Why Eat Bacon and Cupcakes When You Can Lick Them in Paper Form?

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Note: Do not actually bite the piece of paper.
Note: Do not actually bite the piece of paper. Photo: Courtesy American Greetings

Truly: We live in the golden age of flavored paper products, as this week saw the introduction of not one, but two lickable, food-adjacent stationery lines. The folks behind Bacon Salt debuted bacon-flavored envelopes at the Fancy Food Show in New York last weekend. Ditch that nasty glue flavor for something porkier.

Note: Do not actually bite the piece of paper.
Note: Do not actually bite the piece of paper. Photo: Courtesy American Greetings

Card company American Greetings took edible stationery one step further, adding flavor to a product that — unlike an envelope — is not something that often comes into contact with taste buds. Instead, "Tasties" greeting cards contain what the company refers to as "deliciously dissolvable flavor-strips." Along with the flagship cupcake flavor (so very birthday-appropriate!), you can encourage your friends and loved ones to celebrate milestones by licking bits of cardboard flavored like margaritas and doughnuts. So far neither product is being marketed as either a diet aid or a fiber supplement, but we imagine it’s only a matter of time before someone hops on that train.

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