Who would think that, after more than 30 years of the “War on Drugs,” billions of dollars spent procuring and fighting illicit drugs and hundreds of thousands incarcerated that the newest “drug” to hit the street would be…chocolate.
According to Ozy, at parties on both sides of the Atlantic chocolate is just one of the substances an offer at day-time raves which do not serve alcohol (and illegal drugs remain, you know, illegal).
Raw chocolate or cocoa can be taken in drink, pill or powdered form.
Club goers report that the positive effects of cocoa are really quite something. The “high vibe” medicine of raw cocoa provides users with a flood of happy endorphins as it enters the blood stream, and then magnesium which is a muscle relaxant. A study by the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition stated that cocoa also contains flavanols which improve blood circulation and cognitive function.
It’s also becoming quite the lucrative cottage industry. One device for snorting cocoa selling for $50 has been made by chocolatier Dominique Persoone:
It is hard to imagine that any politician will attempt to launch a “War on Chocolate”—though one never knows what politicians will try to regulate these days really.
However, since chocolate is not typically considered a narcotic (nor is it alcohol), one must also wonder how employers will be handling this newest form of “getting high.”
Who knows? Will chocolate soon be banned from workplaces?