A chain of Dutch fast-food restaurants is about to roll out a new condiment that is certain to appeal to stoned college students everywhere: Cannabis-flavored mayonnaise.
As Americans know from that famous scene in Pulp Fiction, mayonnaise is the condiment of choice to accompany french fries in parts of Europe, and Manneken Pis — a chain of eateries named after a famous resident of Belgium — is one of Amsterdam’s most popular spots for friet. But before eager backpackers hear “Amsterdam” and “marijuana” together in the same sentence and jump to conclusions, be warned that the recipe does not contain the active ingredient tetrahydrocannabinol, commonly known as THC.
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“It’s just about the taste,” says Albert van Beek, owner of Manneken Pis, reports Sky News. “We specialize in sauces and we constantly want to diversify. I had the idea because I smell the cannabis coming from the coffee shop opposite my chip shop in Amsterdam every day.”
The Netherlands has long had some of the world’s most liberal laws regarding recreational drug use, and plans to stop tourists from frequenting Amsterdam’s famous marijuana-selling “coffee shops” were scrapped less than six months ago. Still, to make sure nobody gets the wrong impression, Sky News reports that the menus at Manneken Pis will clearly state that the mayo won’t get you high.