Thursday, March 4, 2010

My Chocolate Fantasy Come True!

Chocolate Mochi Donut from Nevyn Handmade Bakery in Tokyo

What would you say if I told you that you could enjoy the taste of real chocolate without consuming any calories?

A Harvard scientist and his grad students recently created a device called "Le Whif." Basically it's an inhaler dispelling vaporized chocolate particles rather than oxygen... you actually get the taste of chocolate in your mouth.

Sound weird? Apparently, it's all the craze in Europe right now. Check out Le Whif website.

I have to admit I'm intrigued, but not convinced. My chocolate love is so much more than just the taste. It's the creamy smooth texture of a chocolate bar, or dense chewiness of a brownie.

That's not to say I wouldn't give it a try if I found it in a Japanese airport. Maybe those wacky oxygen bars will add a chocolate option to the menu.

What about you?

9 comments:

Becca Runs Sometimes said...

You're skinny! Just eat the chocolate :) I am with you on this...I would try it, but I almost thing the torture of it would lead me to eat more than I would if I just had a bite. mmmm....

Eve said...

This is so cool, but I think I'm with you on that there's nothing as good as the real thing. I want to try it though!

shopgirl said...

I agree with you Mary, nothing can replace the taste of real chocolate.

p.s. thanks for the interesting tidbit. I didn't know about it.

Hope you're having a great week!

Reese

Mary R. said...

Unbelievable! I guess I'd give it a try. Oh, I'm following, and have my own name back. Have started a new blog, http://travelswithunclesam.blogspot.com

I haven't shut down my other sites; I will leave them up. Trying to get on a military peoples' blog ring. (formerly civilla, now Mary R. on all my sites!)

Fly Girl said...

Fascinating, but I need all the sensations of smelling, tasting and feeling the chocolate. For me,it's mush more than just a whiff of taste!

Heather said...

Somehow I don't think this would satisfy the craving. So much of enjoying chocolate is savoring the texture as well, but 'le whif" certainly sounds interesting...

Mary R. said...

Have decided I should keep my military and spiritual journey blogs private for various reasons; hope you understand, but will keep my regular blogs and continue to follow.

Ekua said...

This is the second chocolate related post I've seen today, trying not to drool on the keyboard ;)

mina said...

I agree - I'm all about textures of foods. Japan has the most amazing desserts... can't wait to go back!

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