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- Jul 19, 2004
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This item didn't clearly fit into any extant threads on chocolate, and attempting to access a seemingly general 2004-era The Chocolate Thread yields an error message. I'm starting a general thread on odd stuff intended to go up one's nose ...
FULL STORY: http://www.livescience.com/59728-snortable-chocolate-powder-safety.htmlSnortable Chocolate Claimed to Boost Energy: Is It Safe?
... A new "snortable" chocolate product called Coco Loko is being marketed as a drug-free way to feel energized. But some health experts said they are wary about the effects of inhaling chocolate through your nostrils.
"It's not generally a good idea to put anything in your nose that doesn't belong there" or isn't prescribed by a doctor, said Dr. David Hiltzik, director of otolaryngology at Staten Island University Hospital in New York. "It's quite clear that, at least empirically, chocolate does not belong in your nose."
The product contains raw cacao powder along with other ingredients, including taurine and guarana, often seen in energy drinks, according to The Washington Post. The company behind the product, Legal Lean, says that snorting Coco Loko "will give you a steady rush of euphoric energy and motivation." It's now available for purchase in the United States and costs $24.99 for a container of 10 servings.
The specific health effects of this product are unknown, because there haven't been any studies on its short- or long-term effects, Hiltzik said. ...