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Over the weekend, Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer called upon the Food and Drug Administration to investigate the new “snortable” chocolate powder product, Coco Loko, made by Orlando-based company Legal Lean.
The powder, released last month, contains cacao powder as well as ingredients often found in energy drinks, including taurine, guarana, and ginkgo biloba. Legal Lean says that Coco Loko offers “euphoric energy and motivation,” and safely generates a state “similar to the feeling of ecstasy.” Doctors, however, are unsure of the health effects, including potential harm to the nasal passage.

And Schumer, who is no stranger to criticizing caffeine-based stimulants, called the powder “cocaine on training wheels” that presents dangers to children and should be ditched.
In a Sunday news conference, Schumer said: “This suspect product has no clear health value.
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.” In a letter sent Saturday, he urged the FDA to step in.
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