According to some people who frequent the darker corners of the Berlin club scene in the hope of bumping into Steve Davis showing Ronnie O'Sullivan what it's all about, there's a hot new chemsex-techno drug on the streets -- chocolate.
The new party drug is pure, raw cacao powder -- just a decent blend of chocolate. Berlin club night Lucid apparently gets the kids and recently divorced middle-aged techno enthusiasts going by serving drinks laced with a Balinese cacao, while global club night organiser Morning Gloryville goes so far as to stock cacao pills -- chocolate buttons by any other name -- to give its visitors that authentic pill-popping experience but without the risks of renal failure.
Presumably they also charge £10 a time for the pills, and some are low-grade hydrogenated vegetable oil options that do nothing, to make it just as exciting a lottery as doing actual drugs.
As to the effects of mixing techno and chocolate? The release of endorphins from the happy taste makes you feel a bit more like busting out the robot dance moves, the magnesium levels of raw cocoa relaxes the muscles, plus flavanols boost circulation and, therefore, perhaps, just maybe, boost brain power. [Ozy via Independent]