has passed. The kiss
is over. Make way for Le Whif
, the chocolate you puff. Available since April, Le Whif uses particle engineering to break fine organic chocolate down to a powder small enough to become airborne yet too large to actually enter the lungs. It's like Jacques Torres meets Star Trek. Half-lipstick, half-albuterol inhaler, it comes in a recyclable case, a design built on decades of aerosol science work by Harvard professor David Edwards and his colleagues. Once zapped into your mouth, the powder evokes the richest chocolate -- with just one lonely calorie per toke. Naturally, such a delicate combination of novelty, luxury, salubriousness, and fancy packaging comes at a dearish price
: 5.95 € per three-pack of Le Whiff, with each single canister packing a four-whiff punch. Do the math. That's 12 sweet breaths for the cost of a few pints -- not factoring in a flight to Paris or shipping and handling.