Sometimes innovation doesn’t come in the form of faster clockspeeds or extra pixels crammed into a display. Sometimes it’s as simple as creating a line of envelopes with a lickable adhesive flap that tastes like grapes, cherries, and strawberries.
In fact, if these “Flavorlopes” taste as good as they sound, they have the potential to completely shift our communications away from email, and back to handwritten letters. Instead of that horrible glue flavour left in your mouth after licking an envelope, the Flavorlopes leave the essence of grape, orange, strawberry, apple and cherry on your palette. And come the Fall, the company even plans to introduce seasonal varieties including flavours like candy cane, egg nog, and candy corn. It’s like Willy Wonka has broken in to the stationery business. [Flavorlopes via Laughing Squid]