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Jack In The Box And Merry Jane’s New Munchie Meal Celebrates Marijuana Legalization In California

In 2018, Jack In The Box fans with the munchies will definitely have something to be merry about – even after the holidays. The fast food chain is partnering up with a munchies-driven partner to create a limited-time Late Night Munchies Meal.

Jack in the Box is partnering with Merry Jane, a leading cannabis lifestyle and media platform, to launch the new Merry Munchie Meal.

The Merry Munchie Meal features a serving of Halfsies (1/2 curly fries, 1/2 onion rings), 2 Jack Tacos, 5 Mini Churros, 3 Crispy Chicken Strips, and a small drink. Truly a meal that would conquer any form of munchies.

On Jan. 18, the new Munchies Meal will be available in California to coincide with the legalization of recreational marijuana.

Iwona Alter, Cheif Marketing Offier of Jack In The Box said in a press release:

“Jack’s Munchie Meals have been successful for us because of the authenticity of how we speak to our customers. This partnership is one more way for us to connect with them—whether you’re at a concert, up late playing video games or pulling an all-nighter. We are about welcoming all of our guests, no matter what they’re craving or why they’re craving it.”

“Launching the Merry Munchie Meal is the perfect way to acknowledge the cannabis culture in our shared home state of California,” said Scott Chung, Merry Jane’s Chief Operations Officer.

Jack fans in the Southern California area can find this new Munchie Meal in select locations around the city of Long Beach. The box will be available for, you guessed it, $4.20. Before tax, though.

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Jack In The Box Debuts Mobile Game Along With New Munchie Items

It looks like Jack In The Box is stepping into the gaming industry with a new campaign to promote some savory new Munchie menu items. Monday, the fast food chain launched their new mobile-optimized game: Crave Crashers.

Jack in the Box fans 13 years and older can drive a virtual version of the brand’s Crave Van and deliver the new Munchie Mash+Up items to hungry customers in an animated environment.

New munchies include the Wakey Bake Hash (three cheeses, bacon, fried egg, garlic herb butter), H’angry Chicken Hash (chicken nuggets in white cheese, buttermilk ranch, buffalo sauce), and Jack’d Jalapeño Hash (jalapeños, bacon, melted cheese).

Boy, we’d have a hard time not nibbling at the food if we were charged with delivery. Luckily, that’s not the case.

Each snackable-sized munchie is available for $3 at participating Jack In The Box locations for a limited time. Check out the Crave Crashers game, too, if you have a chance. Like most items on the Jack In The Box menu, they’ll more than likely be addicting.

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Find The Most Iconic Los Angeles Pizza In This Dope Video Guide

The City of Angels has one of the most amazing foodie scenes in the country, and its pizza game is no exception. To get an idea of what some of the more iconic Los Angeles pizza spots are, Munchies’ The Pizza Show and host Frank Pinello travel from Beverly Hills to Downtown LA as they explore some of the best pies the city has to offer.

Pinello’s pizza tour has him eat through traditional pizzas as well as more upscale twists. That’s because Los Angeles has a pizza culture that is incredibly diverse. He goes from eating Neapolitan-style pies at Sotto to fancy caviar-topped renditions at Spago. There’s New York style at Prime Pizza and Delicious Pizza, while topping and diet diversity are easily possible at Pizzanista! And of course, there’s local legends like Casa Bianca that are a must-try while in the City of Angels.

The real showstopper of Pinello’s LA pizza journey, however, is visiting LA’s biggest contribution to national pizza culture. I’m talking about California Pizza Kitchen, the chain from Beverly Hills that put barbecued chicken pizza on the map. Pinello sits down with the owners and listens to their story while experiencing how this iconic Los Angeles pizza gets made.

Los Angeles may not be as famous for its pizza like New York or Chicago is, but Munchies’ episode shows us just how delicious it can be. Don’t sleep on LA when it comes to the pizza game, that’s for sure.

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How This Humble Filipino Manager Invented McDonald’s Iconic Value Meal

It’s always surreal when you unearth a new fact about your parents for the first time. Executive chef of New York’s Mission Chinese Food, Angela Dimayuga, discovered that her father, Alan Dimayuga, invented McDonald’s iconic value meal when he was a manager at the golden arches.

In a touching feature she wrote for Vice, Dimayuga recalls how her father suffered a debilitating injury that affected his cognitive ability when she was younger but would still tell her stories of his golden days working at McDonald’s.

One of his tales, which took place in the early ’90s, painted him playing a pivotal role in McDonald’s history.

Back then, in the days of Zach Morris and Street Sharks, McDonald’s customers would have to order their burgers, fries, and drinks individually. Dimayuga’s father would bundle menu items together in sets and sell them as meals – making it easier for customers to order and boasting faster sales times.

While his bosses weren’t too thrilled with his changes, a member of McDonald’s corporate took notice and commended the Filipino manager on his initiative. The company decided to implement his value method to other stores, and even made it 15 cents cheaper for customers.

We never think about how concepts so simple as the value meal came into existence, but to discover that your own father was the genius behind it must have been a delightful revelation. Perhaps one day we’ll invent something fantastic we can share with our children.

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An All Nighter Guide To Getting Legally High And Eating Through Denver [WATCH]

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The legalization of marijuana in Denver has only bolstered an already eclectic social scene. In addition to their bustling craft breweries, there is now a host of legal dispensaries ready to serve you marijuana you can smoke, eat and even drink. Of course, one of the most glorious parts about a legal dose of marijuana is the damn near criminal level of munchies that immediately takeover your night.

In the latest episode of All Nighter, a new web series that chases me around different cities in the wee hours of the morning, I hop right off the plane, smoke a legal blunt with a bunch of strangers, and embark on the nastiest, sloppiest, most delicious and inebriated food journey I could pack into one night.

The fine reporters at BroBible have already broken down the episode’s hot eateries, while a journalist at The Kind has dug into the episode’s exploration of craft brewers vs. craft marijuana dispensaries. I also use a marijuana friend-finder app which helped me find people to indulge with, drive me around in a limo, and was able to order a pizza straight to the limo.

Denver is a hell of a place:

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Watch Mario Batali Hypnotize Aziz Ansari With Italian Lunch

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If you’re looking to be both hungry AND mesmerized, you’re gonna want to watch this video of Aziz Ansari and Alan Yang have lunch with Mario Batali. Actually, it might be brunch — considering it’s only 9am before the trio’s first glass of wine.

Regardless of the meal’s time-slot nomenclature, our buds at Munchies have brought us what we hope will be a series, Master of Lunch with Mario Batali:

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As the show starts Aziz appears a little awkward, but time and wine increase his comfort and personality. I can only surmise he was as enthralled with Batali’s cooking and knack for killer storytelling. Surely sitting front row for the epicurean performance, at 9am no less, is nothing short of transcendent and in his position I would abso-fucking-lutely be taking in every detail the entire meal.

You can watch the video below and grab the recipes over at Munchies. I’m off to go make some meatballs for dinner. ✌

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Unexpected Ways To Sexually Use Grapefruits, Cucumbers And Honey [NSFW]

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If you’re stuck in a sexual rut, and the same old trusty moves just aren’t working in the bedroom, the answer to your problems might be inside your fridge.

Thanks to movies like American Pie and, well, the internet in general, we know there’s a lineup of foods like whipped cream and chocolate syrup that sweeten things up a bit, but would you have any idea how to use a grapefruit in bed?

A woman by the name of Auntie Angel has mastered the art of combining food with sex, and first showed her genius methods by using a grapefruit to help enhance fellatio.

***Just a heads up: All her methods are VERY GRAPHIC, so if you’re squeamish, turn back now, or forever hold your peace.***

The video below is roughly close to the original Auntie Angel tutorial:

Munchies not only approached the innovative sex educator to get the skinny on sexy foods, they had porn star Kimberly Kane ask all the questions.

In the video below, at about 1:20, Auntie Angel discusses the grapefruit trick. At 1:50 she digs into an arousal trick using celery.

As kind of a bonus, at 2:10, she lists some foods both men and women can eat to change the taste of cum.

At 5:55, Auntie really gets to teaching and unveils something called the “Honey Nut Swirl.” Yup. If anything, at least watch this.

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Later on, she even shows alternative ways to use cucumbers and whipped cream—ways you’ve definitely never thought of.

Go ahead and peep the vid for yourself. The whole thing really is filled with an overabundance of sexual knowledge:

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Why You Should Be Eating Mangoes Next Time You’re High

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Everyone, even the healthiest eaters, is susceptible to an attack of the munchies. This occurrence is caused by cannabinoids in pot. Cannabinoids cause our bodies to release hormones that signal pleasure from eating. But most of the time, who needs pot for that tbh.

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Where we run into problems is when aaaaalll we want to eat are the typical munchies. Burgers. Fries. Chips. Quesadillas. You name it. So what’s the best alternative to combat our cravings for greasy rich food? Easy…

Mangoes.

3Why mangoes? Well, it’s a common urban legend that mangoes increase, intensify, and extend highs after smoking marijuana. Science has shown that this is actually true.

Mangoes have a chemical compound called myrcene terpenes (also found in lemongrass, cloves, cinnamon, and of course cannabis). The terpenes are known for their exotic woodsy, citrusy, and fruity smell.

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Mangoes could be the holy grail of healthier alternatives to munchies. Each mango has only 135 calories and have a low glycemic index or GI (good for appetite management). Mangoes, compared to pizza, pop tarts, fries and spoonfuls of Nutella? NO competition.

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This awesome fruit is also rich in vitamin A, vitamin C, fiber, and other beneficial minerals. Research by Dr. Susanne Mertens-Talcott at Texas A&M University has shown that mangoes could prevent colon and breast cancer cell growth because of their high polyphenol contents.

So, the next time you have the munchies, try this tropical fruit for a healthier, better high. But munching on fresh raw mangoes aren’t your only option. Mango ice creamsmoothies,pudding, and even salsa can also do the trick

Written by Gaby Coseteng of Spoon University