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Pot Brownies Like Your Mother Used To Make
Published on Tuesday, August 16, 2011 by

Pot brownies.  Remember those?  I haven’t heard those two words together since High School.

I will never forget sitting on the band bus on the way to Disney World, soon to hear quite a stir from the rear.  Whispering, giggling and snickering flowed like a wave from back to front.

The cause of this hushed excitement?  Katey and Char were apparently quite high on pot brownies.   I believe vomiting later ensued.

You may be asking, “Katherine, what is the cause of your recent band trip nostalgia?”  Behold.  The Kush Cake:

kush cakes

Where did I find these pot brownie imposters?  In my very favorite 7-11.  Yes my friends, in 7-11.  On the front counter, right next to the Reese’s and the children’s bracelets.

Of COURSE I googled these babies as soon as I got home.  What are Kush Cakes?

Kush cakes are brownies mixed with the “natural hormone supplement” Melatonin and with Valerian to “create a sense of relaxation.”  They are legal and can be eaten while drinking alcohol.  As a matter of fact, the company states, “Be careful, you may get REALLY relaxed. Oh no!”

Funny thing though.  The disclaimer at the bottom of the web page also states, “Do not mix with alcohol.”  Ummm…. Didn’t they just state they CAN be eaten with alcohol?

Now for my favorite line, and I quote:

“You will love the taste, they are just like your mom’s home baked brownies!”

Just like mother used to make.  I always wondered what her secret ingredient was.

Do you mind if I get on my soapbox for a minute?


Alright 7-11.  How could you?  Our love affair has been a good one, to say the least.  Dark Mountain Roast.  Strawberry Kefir.  And Slurpees that served as perfect treats after pediatrician visits, childhood shots and the flu.

But you have strayed.  You have placed Pot Brownie lookalikes right next to my daughter’s very favorite candy.  Directly in front of the cash register, causing quite a few questions as to why we can’t buy a pretty brownie.

If you are going to sell that stuff, keep it behind the counter with the cigarettes – out of site from little ones with slurpee’s in their hands and chocolate on their minds.


I am neither a prude nor a hypocrite.  After all, I purchase the occasional Java monster.  I buy coffee to wake myself up.  But Kush Cakes?  At some point, family frequented stores need to draw a line.  Or at least keep that stuff behind the counter.

Am I just being a prude?

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  • I’m with you they need to be behind the counter.  Kids don’t need to even see these.  I’m with you on this one.

    Have a terrific day.   🙂

    • I agree…. if 7-11 is going to sell something that has the picture of a pot leaf on it, it should be behind the counter!

  • Websketch

    Shouldn’t be called kush cakes either if they only contain melatonin and valerian! Should be called shush cakes. Kush indicates marijuana. And kids shouldn’t be exposed to those herbs anyway. False advertising is illegal. Just saying.

    • I AGREE! I have to admit, I had never heard the word “Kush” before. These are just SO OUT THERE…. I couldn’t believe it! I wonder if they will come up with “Strawberry Joe Blow” or “Crack Cracklins!”

      • Dakota0199

        i disagree im glad they are legal and im happy they will be sold at 7-11 hopefully they will come to sheetz too!!!

        • Stevenmclean515

           lol, ” Ive never heard of kush in my life” god damn people come out from under ur damn rock and git with the program. shit if you would try the damn thing, you might look like less of a dumb ass. 
          Sure they should’nt sell them next to candy and they should only b sold to people 18+. but what harm could it do? so it makes you feel good, big deal. and maybe you think its a “gateway”. but the fact of the matter is, if you tell kids not to buy something they will anyways. if you think about it. telling them no is a faster gateway than just seeing them in the candy isle. its like kicking in quicksand. so quit bitchin and give e’m a try, they might just improve the quality of your pathetic  life.    

          • Ha Ha Steven! I have to say, you gave me a good laugh. That in itself helped me with my pathetic life. Troll on!

  • I had no idea that kush referred to marijuana.  Apparently I am showing my age and extreme lack of cool.  I don’t see any reason to store them next to the peanut butter cups (it’s almost a sacrilege).  I don’t think they should be offered to kids.

    • I didn’t see anything on the packaging about not being able to sell them to minors. NOT GOOD. And guess what else. I had NEVER heard the word “Kush” in my life. So you are not alone!

  • Ron

    OH. MY. GOD. …..this is totally flipping me out!

    I cannot believe they have these at 7-11?!?! I’ve got to pop by the one down the street from me to see if they carry them too.

    “You will love the taste, they are just like your mom’s home baked brownies!”
    Just like mother used to make.  I always wondered what her secret ingredient was.”


    But what I think is really odd about this product is WHY they felt the need to associate it with POT? I mean I know it’s probably just a sales ploy, but it’s rather risky.

    Anyway, great post, Katherine. Thoroughly enjoyed it. I agree, they shouldn’t be out front for childern to see and ask about it.

    Have a super day!

    • Even the leaf picture on the box stopped me. I mean, 7-11 is about beer and stuff (although in my world it is about coffee) but KUSH CAKES? I don’t know about THAT one!

  • What? Kush Cakes = NOT GOOD! It’s like the “gateway” brownie!  

    • I know, right?! I am wondering why they don’t play Pink Floyd in 7-11 stores now!!! The GATEWAY BROWNIE… BWAAA HAA HAAAA!

  • There is nothing bad in them, only the name and the picture. Anyway grass is not big thing any more. 

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