Wall of Fame or Shame? Greeting Cards With Flavor Strips
First there were cards. Then there were e-cards. Then there were songs, then voice recordings, and now I am beginning to question the sanity of the entire greeting card industry.
American Greeting cards has just announced the roll-out of Tasties, a new line of greeting cards that include -- wait for it -- flavor strips. So now you can taste that cake on the front of your card, or maybe just a completely chemical fabricated facsimile thereof!
Apparently, there will also be doughnut-flavored greeting cards. And margarita-flavored greeting cards. (If they can figure out how to get a shot of tequila into, like, a Listerine-strip casing, can you imagine what this will do for trainwreck celebrities the world over? And college football?) I can just see it now -- Happy 21st birthday! I'm not there to buy you a beer, so here's a Sam Adams flavor strip. Drink up, hoss.
I'm sure some of you will disagree with me (I know someone on the editorial staff who disagrees, ahem, cough). That's cool -- let's put it a vote! Do you think this is the dumbest idea ever or rockstar awesomesauce? Put your thoughts in the comments below! And have a great fourth of July, y'all.
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