NyDailyNews It really is nose candy.Coco Loko — a “snortable” blend of cacao powder, plants and organic compounds like ginkgo biloba, taurine and guarana — is getting buzz as a drug-free high.Legal Lean, the maker of Willy Wonka-style snuff, was inspired by a European trend.“At first, I was like, ‘Is this a hoax?,’” Legal Lean founder Nick Anderson, 29, told the Washington Post. “And then I tried it and it was like, OK, this is the future right here.”The product became available in U.S. stores in June but is not actually approved by the Food and Drug Administration.On Amazon.com, tins of Coco Loko are available starting July 10 and a 1.25 ounce container (about 10 snorts) goes for about $25.Doctors are already concerned about the potentially harmful costs to people’s schnozzes.“The question is, what are the risks of doing it?” Dr. Andrew Lane, director of the Johns Hopkins Sinus Center, told the Washington Post. “There’s no data, and as far as I can tell, no one’s studied what happens if you inhale chocolate into your nose.”Especially if you do it on a regular basis.“It’s not clear how much of each ingredient would be absorbed into the nasal mucous membranes,” Lane added. “And putting solid material into your nose — you could imagine it getting stuck in there, or the chocolate mixing with your mucus to create a paste that could block your sinuses.”And that’s just gross.Some of the ingredients in Coco Loko are also found in energy drinks. Guarana has been linked to spikes in blood pressure and heart palpitations — effects that could potentially be exaggerated if inhaled.Coco Loko’s effects last about 30 to 60 minutes, according to Anderson. He added that it gives users a “euphoric but also motivated” feeling like what you’d expect from an energy drink.The buzz-inessman said he uses Coco Loko when he goes out as an alternative to drinking and also during long car rides and at music festivals.Despite the potential for nasal passage issues, Lane acknowledged that he isn’t worried about the chocolate powder becoming a “gateway” drug. He doesn’t believe that users who might experiment with it will then move on to harder substances.“If you’re going to do drugs, you probably don’t start with chocolate,” he said. “Certainly this is better than using an illicit drug.”
This is where we’re at in 2017, people trying to get high by snorting something found in the majority of cereal. Can’t say I’m surprised by this news. Folks today are constantly looking for new and inventive ways to to take the edge off. Whether it’s people smoking their alcoholic beverages or people actually huffing mixes of human feces and urine(yes that’s happening as well) mankind’s persistence on finding new ways to get wrecked is a blood thirst not rivaled by much.
We’re a people that crave options. Years ago when you’d go to the BK all you had to choose from was burgers, chicken sandwiches and nuggets. Then the rodeo burger hit the scene and it changed everything. People didn’t know what to do. They didn’t know burgers can do that. After that, endless possibilities became endless realities. Same thing with people trying to get high. Used to be you’d have your regulars, alcohol, weed, lsd, glue, paint, cocaine heroin. Now we’re at the point where folks see no problem with having half of a Milky Way and instead of saving half for later are just cutting it up and inserting it into their noses.
I wonder what this leads too. Is this going to be a kind of gateway drug where chocolate won’t be enough? Will we be a society where people are down with snorting Doritos and smoking Swedish Fish? Hard to say. I do know that it would be foolish to rule any of that out. Seriously based on humanities trajectory, there’s no good reason to think people wouldn’t do that.
This is the the actually official, not approved by the FDA chocolate that is literally designed to be snorted.
And you just know there’s a crop of people who will defend this stuff saying that it’s so much better for you than doing other drugs. I’m sure they’re technically right but if you’re the kind of person who’s willing to snort chocolate than you’re probably in much worst shape than someone doing anything else.
Most interesting part of this article has to be this line:
Coco Loko’s effects last about 30 to 60 minutes, according to Anderson. He added that it gives users a “euphoric but also motivated” feeling like what you’d expect from an energy drink.
Since I don’t drink energy drinks because they’re God awful, I couldn’t tell what you what if feels like to feel euphoric but also motivated. I’m guessing that means that you’re the man for the job if a city needs someone to build an actual Rainbow Road from Mario Kart