Religious Shroomin’ and Snorting Chocolate.

Photograph: Fredrik Skold/Alamy.

Researchers are once again feeding shrooms of the magic kind to religious leaders, well, some of them anyway. I noticed a glaring absence of a representative of the Religious Reich. I have no idea why this is being done, it’s already been done, back in the psychedelic ’60s. Pretty much the same response of anyone who has their first experience with shrooms: “Cool, man, cool.” Of course, it if persuades any of the religious to mellow the fuck out, it’s all good. Shrooms have always had a mild effect on me, but it’s one of the sweetest rushes on the planet. We’d all probably be happier naked apes more likely to put energies into play rather than war, if we were all allowed a pocketful of shrooms. I wouldn’t mind a pocketful of shrooms.

The Guardian has the full story.

On the naked apes behaving stupidly department, we have a new thing, snorting cacao.

Now meet Coco Loko, a “snortable” chocolate powder being marketed as a drug-free way to get a buzz. The product, created by Orlando-based company Legal Lean, includes cacao powder, as well as gingko biloba, taurine and guarana, which are commonly found in energy drinks.

Nick Anderson, the 29-year-old founder of Legal Lean, says he heard about a “chocolate-snorting trend” in Europe a few months ago. He ordered a sample and gave it a try.

“At first, I was like, ‘Is this a hoax?,’” he recalled. “And then I tried it and it was like, okay, this is the future right here.”

Yeah, okay, whatever. All I thought when I first saw this was “fuck, that sounds messy.” Might give brown nose a whole new meaning. My second thought was “I wonder how many people are gonna die.” True chocolate allergies are rare, and most all of them involve raw cacao. Those allergies are most often anaphylactic in nature, also. I think everyone would be better off with a light menu of shrooms.

The Washington Post has the story.


  1. Callinectes says

    It is certainly going to cause brown snot. But then, so did snuff, and that was wildly popular back in the day.

  2. says

    True enough. Snuff still hasn’t died out, but I still can’t help thinking chocolate is going to be messier. Not that it matters, not my sort of thing. I certainly wouldn’t want a chocolate snuffer to sneeze on me, though.

  3. Ice Swimmer says

    My first thought on the magic mushrooms experiment was: How many prophets shall we get out of this? Turns out maybe not many.

    “Dipping”* chocolate would be even messier if one were to sneeze. Still, yeah white clothes not recommended when snorting chocolate.
    * = Jamming it under the upper lip like Swedish snus tobacco, the stuff Swedes use with a special exemption from the EU tobacco regulations (which ban smokeless tobacco). Snus is commonly smuggled to here for athletes (especially ice hockey players) and Swedish speakers.

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