Inhaler Gives Chocolate Taste, With No Calories

By Harry Kimball,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 10, 2009 6:38 PM CDT
College students wrestle in a wading tub full of Hershey's chocolate syrup.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – A Harvard prof has created a device that allows people to guiltlessly inhale chocolate, the Telegraph reports. Called Le Whif, the inhaler delivers the taste of chocolate without any calories. “Eating was tending toward breathing,” David Edwards said, “so, with a mix of culinary art and aerosol science, we’ve helped move eating habits to their logical conclusion.”

“It fills your mouth with almost pure chocolate—it tastes really good," another Le Whif team member says. "But chocolate is only the beginning. Two Michelin-starred chef Thierry Marx is even working with us to develop meals, such as a mint-flavoured inhaler to go alongside his lamb dishes. Eventually we could be having three course meals this way."