Chocolate is basically a gift from the food heavens. AmIright?
Not only that, but weâ€™ve used it to clear up coughs, slathered it on our skin,Â and have learned it could lower our chances of a fatal heart disorder.
But even though chocolate is basically life and you can literally never have too much, weâ€™re a little concerned about the latest version â€” because now thereâ€™s a chocolate you can snort.
Coco LokoÂ is a chocolate powder fromÂ a company called Legal Lean, and itâ€™s made specifically for people to snort.
The unusual product contains cacao powder, as well as gingko biloba, taurine, and guarana, which are commonly found in energy drinks. Itâ€™s supposed to boost your levels of serotonin and endorphins, increaseÂ euphoria, and help users toÂ focus.
The company claims Coco LokoÂ results in an endorphin rush which mimics a â€œrunnerâ€™s high,â€ and that it can produce a euphoric energy â€œsimilar to the feeling of Ecstasy.â€
The product is marketed to people looking to party and who want an extra shot of energy.
Nick Anderson, the 29-year-old founder of Legal Lean, told The Washington Post that heâ€™d heard about a â€œchocolate-snorting trendâ€ in Europe, so ordered a sample to give it a try.
â€œAt first, I was like, â€˜Is this a hoax?â€™â€ he recalled. â€œAnd then I tried it and it was like, okay, this is the future right here.â€
But doctors are a bit unsure about the potential side effects of theÂ chocolate powder, which hit U.S. shelvesÂ last month and is not approved by the Food and Drug Administration.
â€œWe donâ€™t know what it does to the nose,â€ Dr. Toby Steele, and ENT-otolaryngologistÂ with University of California, told ABC10.
He warned that in general, anything going up the nose other than nasal saline can damage mucus membranes, which help trap bacteria and other harmful particles entering the nostrils.
The nose could also become irritated or blocked, and Steele is also concerned there could beÂ a risk of losing your sense of smell.