Some middle-class mamas are swapping out their sippy cups of wine for drug-laced cheese plates. According to Business Insider, “brieing” is the practice of wrapping MDMA (aka “Molly”) in a piece of cheese, eating it, and getting high af with Carol from book club.
From a culinary perspective, this makes some sense. MDMA does taste terrible—or so I’ve heard—and cheese does taste good. Fat is very adept at obscuring other flavors, so a nice, creamy, stinky piece of brie is a pretty smart delivery system. I would, however, not recommend buying a lot of cheese as, once the Molly kicks in, you will not care about food even a little bit. (Or so I’ve heard.)
While MDMA has shown promise in terms of PTSD treatment, these ladies are using it to forger stronger, deeper bonds in their friend groups. When interviewed by BI, one woman explained how her “destination dinner parties” (what?) just aren’t cutting it anymore:
“I have a strong circle of female friends and we had tried all the latest fads, food fashions, and destination dinner parties but something was missing,” she told the Metro. “We did not seem to have as much of a laugh than as when we were younger, there always seemed to be barriers up between us.”
MDMA certainly does move the conversation into deeper, more intense waters—that woman ended up having a very fun conversation about sexual fantasies! but “brieing” may not be the best choice for the recently divorced, widowed, or otherwise heartbroken. That comedown can kick your ass, particularly if you live alone. One single lady told BI that even though she brie’d over the weekend she “still felt incredibly sad on the Tuesday night after taking it,” which is incredibly inconvenient, in my opinion.
Also, since MDMA isn’t legal, you always run the risk of taking something that is not actually MDMA, so be careful out there, and maybe wrap that cheese around a magic mushroom, which I have also heard taste terrible. Even though you still run the risk of losing your shit on shrooms, at least you can visually identify that it is, in fact, a mushroom, and not meth.