Saturday, August 15, 2009

The French really understand about chocolate

In a May celebration of the 400th anniversary of the arrival of cacao beans at the port city of Bayonne, La Poste (the French postal service) issued chocolate-scented stamps depicting scenes from the history and manufacture of chocolate. The scented micro capsules in the ink are supposed to last for two years.
Why don't we have stamps like these? Why don't we have a postal service like this? Why didn't I know about this in time to include it in True Confections?

1 comment:

  1. Probably because they're afraid that the gluttonous Americans will eat the stamps. And then sue the USPS. We're just too crass.