A fairly new trend is making its way through Europe as
ravers in the continent are reportedly getting high off of raw chocolate
consumption, whether that be through drink, pill, or even powdered form.
The new craze of snorting lines of cocoa apparently provides
a rush of endorphins into the bloodstream, which can then cause euphoria,
particularly when paired with dance music. In addition, the magnesium in the
chocolate also acts as a muscle relaxer and research conducted on cyclists who implored
the tactic were proven to go not only faster, but longer.
The fad can be traced back to the chocolatier Dominique Persoon,
who originally made a chocolate-snorting device for a Rolling Stones party back
in 2007. From there, the concept took off. Snorting chocolate is now not only
used in the party scene, but also is used at the dinner table, particularly at “The
Fat Duck,” a British restaurant founded by culinary innovator
“It has taken him
years to develop the perfect snorting powder as early experiments with pure
cocoa powder revealed it was too dry,” said Persoon, before he decided to add
mint and ginger for the perfect combination.
mentality when you think about sniffing is: 'Oh it's kinky, guys who do that
stuff. I'm not the bad boy promoting drugs, not at all... Life is boring. Let's
have fun.” - Persoon
If this oddly healthy inhalation
interests you, know that the chocolate-shooter device is available for purchase
in Russia, India, Canada, Australia, and the United States. The packaging of
the device warns against excessive sniffing, but Persoon insists that the
practice is indeed safe. However, we don't endorse this practice, so please consider before trying!