Inhaler designed for chocolate-lovers

April 10, 2009 at 2:02 PM

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., April 10 (UPI) -- A professor at Harvard University in Massachusetts says he invented a chocolate inhaler that lets people taste the candy without the calories.

Professor David Edwards said he and his students created Le Whif to allow chocolate lovers to indulge their taste buds without packing on the pounds, The Daily Telegraph in Britain reported Friday.

"Over the centuries we've been eating smaller and smaller quantities at shorter and shorter intervals," Edwards said. "It seemed to us that eating was tending toward breathing, so, with a mix of culinary art and aerosol science, we've helped move eating habits to their logical conclusion. We call it whiffing."

"It fills your mouth with almost pure chocolate -- it tastes really good. It's zero calorie, so could also be used as a diet tool. But chocolate is only the beginning -- we're going to be unveiling more different types of food in the future," he said.

The product, which is scheduled to hit the shelves April 29, comes in four flavors: plain chocolate, mint, raspberry and mango.

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