A genius scientist has successfully developed the means of satisfying that often debilitating chocolate craving without the calories or the guilt. Launched in January 2010 in Paris, it is a shot of pure chocolate that you spray into your mouth and it comes in an attractive lipstick-style container, that's both biodegradable and organic.
It is believed that half of the women in the United States are on a diet on any given day. This handy pocket-size spray has the potential to be a new revolutionary tool for dieting by tricking your brain into thinking you just indulged in a chocolate bar.
“Le Whif” was invented by David Edwards, a Harvard professor of engineering and applied sciences, who is also the brains behind ArtScience Labs, an international network of art and design labs.
With less than a calorie (of which you could probably burn off just getting it up to your mouth), Edwards believes that this is just the beginning of breathable food.
“Le Whif uses particle engineering to form chocolate in particle sizes that are small enough to become airborne though too large to enter the lungs,” explained Edwards. “When you breathe the chocolate into your mouth, it dissolves immediately and coats the tongue and taste buds.”
He explained that it only takes the smallest amount of chocolate to satisfy your taste buds. His new concept is that we can breathe, rather than eat, chocolate and curb our appetites. “With Le Whif,” said Edwards, “we inhale food into our mouths and taste it without chewing, to get an experience of the flavor without eating a single calorie.”
Le Whif has expanded to include raspberry chocolate, pure chocolate and chocolate mint. As of March this year a new coffee version was available in cafes around the Harvard University campus, with all the “kick of coffee without the cup.”
Chocolate contains natural opiates, including theobromine, that elevates the pleasure senses in your brain. With over 500 natural chemicals in chocolate it enhances your feeling of happiness, which is often the reason we crave chocolate and feel, albeit temporarily, satisfied.