Le Whif

Photo: LeWhif.com

I love chocolate and yes, I worry about its impact on my hips.  But sometimes, a small square is just necessary.  The desire cannot be contained…..but Harvard Professor David Edwards is taking a shot at it.

In fact, he’s created a chocolate that is TOTALLY calorie-free and doesn’t include an ounce of aspartame.  It’s called ‘Le Whif’ and from its promotional materials it seems more like an experience than a snack.

Photo: LeWhif.com

It works like this: you put the small cylindrical container into your mouth and puff.  Hundreds of miligrams of tiny food particles fall onto your tongue…creating a sense of chocolate, an air of it…without one chew.

Photo: LeWhif.com

I want to try all three flavors (raspberry chocolate, mint chocolate, dark chocolate) of this puppy….I’m not thinking it would satisfy my post-dinner cravings but then again…..science is beautiful, no?

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Associate Producer, Here & Now Most recently, Jessica worked as an associate producer at WBUR's daily local program, Radio Boston. Jessica moved to Boston in 2008 and has lived many places since leaving her native Texas. After graduating from college, Jessica worked as a federal employee, documentary film festival producer, oral historian, university teaching assistant, traveling saleswoman and klezmer musician. Her work and projects have appeared in The Washington Post, The Christian Science Monitor, Bust, Barnard Magazine, National Public Radio, Public Radio International (PRI), and the BBC. Jessica's freelance radio work has received various awards including accolades from the Religion Newswriters Association and the Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma. As a Fulbright Scholar in El Salvador, Jessica collected and studied oral histories from the Jewish Community based in San Salvador. Jessica received her B.A. in political science from Columbia University’s Barnard College and her M.A. in history from Indiana University. She learned how to make radio from the phenomenal folks at the Salt Institute for Documentary Studies. Jessica lives in Somerville with her husband, twin son and daughter, and two cats. To learn more about Jessica’s projects, both current and past, please visit www.jessicaalpert.com.

One thought on “Le Whif

  1. Megan

    I have a feeling this would just multiply my chocolate cravings, and I’d be running around looking for the nearest piece (or pile) of chocolate I could eat for real!