A hearty congrats to California, which has legalized recreational marijuana as of January 1. Fast-food chain Jack in the Box has used this occasion as an excuse to roll out a “Merry Munchie Meal,” a boxed assortment of deep-fried delights that costs—yes, you guessed it—$4.20.
The Merry Munchie Box will only be sold in three Long Beach, Calif. locations between January 18 and 25, so mark your freakin’ calendars. There’s a bounty of stoner food inside that cardboard packaging: some "Halfsies" (that's Jack in the Box's terminology for an even mix of curly fries and onion rings), two tacos, five mini churros, three crispy chicken strips, and a drink of your choice.
Gross? Utterly alluring? You decide. Sounds like a stoner’s gastronomic paradise.
The Merry Munchie Meal is the result of a partnership between Jack in the Box and MERRY JANE, a weed news site launched in 2015 and backed by Snoop Dogg, who grew up in Long Beach. This particular product is a variant of Jack in the Box's Munchie Meals, late-night offerings that come in such varieties as “Stacked Grilled Cheese Burger” and “Spicy Nacho Chicken Sandwich" and normally run for about $6.
Jack in the Box has had stoners' backs for quite some time; you could say it's somewhat cardinal to the chain's brand. Note these advertisements from years past, below, that feature some giddily stoned people craving their artery-clogging food.
Neither Jack in the Box nor MERRY JANE responded to immediate request for comment from MUNCHIES on Tuesday regarding how the contents of the Merry Munchie Box were selected—but from over here it looks like they're doing a pretty great job of catering to the stoner sect.