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Belgium releases chocolate postage stamps


Posted on Wednesday, 13 February, 2013 | Comment icon 13 comments | News tip by: Still Waters


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The Belgian post office has launched a special set of stamps that taste and smell like chocolate.

Belgium is well known for its delicious chocolates but in a new stunt by the country's post office their love for the treat is taken perhaps a little too far. The limited run of postage stamps will see 500,000 being printed on special paper that smells like cocoa and which has been covered in varnish to make it resemble chocolate.

Five different designs will be printed to celebrate the country's most renowned chocolatiers. Experts from Belgium, Germany, the Netherlands and Switzerland were all involved in the collection's creation.

"More than 500,000 stamps are being printed on special paper imbued with the aroma of cocoa and covered in a varnish to look and smell like chocolate."

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Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #4 Posted by Hasina on 11 February, 2013, 21:48
DO WANT
Comment icon #5 Posted by wolfknight on 12 February, 2013, 12:28
Chocolate stamps would licking them.
Comment icon #6 Posted by Taun on 12 February, 2013, 13:48
So what's the calorie count on licking these "food stamps"?..
Comment icon #7 Posted by Hobbit Feet on 13 February, 2013, 14:56
What if my dog eats them!
Comment icon #8 Posted by pallidin on 13 February, 2013, 21:38
What's next, cheeseburger scented paper? Uh, teacher, my dog ate my homework, really, he did!
Comment icon #9 Posted by freetoroam on 13 February, 2013, 21:57
Belgians = chocolate stamps France = cheese stamps England = Pork roast stamps America = a whole menu of stamps India = curry stamps Uganda = fake stamps
Comment icon #10 Posted by King Fluffs on 14 February, 2013, 6:13
I don't think many of those stamps will actually be used as stamps...
Comment icon #11 Posted by highdesert50 on 14 February, 2013, 13:28
Now there's some clever marketing to get people to use snail mail. Next step, perhaps the aroma of chocolate in fountain pen ink, scratch-scented writing paper, and the entire process of letter writing could be revitalized ... not to mention, the consumption of chocolate candies.
Comment icon #12 Posted by Lava_Lady on 14 February, 2013, 18:39
mmmm..... chocolate.......


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