An Harvard professor, David Edwards, has invented inhaleable chocolate. Le Whif’, as he calls it, made it’s debut at All Candy Expo, in Chicago. Edwards also assisted in developing inhaleable insulin and is working on an inhaleable TB vaccine. He states that he believes that there will be a new way of eating in the future..by aerosol!
Now I am a believer in the health benefits of eating dark chocolate. You know the benefits…antioxidants, improved mood, tastes good, but seriously…if I am going to inhale any particle of food, it is going to be in chunks, inserted into my mouth, not my nose! My daughter, at age 2, tried to inhale a Sweet Tart. It cost me $25 to get that removed from her nostril and now they encourage inhaling food?
I can see where they are going with this radical idea of food inhalers. There would be no need for dishes, silverware, pots or pans. No stoves, ovens or microwaves. We could just line up our inhalers and aerosol spray veggies, meat, bread, and desserts on shelves in the pantry. We could pack our lunch in our pockets and purses, and in our child’s lunchbox.
I wonder if they have done any research on the long-term effects of the sinuses and lining of the nostrils? Twenty years from now, will we be blogging about how to keep your nose from falling off your face, due to constant irritants navigating their way through the tunnels of it? What would this do to restaurants or grocery stores? Can you imagine an aerosol drive through?
Surely they will save this inhaleable eating plan for astronauts, because the idea is over the moon. Eating should be a pleasant and relaxed experience. It should be down time, not down it time. This is one convenience we can live without. We are in too much of a hurry. Stress fills our day already. Meal time shouldn’t be squirting up on the subway. That couldn’t be good for us.
Food inhalers and aerosol sprays? For me, this idea stinks!