Best Exotic Snacks When You Get the Delta 8 Munchies
Delta 8 THC is probably in the Top 3 most sought-after cannabinoids of all-time. And, because delta 8 is extracted from hemp, it’s totally legal, while promoting a deeply relaxing yet mellow and clear-minded high. Known for its similarities to delta 9 THC, but acting as a milder intoxicant, it’s no wonder why it’s become so popular over the last few years.
One of several similarities it has to delta 9 THC is, in fact, its effect on appetite. Like delta 9, delta 8 THC can, most certainly, give you the munchies. And, when those cravings hit, there’s nothing like some sweet or savory snacks to hit the spot on a whole new level.
That being said, ELYXR has just released an exciting lineup of Exotic Snacks, imported and carefully curated from countries all across the globe. These snacks have something for everybody, with flavor profiles you just won’t find here in the United States. So, which of these snacks are best for munching on when your delta 8 is peaking? Let’s find out.
What are “The Munchies” and When Do They Kick in?
The munchies” refers to that sudden increase in appetite that happens when we consume most cannabinoids in cannabis. Usually, when we get the munchies, what we want are sweet or savory snacks, and we find that we can down a whole bag of chips or box of cookies in one sitting, no problem.
The reason why we get the munchies is due to how certain cannabinoids interact with serotonin receptors. Serotonin is the neurotransmitter in the brain that we largely associate with mood – it’s sorta recognized as the “happy” hormone. But, an uptick in serotonin also means an increase in appetite, which explains why we can get a sudden hit of cravings when we’re under the influence of these hemp derivatives.
Precisely how much the munchies hit you and when they ramp up depends on several variables such as the strain type used in that said hemp-infused product (even certain terpenes can enhance this effect), a product’s milligram strength, the dosage amount, and simply the manner in which your body utilizes cannabinoids.
Another factor is the delivery method. That’s right, the product type/delivery method determines how and when delta 8 THC reaches peak levels in the bloodstream:
- Vapes: The munchies usually kick in within 45-60 minutes after inhalation.
- Flower: The munchies usually kick in within 45-60 minutes after inhalation.
- Dabs: The munchies usually kick in within 30-45 minutes after inhalation.
- Gummies: The munchies usually kick in within about 3-4 hours after consumption.
- Tinctures: The munchies usually kick in within 90 minutes-2 hours after consumption.
Awesome Exotic Snacks That Pair Perfectly with Your Delta 8 High
When it comes to exotic snack choices that can make your delta 8 ‘high’ that more enjoyable, ELYXR is where it’s at. Of course, it’s hard not to be subjective when making a list like this, but since we’ve had the luxury of sampling all of the snacks in the collection, we got a nice understanding of which snacks really stand out.
We get it – the idea of beef-flavored cheese snacks doesn’t sound like the first thing you’d reach for in the snack aisle – but hear us out. These Japanese Cheetos are full of savory, umami flavor that leaves you licking your fingers long after the bag is over and done with. The hint of sweetness from traditional Japanese meat marinades just takes things to a whole new level. Trust us on this one – unless, of course, you’re a vegetarian.
Moving onto another unconventional savory snack, these Lay’s Limited Edition Chips in Salt and Pepper Mantis Shrimp may sound a bit odd to our palates, but they’re a no-brainer in China, where seafood flavors are a super common component to add to all kinds of dishes – including snacks. The shrimp actually adds the perfect amount of oceanic funk – in a really, really good way – to each bite, and trust us when we say you’ll likely be surprised by how yummy these are.
These aren’t the Chips Ahoy cookies you see regularly in the food store – these soft sandwich cookies go above and beyond to be as decadent as a packaged snack could be. An ultra-soft and chewy chocolate cookie exterior houses rich and buttery cookie dough filling, dotted with your fair share of delicious chocolate chunks. If you have a sweet tooth and a love for chocolate, these snacks will blow you away when you’re high.
#4: Oreo 5 Star
Never seen this variation of an Oreo before? Neither had we, because it’s actually a collaboration with Cadbury, a legendary chocolate company that sells its products mainly in the United Kingdom. This is another delight for chocolate lovers, with a milk chocolate candy bar coating, concealing a layer of gooey caramel and a decadent cookies and cream filling, with those tasty Oreo’s chopped into little crunchy chunks. Need we say more?
Nestle’s Shark Wafer Bites are a Nestle product only sold in China, and they offer bite-sized wafer cookies with mouthwatering fillings. Our favorite of the 3 options is Milk, which is a creamy, sweet milk flavor that’s not overpoweringly rich or sugary in any way, catering to a milder palate. It’s dreamy, and unlike any other sweet snack flavor you’ve ever tasted.
We’ve said that Asian palates typically prefer sweets that are less sugary than they are in the United States. That also applies to soft drinks, like this mouthwatering Fanta Soda, which comes in the ultra-rare White Peach flavor. It’s more refreshing and crisper than syrupy-sweet, and does double-duty by alleviating cottonmouth while feeding into your munchies-induced cravings. The 300ml bottle gives you plenty of sips to enjoy while high on delta 8.
Lay’s Chips is no stranger to new and exotic flavors, but some of the best flavors aren’t even sold in the United States. Take Mayonnaise, a foreign import that tastes like, well, chips dipped in mayonnaise. And, if you’re a true stoner, you can’t pretend you’ve never tried that before. We’re pretty sure the person who came up with this flavor combo is no stranger to THC.
Enjoy These Solutions to Your Delta 8 Munchies
ELYXR Delta 8 Products have something for everyone, ranging from ultra-potent dabs to tasty gummies. Still, no matter how your delta 8 THC is being consumed, you can anticipate some munchies to take effect sooner than later. Fortunately, ELYXR has got your back with snacks from all around the world, each offering up some major stoner appeal. Scope out these munchies above, and a wide variety of other exotic snacks, here at ELYXR today. You will find your new favorite treat to munch on when you’re nice and high off of hemp.