A Bpost worker uses a magnifier to check the quality of newly printed chocolate stamps at the Bpost (belgian post) stamp press in Mechelen, Belgium on Wednesday Feb. 6, 2013. Bpost today began production of chocolate postage stamps.
The Belgian post office released 538,000 stamps on Monday that have pictures of chocolate on the front but the essence of cacao oil in the glue at the back for taste and in the ink for smell.
Belgian stamp collector Marie-Claire Verstichel said while the taste was a bit disappointing, “they smell good.”
The five postage stamps depict chocolate in various forms: sprinkles, pralines, chocolate spread, pieces of raw chocolate and bars.