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Anyone up for a line of cocoa?

Snortable chocolate is a real thing, and it’s now being offered in Vancouver’s Commercial Drive Licorice Parlour. The quirky store even offers it in two flavours: ginger mint or raspberry mint.

But why would you want to stuff a bunch of chocolate up your nose, you ask?

Belgian chocolatier Dominique Persoone came up with the idea after he was asked to think of something funny to celebrate the birthdays of two members of The Rolling Stones. Snortable chocolate seemed like a good call. Plus the taste can apparently last for hours, and the chocolate does a pretty good job of clearing out nasal passages.

You can’t just drop some powder on a table and snort it though. The chocolate needs to be consumed via spring-powered mini catapults. In 2010, a writer with the Huffington Post sampled Persoone’s creation during an international gathering of chefs in New York. Here’s how she described the experience:

“…the sensation was a weird one. At first my head spun a little and my body seemed to wonder what was going on. I did get a tiny buzz, but was mostly filled with the aroma of chocolate in my dizzy head.”

In other words, this isn’t your average chocolate bar. If you’re interested in trying some, snorting chocolate goes for $2 a hit. And just like on the street, the first one’s always free.

We’re kidding, you probably have to pay. You can watch Persoone try out his creation below:

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