Sunday, April 01, 2012

Post Office to Issue Edible Stamps

In an effort to prevent financial disaster, USPS has come up with a revolutionary new idea that will change stamp collecting forever.

In a write-up on the Huffington Post it is being reported that Addie Hassef, head of USPS Special Projects and famed Chef Homaro Cantu have collaborated on a set of soon-to-be-available commemorative stamps (shown here) that not only smell like the fruit depicted on the face of the stamp, they taste like it as well.

Reporter John Malik writes, "That's correct: Chicago's famed menu-munching chef has helped the USPS put together a stamp for each state that depicts that state's commemorative fruit. Now licking stamps has become a lot more challenging, but for a new reason. Very soon postal customers in Maine will be licking wild blueberry stamps by the sheet, Alabamans will be enjoying books of blackberries, those of you in Oregon will have your pear stamps and for my friends in North Dakota, try not to choke on those chokecherries."

According to the article, the stated goal of this innovative and tasty experiment is that "postal customers [will] see these new stamps as more than stamps, we want them to be seen as party favors, gifts to budding foodies, cake decoration or garnish for a bowl of Cheerios when your bananas are way past their prime."

For more on this story, click here...oh, and by the way, April's Fool!
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posted by Don Schilling at 12:01 AM