, or both!) You may feel an enhanced sense of smell and taste when you get high, which would also contribute significantly towards whether or not you experience an increase in appetite. Since THC affects every user differently, you may get the munchies or you might be able to bypass this side effect completely.
The Snack-Attack List!
Feeling hungry while high is perfectly normal, and with many consumers, is greatly anticipated! While you might already have a good snack list on hand, there are several treats you’ll want to make sure on your list. Here’s our compilation of favorite snacks to help you satisfy the munchies in a short and sweet list.
The Feel-Good Foods
One of life’s finest culinary accomplishments is crafted in a variety of different ways: if you guessed chocolate, you get a gold star! Chocolate has been a godsend for those with a sweet tooth and it’s a delicious treat to enjoy when you’re engulfed that dreamy haziness. Whether it be a simple chocolate bar from the corner convenience store or a masterpiece from an expensive chocolatier, there’s something incredibly satisfying about the smooth and rolling flavor.
Another feel-good treat to keep on hand is caramel. If you prefer a touch of salt in your caramel, be prepared to experience mind-blowing flavor from the combination of sweet and salty goodness. Since caramel comes in either hard candies or soft chews, you can play around with these two options and decide which (or both!) options you prefer.
The Heavy Foods
If you’re already hungry before you get high, chances are that the munchies will increase from a simple snack to a full-blown meal. Many users will purposely abstain from eating a meal until the effects of the high have fully kicked in, thus allowing them to relish every bite! You probably won’t want to cook once you’re fully stoned, so be sure to have a few delivery numbers on hand to prevent you from needing to drive to pick up your food. One of the top favorite foods to consume while high is pizza. The softness of the crust, the gooeyness of the cheese, and the slight sweetness of the sauce makes pizza a marvelous dinner to satisfy those lusty food cravings.
If you’re feeling extra adventurous, you might crave something more filling. Believe it or not, burgers are a fan favorite due to the combination of flavors and textures. Diners are extremely popular for their large and hearty burgers, but feel free to enjoy the fast-food variety as well. Just make sure you don’t try to drive to pick up the order, as another common side effect of psychoactive cannabinoids is disorientation and slowed reaction time.
For consumers who want a filling meal but aren’t willing (or able) to make a complete meal, you can opt for boxed mac and cheese or ramen soups. Both of these options are quick and satisfying, and as a bonus, the high sodium content might satisfy your craving for something salty. Just make sure to keep a glass of water handy to quench any dry mouth that comes with it!
The Baked Goods!
For many of us, there’s something addictive about the rush of flavor that comes from baked goods. Regardless if they’re store-bought or homemade, baked goods offer a feeling of warmth and safety that is difficult to resist. One of the most beloved types of baked goods are cookies. Soft, crispy, thin, thick, you name it, cookies are definitely a must-have while high. If you can’t be bothered to bake the cookies, you might be tempted to just savor the raw cookie dough. Many health experts warn against this due to the possibility of salmonella, but there’s two ways to avoid that: either bake the flour before you mix in your dry ingredients or buy pre-made cookie dough that’s advertised as safe to eat sans baking.
If cookies aren’t your thing, there are other hearty baked goods like brownies, cakes, and donuts. Since chocolate is already one mentioned as one of the snack categories, you’ll be getting two-fer in a single bite! We recommend baking these treats before your high starts, but you can also grab them already made from many grocery stores and bakeries before you get home. As an added bonus, cinnamon rolls have the unique ability to fight cottonmouth, so keep that in mind the next time you’re reaching for a sugary sweet.
No matter if you choose cookies, cakes, or brownies, just make sure these mouthwatering baked goods aren’t made with weed or other psychoactive cannabinoids. If you’re getting high off of “funny” baked goods, be sure not to eat too many, as the results of consuming too much of a psychoactive cannabinoid can be alarmingly overwhelming.
Shiver me timbers and anchors away! If you’re a landlubber who craves the delicious flavor of salty snacks, make sure your pantry is well-stocked with bags of your favorite brands. Potato chips are great for the munchies, as the satisfying crunch blended with the salty goodness will have you riding a wave of flavor with every bite.
If you prefer a softer crunch, you may have better luck with popcorn. SInce this snack can come pre-bagged or in kernels, you can decide whether to shovel handfuls into your mouth right from the bag or pour some kernels into a pot. If you opt for the latter, simply swirl in some salt and butter to make a mouthwatering treat in just a matter of minutes.
The last option in this list can be either soft or crunchy: pretzels. These savory snacks can be bought frozen and popped in the oven for a few minutes for a soft and doughy masterpiece. Of course, there’s also the crunchy kind that comes in a bag or jar and is perfect for gnawing on if you want a longer-lasting snack.
I scream, you scream, we all scream for…you guessed it, ice cream! Your taste buds will swoon with joy with every spoonful of your favorite frozen delicacy. If you’re lactose intolerant, there are many dairy-free varieties that can deliver the heavenly flavor of frozen deliciousness that are nearly identical to the regular kind.
For those that crave the extra creamy goodness, you’ll be blown away by the smoothness of a freshly churned milkshake. Many ice cream shops are well-versed in the art of crafting the ideal creamy beverage, or you can attempt to create one in your kitchen with your blender.
The last item in this list might be a bit surprising, but don’t knock it ‘til you try it: pudding! Since pudding has a cream base, you can enjoy a smooth and satisfying spoonful of your favorite flavor. Pudding comes in a plethora of options and is a good way to maintain portion control while still satisfying your craving for something sweet and creamy.
Munchies are arguably the best-known side effect of getting high. If you experience the munchies from a cannabinoid-infused product, don’t fight it…embrace it! Your sense of taste and smell are enhanced when you’re high, and you’ll likely find yourself falling in love with your favorite foods all over again. If there’s any snack or food you love to nosh on while you’re high that isn’t mentioned in the list, drop a comment below and share your favorite munchables with the rest of us!
Our next round of articles will be exploring the science of why you get hungry when you’re high, which strains can make you hungrier than others, and some of the most enjoyable beverages to sip on while you’re high. Be sure to check back soon for these exciting posts, but until then, feel free to check out our premium selection of psychoactive-cannabinoid infused products that include Delta-8 THC and Farm Bill Compliant Delta-9 THC, HHC, and THC-O. If you’re not quite sure which one to choose, feel free to reach out to us with all your hemp, marijuana, and cannabis inquiries. We look forward to hearing from you!