That’s right, apparently raw cacao powder is quickly becoming a new party drug in clubs around the world. Its popularity has spread across the pond from Western Europe, where it was being used in place of good old cocaine.
Apparently, when ingested, cacao releases a flood of serotonin and endorphins in your brain, making you feel energetic and euphoric, while the magnesium it contains relaxes your muscles and relieves tension, for a delightful full-body “high.” Well, that certainly explains a lot about Willy Wonka.
“Raw cacao is also chock-full of flavanols that increase blood circulation and stimulate brain power, according to a recent study from the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition,” says an article in OZY. So yeah, who needs molly when you can just get tanked from snorting cocoa powder?
These kids are doing the darnedest things. My next logical step was to round up our own Alex Buscemi and give this a try ourselves, for journalistic integrity and whatnot. You can purchase raw cacao at your local grocery store, so acquiring it was the easiest part. Once we got back home, we drew a few lines of the cacao on the table and snorted them. One thing I noted is that it made everything smell like chocolate for the next half hour. Other than my heart rate increasing slightly, I didn’t notice much at all in the way of physical effects. All in all, it was a letdown.
So do I recommend that kids snort lines of cacao? No, it doesn’t work for shit. Perhaps they should try freebasing it instead..
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