Say 'high' to chocolate snuff

A US company is marketing Coco Loko, a new, drug-free way to get a buzz that includes cacao powder, gingko biloba, taurine and guarana, which are commonly found in energy drinks. Legal Lean, a Florida-based supplement company is selling tins of Coco Loko, which have about 10 servings, for US$24.99. The effects of the cacao-based powder are said to last for about 30 minutes to an hour, and are "almost like an energy-drink feeling, like you're euphoric but also motivated to get things done," says Nick Anderson, the 29-year-old founder of the company. Currently there are no medical data on what happens if you inhale chocolate, according to the Johns Hopkins Sinus Centre, but the the medical community has long raised concerns about the health effects of energy drinks, which often rely on caffeine, taurine and guarana, and have been shown to raise blood pressure and cause heart palpitations. To find out more go to Snortable chocolate with energy drink stimulants targets health-conscious clubgoers.