Revellers are ditching drinks at weddings and eating chocolate bars laced with MAGIC MUSHROOMS

Wedding high! Chocolate laced with magic mushrooms is being given out to guests by bride and grooms at receptions – because hallucinogenic edibles don’t cause hangovers

  • Millennial wedding-goers are eating chocolate laced with magic mushrooms
  • Trend could be a bid to prevent hangovers, especially if guests have children
  • The psilocybin mushroom is a Class A drug that has hallucinogenic effects

Chocolate bars laced with magic mushrooms have become the latest wedding day trend – with guests getting high instead of drunk. 

It’s thought many millennial parents are ditching the traditional glass of champagne in favour of a square or two laced with the party drug – because it doesn’t leave you with a crippling hangover the next day.

The psilocybin mushroom, commonly known as a magic mushroom, is an illegal Class A drug that has hallucinogenic effects when eaten.

Tasty ‘edibles’ – usually bars of chocolate or brownies – are infused with the psychoactive ingredients and then sold via a dealer.  

After the vows, let’s get high: A new wedding fad has seen alcohol ditched in favour of magic mushroom chocolate (Pictured: Stock image of a wedding)

Illegal 'edibles' - usually bars of chocolate or brownies - are infused with the psychoactive ingredients. (Stock image)

Illegal ‘edibles’ – usually bars of chocolate or brownies – are infused with the psychoactive ingredients. (Stock image)

One wedding guest, a 35-year-old mother-of-two, told The Times she had been to three weddings already this year where edibles had been served.

The woman said: ‘I think it is a combination of no weddings for two years and the younger generation moving away from getting really p*****, which can make people get quite angry. With this, everyone was having a great time.’

Meanwhile, a dealer of the chocolate reportedly rakes in £50 per bar, which punters buy on encrypted messaging service Signal. 

Although many take it for its wild ‘trips’ it can be dangerous when the experience goes wrong.


Psilocybin is one of several psychedelic drugs that have recently reemerged from the shadows with promises to treat mental illnesses and addictions.

Portrayals in stone carvings and rock paintings that predate recorded history suggest people discovered the hallucinogenic powers of ‘magic’ mushrooms as early as 9000 BC. 

Psilocybin has been tightly regulated in the US where it is treated as equally illicit to heroin.

Fresh, but not dried, magic mushrooms were legal in the UK until the Drugs Act 2005 made them Class A.

As depression continues to surge, scientists are looking for inventive options to treat the disorder.

Psilocybin is a similar shape to the ‘feel good’ neurotransmitter serotonin and binds to some of the same receptors in the brain. 

It appears in brain scans to treat depression by making the amygdala more responsive to emotions.

Some people experience ‘bad trips’, which often come with increased anxiety, lack of communication and losing touch with reality.

This can lead to the risk of someone becoming dangerous, especially if surrounded by a crowd of people. 

However, when taken in the right dosage, magic mushrooms are said to ease depression.