420 Day: What are your fave munchies?

Spliffin or not, its a day for Cheetos and contemplation

If you’re wondering why most of the town is in a haze of skunk-scented purple fog today, the answer is 420. As in the national Pot Smokers’ Holiday. Which is, of course, celebrated on April 20.

Whether you’re a friend of the kind herb or just a bystander, there’s no getting around the fact that NorCal tends to take its ganja pretty seriously. One of the largest cash crops in the state, it’s not a stretch to say that pot is literally all around us. In backyards, back pockets and an ever-growing number of clinics, toking up in the Redwood Empire is about as shocking as buying a Subaru Outback or a new pair of Keens. In fact, it’s become so much a part of the local culture that the Press Democrat just launched a blog dedicated to local news of the pufferati.

So whether you’re post-spliff or just embracing your inner stoner on a natural high, BiteClub wants to know what your favorite midnight munchies are… Here are some favorites from my Facebook buds. Add yours in the comments below, and feel free to give yourself a special stoner name for today.

Jerry Gimme Some Berry: I’m content with gummy bears! For the Irie crowd, I’m going to be putting together fruit tarts with mangos, kiwis, and strawberries (y’know, the whole yellow green red thang). I’ve slipped these into the case for the last five years without the bosses knowing what I’m up to! Teeheehee….

SmokingMyScooter: Most likely popscicles.

Reppresent: Honey cashews and strawberry milanos and chocolate…

KushMama: Mother’s pink and white frosted animal cookies scoopin’ up chocolate brownie ice cream

Clarevoyance: says onion dip and chips….da best!
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Buggin: POPCORN… from the kettle w/butter & salt. But what makes this even better… you have to have a drink – orange juice!

Julia Julia: Popcorn. There is always the Ritz cracker/cream cheese/jam route

Comatoasted: A bag of cheetos puffs, a tub of cream cheese frosting and some gummy bears.

So why does BiteClub care? Medical or recreational, there’s also no getting around the fact that marijuana has a culinary component. While there’s long been a puff-puff-pass subculture in the food industry, here in Santa Rosa, one local chef is putting his food science skills to work making shelf-stable marijuana candies for dispensaries as well as hosting pot-themed dinners where Mary Jane is the host. It’s a side gig, of course, but with so many amateurs getting into the increasingly lucrative THC snack business, its a step up to have a kitchen vet who understands food science and how to extract and measure THC dosage, not to mention being well versed in issues of food sanitation.

On this day of midnight runs for Cheetos and brownie mix, BiteClub asked him for his favorite pot-laced dishes. The answer: Mashed potatoes, butter-basted chicken and risotto. There is the classic Rasta Pasta as well. Classy. There’s also new crop of cookbooks and websites devoted to using marijuana as an additive in both savory and sweet desserts that go far beyond the brownie.

For dedicated Kush potatoes, all the hubbub around 4/20 seems a bit amateur-hour. Because really, when has any smoker needed an excuse to toke up? Regardless, on this hashy holiday, whether you partake or keep on the straight and narrow, just know that wishes of a Merry 420 are an invitation to smoke ’em if you got ’em. Or you know…not.

(Do I really need to state the obvious? Marijuana isn’t for everyone and is a polarizing debate with two sides. Marijuana possession remains illegal except for approved medical use and duh, is definitely not for kids.)


12 thoughts on “420 Day: What are your fave munchies?

  1. My all-time classic is Flaming Hot Cheeto’s and an ice cold Mountain Dew. – A2, Michigan 1999

    As for the future of the culinary adoring public’s affinity for “space cakes” we must look to Holland.

    “Reis Proeverj” is a Dutch term, when translated as “trip” and ” tasting” or roughly insinuating the Chef has applied hallucinogenics to your Dinner Menu. The table is yours for the evening and all has been thoughtfully prepared for the duration.


  2. White Castle! Anyone up for a run? Nearest location is in St. Louis, Mo. which is a little west of Antioch I think.

    Those Bhang Chocolate Bars made in Oaland are really good, but cn cause more munchies.

  3. Favorite munchie oh yeah remember that time wow wait no that wasn’t it oh my gawd yes over there at the place was more like it but wow yes loved it too good with all that you know wow never thought but totally great you know what I wow could have more or share whatever

  4. Sorry, I’m confused. Doesn’t “420” indicate that one has a medical condition that results in dramatic loss of appetite and/or severe pain for which medical marijuana would be an appropriate prescription? And the 420 prescription is written by a qualified medical doctor? So all of these people are celebrating having severe glaucoma, cancer, or a wasting disease? I wouldn’t advocate caving in to fear about a medical condition, but calling for a holiday to celebrate it seems a bit over the top.

  5. Funny thing is that pregnant cravings and stoned cravings tend to kind of be alike. Though I am neither right now but the cream cheese an salmon is making me hungry!

  6. How long until our dining-out choices include not just a children’s menu option, but also a Ganja menu?

    1. Thinking maybe the two aren’t compatible (Junior, you may NOT order the Chronic again!) Have you ever seen a hookah menu? Man, they always sound so delicious. Honey, cherry, apricot, banana….

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