When the DEA finds out about chocolate pills, all the fun will be over. 🙂

It’s an idea Willy Wonka’s evil twin might have dreamed up: Chocolate that’s healthy, calorie-free, and no fun at all. Behold, the chocolate pill. Candy-makers are pumping up production of nutritional supplements with flavanols, a cocoa extract said to improve blood circulation. Barry Callebaut AG, the world’s No. 1 maker of bulk chocolate, is planning flavanol pills that have been approved by European health authorities as a supplement that’s beneficial to the heart, and Mondelez International Inc. is researching the benefits of flavanols for potential future products…

The flavanol extracts will enter a dietary supplement market that has grown 23 percent, to $51 billion, in the past five years, according to Euromonitor. Scientists, though, caution that buyers shouldn’t count on such products to really improve their health, and the U.S. Justice Department has just charged more than 100 makers of nutritional products with fraud in the sale and marketing of dietary supplements…

Wait a minute… The chocolate pills are “no fun at all”? Well then, I guess the DEA won’t be interested after all.

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