Thursday, July 1, 2010

sweet as chocolate, light as air


Because I'm all generous and selfless and, most importantly, have finally managed to get my hands on the semi-new product that everyone seems to be talking about, I'm giving away (wait for it) Le Whif. 

What is Le Whif?  Well, the short version is that it's chocolate.  That you snort. 

Learn all the tasty, tasty details at lewhif.com.  But, basically, it was invented by some biomedical engineer at Harvard and is supposed to give you a calorie-free choco-high that's legal in all 50 states (and likely numerous foreign countries as well).  Plus there's a coffee version.  And, yes, I'm giving away one of those too.

How does this giveaway work?  Just follow (in order) the simple steps below:
  1. Leave a comment to this post expressing your interest. It might read: Chocolate. Or perhaps Coffee. Or even: I just can't decide, so you choose for me, sweet, sweet Niobe.
  2. Get chosen by the random number generator.
  3. Receive Le Whif.
  4. Inhale.

***comments closed ... stay tuned for winners***

Full disclosure: While I wish that Le Whif were subsidizing this post in some way, such is very much not the case.

60 comments:

areyoukiddingme said...

Chocolate, sweet, sweet Niobe.

Days said...

Who comes up with these things that I suddenly have to have? Mint chocolate sounds perfect. Mmm.

SouthernGal said...

I don't even understand this, but it's got the word "Chocolate" in it, so I say - Chocolate, please, sweet, sweet Niobe.

TigerLinda1@yahoo.com

Sarah said...

wow, the things people come up with! chocolate!

Katy said...

Wow - this somehow seems so deviant! Chocolate please Niobe!

Kris said...

I'm confused, but chocolate.

Kris said...

Thinking it didn't post the first time, so: chocolate :)

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kateypie35 said...

very very strange! I must have some! Chocolate, of course. Duh.

niobe said...

@Katy: this somehow seems so deviant!

You say that like it's a bad thing.

leanne said...

Dearest Niobe,

Chocolate, I think. (I find the idea of snorting chocolate rather odd, yet intriguing. Things that make you go hmmmm... or perhaps, in this case, mmmmmm...)

MFA Mama said...

Just got a 504 trying to comment so I'll try again.

I have NEVER heard of this, and am off to Google as soon as I post my comment.

Needless to say I'd try it if the random number generator favored me :)

angie said...

I usually do not enter giveaways, but I am totally in love with the idea of inhaling coffee. And believe when I say that I will line it up, after the children goto bed, like I am in Good Fellas...and say to me husband, "What am I? A clown?"

painted maypole said...

chocolate up the nose? never heard of it. but willing to try. :)

after iris said...

Angie - I think you should win solely based on that comment.

Niobe - I'm not sure customs would feel about me receiving a snortable package so count me out of the number randomness!

Michael said...

Please chocolate, sweet Niobe. I am so sad.

myskytimes said...

I'm intrigued. So count me in, sweet sweet Niobe. Caffeine, please. Even though the chocolate would maybe sound less suspicious (customs-wise) I'd love to try out the coffee. I just hope for my luck.

(And if I win the giveaway- and get arrested for "importing snortable beverage" - at least I'll have a good story for the blog, he, he)

Kristin said...

This is truly bizarre yet strangely appealing. I just can't decide, so you choose for me, sweet, sweet Niobe.

Jo said...

OMG. This is one of those things you imagine, but can never believe would ever be real. Coffee? Chocolate? I'm in heaven either way.

thordora said...

I would need to keep chocolate Le Whif on my door to frighten the Jehovah's away....what a wonderful name...

jill said...

I must check this out! I love both chocolate and coffee...so you decide sweet, sweet Niobe!!

Rachel said...

I love that it's described as "whiffable." I must have it. I mean, chocolate please, sweet, sweet Niobe.

Sunny said...

I am slightly confused, and more than a bit concerned that if I win, I'll become addicted and end up in rehab in Arizona and then in a half-way house trying to rebuild my life post-Le Whif while my poor husband struggles to raise our boys without their mother.

But yes. Chocolate please.

Frustrated Fairy said...

oooo! I can't have any sugar at the mo. So this would be lushy lush, anyone know if it's out in the UK?

Tash said...

I'm waiting for the intravenous cappuccino give-away. Just saying.

niobe said...

@Frustrated Fairy: Yup, it's definitely available in the UK. Check out lewhif.com for details.

LawMommy said...

Well, this has my curiosity piqued...(or peaked?).

Chocolate, sweet sweet chocolate, from sweet, sweet Niobe. :-)

kasey said...

Wow, that looks awesome - chocolate!

kasey19062 AT aol DOT com

Dora said...

Blech! Chocolate is not just about flavor, it's about texture, mouth feel, the whole experience. When you come in for BlogHer, we can go here. It's 2 blocks from from my office, and sheer decadence!

erica said...

Dearest, Niobe -

I can't decide if this is brilliant or evil, or both, but I'm pleased that it doesn't involve track marks. I can't decide on flavors, but I'd love some of either.

jenna said...

ooooh i want it! chocolate! or coffee!

Antropologa said...

Chocolate. Already enough coffee here in Sweden. Wait, can you ship internationally???

niobe said...

@anthropologa: If that's the way the random numbers generate, I'd be more than happy to ship it internationally.

Anonymous said...

Sounds fabulous. In middle school, my best friend and I used to snort instant hot chocolate. I'm sure Le Whif is an improvement.

Jus and Kat said...

Team Chocolate, all the way (sorry, I just saw a commercial for that vampire movie ;)!

Nearlydawn said...

Man... I'm verging on gestational diabetes, but I crave chocolate... I've not heard of this product!

This sounds like the answer to a very odd prayer - "Please God, if I can't HAVE the chocolate, can I at least just SMELL the chocolate?", and God said, "YES, let it be so!". SIGH. Sounds like Bliss.

Jen said...

Yes, please!

Libby said...

I love how there are three whifs per package. Not whiffs, mind you. I wonder if I try this will I end up talking to Dr. Drew about my Le Whif addiction someday?

I just can decide, so you choose for me, sweet, sweet, Niobe.

Lise said...

I had to google this because it sounded so much like a product parody, ala ThinkGeek's unicorn meat. I would totally try the chocolate.

diana said...

I'm not that cool to "whif" things, but, wow, Niobe, YOU are so cool...

Anonymous said...

I want this guy:

http://www.thinkgeek.com/caffeine/wacky-edibles/d19a/

Why does snorting chocolate seem appalling to me while chewing a gushing bloody gummy heart does not?

-Medea

Lollipop Goldstein said...

It's like cocaine chocolate. I don't know if I want to sniff it or run screaming.

Maggie said...

Chocolate!

And where did you find it? When I first heard about it a few months ago, I tried to find some because I think that the whole idea is FASCINATING. But I couldn't find any in the US, or anywhere that would ship to the US for that matter.

Patti said...

Chocolate over coffee any day, sweet Niobe. :)

niobe said...

@Maggie (and anyone else who's looking to purchase her own personal stash of the stuff):

--Go to lewhif.com

--click on the Buy Here! button on the top right of the screen.

-- A new screen will come up with a Find Stores option in pink in the lower left hand corner. Click on the relevant area (North America/ UK/ France/ Rest of the World) and you'll see the stores near you that stock LeWhif. (and I'm sure most of them would be happy to ship it to you as well)

JLR said...

chocolate. Not sure I've ever commented before...but. chocolate.

yummysushipajamas said...

Ahem.... javajavajavajavajava...

That is to say, coffee.

Panamahat said...

I'm choosing the coffee snuff! Wait , I don't even know if aliens can enter. If I win and you can't send it out of the country, can I donate it to an American friend? lol.

Anonymous said...

sweet darling Niobe - you pick :-)

Shannon

Kristen N said...

While I still don't quite understand it, I love the concept. The coffee would be lovely when I'm trying not to drink it (and be up all night) but want a hit of something coffee'ish.

Sarah said...

Clearly I'm a very boring sort of weirdo - I can't imagine joyously *wanting* to sniff ANYthing up my nose!! I'm amazed so many others are excited about the prospect. And I hope it works out wonderfully for each and everyone of you who tries it, but ... though I love both coffee and chocolate, and love them even more together... just, NO. EWWW! Imagine how nasty your next nose-blowing experience is going to look after a few "LeWhifs" to innocent passers-by as you blow all kinds of sticky brown nastiness into a nice clean white tissue.

Sorry for that visual.

Really looking forward to hearing how this actually works for people.

Maybe now they'll come out with facial tissues in rich, dark colors?

Of course, the powder could be white or sparkly fairy dust... I'm just assuming brown for some reason.

Sparkly nose chocolate would kind of kick ass! I mean, maybe then those sneezes would be a like a blessing to those who were previously going to be shocked and disgusted - suddenly fairy dust is flying through the air! Just duck if it's looking thick.

Sorry again! Been out in the sun way too long today.

Lindsay said...

Ooooh,oh, ME! ME!!!








please :)

Lindsay said...

Chocolate, of course.

Magpie said...

scares me. i think chocolate is to be eaten and coffee is to be drunk. the mere idea of sniffing anything other than air gives me the heebie jeebies. (and yes, i've never done cocaine.)

niobe said...

@Sarah: So, I guess you're saying that you'd prefer coffee? ; )

I think, though it may not make any difference, that you inhale LeWhif through your mouth, *not* your nose.

So, not like coke. More like huffing helium from balloons. Or nitrous oxide from a whipped cream container.

Sam said...

Nitrous? I'd like that please. Or coffee if that's all you have on hand.

Anonymous said...

Chocolate, sweet, sweet, sweet Niobe.

Thanks,
Mel
mkjacquot@gmail.com

caholmes said...

Chocolate. Totally.

caholmes said...

Or coffee. Either chocolate or coffee makes me happy. I'll let the random number selector decide.

goji berries said...

I love coffee but I didn't like chocolates.

Roadblocks and Roller Coasters said...

I'd love either one, though if I got the chocolate there would likely be a wrestling match in my house over it (as dh is a bit obsessed with chocolate). Would make for an interesting blog post to say the least... ;)