Schumer calls for regulation of 'snortable chocolate'

'Suspect product has no clear health value'

(CNN) - Sen. Charles Schumer is calling on federal regulators to look into "snortable chocolate."

The product, Coco Loko, is being marketed like a drug and should be closely regulated, Schumer argued Saturday in a letter to the Food and Drug Administration, according to The Associated Press.

Coco Loko is a raw cacao powder infused with a "special energy blend" and has proven popular with teens, Schumer said.

"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,” Schumer said in the letter. “This suspect product has no clear health value."

The powder not only contains caffeine thanks to the cacao, but also reportedly uses ingredients commonly found in energy drinks.

Legal Lean, which produces the product, claims the powder works as a stimulant that helps with focus while providing feelings of euphoria. It also claims on its website that it provides "motivation that is great for party goers to dance the night away without a crash."


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