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Belgium releases chocolate postage stamps

February 13, 2013 | Comment icon 12 comments



Image Credit: CC 2.0 David Leggett
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.


Source: BBC News | Comments (12)


Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #3 Posted by Lady Kasey 10 years ago
And how many of these stamps will be eaten?
Comment icon #4 Posted by Hasina 10 years ago
DO WANT
Comment icon #5 Posted by wolfknight 10 years ago
Chocolate stamps would licking them.
Comment icon #6 Posted by Taun 10 years ago
So what's the calorie count on licking these "food stamps"?..
Comment icon #7 Posted by Hobbit Feet 10 years ago
What if my dog eats them!
Comment icon #8 Posted by pallidin 10 years ago
What if my dog eats them! What's next, cheeseburger scented paper? Uh, teacher, my dog ate my homework, really, he did!
Comment icon #9 Posted by freetoroam 10 years ago
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 10 years ago
I don't think many of those stamps will actually be used as stamps...
Comment icon #11 Posted by highdesert50 10 years ago
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 10 years ago
mmmm..... chocolate.......


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