Inhaler takes calories AND fun out of chocolate
Chocolate without any of the calories? It sounds too good to be true, but one Harvard University professor has made it happen.
Bio-mechanical engineer David Edwards has launched AeroShot Chocolate, an inhaler which provides the taste of chocolate in breathable form.
Using a small lipstick-sized tube, consumers draw fine particles of chocolate into their mouth to experience the taste of pure chocolate “re-imagined”.
Aeroshot Chocolate follows the release of caffeine product AeroShot Energy earlier this year which used the same patented delivery system to administer a dose of breathable caffeine.
The product taps into the new-age food trend of “whaffing” or inhalable eating.
Edwards says the product works because the particles are small enough to enter the mouth and too large to go beyond it.
“The chocolate melts immediately upon landing in your mouth,” the Harvard University biomedical engineering professor said. “Since the particles are so small and uniformly dispersed by the air, the taste is immediate, too.
The product is available in three dark chocolate flavours: pure chocolate, mint chocolate, and cherry chocolate and is designed to accompany a coffee, curb an afternoon craving or be consumed as a guilt-free dessert after a meal.
It is being launched this week at the Sweets and Snacks Expo in Chicago, Illinois and will be available for consumers to purchase online from June 15 for $2.97 per unit.
by John Jackson