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BiteClub’s Top 30 Munchies List

Got the munchies? Here's a list of BiteClubber's favorite snacks when the urge to eat everything but the kitchen sink attacks.

With an estimated 30,000 cannabis enthusiasts descending on Santa Rosa for the annual Emerald Cup there’s bound to be a munchie rush come late afternoon. Maybe sooner, since things kick off pretty early at the Sonoma County Fairgrounds. And while there will be plenty to nibble at the event, we’ve put together a dream list of toker snacks both obvious and not-so-obvious that are BiteClub recommended.

First off, a little science lesson about eating when high. Stoners know that “Oh my god this is the absolute best thing I’ve ever eaten in my life” feeling that comes after downing a bag of Flamin’ Hot Cheetos, but it turns out there’s some serious physiological voodoo going on in your brain that makes it almost impossible to ignore them. According to a 2014 study by the French National Institute of Health, THC (the stuff in marijuana that makes you “high”) binds to olfactory receptors in your brain, making food smell and taste really, really good. Not just any food, mind you, because no amount of cannabis will make lima beans taste good. Typically it’s food that’s high in fat, sugar and salt, aka junk food.

So, here’s a delicious list from Biteclub and our BiteClub Facebook audience. Because whether you imbibe in the kind herb, or just get hungry reading my columns, it’s always snack-o-clock somewhere.

A word on where to find these items: Most are available at any grocery store or 7-11. Trader Joe’s gets a special call out because it’s a munchie wonderland. Obviously, not all of these recommended snacks will be easy to get hold of if you’ve already partaken, so our best advice is either to plan ahead, grab a sober friend or call a taxi. Safety first, friends.

Biteclubbers 30 Best Munchie Foods

30. GH Cretors Chicago Mix cheddar and caramel corn


29. Khatta Meetha, a sweet-salty Indian snack with Chickpeas, peanuts, peas and lentils.


28. Chocolate Covered Goji Berries


27. Cheetos Cheese Puffs


26. Nutella-covered bananas


25. Dried Mangoes


24. Roasted seaweed


23. Mountain Mike’s Pepperoni Pizza (because the curl shows the quality).


22. In-N-Out Double Double with Animal Style Fries


21. Edamame and a cherry Slurpee


20. Flamin’ Hot Cheetos


19. Lucky Charms


18. Trader Joe’s Caramelized Onion Dip


17. McDonald’s Bacon and Cheese McGriddles


16. Fried chicken


15. Rice Krispy Treats


14. Taco Bell Nachos


13. Funyons


12. Ben & Jerry’s Half Baked Ice Cream


11. Trader Joe’s Scandinavian Swimmers (aka Swedish fish)


10. Pistachios


9. Trader Joe’s Cookie Butter



Trader Joe’s Peppermint Chocolate Waffle Cookies


7. Taquitos


6. Goldfish (not real ones, duh, Pepperidge Farm)

5. Gummy Bears


4. Double Raspberry Magnum ice cream bars


3. Frito-Lay Munchie Mix


2. Sonoma Creamery Parmesan Crisps (Costco)

1. Little Debbie Oatmeal Creme Pies


Bonus: Or, show the world your munchie faves with a foodie hoodie.


What are your favorite munchies? 

Editor’s Note: Travel, dining and wine tasting can be complicated right now. Use our inspirational ideas to plan ahead for your next outing, be it this week or next year. If you visit restaurants, wineries, and other businesses during the pandemic, remember to call ahead, make reservations, wear a mask and social distance.

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5 thoughts on “BiteClub’s Top 30 Munchies List

  1. Criminally overlooked (in no particular order):
    1. Fresh donuts
    2. Jalapeño poppers
    3. Hot Belgian waffle with maple syrup
    4. Little Debbie Star Crunch
    5. Ben and Jerry’s Phish Food

  2. Do people still say munchies?
    Word Origin and History for munchy
    “food or snack,” 1959, plural of munchie (1917), from munch (v.); sense of “craving for food after smoking marijuana” is first attested 1971.
    Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

    plural noun (slang)
    1. the munchies, a craving for food, induced by alcohol or drugs
    2. snacks or food collectively
    Collins English Dictionary – Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
    © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
    Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

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