The creator of Le Whif, a lipstick-sized inhaler, has come out with a new product, one that can vaporize almost any food imaginable. The bigger machine, called “Le Whaf,” looks like a giant fishbowl and can easily transform any beverage into a low-calorie vapor, which one breathes in. Special packages of “essences” can be purchased for other foods, like lemon tart or tomato soup.
The machine was created by David Edwards, who is an aerosol scientist and professor at Harvard University. “It’s great fun,” says Edwards. “It’s an amuse bouche, a conversation starter. It’s a way of savoring the flavor of alcoholic drinks without getting drunk. Most of all, it’s a way for foodies to savor flavors.”
Although not much is know about potential side effects, Edwards says “it’s good for dieters.” You will consume only 200 calories after using Le Whaf for ten minutes, although it’s unclear if that will create feelings of satiation. After using the machine, Laura Powell of the UK Daily Mail says she felt famished, and writes “My mouth tastes like cardboard and my head is buzzing.”
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