Friday, March 19, 2010

Calorie-Free Chocolate and Coffee? Introducing: 'Le Whif'

Source: Daily Mail Online (Summary by NIM)

Chocoholics, your days of feeling guilty about indulging in the food of the gods is over! Now you can literally inhale that chocolate without consuming any calories at all! Same goes to you, coffee lovers!

Developed by Professor David Edwards at Harvard University, Le Whif is an aerosol powder that you inhale, fooling your brain and giving you the sensation of having consumed your favourite treat without actually eating anything. The inhaled particles in Le Whif enter into your mouth and fall on your tongue so you taste them, but they're too large to enter the lungs and cause any harm.

Le Whif has just come out with a new coffee flavour which actually contains the same amount of caffeine as a cup of coffee, so you get a real jolt to boot! According to Edwards, 'Le Whif first offered the taste of chocolate without the calories, and now it offers the kick of coffee without the cup,'

Le Whif canisters now come in four flavours: pure chocolate, raspberry chocolate, mint chocolate and coffee. At it's introduction last year, the chocolate flavour sold out before many eager consumers could get their hands on any.

Find out more about Le Whif by reading the article "Le Whif: the calorie-free aerosol that lets you 'inhale' a cup of coffee (without the cup)" from the Daily Mail (Mar. 16 2010).