Coco Loko is a new chocolate “snuff” product inspired by the recent chocolate-snorting party trend. Club goers replace traditional drugs and alcohol with Infused raw cacao to achieve a buzz without legal hassles. While snorting chocolate sounds a bit odd, fans claim the following benefits:
Endorphin Rush – When endorphins are released it triggers a positive feeling of well being in your body. For example the feeling after a long workout known as “runners high” where you feel euphoric, positive, and exhilarated.
Serotonin Rush – A sudden rush of serotonin will produce an elevated mood and a state of euphoria similar to the feeling of ecstasy. This is the feeling that will make the music sound better and increase overall happiness.
Euphoric Energy – Raw cacao will give you a steady rush of euphoric energy and motivation that is great for party goers to dance the night away without a crash. It is even used by athletes to give them the natural competitive edge.
Calm Focus – Raw cacao will give you a sense of calm focus and reduce the chatter and worry in your brain so you are able to accomplish many tasks at once and and maximize your time and focus. It is also known to help with anxiety and to reduce stress.
These claims make Coco Loko sound better than cocaine, marijuana and alcohol put together but would you snort chocolate? I prefer delicious hot chocolate myself but only with hot water. I doubt it is entirely healthy to snort anything but hey, this is a heck of a lot better than having your kids string up on illegal drugs. While Coco Loko is getting lots of press not everyone is a fan. Checkout this brave Youtuber giving it his first and last try:
Medical professionals are not sure what to think about the new chocolate snorting trend. The product is not certified by the Food and Drug Administration and no clinical testing has been reported. There has been a lot of debate about the safety energy drinks and legal high products like Coco Loko. Until the facts become clear I will stick with plain old hot chocolate as my favorite form of powdered chocolate. You can check out Coco Loko ot LegalLean.com.
Hot chocolate inspires an infinite range or delicious flavor options. Here are a few worlds leading favorite types of hot chocolate:
Mexican Hot Chocolate
Mexican Hot chocolate is modern recipe based on ancient tradition. You will love this delicious treat.
White Hot Chocolate
White Hot Chocolate is a refreshing alternative to conventional milk or dark hot chocolate.
Starbucks Hot Chocolate
While Starbucks makes exceptional coffee products, their hot chocolate has become a world favorite. With this recipe now you can make it at home.,
Unique Hot Chocolate Recipes
Peanut Butter Hot Chocolate
This recipe is for the serious peanut butter lover. It is like drinking peanut butter chocolate heaven.
Hot Chocolate Cupcake Recipe
This recipe will blow your mind. Cupcakes filled with hot chocolate will amaze you.
S’mores Hot Chocolate Recipe
S”mores and hot chocolate are two family favorites that taste great together.
Hot Chocolate Calories
Calories in hot chocolate can vary greatly depending on the recipe. Here is list from some of our favorites:
Swiss Miss = Calories60
Starbucks Hot Chocolate – no whipped cream = Calories204
Ghirardelli Hot Cocoa = Calories140
Dunkin Donuts Hot Chocolate = Calories220
Nestle Hot Cocoa Mix = Calories 80
As you can see calories really depends on the brand and flavor of hot chocolate so do your research. Caloriecount.com has an incredible list of calories for every possible type of hot chocolate. Check out their site here: caloriecount.com
Hot Chocolate & Health
There is no question that hot chocolate can be considered a benefit to your health. To learn more about this fascinating research you should explore the following articles:
Drinkable chocolate has been used for years to treat ailments and maladies. When chocolate made its way to France in the 17th century, it was used “to fight against fits of anger and bad moods.” Which wasn’t just the French being French, it was truly insightful, given that modern research has discovered that chocolate reduces levels of stress hormones in the bodies of people feeling highly freaked out. According to a study conducted at Cornell University, the antioxidant concentration in hot cocoa is almost twice as strong as red wine. Cocoa’s concentration was two to three times stronger than that of green tea and four to five times stronger than that of black tea. Read more at mnn.com: Health benefits of drinking hot cocoa
Drinking hot chocolate made specifically from unsweetened dark chocolate can carry significant health benefits. Researchers at Harvard Medical School analyzed 21 studies that involved more than 2,500 participants and found that drinking chocolate is associated with reduced blood pressure, improved blood vessel health and lowering LDL (“bad”) cholesterol and elevating HDL (“good”) cholesterol. Earlier evidence also suggested that drinking cocoa may be responsible for the very low incidence of heart disease, stroke, diabetes and cancer.
Read more at inquisitr.com > Amazing benefits of hot chocolate
The History of Hot Chocolate
Conquistador Girolamo Benzoni, one of the first to taste the spicy Aztec beverage called cacahuatl, wrote, “It seemed more a drink for pigs than a drink for humanity. I was in this country for more than a year and never wanted to taste it, and whenever I passed a settlement, some Indian would offer me a drink of it and would be amazed when I would not accept, going away laughing. But then, as there was a shortage of wine. . . .” Learn all about the hisotry of hot chocolate from this amazing article at history.org > History Of Hot Chocolate
Hot Chocolate & Science
The hot chocolate effect is a phenomenon of wave physics first recognized in 1982 by Frank Crawford, where the pitch sound from tapping a cup of hot chocolate rises after the addition of a soluble powder. This phenomena was first observed in the making of hot chocolate. It can be observed by pouring hot milk into a mug, stirring in chocolate powder, and tapping the bottom of the mug with a spoon while the milk is still in motion. The pitch of the taps will increase progressively with no relation to the speed or force of tapping. Subsequent stirring of the same solution (without adding more chocolate powder) will gradually decrease the pitch again, followed by another increase. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hot_chocolate_effect