Thursday, February 07, 2013

Belgium to Issue Stamps With Chocolate Smell and Taste

Ken Hanly reports on the Digital Journal website, "On March 25, the Belgium Post Office (Bpost) will issue novel chocolate smelling, chocolate tasting stamps. There will be five stamps treated with heat sensitive inks."

Hanly quotes the Belgian Postal Service as saying, “We have added a chocolate taste to the glue of the stamps. You can taste [it] when you lick it. It was not easy to get the scent and flavor of the dark chocolate right. In the end, people from Belgium, Germany, the Netherlands and Switzerland all worked on it.”

The stamps are being issued to honor and celebrate the country's famous chocolatiers and chocolate as a national delicacy according to Hanly.

To read the entire article and watch a video about the decline of chocolate sales in Europe, click here.
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posted by Don Schilling at 7:00 PM