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Chuck Schumer wants to save America from the menace of 'snortable chocolate'

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) is on a mission to keep Americans safe from the looming menace that is "snortable chocolate." In a letter to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Saturday, Schumer called for federal investigation of an inhalable caffeine product called "Coco Loko," which is marketed as "raw cacao snuff."

"This suspect product has no clear health value," Schumer argued. "I can't think of a single parent who thinks it is a good idea for their children to be snorting over-the-counter stimulants up their noses." I can't either, though whether the sort of person willing to put powdered chocolate in their own nostrils can be deterred from such endeavors by the federal government remains to be seen.