Just in time for National Brownie Day (yesterday, December 8th), MariMed unleashed the ultimate prototypical edible – an 850-pound cannabis brownie. The sweet treat contained 20,000mg of THC, 450 pounds of sugar, 212 pounds of butter, and more than 1,300 eggs. Their ultimate pot brownie was 3 feet wide, 3 feet long, and 15 inches tall - AKA that thing is not going to fit in any known edible containers. It also served to promote MeriMed’s new edible brand, Bubby’s Baked.
Each Bubby’s bite is made in small batches and infused with precision doses of full-spectrum cannabis. They come in three flavors: brownie, chocolate chip, and snickerdoodle. Currently only available in Massachusetts, the edibles will be available in Delaware and Maryland by early 2022.
“For many of us, homemade brownies were our first taste of cannabis-infused edibles. Bubby’s recreates and elevates that nostalgic experience, infusing full-spectrum, craft-quality cannabis into timeless recipes, for a reliable high reminiscent of simpler times,” said Ryan Crandall, MariMed chief product officer, and SVP of sales.
Legend has it that pot brownies were a favorite of Alice B. Toklas, Paris salon fixture and lifelong companion of Gertrude Stein. She wrote an autobiographical cookbook, and her friend Brion Gysin submitted a recipe for “Hashish Fudge.” The recipe was a combination of nuts, dried fruit, and spices formed into little balls – more like energy bites than brownies. Toklas, unfamiliar with the then uncommon term “hashish,” included the recipe in her book. It caused an uproar, the publishers omitted the recipe from subsequent printings, but the die was cast. From that point forward, despite being incorrect on two levels, Alice B. Toklas was forever connected to pot brownies.
As big as this brownie is, it isn’t a Guinness World Record. But not because there’s one even bigger. When asked by MeriMed to make it official, the folks at Guinness declined, saying, “Guinness World Records no longer accepts applications or creates new record titles that are related to the consumption, preparation or use of tobacco, cannabis or nicotine products.”