Chocolate lovers in Vancouver have apparently found a new way to enjoy their chocolate treats. A candy store in that great Canadian city is now offering a snortable chocolate.
The owner of Vancouver’s Commercial Drive Licorice Parlour said she got the idea from a friend who had visited Europe and so she hopped on a plane to the originators of the treat in Antwerp, Belgium, one of the earliest known chocolate centers of the world.
Mary Jean Dunsdon, owner of the Vancouver candy store, explains that the snorting device developed in Belgium pops a puff of finely ground chocolate at a chocolate lover’s nose and after a healthy sniff, the fine powder enters the sinuses and oral factory where much of the ability to taste is centered.
“Then you just kind of experience chocolate for a couple hours, actually, in a very subtle manner,” Dunsdon told Huffington Post Canada. “It hits all the same pleasure receptors in the brain [as it would] if you were to eat chocolate.”