Schumer calls for crackdown on ‘snortable chocolate’

Schumer calls for crackdown on ‘snortable chocolate’

Sen. Chuck SchumerCharles (Chuck) Ellis SchumerSenate Dems hold floor talk-a-thon against latest ObamaCare repeal bill This week: Senate wrapping up defense bill after amendment fight Cuomo warns Dems against cutting DACA deal with Trump MORE (D-N.Y.) is calling for regulators to crack down on “snortable chocolate,” warning that it’s being marketed like a drug.

Schumer wrote a letter to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Saturday asking them to investigate products like Coco Loko, an inhalable food product with caffeine, according to the Associated Press.

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“This suspect product has no clear health value,” 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.”

Coco Loko is made with cacao powder, an ingredient used in chocolate that contains caffeine. It also reportedly uses ingredients common in energy drinks.

It’s marketed as a stimulant that aids in focus, feelings of euphoria and “motivation that is great for partygoers to dance the night away without a crash,” according to the AP, which notes that those claims have not been vetted by the FDA.