You Can Now Snort Chocolate
Many of us talk about chocolate being like a drug to us. Let’s face it: you would be lying if you said you never craved the stuff. Now, our chocolate addiction is transcending our taste buds and making its way up to our nostrils, becoming an actual ~drug~. Yup, snort-able chocolate is a thing.
This trend actually dates back to 2007, when Belgian chocolatier Dominique Persoone from the Chocolate Line developed the ‘Chocolate Shooter‘ when asked to design something original for Rolling Stones’ Ronnie Wood and Charlie Watts’ birthday party. Since its creation, the reinvented 19th century snuff-machine, promising a “blast of chocolate pleasure,” has been sold over 25,000 times.
Now, another brand is stepping into the picture, making its product available in several U.S. stores. According to U.S. News, tiny Florida company (five people, to be exact) Legal Lean’s latest product, Coco Loko, is being sold alongside candy bars and energy pills in local gas stations and convenience stores. Snorting a line of the brown stuff, which resembles hot chocolate powder, gives a powerful taste of chocolate, followed by a rush of energy.
How can cocoa powder get you buzzed, you ask? First, Coco Loko is made with raw cacao (not cocoa), which already possesses relaxing and mood-enhancing benefits due to its high concentration of magnesium, anandamide and phenylethylamine. Second, the newest chocolate ~drug~ is designed to enhance the preexisting effects of cacao by lacing the powder with B vitamins, ginkgo biloba, blood flow-improving amino acid L-Arginine and the energy drink stimulants guarana and taurine, as stated on the label. While excessively snorting powder is #obviously not recommended, there have actually not been any reported health risks for inhaling cacao powder, guarana or taurine, according to U.S. News.
Source: U.S. News
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