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These 10 Munchies Will Satisfy Your Cravings After Consuming Bhang This Holi 

Rang barse, bheege chunarwali... rang barse.. In India, Holi is all about gulaal, gujiya, pichkari and thandai. Though thandai is a simple mixture of almond, milk, pistachios and bhang, it's the after effects that makes it fun. Did you know that bhang has been a crucial part of our culture, according to the Vedas? Well, it is called as a Lord Shiva's prasad.  So, if you're planning to consume bhang, you must know that hunger is a side effect of the same. Well, not just bhang, but consumption of any form of cannabis increases the craving for food, and stoners call this craving, munchies. This Holi, if you're plan to get high on this prasad, here are some munchies that you must keep handy. Because trust me, you will need these. NOTE: Read at your risk, because these munchies can make you want to eat them right now. 

Why bhang or cannabis causes hunger? 

According to PBS Organisation, when we consume any form of cannabis, it triggers our brain into thinking that we are starving, even if we are full. Yes, our brain produces cannabinoids that control our appetite, mood, memory and pain. Tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, produced by marijuana stopes the cannabinoid from reaching our brain and mimics the same chemicals. THC then flips a switch which instead of creating a chemical to signal that we're full, starts telling that we are hungry. Have a look at the munchies that can satisfy your cravings.

#1 Caramel Popcorn 

Caramel Popcorn is the most addictive munchy after bhang. Popcorn coated with brown sugar and corn syrup caramel and baked to make it all crunchy... Yummy! 

#2 Brownie 

Super chocolaty, chewy and fudgy brownies are the best thing to satisfy your taste buds after bhang. (Though no matter how many of these you eat, your hunger pangs won't be satisfied, if you're high on Bhang.)

#3 Candy Floss

Something that tastes out of the world and doesn't cost much, Candy Floss is something everyone loves. The soft and fluffy candy floss will give you an elated feeling like that of a kid at a carnival. 

#4 Malpua 

Traditionally prepared during Holi, Malpua's fragrance will waft in the air the whole day. Flour tossed in sugar syrup and served with rabdi... tipsy already?

#5 Nutella 

Nutella is nature's answer to food craving! Yes, you can either eat it right from the jar or apply it on bread. Paradise on earth.

#6 Kulfi 

Summers are here and so are the kulfis. This smooth, milky delight is what happiness tastes like. And after bhang, Kulfi is worth savouring.

#7 Ghewar/Jalebi 

This munchy can make you greedy and selfish. *WINK*

#8 Dark Chocolate

If Nutella features in my list, how can I not add chocolate to it? Let me tell you, after bhang your brain will crave for sugar-cocoa combination. Apart from dark chocolates, people also prefer milk-chocolates.

#9 Banana Shake 

Banana Shake, a healthy cold drink that will fit satisfy your post-bhang cravings. Just make sure your friends don't add more bhang in your shake.

#10 Kheer

The fragrance of Kheer especially made by a doting mother is irrepressible. You won't even realise how much of it you will consume after being high on bhang. I hope these munchies add more taste and fun to your Holi. Just make sure that you consume it in limits. If you have an interesting story to share, do write to me at guneet@wittyfeed.com.