Psst! Wanna take a hit of chocolate? Belgian confectioner Dominique Persoone came up with the idea as a joke when he was catering a birthday party for Rolling Stone Ronnie Wood. Because it was such a hit (ha!), Persoone developed a catapult – the Chocolate Shooter – to shoot the chocolate into your nose. Filled with ginger, mint, and cocoa, when you snort it, the mint and the ginger clear your sinuses “and the chocolate goes straight to the brain.”
Vancouver’s Licorice Parlor is the only store in North America that has the chocolate shooters. For $2, customers can choose a hit either of cocoa-raspberry or cocoa-ginger. “You experience chocolate for a couple of hours,” says owner Mary Jean Dunsdon. “It’s very subtle and you’re not going to be irritated by it.” This is definitely a thing, and it might become the next big thing for dinner party entertaining. You might want to get in on the trend now before it becomes so mainstream that your grandmother is doing it. That, or the market gets cornered by the Colombian cartels.