Le Whif Launches Breathable Coffee Powder
Posted on March 14, 2010Le Whif, a small tube of chocolate that consumers breathe into their mouths, was launched last year by the ArtScience Labs network. Le Whif comes in three chocolate flavors: pure chocolate, raspberry chocolate, and mint chocolate. The company says it provides the taste of chocolate without the calories. "Le Whif uses particle engineering to form chocolate in particle sizes that are small enough to become airborne though too large to enter the lungs," says Professor Edwards, professor of biomedical engineering at Harvard University, lead inventor and founder of ArtScience Labs.
Now Le Whif is available in a coffee version. ArtScience Labs says its breathable coffee powder contains an amount of caffeine equivalent to an espresso. "Le Whif first offered the taste of chocolate without the calories, and now it offers the kick of coffee without the cup," says Edwards.
The Chicago Tribune's The Stew blog reports that the inhalable coffee powder is expected to cost about $3. The chocolate Le Whif products are currently being sold on lewhif.com but the coffee version is not being sold as of this writing.