25 Years of Food Follies: 1987-2012

We're looking back at oddball food trends and nutritional nonsense. By: Jenny Everett

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And the wackiest new way to eat your food...
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2008 | And the wackiest new way to eat your food...

... is to inhale it—literally. Harvard University professor David Edwards bets a French chef he can develop inhalable foods. Working with students, he produces chocolate-flavored LeWhif in 2008. A device somewhere between a lipstick tube and an asthma inhaler delivers particles "small enough to become airborne though too large to enter the lungs" to the tongue, and, voilà, "you have an experience of flavor without a single calorie." On TV, Colbert inhales, chokes. Edwards then eyes the huge energy-drink industry and launches a caffeine-powder and B-vitamin Aeroshot in 2011.

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