At first, my mouth feels warm and dry; then, as the droplets in the smoke settle, I can make out the particular flavours. The lemon tart is zingy and fresh. Next, a whaf of tarte tatin fills my mouth with caramel … Best of all, each breath (or ‘whaf’) contains hardly any calories — so you can have as much as you like without gaining weight.
Le Whaf also works with alcohol, allowing users to inhale as much as they want without getting drunk. As a result, Edwards has big dreams for his invention:
Imagine a restaurant where, instead of sitting at a table, you walk around,’ he says in his chalky-soft voice. ‘Instead of eating food, you’re breathing it in as you walk from room to room, each with a different flavour. Celery in one. Steak in another. Then pate.
Le Whaff is expected to go on sale this fall for $135.