Chocolate is great in many forms, but snorting it up your nose is not one of those. Chocolate sniffing is apparently a big deal in Europe right now with clubgoers foregoing traditional party drugs like cocaine and ecstasy and indulging in chocolate powder for a quick uppity high. Crazy right? Well apparently, the craze is making its way into the states and is now being sold in smoke shops across America, it goes by the brand name Coco Loko.
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It’s fair to say that the individuals who invented ‘snortable chocolate’ were probably the same kids who shoved peas up their nose.
It’s true that chocolate can have a positive effect on our memory and concentration by naturally increasing the blood flow to the brain. Dark chocolate especially can help to prevent heart disease, improve your mood and even protect your skin.
But, given the sugar content, just how much we should consume and how often are still a subject no one can agree on.
Coco Loko is a “snortable” chocolate powder that supposedly gives you an energy boost.
According to the company that created the product, Legal Lean, the powder’s raw cacao promotes a “euphoric” experience that will “help with anxiety and to reduce stress.” The chocolate mix also includes energizing Ginkgo biloba, taurine, and guarana – ingredients often found in energy drinks.
Nick Anderson, the founder of Legal Lean, tells The Washington Post that the effects last between 30 minutes to an hour and gives the user motivation to “get things done.”
Snorting chocolate is a relatively new concept. With little research to verify that it is actually safe to consume cacao powder through your nose, doctors are skeptical.
“The question is, what are the risks of doing it?” said Dr. Andrew Lane, director of the Johns Hopkins Sinus Center. “There’s no data, and as far as I can tell, no one’s studied what happens if you inhale chocolate into your nose.”
Coco Loko has just become available in the states and at this time there are no plans to ban it like other dangerous substances. Only time will tell where this leads. What do you think? Would you put chocolate up your nose or will you just stick to eating a good chocolate bar? Sound off in the comments below.