Mom always fussed about me inhaling my food I guess now I redeemed. You can already inhale alcohol (I so want to try this) why not food flavors? As good as the chocolate one’s sound, I’m not a big sweets guy. I think I should suggest a bacon flavor and maybe pizza yeah…, that should do it! Genius.
Anorexics, rejoice: With asthma inhalers and vaporizers, inventor David Edwards turns physical food into a cloud, which dieters inhale to “sate chocolate or caffeine cravings” with no more than a single calorie. This is straight out of a futuristic farce.
His first experiment with breathable food was with Le Whif, a lipstick tube-shaped contraption that works like an asthma pump. But instead of medication, it is filled with powdered chocolate, coffee or vitamins.
‘Whiffers’ put their lips around the base of the tube and breathe in to fill their mouth with the powder. A single puff (one calorie) is supposed to sate chocolate or caffeine cravings—and it’s doing surprisingly well. More than 200,000 Whifs sold last year, the majority in the UK (£4, House of Fraser).
Le Whaf is basically an elaborate humidifier, controlled by piezoelectric crystals that vibrate rapidly to turn liquids into gas:
If you want, say, tomato soup, you need to buy a specially-prepared liquidised version of the dish made by Edwards’s team, which contains a secret mix of its ‘essences’.
To make the machine work, just press the ‘on’ switch. Within a minute, a cloud of tiny droplets forms in the goldfish bowl.
The cloud can be dispensed from a nozzle on the side of Le Whaf. It then stays suspended inside the glass for a minute before it sinks.
This, Edwards says, is “good for dieters.” Ten minutes of whiffing results in a caloric intake of a mere 200 calories! (Don’t a lot of foods that take ten minutes to eat have only 200 calories? Like an apple. And you get the added bonus of chewing and swallowing.) No word on what strange effects this will have on your respiratory and, ahem, excretory systems.