by Dominique Haikel | Fri., Sep. 25, 2015 6:41 PM
Forget Tupac and The Berenstain Bears, this is the conspiracy theory of our generation!
Fact: Did you know Taco Bell's "Dare Devil Loaded Grillers" are precisely 420 calories? NBD, you say? Pause. You're telling us the culinary Mecca of blazerville just happens to have its munchiest menu item calorically catered to potheads everywhere? Please.
It's not just Taco Bell that's Living Más, either. Did you happen to notice that almost all of your favorite chains have suspiciously stoner-ific menu items listed at 420 calories apiece? Of course you didn't, you're mildly blazed. But we did, and several questions remain unanswered.
Are our favorite haunts not so secretly run by stoners? Are people indeed intended to blaze before scarfing a Big Mac? Are we just being paranoid? Prepare to trip, chocolate chip. Take our hand as we guide you down this insane uncharted rabbit hole.
We geeked when Redditor Woofshark pointed out that T-Bell's "Dare Devil Loaded Grillers" are exactly 420 calories if you order the mildly spiced version. As die-hard fans of said establishment, we are ashamed we never noticed this until now. We had to investigate further. What other establishments were in on this conspiracy cult menu!?
This should come as a surprise to no one that White Castle serves a sexy little "Chicken Supreme Slider" for 420 calories a pop. Coincidence!?
When you and your friends are feeling that family-style kind of stoned, even "kid-friendly" IHOP has got you covered. And you thought this was a wholesome establishment! We're willing to bet they'll never admit to their mysterious marijuana mind-games. The "Pancake with Cinnamon Apple Topping," "Fruit ''N Streusel Sweet Cream Cheese Crêpe," and two smoked sausage links are each 420 friendly calories.
Obvs Dominos is in on it too. They know dang well none of their Kushy clientele are about the leave the house after a solid sesh. That beind said, we're convinced they invented the 420 calorie "Stuffed Cheesy Bread" just for them. Shrewd move, Dominos. We're onto you.
"Sofritas Burrito Bowl" is Chipotle for "vegetarians gotta blaze too." Since they'll never confess to that statement, here's more proof. If you load your bowl (ha) with fajita veggies, brown rice, tomato salsa, and green tomatillo, you can officially consider yourself a secret culinary member of a chronic-themed cult.
Ordering an entire cake is not out of the question when you're Cold Stone'd (so sorry) out of your gourd. But tell us, delicious dairy kween, why did you decide to make your "Cake Batter Confetti" flavor a 420 calorie experience? What are you trying to say, Cold Stone!?
Thirsty-ass Arby's over here isn't doing any better hiding their green-friendly fare. They're practically begging their customers to burner on over and order the 420-calorie "Breakfast Ham, Egg & Cheese Biscuit" after their wake-and-bake roto.
You better believe the Southern slay-o-saurus, Popeyes, is also a secret menu offender. The joint (these pot puns getting old yet?) is serving up its "Bonafide Spicy Chicken Breast, for, you guessed it, 420 calories." Well played, Popeyes, well played.
What do you guys think? Secret 420 conspiracy or pot-induced paranoia? Share your high-and-mighty opinions in the comments section!
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